Evelyn and Bertram Berman of Baltimore announce the engagement of their son, Dr. Ira Joseph Berman of York, Pa., to Kathryn Schaefer Plaum of Philadelphia, formerly of Haverford. Kathryn is the daughter of the late Theresa and George Schaefer of Clementon, N.J.
Dr. Berman is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has served as an assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and is a past president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and former Chief of Dermatology at York Hospital. A member of the board of trustees of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology, Dr. Berman is the founding partner of Dermatology Associates of York, and has medical offices in York, Gettysburg and Hanover, Pa.
Ms. Schaefer Plaum attended the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of Harcum College. She is an interior designer, space planner and the president of KVS Designs in Philadelphia. She is also the interior designer for the Lenfest Community Center, a project now under construction in Philadelphia.
Sharing in the joy of the engagement are the couples' children: Eric, Jill, Lisa and Karen Berman; and Justin, Alex and Brian Plaum.
The couple is planning a spring wedding in Hawaii.