October 17, 1996
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Harold E. Fox, M.D., has been appointed professor and director of gynecology/obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and chairman of gynecology/obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Fox assumes leadership Nov. 1 of the Hopkins gyn/ob department, named the nation's best for three consecutive years in U.S. News & World Report. Fox, currently gynecologist-in-chief at George Washington University Medical Center, also served as acting ob/gyn chairman at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. At Hopkins, he replaces interim director George R. Huggins, M.D.

"Dr. Fox is a proven leader with great skills who has led two major departments," says Edward D. Miller, Jr., M.D., interim dean of Hopkins. "Obstetrics and gynecology, as is the rest of medicine, are undergoing a revolution, and Dr. Fox has been innovative and creative in his approach. We are fortunate to have him."

Fox also has been appointed the Dorothy Edwards Professor in gynecology and obstetrics at Hopkins. He started his academic career at the University of Rochester where he received his bachelor's, master's and medical degrees and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital. He did medical research for a year at Oxford University and a fellowship in maternal fetal medicine at Rochester and the University of Southern California. He served on the faculty at Rochester before moving in 1979 to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In 1984 he became director of obstetrics at Columbia Presbyterian, where he also directed the AIDS program in ob/gyn.

Fox, who lives in Washington, D.C., has received numerous awards and honors, including Alpha Omega Alpha and Sigma Xi, and plays an important role in women's health internationally. His research focuses on maternal fetal health, particularly mothers with HIV.

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