Dr. Marika Toscano is a Maternal Fetal Medicine provider at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her clinical expertise includes prenatal care, labor and delivery, bedside teaching, surgical skills, formal didactic lectures, and daily teaching on antepartum service rounds.
Dr. Toscano received her Bachelor’s in human biology from Skidmore College in New York. She then went on to receive her master’s of science degree in clinical chemistry, scholarly concentration in clinical research trial design from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her post graduate studies included an obstetrics & gynecology residency at University of Rochester Medical Center as well as a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship.
Her research involved data analysis, manuscript writing and editing of topics such as transvaginal ultrasounds, preterm births that are less likely to receive contraceptive counseling, testing for gynecologic pathology and depression associated with antepartum hospitalizations for obstetric complications just to name a few. Her latest recognition was the 2021 Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Abstract Award – oral concurrent session.
Dr. Toscano is a committee member of the National Curriculum for Reproductive Psychiatry, a Committee for Obstetrics Education Toolkit, where she participated in the development of an online curriculum on reproductive mental health for OBGYN residents. Her role in the committee was consistent with preparation of lecture series and internal review of curriculum materials. She is dedicated to the study of prenatal care and maternal fetal medicine.