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Dr. Sharma received his Masters of Science in 1983 and his Ph.D. degree in 1992 from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. He completed his postdoctoral training at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is the recipient of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease (AFUD) Fellowship from 1999-2001. Rakesh is currently an Associate Professor in Surgery in the Lerner College of Medicine and Case Western Reserve University. He also serves as the Coordinator and QA in-charge of the Andrology Center and manages the Center for Reproductive Medicine as its Research Coordinator.

Dr. Sharma has published over 190 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, authored 30 book chapters, and presented about 360 abstracts at both national and international scientific meetings. He is a member of several professional societies, including: American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American Society of Andrology, and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction. Dr. Sharma is an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Andrology, Human Reproduction, Fertility & Sterility, Urology, Journal of Urology, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Biology of Reproduction, Asian Journal of Andrology. Rakesh has served as the reviewer of the Israel Science Foundation, National Research Foundation, Medical Research Council, South Africa, Wellcome Trust, UK and NIH-Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility.

Rakesh is an investigator on 55 research grants. He is the recipient of several awards such as Merlyn F. Bumpus Junior Investigator Award, Research Excellence Award, Fellow of the Year, Mentor Recognition award, Scientist of the Year Award, Excellence in Male Infertility Research award, Cleveland Clinic Innovations award, Scholarship in Teaching (SIT) Awards for Summer Internship (2012-2013) and ART Training (2013), and the Star Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (2012-2014).

His current research interests include the role of free radicals in the pathophysiology of male and female infertility, apoptosis and semen quality, sperm cryopreservation, DNA damage, oxidative stress and embryo quality, endometriosis associated infertility, and proteomics in infertility.

E-mail: sharmar@ccf.org

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Certificate of Recognition
ASRM Meeting, Washington, DC, October 14, 2007

Updated October 15, 2014


Dr. Gupta holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Glickman Urological Institute and since 2006 serves as the Assistant Coordinator of Research at the Center for Reproductive Medicine and the Supervisor of the Andrology Laboratory since 2008. Dr. Gupta completed her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the Lady Hardinge Medical College, University of Delhi and her Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the University of Delhi. She completed a Research Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at the Center for Reproductive Medicine from 2004 - 2007. During her tenure she has earned several awards including, the Highest Productivity in Female Infertility Research (2006), an NIH travel award (2006), Research Fellow of the Year (2007), and, most recently, the 2010 Tommaso Falcone Award for Excellence in Female Infertility and Women's Health Research" and Scholarship in Teaching Award at Case Western Reserve Medical School (2011).

Dr. Gupta has published over 55 review articles and scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, authored a dozen book chapters, and has presented 50 abstracts at both national and international scientific meetings. She is an invited reviewer for several journals such as "Fertility and Sterility", "Human reproduction", "Urology", Reproductive Biomedicine Online". Dr Gupta was recently invited as the co-Guest Editor for a Special Edition of the Journal on Women's Health and also as the Lead Editor for a new book on Advances in Endometriosis being published by the Jaypee Medical Publishers.

Dr. Gupta is an investigator on 21 research grants. Her current research interests include the role of free radicals in male & female infertility, endometriosis associated infertility, vitrification, assisted reproductive techniques and gamete cryobiology.

E-mail: guptas2@ccf.org

2006 Fellow of the Year

2006-07: Highest Productivity in Female Infertility Research

Certificate of Recognition
ASRM Meeting, Washington, DC, October 14, 2007

Updated September 10, 2012


 
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