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TRAINING PROGRAM IN REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGY AND HUMAN REPRODUCTION

Program Director

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Dr. Ashok Agarwal
Professor, Lerner College of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Andrology Laboratory and Reproductive Tissue Bank
Director, Center for Reproductive Medicine
Staff, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, and
  OB-Gyn and Women's Health Institute,
  Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology
Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, Desk X11
Cleveland, Ohio 44195 USA
Tel: 216-444-9485; Fax: 216-445-6049
E-mail: Agarwaa@ccf.org
 


Program Goals

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  • Basic and clinical research in the pathophysiology of male and female infertility
     
  • Learn treatment options in male and female infertility by informal discussions and observation of medical and surgical care of patients
     
  • Training in various routine and advanced laboratory tests in Andrology, Gamete Cryopreservation and Assisted Reproduction Techniques (IUI / IVF / ICSI)
     
  • Participate in regular research meetings, in-service seminars, and journal club
     
  • Laboratory training in microsurgery (optional) is available to trained urologists and gynecologists
     
     

Our Research Fellowship and training opportunities in human reproduction and infertility represents one of the most active programs of its kind in the United States.

Who can apply?

Recent medical graduates, residents, physicians, and scientists interested in conducting cutting-edge basic science or clinical research in the field of reproductive medicine can apply to our program. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis from a pool of candidates from around the world. Once approved, the candidate is appointed as a Research Fellow through the Cleveland Clinic's Graduate Medical Education Program.

How to apply:

Please click here for our online application and document submission form.

Fellowship Goals:

The overall goal of our fellowship is to train each person to become successful as an independent researcher and, with our unique mentorship approach, become a superior professional.

Other Important Information:

  • Candidates should note that all appointments for research training are for a minimum of 1 year and there is no financial support.
     
  • Candidates must have independent funds before being considered for an appointment. Examples are: private or government scholarship to support living expenses in the United States. Click here to view some of the funding sources which may provide financial support for work in our research center.
     
  • Research appointments do not result in the award of a degree (MSc, PhD, or MD); successful completion of training results in the award of a Certificate of Research Training from our Center for Reproductive Medicine.
     
  • Please click here to review Cleveland Clinic policies for Research Fellows
     
  • Candidates registered with their parent institutions or medical schools for a Master's, Ph.D., or M.D. degree can select the Cleveland Clinic for their research studies requirements. Research findings, once completed in our Center, can be submitted towards fulfillment of a degree from the candidate's own institutions.
     
  • Research Fellows are encouraged to publish their findings in American and European journals.
     
  • Please click here for a virtual 360 tour of the Center for Reproductive Medicine
     
  • Please click here to review testimonials from past fellows.

Male Infertility/Microsurgery Fellowship

Director: Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D.

Length of Fellowship: One Year

The Fellowship in Male Infertility is a minimum of one-year program that focuses on the development of clinical excellence in all aspects of male fertility management and basic science techniques in Andrology. Clinical Fellows are expected to spend the majority of their time in the clinic and the operating room evaluating and managing patients with infertility problems.

In addition, they will have opportunities to conduct clinical and basic science research in the Andrology Research Laboratory. During this time, they will complete a comprehensive microsurgery course given in the Department of Plastic Surgery. It is expected that research should result in one or more major publications. Fellows will attend the annual meetings of the American Society of Andrology and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

Ultimately, the goals of this Fellowship are to provide a physician with the expertise needed to investigate and treat all aspects of male infertility, to have a current understanding of the state of the art, and to be able to critically appraise the research and literature related to this subspecialty within urologic surgery.

The Cleveland Clinic is one of the first institutions in the United States to offer a clinical fellowship in Male Infertility. We have been training clinical and research fellows in this program for 18 years. More than 60% of our graduates have gone on to academic positions.

Who can apply?

Candidates who have finished their urology residency and are board eligible or board certified by the American Board of Urology

Application process:

Candidates are asked to forward the following to the program director, Edmund S. Sabanegh, Jr., M.D. by mail:
 
9500 Euclid Avenue/Q10
Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
Office: 216-445-4473
Fax: 216-445-0385
E-mail: sabanee@ccf.org

  • Letter detailing interest in the program and professional goals for the future.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Current Curriculum Vitae.
  • Completed Cleveland Clinic Fellowship Application (can be obtained from Medical Education Office at 216-444-5690.
  • Click here to view information on past "Male Infertility Fellows".

Based on the candidates' background, they will be invited to the Cleveland Clinic for an interview and to observe the program.

Click here for Information about Fellowship PDF
 


Who can apply?

Recent high school students, college graduates and medical graduates interested in conducting cutting-edge basic science or clinical research in the field of reproductive medicine can apply to our program. Applicants are selected on a competitive basis from a pool of candidates. Once approved, the candidate is selected as a Research Student and appointed through The Cleveland Clinic's Volunteer Department. These positions carry no salary or fringe benefits.

