Dr. Panayiotis Michael Zavos
B.A., M.S., Ed.S., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Dr. Panayiotis Zavos is a highly educated and motivated individual. He received his B.S. degree in Biology, his M.S. degree in Biology-Physiology and his Education Specialist in Science degree (Ed.S.) from Emporia State University. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Reproductive Physiology (Medicine), Biochemistry and Statistics from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, USA. He also earned an MBA degree. He is currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Kentucky in Reproductive Physiology/Andrology and other Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs). Prof. Zavos is also the Honorary Chairman of the Zavos Organization, USA, the Director and Chief of Andrology at the Andrology Institute of America, President and CEO, of ZDL, Inc. USA, Founder & GM of Repromed International (Cyprus), and President of ZDL Global Ltd., also a Cyprus Corporation. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors and advisor of several Companies and Foundations too numerous to mention. Prof. Zavos served as the Founder and Director of the Laboratories at the Fertility Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University, Department of OB/GYN from 1978-79, Director of the Andrology Institute of Lexington University of Kentucky, Department of OB/GYN from 1980-1992 and Director of the Andrology Institute of America from 1992 to today.
Dr. Zavos has a long career as a World class reproductive specialist and he has devoted more than 40 years of his life to academia and research and clinical services as a Chief of Andrology & the Director of a number of laboratory facilities, nationally and internationally. Dr. Zavos is one of the leading fertility specialists in the world and he has become one of the most looked-to doctors for men and women who are struggling with conception difficulties. He is the chief scientist in the development of several new and innovative technologies in the human reproductive areas with worldwide implications. He owns several US patents and has authored or coauthored more than 800 peer-review publications, along with a number of solicited reviews, book chapters and popular press releases. This is an astounding publication record by any scientific standards.
Dr. Zavos is currently serving among other posts as a Board Member of the Middle East Fertility Society, is a past Board Member of the China Academy of Sciences, Advisor to the Kuwait Medical Genetic Center and Scientific Advisor to the Albar Medical Center in Saudi Arabia among many others. He was awarded the first ever Honorary Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science awarded to an American Scientist by the Chinese Academy of Science. He was also awarded an Honorary Professorship by the Venkateshwara Institute of Medical Sciences (Shri Venkateshwara University), one of the leading Medical Institutions in India. Prof. Zavos is curently the Founder and Director of the Zavos Organization, an Organization that disseminates scientific and clinical information globally for a variety of reproductive difficulties. It's no wonder that Dr. Zavos has picked up such accolades as the World Father of Andrology, the Father of Human cloning, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar, the Distinguished Alumnus award from Emporia State University, the Student Leadership Award from the University of Minnesota, recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award, and the first ever granted Honorary Professorship by the China Academy of Science, among the so many others.
Dr. Zavos has numerous scientific collaborations nationally and internationally and his publications have appeared in more than fifteen languages, globally. He is a current or past member of a large number of professional and scientific societies, among them, the American Fertility Society, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the American Society of Andrology, the Middle East Fertility Society, The Japanese Society of Andrology, International Society of Cryobiology, the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction and many others. He has received a great deal of media Worldwide coverage both within the scientific and reproductive arena and the mainstream press for his many scientific accomplishments and pioneering ventures on stem cell research and human cloning technology development, studies on smoking and human reproduction and others. Dr. Zavos was the first scientist to ever successfully perform intra-uterine inseminations in humans, the first to create the first human SCNT prepared embryos for reproductive purposes and use them for ET in women, He is a true pioneer in many other areas, too numerous to mention.
Professor Zavos is fluent in English and Greek and is a very inspirational, dynamic, powerful, informed and articulate speaker and has been an Invited speaker and participated at a large number of speaking engagements over the years, worldwide. His speeches and debates that appeared globally have covered a large spectrum of topics dealing with human reproduction, reproductive technologies, and other high-tech topics. He has received a great deal of media coverage both within the scientific and reproductive arena and the mainstream press for his many scientific accomplishments and pioneering ventures. He has addressed the Congress of the United States twice, the American Academy of Sciences, participated at the Oxford Union Debates and has made many television and radio appearances including: National Public Radio, NPR-USA, Talk of the Nation Debate (NPR), CBS 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, CBS Face the Nation, BBC World, BBC Talking Point, Tech TV, World of Wonder's Tech TV, NBC Nightline, NBC Today with Matt Lauer, NBC Today with Soledad O=Brien, The Larry King Show with Larry King (CNN), CBS's This Morning with Bryant Gumbel, CNN American Morning with Paula Zahn, ABC's The View with Barbara Walters, Fox TV, World News Tonight, ABC Good Morning America, ABC World News, NBC The Early Show, NBC Today, CNN News, CNN, CNN International, Reuters, HBO, CNN Connie Chung Tonight show, Buchanan & Press MSNBC, National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, CBN News, National Geographic TV, Ward TV, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer (PBS), Television Svizzera (Swiss TV), Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, Antena TV (Cyprus and Greece), NET Television (Greece), Cyprus Broadcasting Service (Cyprus), Sigma Channel TV,(Cyprus), Mega TV,(Cyprus), Capital TV,(Cyprus), Tokyo Broadcasting System International, NHK Television (Japan), Nippon Television of Japan (Japan), TV Asahi (Japan), Korean Broadcasting System (Korea), ZDF TV (Germany), Deutsche Welle TV (Germany), TV4 (Sweden), Modern TV, (Sweden), Nine Network TV (Australia), National TV (Israel), Telemundo Television (Puerto Rico and South America), and Live Talk with Sabine Christiansen (Germany) and many others too numerous to mention.
In conclusion, Professor Zavos is recognized worldwide as a leading researcher, a public speaker, a pioneer and a strong authority in the areas of male reproductive medicine, gamete physiology, male infertility, smoking and reproduction, Andrology and study of human reproduction along with other ART procedures, including ICSI, PGD, SCNT and other state-of-the-ART procedures. Dr. Zavos is also recognized as an international authority on reproductive somatic cell nuclear transfer, embryonic stem cells and their use in the treatment of human diseases and creation of human organs for human homotransplantation. No doubt, Professor Zavos is a true leader in his field and a World class scientist and pioneer! He is a phenomenal and one of a kind human being. Congratulations!!!