Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH, is Carrot's Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer (CMO). As Carrot’s CMO, Dr. Ahmad leads clinical strategy, overseeing the company’s expansive network and telehealth program, which offers access to more than 8,000 reproductive endocrinologists, urologists, adoption experts, mental health experts, OB/GYNs, doulas, and midwives.
In addition to her role at Carrot, Dr. Ahmad is a practicing reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. Dr. Ahmad is double board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and obstetrics and gynecology. She earned a combined medical and public health degree from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at Yale-New Haven Hospital and her fellowship training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Francisco. She has worked alongside and received mentorship from former ASRM presidents, Dr. Hugh Taylor and Dr. Marcelle Cedars. Dr. Ahmad’s work has been published extensively in academic literature and internationally on a wide range of topics related to infertility, reproductive and hormonal health, gynecologic malignancies, and patient safety.
Dr. Ahmad has held leadership roles on the Access to Care Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), most recently as the Chair and previously as the Vice-Chair. She has also founded Umeed Foundation, a nonprofit organization that enables students and professionals to volunteer and engage at local hospitals, schools, and NGOs in South Asia. She has also helped in healthcare delivery and optimization in outcomes in Pakistan, India, and Kashmir (Dr. Ahmad is fluent in Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi) and worked on a global health project to address maternal mortality with the World Health Organization.
Under Dr. Ahmad’s leadership, Carrot has been honored by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies; recognized by the Anthem Awards for its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; and named to Fierce Healthcare’s Fierce 15 list highlighting the most promising healthcare companies. Dr. Ahmad has also been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine and Fierce Healthcare on their Women of Influence lists, and named to Business Insider’s 30 under 40 in Healthcare list. Additionally, she’s been awarded University of Chicago’s Humanitarian Award, recognized as one of the Top 100 University of Chicago Alumni in Technology, and selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.
In addition to her extensive work in reproductive & women’s health, Dr. Ahmad and her husband live in Chicago with their four children.
Reproductive endocrinology & infertility fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
OB/GYN residency, Yale School of Medicine, Yale New Haven Hospital
MPH, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
BA, University of Chicago
Business Insider’s 30 under 40 in Healthcare
Castle Connolly Top Doctor
Top 100 University of Chicago Alumni in Technology
University of Chicago Humanitarian Award
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Chair, Access to Care Special Interest Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Board certified in obstetrics & gynecology, reproductive endocrinology & infertility
Improved diagnostic performance for the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome using age-stratified criteria, Fertility and Sterility
Differential rate in decline in ovarian reserve markers in women with polycystic ovary syndrome compared with control subjects: results of a longitudinal study, Fertility and Sterility
Institutional review of primary non-Hodgkin lymphoma of the female genital tract: a 33-year experience, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Forbes: Your Guide To Egg Donations For Fertility Treatment
Employee Benefit News: Carrot Fertility expands benefit with at-home testing kit
Parents Magazine: IVF is Cost-Prohibitive for Far Too Many Black & Brown Families—These Orgs Are Changing That
The Hill: Let’s set the record straight: There’s nothing wrong with surrogacy
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