Karin Blakemore, M.D., is the director of prenatal genetics at the prenatal diagnostic center in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and she is a member of the McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine. Her areas of clinical expertise include fetal imaging and fetal genetic disorders. Dr. Blakemore also serves as a professor of oncology and of gynecology and obstetrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Dr. Blakemore earned her medical degree from the University of Toledo’s College of Medicine. She completed her residency at New York University Medical Center and performed fellowships in genetics at Yale University School of Medicine and in maternal and fetal medicine at Washington University School of Medicine.
She holds certifications in clinical genetics, maternal and fetal medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology. Her research interests include in utero bone marrow transplantation, hemoglobinopathies, red cell and platelet alloimmunization, intrapartum physiology and outcomes, and placental development and abnormalities.
Dr. Blakemore serves on the editorial board of Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy and The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. She is also a member of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Network Units Advisory Board for the National Institute of Child-Health and Human Development. She serves on the committee on ethics for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and on the board of directors for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.