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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
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Additional information


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.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Maternal-Fetal Medicine