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Theodore and Ingrid Baramki Professorship in Reproductive Endocrinology

School of Medicine

Established in 1994 by Theodore and Ingrid Baramki

(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.

Held by Howard A. Zacur

HOWARD A. ZACUR, MD, PhD, is the first Theodore and Ingrid Baramki Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Zacur is the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and an expert on prolactin disorders, oral contraceptives, menopause and hormone replacement. He came to Johns Hopkins in 1973 to begin a residency in gynecology and obstetrics, stayed to complete his PhD in reproductive biology and a clinical fellowship in reproductive endocrinology. He joined the faculty in 1980.