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Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award


The Award is made possible through an educational endowment from K.M. Kavoussi, MD, Homa Kavoussi, Shahryar Kavoussi, MD, MPH, Mehryar Kavoussi, JD, Parviz Kavoussi, MD, and Austin Fertility & Reproductive Medicine/Westlake IVF.

The Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award honors an ASRM member who is recognized as an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, professional or patient education in the area of basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine.

Nominations may be submitted by members of the Society by May 24, 2024. Questions? Contact awards@asrm.org

Each nomination must include:
  • A letter of nomination
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • Summary of educational accomplishments and awards in the field of reproductive medicine and biology
  • Letters of support from at least two (2) additional members of the Society
Selection of the Award recipient is made by the Executive Committee of the ASRM and is based primarily on the candidate’s record of achievement and recognition as an outstanding teacher and mentor at the institutional, local, regional, national or international level. Sustained achievement in the fields of professional, scientific and/or patient education is an important consideration in selection for the award.

The recipient will be recognized as the recipient of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the Scientific Congress, roundtrip economy airfare, and up to $800 for two days accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, meals and ground transportation.

Congratulations to the 2023 Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award Recipient


Kavoussi_Winner.jpgThis award honors an ASRM member who is recognized as an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, professional, or patient education in the area of basic and/ or clinical reproductive biology and medicine. Dr. Claudio Benadiva is the Medical Director of the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services. In addition to being a Professor of Ob/Gyn at the University of Connecticut, he is a Fellow of the American College of Ob/Gyn and Board Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility since 1998. He is among the very few physicians who are certified by the American Board of Bioanalysis as a high complexity laboratory director, making him uniquely suited to integrate both clinical and laboratory protocols in an IVF program. He received the Family Building Award from the American Fertility Association in 2004 and has been awarded "Best Doctor in America" every year since 2001 and the ASRM Star Award yearly since 2012. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine in 1981 and completed his residency in Ob/Gyn at the University of Connecticut Health Center in 1993. He completed a fellowship in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Benadiva has done extensive research in Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology and IVF since 1986. His work has resulted in over 85 peer-reviewed articles, 170 abstract presentations and several invited book chapters. He has mentored and trained many residents and generations of REI fellows since 1999. He continues to lecture nationally and internationally, with a special interest in ovulation induction for IVF, PGT, GnRH agonist trigger, and methods for prevention of OHSS.

Previous recipients of the Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award:

2023 Claudio A. Benadiva, MD
2022 Larry I. Lipshultz, MD
2021 Dolores J. Lamb, MD
2020 Leon Speroff, MD
2019 Sandra A. Carson, MD
2018 Suheil J. Muasher, MD
2017 Marc Goldstein, MD, DSC, (HON)
2016 James H. Segars, MD
2015 Robert A. Godke, PhD
2014 Paul G. McDonough, MD

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