My name is Karen Playforth; I joined UK HealthCare from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York, where I have been since 2001. During my time at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, I completed a residency and fellowship and went on to work as an OB-GYN attending physician.
Prior to that, I completed my undergraduate work at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., and received my medical degree from the UK College of Medicine.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678
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