School of Nursing

Katharine Thayer M.D.

Lecturer in Nursing

Office Location

332 Masterton Hall, 71 Bedford St, Portland ME


207-780-9649 (office), 207-450-6290 (cell)

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA (1997)
  • B.S. Zoology, Minor in Chemistry, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA (1993)

Areas of Expertise

  • Women’s Health
  • Prenatal Care
  • Pharmacology (Basic Science, Drug Development, Medication Safety)
  • Clinical Applications of Genetics
  • Clinical Pharmacology

Research Interests

The intersection of obstetrics and genetic testing, advances in the study of genetics of cancer. 

Areas of Scholarship

Simulation in Medical Education. Working towards certification as a Simulation Educator.

Recent Publications

Efficacy of  intramuscular penicillin in the eradication of  Group B Streptococcal colonization at delivery, Michael Pinette, Katharine Thayer, Joseph R. Wax, Jacquelyn Blackstone and Angelina Cartin, The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Perinatal Medicine, May 2005; 17(5): 333-335

Awards and Recognition

  • 2017-2018 Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1999 Medical Student Teaching Award: selected as best resident physician teacher in MMC OB/Gyn Residency Program