Karin A. Fox, MD, MEd


School Education Degree Year
University of Texas Medical Branch fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine 2012
University of Texas Medical Branch residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 2009
University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio medical school Doctor of Medicine 2005

Personal Statement

Dr. Fox practices in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She sees patients primarily at the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Center at the Pavilion for Women. She cares for women with a variety of medical conditions complicating pregnancy, and works with the Fetal Center team to care for women referred to the Fetal Center for fetal treatment. Her particular clinical interests include caring for women with morbidly adherent placenta (placenta accreta, increta and percreta) and pregestational diabetes.

Dr. Fox completed medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and was selected as member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Prior to her medical training, Dr. Fox served in the US Army and was recognized as the Soldier of Year in Fort Hood, TX in 1997, and was inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, an exclusive society to commend and promote leadership amongst enlisted soldiers. She completed Obstetrics and Gynecology residency and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, serving as Chief Administrative Resident and holds a Masters in Education at the University of Houston.

She is actively involved in the education of residents and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellows, and serves on numerous committees throughout the hospital and Baylor College of Medicine.


Organization Name Role
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Diplomate
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Peer Reviewer
Baylor Institutional Review Board, OB-GYN Education Committee, Texas Children's Hospital Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Peer Performance and Evaluation Committee Member
Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine Peer Reviewer
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Fox KA, Shamshirsaz AA, Carusi D, Secord AA, Lee P, Turan OM, Huls C, Abuhamad A, Simhan H, Barton J, Wright J, Silver R, Belfort MA.  Conservative management of morbidly adherent placenta: expert review.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015 Dec;213(6):755-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.04.034. Epub 2015 Apr 30. Review.PMID: 25935779.

Silver RM, Fox KA, Barton JR, Abuhamad AZ, Simhan H, Huls CK, Belfort MA, Wright JD.  Center of excellence for placenta accreta.  American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2015 May;212(5):561-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2014.11.018. Epub 2014 Nov 20. Review.  PMID: 25460838.
Racusin D, Fox KA, Ramin SM. Severe Acute Asthma. Seminars in Perinatology 2013 Aug; 37(4):234-45; doi: 10.1053/j.semperi.2013.04.003.
Shamshirsaz AA, Fox KA, et al.  Maternal morbidity in patients with morbidly adherent placenta treated with and without a standardized multidisciplinary approach. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2014;211 in press ahead of print, available online Aug 27, 2014.
Fox KA, Longo M, Tamayo E, Gamble P, Makhlouf M, Mateus J, Saade GR. Sex-specific effects of nicotine exposure on developmental programming of blood pressure and vascular reactivity in the C57Bl/6J mouse. American Journal of Obstectrics & Gynecology 2012 Jul 10. PMID: 22789524.
Fox KA, Theiler R. Vaccination in Pregnancy. Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 2011 May;12(5):789-96. Epub 2011 Feb 22. PMID: 21480828.
Costantine MM, Fox KA, Pacheco LD, Mateus J, Hankins GD, Grobman WA, Saade GR. Does information available at delivery improve the accuracy of predicting vaginal birth after cesarean?  Validation of the published models in an independent patient cohort.  American Journal of Perinatology 2011 Apr;28(4):293-8. Epub 2011 Jan 11. PMID: 21225561.