Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD

American Center for Reproductive Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD, is the Director of the Andrology Center and the Director of Research at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine. He holds these positions at Cleveland Clinic, where he is a Professor at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University and, since 1993, Senior Staff in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Women’s Health Institute, Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology. Ashok did his post-doctorate training in Reproductive Biology under a fellowship from The Rockefeller Foundation at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an Instructor in Surgery and then an Assistant Professor of Urology at Harvard Medical School from 1988 to 1992.

Ashok has published over 582 scientific papers and review articles in peer reviewed scientific journals, authored over 200 book chapters, and presented over 800 papers at both national and international scientific meetings. His Hirsch index (h-index) as of June 2017 is 122 on Google Scholar, 82 on Scopus, while his citation count is 50,736 on Google Scholar. According to ResearchGate, Ashok has an RG score of 52.54 on 1753 publications. Ashok is ranked in Scopus as the #1 author in the world in the fields of Male Infertility/Andrology and Human Assisted Reproduction, based on his number of peer reviewed publications, citation scores and h-index. Ashok is an editor of over 34 medical text books/manuals related to male infertility, ART, fertility preservation, DNA damage and antioxidants. He is the guest editor of 8 special journal issues.

Ashok is active in basic and clinical research and his laboratory has trained more than 500 basic scientists and clinical researchers from the United States and more than 50 countries and has been invited as a guest speaker at important international meetings in more than 30 countries. He has directed more than a dozen ART and Andrology Laboratory Workshops and Symposia in recent years. Ashok is the recipient of over 100 research grants. His current research interests are identifying biological markers of oxidative stress, DNA damage and apoptosis using proteomic research tools and bioinformatics analysis. Ashok could be contacted by email:; phone: +1-216-312-5829 and Skype: AshokAgarwal.Cleveland