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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 may be submitted by members of the Society to research@asrm.org by June 3, 2020.

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 2020 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.

Previous recipients of the Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award:

2000 Ronald Linhardt, M.D., Donna Vogel, M.D., Ph.D.
2001 George A. Hill, M.D.
2002 Richard D. Amelar, M.D., Lawrence Dubin, M.D.
2003 Andrew E. Good, M.D., Florence P. Haseltine, Ph.D., M.D.
2004 Stuart S. Howards, M.D.
2005 Lee Lee Doyle, Ph.D., Marguerite K. Shepard, M.D.,
2006 Jacob M. Mayer, Jr, Ph.D., David I. Hoffman, M.D.
2007 John A. Robertson, J.D., Duane Alexander, M.D.
2008 Paul G. McDonough, M.D., Miriam B. Rosenthal, M.D.
2009 Roger Kempers, M.D., M.S., Kamran Moghissi, M.D.
2010 David N. Curole, M.D., John T. Queenan, M.D.
2011 Alan H. DeCherney, M.D.
2012 Eli Reshef, M.D.
2013 Judith F. Daar, J.D.
2014 Barbara L. Collura, M.A.
2015 Judy E. Stern, Ph.D.
2016 G. David Adamson, M.D.
2017 Barry S. Verkauf, M.D., M.B.A.
2018 Louis V. Depaolo, Ph.D. and The Fertility And Infertility Branch Of The National Institute Of Child Health And Human Development
2019 Edward E. Wallach, M.D.


Congratulations to the 2019 Winner

Distinguished Service WinnerThe 2019 recipient of the Suheil J. Muasher, M.D., Distinguished Service Award is Edward E. Wallach, M.D. Each year, ASRM honors individuals who have provided distinguished service to ASRM. Recipients are selected based on their scientific, leadership, organizational, political or societal service contributions to the ASRM, reproductive medicine and/or reproductive medicine patients.

Dr. Wallach is Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus and previous Chair of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a scientist, teacher, editor, administrator, and leader, Dr. Wallach unquestionably has been one of the foremost academicians in the field of reproductive endocrinology. He has published hundreds of scientific articles and authored over 20 books. His sentinel investigations of egg maturation and fertilization served as the foundation for modern in vitro fertilization. His publications on ethics have significantly influenced the practice of in-vitro fertilization and set the standard in the field of embryo research and assisted fertilization in the United States. As a clinical educator, he has won numerous teaching awards and trained hundreds of residents and fellows in our field. His commitment to faculty development has led to scores of his trainees becoming division directors, department chairs and deans at a number of prestigious academic institutions. Dr. Wallach has served as President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and as Director of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and its Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His extensive service to ASRM includes membership on multiple committees, chair of the Ethics and Journal Committees, member of the Board of Directors and ultimately ASRM President. He served as Associate Editor of Fertility & Sterility for 38 years.

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