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Christopher R. Harman, MD

Sylvan Frieman, MD Endowed Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

Academic Title:

Adjunct Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences



Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-5966


(410) 328-2619

Education and Training

MD: University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine
Internship: University of Manitoba Hospital - OB/GYN
Residency: University of Manitoba Hospital - OB/GYN
Fellowships: John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital - OB/GYN and University of Manitoba Hospital - Maternal/Fetal Medicine


Dr. Harman joined UMSOM’s OB-GYN Department in 1997 as Co-Director of its Center for Advanced Fetal Care. In 2010, he was named the department’s Interim Chair, and then Permanent Chair from 2012 to 2022. Under Dr. Harman’s leadership as Chair, the Department advanced significantly in research, clinical care, and education, and is internationally known for its work in fetal medicine and biology, and fetal therapy.

Services launched during his chairmanship include the Fetal Heart Center, a major referral center for the region and part of the Center for Advanced Fetal Care at the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the Complex OB Surgery Program, which provides intensive care for women with dangerously abnormal placentas, referred from many high-risk services across the mid-Atlantic.

Dr. Harman retired from his academic position in UMSOM’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences on July 1, 2023. He currently volunteers for the department.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Twin-to-Twin Transfusion

Highlighted Publications

Chronic hypoxemia differentially increases glutathione content and y-glutamyl cysteine synthetase expression in fetal guinea pig organs

Nucleated red blood cell counts in the first week of life: a critcal appraisal of relationsships with perintal outcome in preterm growth-restricted neonates

Computerized fetal heart rate analysis, Doppler ultrasound and biophysical profile score in the prediction of acid-base status of growth-restricted fetuses

Research Interests

  • Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
  • Hypertensive Disorders
  • Perinatal Management
  • Ultrasound

Awards and Affiliations

Dr. Harman was named a "Top Doctor" in the specialty of Maternal-Fetal Medicine by Baltimore agazine in 2016.