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Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD, is the Director of the Clinical Andrology Center and the Director of Research at the Center for Reproductive Medicine. He holds these positions at Cleveland Clinic, where he is a Professor at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and, since 1993, Senior Staff in Urology, Ob-Gyn, Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology. Ashok did his post-doctoral training in Reproductive Biology under a fellowship from The Rockefeller Foundation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an Instructor in Surgery and then an Assistant Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1988 to 1992. Ashok has published over 500 scientific papers and reviews in peer reviewed scientific journals indexed in PubMed, authored over 100 book chapters, and presented over 700 papers at both national and international scientific meetings. The current Hirsch factor is 86 (Google scholar) and 68 (Web of Science and Scopus) and his current citations on Google scholar are 26,000. Ashok is an Editor of over 20 medical text books/manuals related to male infertility, ART, fertility preservation, DNA damage and antioxidants. He is on the editorial board of several journals in the field.
Ashok is active in basic and clinical research and his laboratory has trained over 500 basic scientists and clinical researchers from the United States and more than 50 countries. His current research interests are identifying biological markers of oxidative stress, DNA damage and apoptosis using proteomic research tools and bioinformatics analysis as well as preserving fertility in patients with cancer. For more information: www.ccf.org/reproductiveresearchcenter.