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Practice areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Faculty rank

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinic information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

Clinical interests

  • Birthing Center
  • Electromyography
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Induction of Labor



University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington


St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, New York


St. Luke's Hospital, New York

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Additional information


Lexington native Karen Playforth joins UK HealthCare from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, where she has been since 2001. During her time at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Playforth completed her residency and fellowship and went on to work as an OB-GYN attending physician.

Prior to that, she had completed her undergraduate work at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., and received her medical degree from the UK College of Medicine.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Maternal-Fetal Medicine