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Katrina S. Mark, MD, FACOG

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

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Education and Training

Allegheny College, B.S.

Temple University School of Medicine, M.D.

University of Maryland Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Residency Training


Dr. Mark is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist who cares for women throughout their lifespan. Her clinical interests include obstetric care, contraception, abnormal bleeding, cervical dysplasia, postmenopausal bleeding and adolescent care. 

Dr. Mark's main research interests are substance use in pregnancy and the interaction of the vaginal microbiome and acquisition or prevention of disease, particularly human papillomavirus and other sexually transmitted infections. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

vaginal microbiome, human papillomavirus, substance use in pregnancy, smoking cessation, marijuana

Highlighted Publications

Martin C, Longinaker N, Mark K, Chisolm M, Terplan M. “Recent trends in treatment admissions for marijuana use in pregnancy”, Journal of Addiction Medicine, 2015; Mar-Apr; 9(2): 99-104.

Farquhar B, Mark K, Terplan M, Chisolm M. “Demystifying electronic cigarette use in pregnancy: A case report”, Journal of Addiction Medicine, 2015; Mar-Apr; 9(2): 157-158.

Mark K, Farquhar B, Chisolm M, Coleman-Cowger V, Terplan M. “Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of electronic cigarette use in pregnancy”, Journal of Addiction Medicine, 2015; July-Aug; 9(4): 266-272.

Mark K, Desai A, Terplan M.Marijuana use and pregnancy: prevalence, associated characteristics and birth outcomes”, Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 2016; Feb; 19(1): 105-111.

Mark K, Gryczynski J, Axenfeld E, Schwartz R, Terplan M. "Pregnant women's current and intended cannabis use in relation to their views toward legalization and knowledge of potential harm", Journal of Addiction Medicine, 2017 epub ahead of print.