Bayard Storey, Obstetrics/Gynecology

Bayard Storey

Bayard Storey

Bayard T. Storey, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania, died on June 4. He was 85.

Dr. Storey was a renowned researcher whose work provided a foundation for the analysis of specific forms of male infertility, the development of techniques for the evaluation of sperm function and the generation of new approaches to conception. He also was an expert on sperm glycolysis and mitochondrial function.

Dr. Storey was a founding member of the American Society of Andrology and in 2000, he received the Distinguished Andrologist Award for his contributions to the field of male reproductive health and science. He was a member of the Reproductive Biology Study Section of the Center for Scientific Review of the NIH and served as chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Fertilization and Activation of Development.

Dr. Storey earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard in 1952, his master’s degree from MIT in 1955 and his PhD from Harvard in 1958.

He worked at Rohm and Haas before joining Penn in 1965 on a special fellowship from the National Institute of General Medical Studies. He was appointed assistant professor of physical biochemistry in the department of biophysics and biochemistry in the School of Medicine in 1967 and became associate research professor of obstetrics and gynecology, physiology and physical biochemistry in 1973. In 1984, he became professor of reproductive biology and physiology in obstetrics and gynecology and physiology.

In 1996, he became emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynecology (Almanac May 7, 1996).

He was married to Frances Elliot Storey for 56 years, until her death in 2014.

A memorial service for Dr. Storey is planned for the fall, with details to be published in Almanac. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Penn Museum, Penn Wissahickon Hospice or Planned Parenthood.