American Society for Reproductive Medicine Announces new members of its Board of Directors

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine is proud to announce the election of new leadership to the ASRM Board of Directors, including new Directors for affiliated societies:  

Michael Thomas, MD is Professor and Chair of OB/GYN at the University of Cincinnati. He has been serving as the Secretary of ASRM. Dr. Thomas will be taking office as ASRM’s Vice President, and in line to become President in 2022.

New Directors at large are Kurt Barnhart MD and Lauri Pasch PhD. Dr. Barnhart is the William Schippen Jr Professor of OB/GYN at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been serving ASRM as the New Media Editor for Fertility and Sterility. Dr. Pasch is a psychologist at the UCSF center for Reproductive Health. She is the first mental health professional to serve as a member at large of the ASRM Board of Directors. 

Valerie Baker, MD, of the John Hopkins University School of Medicine has been elected as the new president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART). Dr. Baker is director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and the Telinde-Wallach Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Stanton Honig, MD, of the Yale School of Medicine has been elected the new president of the Society for Male Reproduction and Urology (SMRU). In his large clinical urology practice, he focuses on providing compassionate, personalized care to men struggling with infertility, sexual problems and gender affirming  

Brad Milette of Dominion Fertility in Annandale, Virginia has been elected the new president of the Society for Reproductive Biologists and Technologists. Brad has been at Dominion Fertility since 2014 and is now the technical supervisor of the Embryology lab. He has also been board-certified with the American Board of Bioanalysts since 2009.  

Ruben Alvero, MD, of the Stanford Medical School will be taking over as President of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. Dr. Alvero is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford Medical School and is the Division Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital. He is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. 

John Petrozza, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital will be taking over as the new president of the Society for Reproductive Surgeons. Dr. Petrozza is the Co-Director of the Mass General Integrated Fibroid Program where his clinical expertise and research interests include fertility treatment outcomes, reproductive surgery outcomes, environmental factors and reproduction, diversity in reproductive health care treatments.  


For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL.

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