Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD

Professor, Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University; Director, Center for Reproductive Medicine; Director, Andrology Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, USA

Ashok Agarwal is the Director of the Clinical Andrology Laboratoryand 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. He 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.

Dr. Agarwal is active in basic and clinical research and has been invited as a guest speaker to over 25 countries for important international meetings. He has directed more than a dozen ART and Andrology Laboratory Workshops and Symposia in recent years. Dr. Agarwal is the Program Director of the highly successful Summer Internship Course in Reproductive Medicine. He is the recipient of 85 research grants. His current research interests include studies on molecular markers of oxidative stress, DNA integrity, and proteomics in the pathophysiology of male and female reproduction, effect of radio frequency radiation on fertility and fertility preservation in patients with cancer.