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Theodore and Ingrid Baramki Professorship in Reproductive Endocrinology

(Dr. and Mrs. Baramki (left) are pictured with Dr. Zacur, in front of a portrait, painted by Henry Cooper, of Drs. Howard and Georgeanna Jones.)

THEODORE BARAMKI, MD was born and raised in Jerusalem and earned his medical degree in 1957 from Cairo University School of Medicine. In 1960, Dr. Baramki began his residency at Johns Hopkins in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. He continued in the Department as a fellow in reproductive endocrinology. In 1969, Dr. Baramki was named co-director of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Prenatal Diagnostic Center, which was the first in Maryland, and served there for a decade becoming a pioneer in the field of amniocentesis.

Dr. Baramki was appointed head of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Division of Reproductive Endocrinology in 1978, a position he held until 2001. He was also a gynecologist and obstetrician at GBMC from 1968 to 2015 and was director of the hospital’s Prenatal Diagnostic Center from 1981 to 2000. Dr. Baramki served as a faculty member of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins from 1969 to 2015. He was the recipient of numerous honors—including Jordan’s highly prestigious Medal of Independence, First Class, Order of Hussein Ibn Ali—and wrote widely in his field, including co-authoring “Medical Cytogenetics,” which was published in 1974. Dr. Baramki died in 2015 at the age of 84.

INGRID BARAMKI completed a pharmacy residency at Hopkins, where she met her future husband. After earning her master’s degree in hospital pharmacy, she founded and directed hospital pharmacy services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, where she worked until her retirement.