Emre U Seli, MD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy Program

Departments & Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Fertility Center - Egg Donation | In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Program | Perimenopausal & Menopausal Therapy Program | Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Program | Reproductive Sciences: Discovery to Cure Internship; Dr. Seli's Lab | Third Party Reproduction Program | Yale Fertility Center

Cancer Center: Genomics, Genetics, and Epigenetics

Pituitary Program

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Emre Seli, MD, is 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.

As a physician-scientist, his primary focus is to understand and treat infertility. His laboratory characterized the 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 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. In addition, 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“.

Dr. Seli’s clinical expertise is the treatment of complex cases of infertility. Since 2006, he has been responsible for the medical care of women and men requiring egg donation and gestational surrogacy at Yale Fertility Center. His patients receive individualized care, cutting edge treatment modalities and achieve very high pregnancy rates, with 82.5% ongoing pregnancy rate with egg donation in 2015. Dr. Seli also provides care within the LGBTQ program where a focused group addresses medical, psychological, and legal needs of LGBTQ patients attempting parenthood. As a result of his clinical achievements, Dr. Seli has been selected “Best Doctor” in 2015.

Dr. Seli is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and consults in our New Haven, Westport and Stamford offices.

Education & Training

MD University of Istanbul, Turkey (1992)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Obstetrics & Gynecology (2005)
Board Certification AB of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • President's Achievement AwardSociety for Reproductive Investigation (SRI) (2016)

  • Star AwardAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (2015)

  • Best Doctors in America (2015)

  • Excellence in Teaching AwardAssociation of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine (2013)

  • Ira and Ester Rosenwaks New Investigator AwardAmerican Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) (2009)

  • Basic Science AwardEuropean Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) (2008)

  • Lee Buxton Award for Medical Student EducationDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine (2006)

  • President’s Presenter AwardSociety for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) (2002)

  • John J. Meehan-Clifford R. Miller Award for academic excellenceDepartment of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine (2001)

  • Residents of Excellence Award for outstanding resident research Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine (2001)

  • Outstanding Laparo-endoscopic Resident Surgeon AwardThe Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (2001)

  • President’s Presenter AwardSociety for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) (2001)

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Contact Info

Emre U Seli, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Fertiity Center125A Kings Highway North
Westport, CT 06880
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Yale Fertility Center150 Sargent Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Office Location
Yale Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive SciencesLaboratory for Surgery, Obsterics & Gynecology
375 Congress Avenue, Ste Suite 304B

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
P.O. Box 208063
New Haven, CT 06520-8063

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