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Prof. Ashok Agarwal

Ashok Agarwal
Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic
Professor Agarwal is the Director of the Clinical Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank, and the Director of Research at the Center for Reproductive Medicine. He holds these positions at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he is a Professor at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and, since 1993, Senior Staff in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Obstetrics-Gynecology and Women's Health Institute, Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology. Prof. Agarwal is also on the faculty of the Cleveland State University and the University of Alabama in Mobile, USA.
Prof. Ashok Agarwal received his Ph.D. in 1983 from Banaras Hindu University, India. He did his post-doctorate training in Reproductive Biology under a fellowship from The Rockefeller Foundation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, where he was an Instructor in Surgery and then an Assistant Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School from 1988 to 1993. Prof. Agarwal is a board certified Clinical Laboratory Director in Andrology by the American Board of Bioanalysis and an Inspector for the College of American Pathologists “Reproductive Laboratory Program” for accreditation of Andrology & IVF Laboratories.
He served as the Chairman of Board of the American College of Embryology from 2009 to 2012. Prof. Agarwal is selected to “International Who is Who Historical Society”, “International WHO'S WHO of Professionals”, “Marquis Who is Who” and “Strathmore's Who's Who”. He was the recipient of the 2011 ''Innovator Award'' for the development of “Remote Sperm Banking Kits” from the Cleveland Clinic Innovations, a recipient of 2011 ''Star Award'' from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the 2011 “Scholarship in Teaching Award” from the CASE Medical School for his innovative Summer Internship Course.
Prof. Agarwal has published over 500 scientific papers and review articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, authored over 100 book chapters, and presented over 700 papers at both national and international scientific meetings. He is currently an editor of 14 medical text books/manuals related to male infertility, ART, fertility preservation, DNA damage and antioxidants. He is the guest editor of 4 special journal issues.
Prof. Agarwal is also on the Editorial Board of many renowned international journals (to cite only few: Andrology, European Urology Review, Fertility and Sterility, Human Andrology, Human Fertility), and is an ad hoc reviewer for over 50 scientific journals. His main current research interests and collaboration with the CEGMR includes studies on molecular markers of oxidative stress, DNA integrity, sperm DNA damage repair and apoptosis in the pathophysiology of male and female reproduction and fertility preservation in patients with cancer.
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