Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology was launched in 1989. It is one of a successful series of review journals whose unique format is designed to provide a systematic and critical assessment of the literature as presented in the many primary journals. The field of obstetrics and gynecology is divided into nine sections that are reviewed once a year. Each section is assigned a Section Editor, a leading authority in the area, who identifies the most important topics at that time. Here we are pleased to introduce the Journal's Section Editors for this issue.
Dr Seli received his medical degree from the Istanbul Medical School in Turkey 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. He is currently Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr Seli is the recipient of many National Institutes of Health and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored research grants and has trained more than 50 pre- and post-doctoral fellows. His research focuses on infertility, egg donation and gestational surrogacy, assessment of embryo viability and oocyte and pre-implantation embryo development.
He is a current or past member of the editorial boards of Molecular Human Reproduction, Frontiers in Bioscience, Reproductive Sciences, and Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, and serves as a reviewer for more than 20 scientific journals including New England Journal of Medicine, Science, The Lancet, Human Reproduction, Fertility and Sterility, Molecular Endocrinology, Endocrinology, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has published more than 100 scientific articles, and edited four books: Non-invasive Management of Gynecologic Disorders, Infertility, Fertility Preservation, and Human Gametes and Pre-implantation Embryos: Assessment and Diagnosis.
Dr Seli is the recipient of multiple awards for teaching, clinical excellence, and research, including: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellowship Award for Research in Endocrinology of the Postreproductive Woman, Yale University “Resident of Excellence Award” for research, Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) President's Presenter Award, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator Award, and Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO)-Yale Excellence in Teaching Award. He is also an active member of numerous professional societies including SRI, Society at the Study of Reproduction (SSR), European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and ASRM, and a frequent invited speaker who has presented at national and international medical and scientific symposia.
Juan Antonio García Velasco
Professor Juan Antonio García Velasco is both the Director of the Master's program in human reproduction and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid. He gained his degree in medicine at Complutense University, Madrid in 1990, before going on to train as a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology at La Paz Hospital, Madrid between 1992 and 1995. Professor García Velasco gained his PhD in medicine and surgery at Autónoma University, Madrid in 1995. He then became a sub-specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Yale University, USA in 1998. Professor García Velasco has published 122 scientific articles in impact journals along with 22 chapters and 4 books. He is the Principal Investigator of projects funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health. He is a member of the Editorial Committee of Fertility & Sterility and Reproductive Biomedicine Online and SGI, ESHRE, ASRM, SEGO and SEF.