Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH, FACOG

Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer

Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH, FACOG, is the Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Carrot Fertility, the leading global fertility and family-building platform providing care for everyone, everywhere. As Carrot’s CMO, Dr. Ahmad leads clinical strategy, overseeing the company’s expansive network and telehealth program, which offers access to more than 10,000 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 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 has spoken at The World Economic Forum, Forbes 30/50 Summit and Power Women’s Summit, Fast Company Innovation Festival, and HLTH, and has been featured in The New York Times, The Today Show, Good Morning America, NPR, CNN, USA Today, Women’s Health, and more.


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


Reuters Trailblazing Women in Healthcare

Rock Health Top 50 in Digital Health

Fierce Healthcare Women of Influence

Entrepreneur Magazine 100 Women of Influence

Business Insider 30 under 40 in Healthcare

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