Chairman, Gynecology & Obstetrics
Harold Fox, M.D.
Harold E. Fox obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. After completing his Baccalaureate studies, he matriculated at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, obtaining his MD degree with honors and with distinction in Research. Upon completion of his MD degree he was awarded a Masters of Science degree in fetal physiology. Dr. Fox completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and then his fellowship in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.
While providing patient care through the tertiary center for regional perinatal care at Columbia Presbyterian, which he founded and directed, Dr. Fox maintained his interest in fetal development and applications of new technologies towards the assessment of fetal lung function. He has been a recipient of numerous awards including the distinguished service award from the Sloane Hospital for Women at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
In November of 1996, Dr. Fox joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins Medicine as the Dr. Dorothy Edwards Professor and Director of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and Gynecologist/Obstetrician in Chief for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He has proceeded with developing the department to being one of the leading departments of Gynecology and Obstetrics in the United States. He has facilitated the growth of each major division in the department by strategic recruitments and faculty development. Under his leadership, the Howard A. Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, the division of Gynecologic Specialties, and the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Division were developed.
The division in which Dr. Fox participates, the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, has a unique characteristic of providing not only superb Maternal-Fetal medicine and intrauterine diagnostic and interventive care, but also in-depth cutting edge investigations in medical genetics as it relates to the practice of high-risk obstetrics. The department has attained a position of solid leadership in providing high-risk obstetrical care to patients throughout the State of Maryland and has achieved the distinction as a level-4 perinatal facility, the highest level designation available in the State of Maryland.
Dr. Fox co-chairs the Maryland State Governor's Commission on Infant Mortality Committee for the State. He is past President of the New York Perinatal Association. He has published over 80 peer reviewed scientific papers and countless abstracts and is currently editor of the well-received resident handbook in gynecology and obstetrics of Johns Hopkins. His current research bridges status of stem cell rescue for neurological injury, birth trauma, and perinatal asphyxia.