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

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

The immediate past Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Frank L. Day Professor of Biology at Brown University (2004-9), Dr. Adashi is an academic executive with over 25 years of experience in Higher Education as well as in the Health and Life Sciences. Harvard-educated in Health Care Management (MS, 2005), Dr. Adashi is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Board on Health Sciences Policy), the Council on Foreign Relations, the Global Agenda Council on Population Growth of the World Economic Forum, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Adashi, a recent Franklin fellow and Senior Advisor on Global Women's Health to the Secretary of State Office of Global Women's Issues, is a member of the Board of Governors of Tel Aviv University, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Sackler School of Medicine (New York State-American Program) and an adviser to the WHO, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr Adashi is also the founding member and past chair of the Geneva-based Bertarelli Foundation - one dedicated to the global welfare of the infertile couple.

Dr. Adashi received his medical degree in 1973 from the Sackler School of Medicine.  After completing residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the New England Medical Center of Tufts University (1974-77), Dr. Adashi pursued Fellowship training in the subspecialty of Reproductive Endocrinology and postdoctoral training  in reproductive biology at Johns Hopkins University and at the University of California at San Diego, respectively (1977-81).

Dr. Adashi has been the recipient of continuous NIH funding from 1985 to 2005 inclusive of a 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, the Distinguished Scientist Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Honorary ad Eundem Fellowship with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, President d’Honneur à titre Etranger with the Societé Francaise de Gynécologie, the Medical Book Award (first prize) from the American Medical Writer’s Association, and a Life Achievement Award by the American Infertility Association, a national patient advocacy group.

Dr. Adashi served as President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinologists, President of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, Examiner and Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and President of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Society. Dr. Adashi's complete CV is available here. At present, Dr. Adashi is a tenured Professor of Medical Science at Brown University.

Dr. Adashi became a PHR Board member in late 2008.