Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
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 aging.
An avid educator, 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 most recently co-authored 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 among “Best Doctors in America” every year since 2015.
Dr. Seli is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and consults in our New Haven and Westport offices.