Dr. Azziz earned a B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez and an M.D. from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Georgetown University Hospital and a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrine/Infertility at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Azziz earned a Masters in Public Health in 1995, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2000.
Dr. Azziz is former Chair of the Advisory Committee on Reproductive Health Drugs of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and member of the Reproductive Endocrinology Study Section of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He currently serves on the DSMB panel for the NIH/NICHD Reproductive Medicine Network. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California appointed him to serve as a member of the Independent Citizens Oversight Committee (ICOC) of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CRIM), the state agency created to disburse three billion dollars in funding for stem cell research.
Azziz Ricardo Polycystic ovary syndrome is a family affair The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2008; 93(5): 1579-81.
Azziz Ricardo Diagnosing the diagnosis: why we must standardize the defining features of polycystic ovary syndrome Annals of clinical biochemistry, 2008; 45(Pt 1): 3-5.
Yildiz Bulent O, Knochenhauer Eric S, Azziz Ricardo Impact of obesity on the risk for polycystic ovary syndrome The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2008; 93(1): 162-8.
Yildiz Bulent O, Azziz Ricardo The adrenal and polycystic ovary syndrome Reviews in endocrine & metabolic disorders, 2007; 8(4): 331-42.
Goodarzi Mark O, Antoine Heath J, Pall Marita, Cui Jinrui, Guo Xiuqing, Azziz Ricardo Preliminary evidence of glycogen synthase kinase 3 beta as a genetic determinant of polycystic ovary syndrome Fertility and sterility, 2007; 87(6): 1473-6.
Azziz Ricardo, Carmina Enrico, Dewailly Didier, Diamanti-Kandarakis Evanthia, Escobar-Morreale Hector F, Futterweit Walter, Janssen Onno E, Legro Richard S, Norman Robert J, Taylor Ann E, Witchel Selma F, Witchel Selma F Positions statement: criteria for defining polycystic ovary syndrome as a predominantly hyperandrogenic syndrome: an Androgen Excess Society guideline The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2006; 91(11): 4237-45.
Orio Francesco, Azziz Ricardo, Azziz Ricardo, Azziz Ricardo Report on the Third Annual Meeting of the Androgen Excess Society, San Diego, California, June 3, 2005 Fertility and sterility, 2006; 86(5): 1318-20.
Carmina Enrico, Azziz Ricardo Diagnosis, phenotype, and prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome Fertility and sterility, 2006; 86 Suppl 1(2): S7-8.
Goodarzi Mark O, Azziz Ricardo Diagnosis, epidemiology, and genetics of the polycystic ovary syndrome Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism, 2006; 20(2): 193-205.
Azziz Ricardo Controversy in clinical endocrinology: diagnosis of polycystic ovarian syndrome: the Rotterdam criteria are premature The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2006; 91(3): 781-5.
Azziz Ricardo How prevalent is metabolic syndrome in women with polycystic ovary syndrome? Nature clinical practice. Endocrinology & metabolism, 2006; 2(3): 132-3.
Azziz Ricardo Diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome: a reappraisal Fertility and sterility, 2005; 83(5): 1343-6.
Yildiz Bulent O, Woods Keslie S, Stanczyk Frank, Bartolucci Al, Azziz Ricardo Stability of adrenocortical steroidogenesis over time in healthy women and women with polycystic ovary syndrome The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2004; 89(11): 5558-62.
Azziz Ricardo, Farah Lisa A, Moran Carlos, Knochenhauer Eric S, Potter H Downing, Boots Larry R Early adrenarche in normal prepubertal girls: a prospective longitudinal study Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM, 2004; 17(9): 1231-7.
Azziz Ricardo PCOS: a diagnostic challenge Reproductive biomedicine online, 2004; 8(6): 644-8.
Azziz Ricardo, Woods Keslie S, Reyna Rosario, Key Timothy J, Knochenhauer Eric S, Yildiz Bulent O The prevalence and features of the polycystic ovary syndrome in an unselected population The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2004; 89(6): 2745-9.
Moran Carlos, Azziz Ricardo 21-hydroxylase-deficient nonclassic adrenal hyperplasia: the great pretender Seminars in reproductive medicine, 2003; 21(3): 295-300.
Azziz Ricardo We should avoid the indiscriminate use of insulin sensitizers in women with polycystic ovary syndrome Fertility and sterility, 2003; 80(2): 264-5.
Azziz Ricardo The evaluation and management of hirsutism Obstetrics and gynecology, 2003; 101(5 Pt 1): 995-1007.
Azziz Ricardo, Ehrmann David A, Legro Richard S, Fereshetian Anita G, O'Keefe Mary, Ghazzi Mahmoud N, Ghazzi Mahmoud N Troglitazone decreases adrenal androgen levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome Fertility and sterility, 2003; 79(4): 932-7.
Azziz Ricardo Role of reproductive surgeons and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons Fertility and sterility, 2002; 78(5): 916-7.
Azziz Ricardo Polycystic ovary syndrome, insulin resistance, and molecular defects of insulin signaling The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 2002; 87(9): 4085-7.
Ovalle Fernando, Azziz Ricardo Insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and type 2 diabetes mellitus Fertility and sterility, 2002; 77(6): 1095-105.
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