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Ashok Agarwal, PhD

Ashok Agarwal, PhD
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Department Clinical Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Computer Assisted Semen Analysis
  • Immunobead Test
  • Leukocytospermia Quantitation
  • Ovarian Cryopreservation
  • Post Vasectomy Screen
  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Semen Analysis
  • Semen Cryopreservation
  • Urology
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Male Infertility Testing
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Reactive Oxygen Species
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About Ashok Agarwal, PhD

Ashok is the Head of Andrology Center and Director of Research at the American Center for Reproductive Medicine since 1993. He holds these positions at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he is Professor of Surgery (Urology) at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. Ashok was trained in Male Infertility and Andrology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and later worked as Assistant Professor of Urology at Harvard from 1988 to 1992. Ashok has over 28 years of experience in directing busy male infertility diagnostic facilities and fertility preservation services. He has directed more than a dozen ART laboratory workshops in recent years. His center has been offering hands on training in Embryology and Andrology techniques since last 17 year and over 210 candidates from more than 45 countries have received their training under his direction. Ashok has received several awards for his innovative teaching style. He is a recipient of ”IVF Expert of the year for 2019” by the American College of Embryology for significant contributions to human reproductive embryology. Ashok is very well published and is ranked in Scopus as the #1 author in the world in the fields of Male Infertility/Andrology and Human Assisted Reproduction, based on the number of peer-reviewed publications (n=801), citation scores (Scopus: 36,702; Google Scholar: 78,282), and h-index (Scopus: 101; Google Scholar: 137). He is currently an editor of more than 42 medical text books/manuals related to male infertility, ART, fertility preservation, DNA damage, and antioxidants and active in basic and clinical research. His laboratory has trained over 1,000 scientists, clinicians, graduate, and undergraduate students from the United States and more than 55 countries. Ashok is the recipient of over 100 grants. His current research interests include proteomics of male infertility and the molecular markers of oxidative stress and DNA integrity in the pathophysiology of male reproduction. Dr. Agarwal’s profile is available on Wikipedia:


Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - Banaras Hindu University

Graduate School - Banaras Hindu University

Undergraduate - Banaras Hindu University

Fellowship - Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA

Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA

Specialty Interests

Andrology and male infertility, assisted reproduction, reactive oxygen species and oxidative stress, sperm (semen) cryopreservation, ovarian cryopreservation, computer assisted semen analysis, leukocytospermia quantitation, post vasectomy screen, semen analysis, immunobead test

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/29/2020, Dr. Agarwal has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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