Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 11, 1995

Physician Establishes Professorship

     Theodore Baramki, a specialist in women's reproductive
health at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Greater
Baltimore Medical Center, and his wife, Ingrid, have committed
$1.5 million to the School of Medicine to establish a
professorship in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

     The professorship is in reproductive endocrinology, which
focuses on women's reproductive health and includes assisted
reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization.

     The endowment of the professorship is a leadership gift to
the Johns Hopkins Initiative, the $900 million campaign launched
last fall for The Johns Hopkins University and The Johns Hopkins
Hospital and Health System.

     The campaign, launched publicly in October 1994 and
scheduled to end in February 2000, has received commitments of
more than $386 million, nearly 44 percent of the overall goal.

     Commitments for endowments and capital needs, the primary
focus of the campaign, stand at nearly $271 million, almost 53
percent of the goal of $525 million in those areas. 

     A native of Palestine and a graduate of Cairo University
School of Medicine, Theodore Baramki was training at Augusta
Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem in 1958 when he met Richard W.
TeLinde, chairman of the Hopkins Department of Gynecology.  

     TeLinde urged the younger man to come to Hopkins for a
residency in his department.

     Baramki came to Hopkins in 1960 and, from 1964 to 1966, held
a fellowship under the renowned in vitro fertilization pioneers
Howard and Georgeanna Jones. He then accepted a full-time
teaching appointment at Hopkins and has been on the faculty ever

     In 1969, he was named co-director of Johns Hopkins
Hospital's Prenatal Diagnostic Center, the first in the state.
Baramki was named head of the Division of Reproductive
Endocrinology at GBMC in 1978.

     In 1969, Baramki married Ingrid Ringe, a Fordham and
University of Maryland graduate he had met when she was serving a
residency in hospital pharmacy at Johns Hopkins. She began her
career at GBMC and served for 12 years as director of pharmacy
services at Sheppard Pratt Hospital.

     "It gives Ingrid and me great satisfaction to be able to
make this professorship possible," Baramki said. "It will
strengthen the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, further
its research, and benefit patients who come to Hopkins for help,
especially infertile couples."

     The first occupant of the Theodore and Ingrid Baramki
Professorship is Howard A. Zacur, director of the department's
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology.

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