Washington, DC – The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced its major societal awards for 2023. After an organization-wide nomination process, the awardees were selected by ASRM’s Executive Committee. The presentation of the awards will take place at the society’s President’s Gala and Scientific Congress.

“These individuals have made great contributions to ASRM and our field of reproductive medicine. Their dedication and passion for the work they do has helped advance our field, and we are honored to celebrate them and learn from them at our annual conference.” – Michael Thomas, MD, ASRM President.

Awards to be presented at the ASRM President’s Gala on Sunday, October 15, 2023:

The 2023 recipient of ASRM’s Lifetime Achievement Award is William E. Gibbons, MD. This award honors a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made exemplary contributions to the field of reproduction during his/her career. Dr. William E. Gibbons is a world-renowned pioneer of reproductive medicine and in vitro fertilization. Over the course of his nearly half-century-long career, he has made exceptional contributions to the field of reproductive biology and infertility and has published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a sought-after teacher and mentor and has trained more than 50 REI fellows. Additionally, he has served our Societies as the President of ASRM, the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI), and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Dr. Gibbons currently serves as a distinguished Professor Emeritus at Baylor College of Medicine.

The 2023 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award for Practicing Physicians goes to Sigal Klipstein, MD. Dr. Sigal Klipstein is a reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist at InVia Fertility Specialists in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, where she is currently an assistant professor. Dr. Klipstein is the former chair of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Committee on Ethics and the current chair of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ethics Committee. Her research focuses on the intersection of reproductive medicine and society in all its permutations and ramifications.

Awards to be announced and/or presented at the Opening Ceremony on Monday, October 16, 2023:

The 2023 Suheil J. Muasher, MD, Distinguished Service Award goes to Lee Rubin Collins, JD. Each year, ASRM honors individuals who have provided distinguished service to ASRM. Recipients are selected based on their scientific, leadership, organizational, political, or societal service contributions to ASRM, reproductive medicine, and/or reproductive medicine patients. Ms. Collins previously served on the ASRM Board of Directors and the ASRM Ethics Committee. Her contributions have led to efforts to defeat “personhood” bills, and she volunteers her time to analyze legislative bills after the repeal of Roe v. Wade. She currently serves on ASRM’s Research Integrity Committee and on the board of RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association.

The Kavoussi Family Outstanding Teacher Award goes to Claudio A. Benadiva, MD, ELD, HCLD (ABB). This award honors an ASRM member who is recognized as an outstanding educator in undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, professional, or patient education in the area of basic and/or clinical reproductive biology and medicine. Dr. Benadiva is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and serves as the Director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Connecticut Health and is widely regarded as a leader in the field of reproductive endocrinology. Additionally, he has mentored and presented over 170 abstracts, showcasing his commitment to fostering the growth of aspiring researchers in the field of reproductive medicine.

To be awarded at the Carlos Simon Research Symposium on Wednesday, October 18, 2023:

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, PhD has been chosen as the recipient of the ASRM Distinguished Researcher Award. This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproduction published during the previous 10 years. Dr. Mitalipov is the Director of the Center for Embryonic Cell and Gene Therapy and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center. He holds seven US patents in techniques related to germline gene therapy, and his scientific accomplishments have been recognized worldwide as a leader in stem cell and reproductive biology.

This year the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award goes to Kate Devine, MD. This award recognizes a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine who has made outstanding contributions to clinical or basic research in reproductive sciences published within 10 years of receiving a doctoral degree or completing residency/postdoctoral/fellowship training. Dr. Devine is board certified in OBGYN, Reproductive Endocrinology, and Infertility. Currently, Dr. Devine is the Director of Shady Grove Fertility Research and the Chief Research Officer of US Fertility. She also serves on the editorial board of Fertility and Sterility and as Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI).

Interested in attending ASRM’s Scientific Congress & Expo? Register for the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo here. Media registrants receive complimentary registration. You can purchase your ASRM 2023 President’s Gala tickets here.