Kara Grace Leventhal, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 443-287-3631 | Fax: 410-502-0923
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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Georgetown University School of Medicine (2018)


  • Internal Medicine; University of Michigan Health System (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2022)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Kara-Grace Leventhal, William Tuong, Beth N Peshkin, Yasmin Salehizadeh, Mary B Fishman, Susan Eggly, Kevin FitzGerald, Marc D Schwartz, Kristi D Graves, Is it really worth it to get tested?: primary care patients' impressions of predictive SNP testing for colon cancer. PMID: 22911325 PMCID: PMC3567438 DOI: 10.1007/s10897-012-9530-x J Genet Couns. 2013 Feb;22(1):138-51. doi: 10.1007/s10897-012-9530-x. Epub 2012 Aug 22.

Gillian W Hooker, Kara-Grace Leventhal, Tiffani DeMarco, Beth N Peshkin, Clinton Finch, Erica Wahl, Jessica Rispoli Joines, Karen Brown, Heiddis Valdimarsdottir, Marc D Schwartz. Longitudinal changes in patient distress following interactive decision aid use among BRCA1/2 carriers: a randomized trial PMID: 20876346 PMCID: PMC3935602 DOI: 10.1177/0272989X10381283 Med Decis Making. May-Jun 2011;31(3):412-21. doi: 10.1177/0272989X10381283. Epub 2010 Sep 27.

Marc D Schwartz, Heiddis B Valdimarsdottir, Beth N Peshkin, Jeanne Mandelblatt, Rachel Nusbaum, An-Tsun Huang, Yaojen Chang, Kristi Graves, Claudine Isaacs, Marie Wood, Wendy McKinnon, Judy Garber, Shelley McCormick, Anita Y Kinney, George Luta, Sarah Kelleher, Kara-Grace Leventhal, Patti Vegella, Angie Tong, Lesley King. Randomized noninferiority trial of telephone versus in-person genetic counseling for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. PMID: 24449235, PMCID: PMC3927731, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2013.51.3226, J Clin Oncol. 2014 Mar 1;32(7):618-26. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2013.51.3226. Epub 2014 Jan 21.

Suzanne C O'Neill, Kara Grace Leventhal, Marie Scarles, Chalanda N Evans, Erini Makariou, Edward Pien,  Shawna Willey. Mammographic breast density as a risk factor for breast cancer: awareness in a recently screened clinical sample. PMID: 24725756, PMCID: PMC4011971, DOI: 10.1016/j.whi.2014.02.005 Womens Health Issues. May-Jun 2014;24(3):e321-6. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2014.02.005. Epub 2014 Apr 13.

Kristi D Graves, Kara-Grace Leventhal, Rachel Nusbaum, Yasmin Salehizadeh, Gillian W Hooker, Beth N Peshkin, Morgan Butrick, William Tuong, Jeena Mathew, David Goerlitz, Mary B Fishman, Peter G Shields, Marc D Schwartz. Behavioral and psychosocial responses to genomic testing for colorectal cancer risk. Genomics. 2013 Aug;102(2):123-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ygeno.2013.04.002. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

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