Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award
(supported by an endowment from Suheil J. Muasher, M.D.)
This award is intended to recognize and honor individuals or organizations that have provided distinguished service to the ASRM. Nominees may be either ASRM members or non-ASRM members. The recipient or recipients will be selected based on scientific, leadership, organizational, political or societal service contributions to the ASRM, reproductive medicine and/or reproductive medicine patients. Previous nominees will be considered.
Nominations must include
- A letter of nomination
- A summary of the nominee’s contributions to the field of reproductive medicine and the Society.
The recipient will be selected by the Executive Committee. The recipient will be recognized as the Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Awardee by presentation of a plaque at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. In addition, the recipient will be provided with free registration for the ASRM Scientific Congress, airfare/travel expenses up to $500, and up to $800 for two days hotel accommodations in the ASRM hotel room block, meals and ground transportation.
Dr. Braverman is a Clinical Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Braverman is the Associate Director for the Educational Core for OB/Gyn and also serves as the Director of the College Learning Environment for the university. She is a health psychologist with a specialty in medical health management, infertility counseling, and third party reproduction issues. She received her M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Braverman has lectured internationally on treatment issues and reproductive medicine before medical and patient audiences. Dr. Braverman has conducted research and published numerous articles in medical journals about the psychological aspects of infertility, attitudes of parents of children born with the use of ART, issues involved in the decision to end treatment, and psychological issues involved in using third-party donors. Dr. Braverman received the Timothy Jeffries Memorial award in 2011 for outstanding contributions as a health psychologist from the American Psychological Association and the Advocacy Award from the Family Equality Council and Path2Parenthood in 2018. She is the past president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology and past chairperson of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Previous recipients of the Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award:
2021 Amanda Braverman, Ph.D.
2020 Kevin Doody, M.D.
2019 Edward E. Wallach, M.D.
2018 Louis V. Depaolo, Ph.D. and The Fertility And Infertility Branch of The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
2017 Barry S. Verkauf, M.D., M.B.A.
2016 G. David Adamson, M.D.
2015 Judy E. Stern, Ph.D.
2014 Barbara L. Collura, M.A.
2013 Judith F. Daar, J.D.
2012 Eli Reshef, M.D.
2011 Alan H. DeCherney, M.D.
2010 David N. Curole, M.D., John T. Queenan, M.D.
2009 Roger Kempers, M.D., M.S., Kamran Moghissi, M.D.
2008 Paul G. McDonough, M.D., Miriam B. Rosenthal, M.D.
2007 John A. Robertson, J.D., Duane Alexander, M.D.
2006 Jacob M. Mayer, Jr, Ph.D., David I. Hoffman, M.D.
2005 Lee Lee Doyle, Ph.D., Marguerite K. Shepard, M.D.
2004 Stuart S. Howards, M.D.
2003 Andrew E. Good, M.D., Florence P. Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D.
2002 Richard D. Amelar, M.D., Lawrence Dubin, M.D.
2001 George A. Hill, M.D.
2000 Ronald Linhardt, M.D., Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.