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Jessica Karen Lee, MD, MPH

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Ryan Training Program Director, Director of Family Planning

Phone (Primary):

Office: 410-328-5964 Clinic: 667-214-1300

Education and Training

2008   B.S.               Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institue of Technology                 

2012   M.D.              University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

2012 – 2016             Residency, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee-Womens Hospital

2017   M.P.H             Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

2016 – 2018             Fellowship in Family Planning, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor in  Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.  Dr. Lee received her medical degree from University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Magee-Womens Hospital. She completed a fellowship in family planning at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as well as a masters of public health with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

She is the director of the Ryan Training Program at the University of Maryland and works to provide comprehensive residency training in contraception, pregnancy options counseling, and abortion techniques. She is the Director of Family Planing and believes all women deserve access to and support for comprehensive reproductive health care. 

She is active in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and has held several leadership positions within the organization. 

Her areas of research and clinical interest involve pain management during gynecological procedures, emergency contraception, and contraceptive counseling. 

Research/Clinical Keywords

pain management, emergency contraception, contraceptive counseling

Highlighted Publications

  1. Lee JK, Schwarz EB. The safety of available emergency contraceptive methods. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2017 Oct; 16 (10:1163-1171. PMID:28730840.
  2. Lee JK, Bodur S, Guido R. The Management of Gynecological Hemoperitoneum found to be associated with a Ruptured Corpus Luteum Cyst. Gynecol Surgery. 2016 Nov; 13 (4): 305-11.
  3. Achilles S, Chen B, Lee JK, Gariepy A, Creinin M. Acceptability of Randomization to Type of Intrauterine Device among Women Requesting IUD Insertion for Contraception. Contraception. 2015 Dec; 92 (6): 562-4. PMID: 26297203.
  4. Lee JK, Papic M, Parisi SM, Baldauf E, Updike G, Schwarz EB.A Checklist Approach to Caring for Women Seeking Pregnancy Testing: Effects on Contraceptive Knowledge and Use. Contraception. 2015 February; 91 (2): 143-9. PMID: 25492313.
  5. Werner C, Papic M, Ferris L, Lee JK, Borrero S, Prevost N, Schwarz EB. Women's Experiences with Isotretinoin Risk Reduction Counseling. JAMA Dermatology. 2014 April; 150 (4): 366-71. PMID: 24258663.
  6. Lee JK, Parisi SM, Schwarz EB. Contraceptive Counseling and Use among Women with Poorer Health. J Women’s Health, Issues Care. 2013, 2:1. PMID: 24971372.
  7. Lee JK, Parisi SM, Baldauf E, Rapkin R, Updike G, Schwarz EB. Asking for What She Needs?  Pregnancy Testing or EC? Contraception. 2013 June; 87 (6): 859-863. PMID: 23218857.
  8. Lee JK, Parisi SM, Akers AY, Borrero S, Schwarz EB. The Impact of Contraceptive Counseling in Primary Care on Contraceptive Use. J. Gen. Intern Med. 2011 July; 26 (7): 822. PMID: 21301983. (citation for the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that contraceptive counseling be offered as a preventative health service)

Additional Publication Citations

Clinical Specialty Details

General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Family Planning

Complex Contraception