ASRM Lifetime Achievement Award
- A letter of nomination
- The nominee’s curriculum vitae, which should reflect the exceptional contributions of the nominee in research, service, and education.
Congratulations to the 2022 ASRM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient!
The 2022 recipient of ASRM’s Lifetime Achievement Award is Robert W. Rebar, M.D. This award honors a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made exemplary contributions to the field of reproduction during his/her career. The recipient has demonstrated innovation, leadership, and other scholarly accomplishments that have a lasting impact on advancing clinical care, the frontiers of research in reproductive sciences, and the education of the scientific community.
Robert W. Rebar, M.D. received his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan, completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and at the University of California, San Diego. He completed a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rebar served on the faculties of UCSD and Northwestern medical schools before becoming Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati. He served as Executive Director of the ASRM for 11 years. After “retirement,” Dr. Rebar assumed the mantle of Founding Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the new Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, recruited the initial faculty, and with them developed a medical school clerkship and a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology before stepping down to teach.
Dr. Rebar is a member of numerous professional societies, including ASRM. He served on the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Subspecialty Division of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and has served on the editorial boards of several journals.
Dr. Rebar has authored over 300 articles on menopause, fertility, and reproductive endocrinology. He has been the Principal or a Co-Investigator on several NIH grants. His research focused on forms of hypothalamic chronic anovulation, polycystic ovary syndrome, premature ovarian insufficiency, menopause, and contraception. He has received lifetime awards from the International Federation of Fertility Societies and the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Previous recipients of the ASRM Lifetime Achivevement Award:2022 Robert W. Rebar, MD
2021 Christos Coutifaris, M.D., Ph.D.
2020 Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. and Alan H DeCherney, M.D.
2019 David R. Meldrum, M.D.
2018 Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., C.P.E., F.A.C.O.G.