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Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG

Position: Board Member
Affiliation: Brown University
Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG

Dr. Eli Y. Adashi is an academic physician-executive and the former dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown University. At present, he is a tenured professor of medical science at Brown, where he is a member of the Brown Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights and maintains multiple educational responsibilities.

Dr. Adashi was previously a Franklin fellow and a senior advisor on global women's health to the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. State Department. He is former president of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. He also served as examiner and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Adashi is currently an advisor on Perinatal Care Measurement to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and chair of the Medical Executive Committee and the Medical Advisory Council of the Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine. At present, he is also a member of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences and the Association of American Physicians. In addition, he is a fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science and an honorary fellow at the Polish Society of Gynecological Endocrinology. Dr. Adashi is a former member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Global Agenda Council on Population Growth at the World Economic Forum, and a former advisor to the World Health Organization, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Adashi has been the recipient of significant funding from the National Institutes of Health and received its Research Career Development Award. Additional awards include the President’s Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, the Annual Research Award from the Society for the Study of Reproduction, and the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, among many others.

Dr. Adashi holds an MD from the Sackler School of Medicine. After completing his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the New England Medical Center of Tufts University, Dr. Adashi pursued fellowship training in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology at Johns Hopkins University and postdoctoral training in reproductive biology at the University of California at San Diego. He also holds an MS in health care management from Harvard University.