ASRM Lifetime Achievement Award

This award honors a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made exemplary contributions to the field of reproduction during their career. The recipient will have 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.
Nominations may be submitted by members of the Society to by June 4, 2021.
Each submission must include: 
  • A letter of nomination
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae, which should reflect the exceptional contributions of the nominee in research, service, and education.
The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee.
The recipient will be recognized as the ASRM Lifetime Achievement Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will receive complimentary registration for the ASRM Scientific Congress.

Congratulations to the 2020 ASRM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients!

The 2020 recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award are Zev Rosenwaks, M.D., Weill Cornell Medicine, and Alan DeCherney, M.D., National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Zev RosenwaksDr. Zev Rosenwaks is Director and Physician-in-Chief of The Ronald O. Perelman and Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM). Dr. Rosenwaks developed the United States’ first egg donation program and has been instrumental in developing many contemporary ovarian stimulation protocols central to successful IVF. He also is a major contributor to moderate ovarian stimulation protocols designed to avoid ART complications such as ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. More recently, he has turned his attention to morphologic and biologic markers of embryo viability.

Dr. Alan DeCherneyDr. Alan DeCherney is currently Deputy Clinical Director for Academic Affairs, Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Fellowship Program and Head, Reproductive Endocrinology and Gynecology Affinity Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. DeCherney is well known for his surgical innovations, as well as those in hormonal support of ART, and genetics. He is a Past President of SART and ASRM.

Previous recipients of the ASRM Lifetime Achivevement Award:

  • 2018 Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., C.P.E., F.A.C.O.G.
  • 2019 David R. Meldrum, M.D.
  • 2020 Zev Rosenwaks, M.D. and Alan H DeCherney, M.D.

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