Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA

Consultant & Subject Matter Expert – Academic Medicine & Healthcare

Ricardo is recognized as a thought leader in change management in academia, with a particular focus on mergers and consolidations, and diversity and inclusion in higher education and healthcare.

Ricardo is the former Chief Officer for Academic Health and Hospital Affairs at the State University of New York System (SUNY), the largest academic system in the country.  While at SUNY, Ricardo was appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to lead the SUNY Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Ricardo served the dual role of founding President of what is now Augusta University (overseeing the merger of Georgia Health Sciences University and Augusta State University) and as Chief Executive Officer of its health system. Other roles in academic medicine include department chair at Cedar Sinai, Assistant Dean at UCLA, and various roles in academic medicine at UAB.

A Reproductive Endocrinologist, Ricardo completed his fellowship training at Johns Hopkins, and his OB/GYN residency at Georgetown. He holds a medical degree from Penn State and an MBA and MPH both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). A native of Uruguay, he received his undergraduate education at the University of Puerto Rico. He is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Ricardo has enjoyed a successful career as a clinician, investigator, teacher, mentor and as a leader.  Having served on NIH study sections, FDA panels, state oversight commissions and others, he has a long history of public service. Ricardo currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of ASRM.  He was the founding Executive Director of the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society. The author of more than 500 publications, Ricardo is a leading authority on PCOS and androgen excess disorders.