How to apply:

Please send the following information -

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 recent letters of recommendation (written within 2 to 4 weeks of submission) from your professors, chairman, or persons who have a firsthand knowledge of you
  • A color passport picture
  • Address, telephone number (mobile, home, and office for possible personal interview)
  • Provide the date when they can join, if selected

Where to submit:

Sajal Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor
Lerner College of Medicine
Assistant Research Coordinator
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Ave., Desk X11
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
Tel: (216) 444-8182; Fax: (216) 445-6049
E-mail: guptas2@ccf.org

Other Important Information:

  • Applicants for Research Student position must be US citizens or Permanent Residents (Green Card holder).
  • At the end of their stay, Research Students may receive a Certificate of Experience from our Center for Reproductive Medicine.
     
  • Please click here to review testimonials from past volunteers.
Evaluation of Program by Past Students
Click on this link to view the comments and feedback by past Volunteers.
 
Virtual Tour of the Center for Reproductive Medicine
Click here for a 360 tour

Laboratory Training is available in various routine and advanced laboratory tests in Assisted Reproduction Techniques (IVF/ ICSI), Andrology and Gamete Cryopreservation to interested candidates. Several training Modules are available to fulfill the needs of candidates with varying levels of experience. Training can be customized according to individual objectives. Some candidates coming to our center are interested in only learning a certain portion of a course module or wish to combine techniques from several. More time and practice on techniques of personal interest may be requested. Our unique training approach allows completely personalized training experience, which caters to the exact needs of a candidate by providing one-on-one learning. Training is given in a real laboratory environment and at a pace, which is most suited for that candidate. The length of training can be customized based on the type of course module, level of expertise, and training objectives of the candidate. Short term (3-4 weeks), medium (6-8 weeks) and long term (12-16 weeks) training are available. Candidates who successfully complete the training are awarded a Certificate of Training by the Cleveland Clinic.

Who can apply?

ART personnel, Biologists, Andrologists, Embryologists, Urologists, Gynecologists, Reproductive Endocrinologists, Research Scientists, Veterinarians, etc.

How to apply:

Interested persons should select the Training Modules they are interested in and submit a completed Questionnaire and view the Application Procedures/Fee Schedule, accordingly.

Virtual Tour of the Center for Reproductive Medicine
Click here for a 360 tour
 
Evaluation of ART Training by Past Candidates
Click on this link to view the comments and feedback by previous ART trainees.
 
Testimonials from Past Candidates
Click on this link to view the comments by previous trainees.

Where to submit:

Program Director
Center for Reproductive Medicine
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and
  OB-Gyn and Women's Health Institute
Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, Desk X11
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
Tel: (216)444-9485; Fax: (216)445-6049
E-mail: agarwaa@ccf.org


Scientists, physicians, and ART personnel may apply for a short-term (up to a week) appointment at the Center for Reproductive Medicine. Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with researchers and clinicians in our Center or Fertility Testing Laboratory and observe the latest research or clinical laboratory work. They may also request a limited exposure to observe the latest medical and surgical advances in the treatment of male and female infertility patients. For appointment as an observer, for longer than a week, please click here.

How to Apply:

Please send the following information -

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A letter of recommendation
  • A color passport picture (saved as jpg file) and a copy of the passport.
  • Address, telephone number (mobile, home, and office for possible personal interview).
  • Provide a letter stating that they have finances to cover their stay in the United States.
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Provide the date when they wish to arrive, if selected.
  • Inform us if they need a visa to enter the United States.
  • There is no fee for short term visitors of upto one week.

Other Important Information:

Where to submit:

Sajal Gupta, MD
Assistant Professor
Lerner College of Medicine
Assistant Research Coordinator
Center for Reproductive Medicine
Glickman Urological & kidney Institute
Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, Desk X11
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
Tel: (216)444-8182; Fax: (216)445-6049
E-mail: guptas2@ccf.org


Research and Clinical Laboratories occupy over 2500 square feet of workspace with state-of-the-art instruments and facilities for advanced research in the pathophysiology of male and female reproductive dysfunction and research in the field of erectile dysfunction. Instruments include: computer assisted semen analyzers, luminometer for oxidative stress measurements, equipment for western blot, culture room equipped with a sterile hood, several incubators, microscopes, and a Narishige micromanipulator fitted on an inverted phase-contrast microscope, spectrophotometers, ELISA plate reader, centrifuges, liquid nitrogen storage tanks, programmable freezers, cold room, etc. The laboratory has ready access to over a dozen specialized core laboratories within the Cleveland Clinic Research Institute. These include: molecular biotechnology, flow cytometry, gene expression, transgenic/knockout facilities, etc. For more information on these core laboratories, please visit: http://www.lerner.ccf.org/services.

The office space for Fellows is equipped with over 2 dozen computers with laser printers, scanners, copiers, and all the necessary software programs. All computers in the Center are connected to the Cleveland Clinic's network system that provides direct access to most online journals related to the field of medicine, urology, reproductive medicine, andrology, etc. A large collection of scientific journals, electronic journals/books, and other databases are available through our newly modernized Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library. A team of statisticians working in the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences provide research support to the Fellows. The Arts and Graphics Department supports the preparation of research posters and lecture slides for presentations at national meetings.
 

Virtual Tour of the Center for Reproductive Medicine
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