Sinai Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology Appoints Engstrom as New Chief

Karen A. Engstrom, M.D.
Baltimore, Md. – Sinai Hospital has appointed Karen A. Engstrom, M.D., as its new chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. For the past 10 years, Engstrom has been the division’s associate chief, and she has served as the interim chief since the retirement of David Schwartz, M.D., last July.

“Sinai has a tradition of excellence in women's and children's services,” says Amy Perry, president of Sinai Hospital and executive vice president of LifeBridge Health. “Dr. Engstrom is a talented physician and respected leader, and she will ensure that the division continues to provide advanced medicine to women.”

Engstrom, who has been a faculty physician at Sinai Hospital for the past 30 years, has been the chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology division’s Advisory Committee for the past six years and chair of Continuous Quality Improvement for the division for the past five years. She also serves as a clinical instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital. For several years, she was Sinai’s director of Ambulatory Services and was involved with the hospital’s lactation services.

Engstrom received her medical degree from the University of Michigan School of Medicine and completed her residency and internship at the University of Michigan Hospital.

Sinai Hospital is a part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit

Holly Hosler