The Zavos Organization



Dr Zavos


  • Founder and President of the Zavos Organization
  • President and CEO of Zavos Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc., a private corporation that markets infertility products and technologies, in the USA and worldwide
  • Founder, Director and Chief Andrologist of the Andrology Institute of America
  • Professor Emeritus of Reproductive Physiology-Andrology at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, KY, USA
  • Honorary Professor, China Academy of Science


Dr. Panayiotis Zavos received his B.S. in Biology-Chemistry in 1970, his M.S. in Biology-Physiology in 1972 and Education Specialist in Science (Ed.S.) in 1976 from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. He earned his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology, Biochemistry and Statistics in 1978 from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the Graduate Teaching Award from Emporia State University and the Student Leadership Award from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Zavos has a long career as a reproductive specialist and he has devoted more than 25 years to academia and research. He is the chief scientist in the development of several new and innovative technologies in the animal and human reproductive areas with worldwide implications. He has authored or coauthored more than 400 peer-review publications, along with a number of solicited reviews, book chapters and popular press releases. He has presented more than 300 abstracts and other presentations at a large number of national, international and professional scientific meetings all over the world. Dr. Zavos' studies and findings have been reported in the local, national and international press. He served as an ad hoc reviewer for the NIH and other scientific groups.

Dr. Zavos is currently serving as a Member of the International Advisory Commitee of the Middle East Fertility Society, and is a past Board Member of the China Academy of Science. He was awarded the first ever Honorary Professorship by the Chinese Academy of Science awarded to an American by Chinese Scientists. He is also currently on the Board of Scientific and Policy Advisors for the American Council on Science and Health. He has given plenary lectures nationally and internationally at a number of Scientific Societies meetings, has been and continues to be a visiting scientist for a number of international collaborations and exchanges.

Dr. Zavos has numerous scientific collaborations nationally and internationally and his publications have appeared in eight languages. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the American Society of Andrology (ASA), the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the Middle East Fertility Society ( MEFS), the Japanese Fertility Society, the International Society of Cryobiology Sigma XI, Gamma Sigma Delta and a number of other Scientific and Professional Societies. He has served on a large number of committees for the International Society of Cryobiology, ASRM, MEFS, ESHRE and others.

Professor Zavos has received a great deal of media coverage both within the scientific and reproductive arena and the mainstream press for his many scientific accomplishments and pioneering ventures. He has made many television and radio appearances including: NPR Radio, 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC with Stone Phillips, The Connie Chung Show on CNN, Face the Nation, BBC World, ESPN, Tech TV, Nightline, Fox TV, World News Tonight, Good Morning America on ABC, The Early Show, CBS This Morning, CNN News, CNN, CNN International, Reuters, HBO, The View with Barbara Walters, National Geographic, Televisione svizzera (Swiss TV), Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation, Antena TV of Cyprus and Greece, Tokyo Broadcasting System International, NHK Television (Japan), Nippon Television of Japan, TV Asahi (Japan), ZDF TV (Germany), Deutsche Welle TV (Germany), Nine Network TV (Australia), National TV (Israel) and Live Talk with Sabine Christiansen (Germany).

Dr. Zavos is recognized worldwide as a leading researcher and a strong authority in the areas of male reproductive physiology, gamete physiology, male infertility, Andrology and other ART procedures including the development of in-vitro round spermatid manipulations (ROSI procedures). Dr. Zavos is also recognized as an international authority on smoking and its effects on human reproductive performance.

Zavos - National Leadership Award

Dr. Zavos with Dr. Robert Edwards
Dr. Zavos with Dr. Robert Edwards who performed the first human IVF procedure in the World.


Dr. Zavos with Louise Brown, the very first IVF baby born in the World
Dr. Zavos with Louise Brown, the very first IVF baby born in the World.
Dr. Zavos presenting his research work at a Scientific Meeting in Paris, France.
Dr. Zavos presenting his research work at a Scientific Meeting in Paris, France.
Dr. Zavos and Dr. Severino Antinor
Dr. Zavos and Dr. Severino Antinori, during a Press Conference, announcing their intention to use Therapeutic Cloning to help infertile couples have a child of their own.
Dr. Zavos and Mr. Mike Wallace
Dr. Zavos and Mr. Mike Wallace during his visit at 60 Minutes

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