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PROF. DR. PANAYIOTIS ZAVOS

11/3/2005

Born February 23, 1944, in Tricomo, Cyprus, Panayiotis Michael Zavos is the second youngest son of Michael and Theodora Zavos. He comes from a very successful family, holding numerous national and international companies and institutions. He grew up in Tricomo (currently occupied by the Turkish Invading Forces that occupied Cyprus since 1974), the birthplace of Grivas-Digenis leader of EOKA (the Union of Cypriots that led the struggle against the British) and attended the Agricultural Gymnasium of Morphou (High school) in the city of Morphou. He worked at the Agricultural Research Institute of Cyprus and served as a Lieutenant in the Cypriot Army from 1963-1966. He immigrated to the United States for University studies in 1966.
Dr. Panayiotis Zavos received an extensive education by receiving his B.S. in Biology-Chemistry in 1970, his M.S. in Biology-Physiology in 1972 and Education Specialist in Science (Ed.S.) in 1976 from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He earned his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology, Biochemistry and Statistics in 1978 from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Subsequently, he received extensive training in Reproductive Medicine, Andrology, Assisted Reproductive Technologies and IVF.  He received many awards among others, the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Graduate Teaching Award from Emporia State University and the Student Leadership Award from the University of Minnesota.
He was also awarded the first ever Honorary Professorship to be awarded to an American Professor by Chinese Scientists and by the Chinese Academy of Science.
Dr. Zavos has a long career as a reproductive specialist and he has devoted more than 25 years to academia and research. He served as Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University in Chicago for two years and then as Professor of Reproductive Physiology and Andrology at the University of Kentucky for 22 years. He is currently the chief scientist in the development of several new and innovative technologies in the human reproductive areas with worldwide implications. He has authored or coauthored a large numberof peer-review publications, along with a number of solicited reviews, book chapters and popular press releases. He has presented more than 400 abstracts and other presentations at a large number of national, international and professional scientific meetings all over the world. Dr. Zavos' studies and findings have been reported in the local, national and international press and have been publish in almost every language. He served as an ad hoc reviewer for the National Institute of Health in the USA and other scientific and professional groups.
Professor Zavos now serves in the capacity of Founder and President of the Zavos Organization, President and CEO of the Zavos Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc., a private corporation that markets infertility products and technologies, in the USA and worldwide, Founder, Director and Chief Andrologist of the Andrology Institute of America, offering medical and technological assistance to male patients with reproductive difficulties, Founder and Director of the Reprogen Organization, President of Repromed International, Founder and Executive Director of the Home Fertility Network and Associate Director of the Kentucky Center for Reproductive Medicine in Lexington Kentucky, USA.
Dr. Zavos is currently serving as a Member of the International Advisory Committee of the Middle East Fertility Society, and is a past Board Member of the China Academy of Science.  He is also currently on the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors for the American Council on Science and Health. He has given plenary lectures nationally and internationally at a number of Scientific Societies and meetings and has been and continues to be a visiting scientist for a number of international collaborations and exchanges.  He is also serving as a Greek Representative for the Initiative of the Olympia Forum, 2004.
Dr. Zavos has numerous scientific collaborations nationally and
internationally and his publications have appeared in many languages. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Society of Andrology (ASA), the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Middle East Fertility Society ( MEFS), the Japanese Fertility Society, the International Society of Cryobiology, Sigma XI, Gamma Sigma Delta and a number of other Scientific, Honorary and Professional Societies. He has served on a large number of committees for the International Society of Cryobiology, ASRM, MEFS, ESHRE and others.
Professor Zavos 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. Articles covering his work and accomplishments appeared in many Newspapers and magazines throughout the World. 
He has made many television and radio appearances too numerous to mention. Those include: NPR Radio USA, BBC Radio and BBC Radio International, RIK Radio Cyprus, 60 Minutes on CBS, Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips, The Connie Chung Show on CNN, Face the Nation with Bob Schiefer on CBS, BBC World UK, ESPN, Tech TV USA, Nightline TV, Fox TV, World News and World News Tonight, Good Morning America on ABC, The Early Show on NBC, CBS This Morning, CNN News, CNN, CNN International, Reuters, HBO, The View with Barbara Walters, Educational TV USA, National Geographic, Televisione svizzera (Swiss TV), ERT TV Greece, Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, Antena TV of Cyprus and Greece, Alpha Channel Cyprus and Greece, Sigma TV Cyprus, Mega TV Cyprus, Tokyo Broadcasting System International, NHK Television (Japan), Nippon Television of Japan, TV Asahi (Japan), ZDF TV (Germany), Deutsche Welle TV (Germany), Nine Network TV (Australia), National TV (Israel), TV National Puerto Rico, National TV Lebanon, Live Talk with Sabine Christiansen (Germany) and many others.
Dr. Zavos is recognized worldwide as a leading researcher and a strong authority in the areas of male reproductive physiology, gamete physiology, male infertility, Andrology and other ART procedures including the development of various new and innovative in-vitro manipulation procedures. Dr. Zavos is also recognized as an international authority on smoking and its effects on human reproductive performance. His latest accomplishments have been in the areas of Human therapeutic and Reproductive Cloning and stem cell research and development. He happens to believe that the Human cloning and embryonic stem cell technologies will revolutionize the future of human medicine and the way that humans will be treated for various illnesses and therapies.
He is married to Panayota, a physician trained in Greece and the USA with specialties in obstetrics/gynecology and expert in reproductive medicine and IVF and they have two children, Georgia Theodora and Theodora Maria. For further information on Professor Zavos and his remarkable achievements you may visit http://www.zavos.org/.



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