Karen S. Playforth, MD

Clinical interests

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

Karen S. Playforth, MD


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.

Faculty rank

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

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

UK Good Samaritan Medical Office Building
Suite 140
125 E. Maxwell St.
Lexington KY 40508-2678

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