Emre Seli, M.D.

Biography

Emre Seli, MD, is Research Director at IVI RMA Global and Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Seli received his medical degree from the University of Istanbul and completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University. His postdoctoral training included a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility as well as a research fellowship in molecular biology, both at Yale University.

The primary focus of his research program is to understand and treat infertility. His laboratory characterized mechanisms regulating translational activation of gene expression in the oocyte. Dr. Seli and his colleagues also made seminal contributions to our understanding of oocyte and embryo competence in IVF and the potential role of non-invasive diagnostic technologies in this context. Dr. Seli is the recipient of many National Institutes of Health (NIH) and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research grants. He has trained more than 50 pre- and post-doctoral fellows, published more than 100 scientific articles, and received numerous research awards, including the Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and the President’s Achievement Award from the Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Dr. Seli’s current research focuses on determinants of oocyte and embryo health, and mechanisms of ovarian ageing.

Dr. Seli is actively involved in professional societies and scientific journals. He served as the Program Director for SRI 2016, where he is now the Program Committee Chair (2016-2021). He has also been a member of the ASRM Research Committee for the past 5 years, and served as the member of the SSR Program Committee, where he organized the Ovarian Workshop in 2016 and 2018. He is/was associate editor for Molecular Human Reproduction, Reproductive Sciences, Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and Reproductive Biomedicine Online and is currently co-editor of Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

As an educator, Dr. Seli delivered more than 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally, and he is the recipient of the “Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence in Teaching Award” based on evaluations of his lectures by Yale Medical Students. Dr. Seli edited four books (Non-invasive Management of Gynecologic Disorders, Infertility, Fertility Preservation, and Human Gametes and Pre-implantation Embryos: Assessment and Diagnosis), and is currently co-authoring the 9th edition of the most acclaimed book in the field, “Speroff’s Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility“.


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Education and Training

M.D. Istanbul Medical School, Istanbul, Turkey (M.D.) (1992)
Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sci. Yale School of Medicine (2001)
Fellowship Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Yale School of Medicine (2004)

Honors and recognition

SRI/Pfizer President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) to Scott Morin (mentor) 2018
SRI/Pfizer President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) to Man Zhang (mentor) 2018
Best Doctors in America 2017
Star Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2017
SRI/Pfizer President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) to Tianren Wang (mentor) 2017
ASRM In-Training Award for Research. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) to Tianren Wang (mentor) 2016
Best Doctors in America 2016
Star Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2016
President’s Achievement Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) 2016
SRI/Pfizer President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) to Katie Lowther (mentor) 2016
SRI/Pfizer President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) to Elnur Babayev (mentor) 2016
Best Doctors in America 2015
Star Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2015
Best New Investigator Poster Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) to Katie Lowther (mentor) 2015
Master of Arts, Privatim. Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA 2015
Excellence in Teaching Award, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine 2013
Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award, American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) 2009
Co-investigator for Basic Science Award, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) 2008
Faculty Teaching Award for Medical Student Education, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine. 2007
Lee Buxton Award for Medical Student Education, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine 2006
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development (K08) Award, National Institute of Health (NIH) 2003
President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (formerly Society for Gynecologic Investigation) (SRI) 2002
John J. Meehan-Clifford R. Miller Award for academic excellence, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine 2001
Residents of Excellence Award for outstanding resident research by a graduating resident, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine 2001
The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons “Outstanding Laparo-endoscopic Resident Surgeon Award” 2001
President’s Presenter Award, Society for Reproductive Investigation (formerly Society for Gynecologic Investigation) (SRI) 2000
ACOG/Novartis Fellowship Award for Research in Endocrinology of Postreproductive Woman 1999-2000
NAMS/Solvay Pharmaceuticals Corporation Fellowship Grant Award. 1999
Ranked top 1% in the national residency entrance examination (among 14,000 medical school graduates) in Turkey 1993
MISC European scholarship award for visiting student at Free University, Amsterdam, Holland. 1990
Sabanci scholarship for outstanding first year medical student. 1985
Ranked top 1% in nationwide university entrance examination (among 600,000) in Turkey 1984

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