Ricardo Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA
Chief Officer of Academic Health and Hospital Affairs
The State University of New York System Administration
About The Expert
Ricardo Azziz is an internationally recognized physician, scientist and executive who currently serves as Chief Officer, Academic Health & Hospital Affairs, the State University of New York (SUNY), the largest university system in the nation. Dr. Azziz's biomedical research focuses on the study of reproductive endocrinology and androgen excess disorders. He has published over 500 original peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reviews and is consistently ranked one of America's Top Doctors. He has received, among other recognitions, the 2000 President's Achievement Award of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation, and was elected member of the Association of American Physicians.
He previously served as deputy director of the Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute and assistant dean for Clinical and Translational Sciences at UCLA, and director of the Center for Androgen-Related Disorders at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. He is the founder and serves as senior executive director of the Androgen Excess & PCOS Society.
Among other advisory capacities, he served on multiple NIH committees, chaired the U.S. FDA Advisory Board on Reproductive Health Drugs and served on the oversight committee for the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Azziz previously also served as president of Georgia Health Sciences University and then founding president of Georgia Regents University, one of Georgia's four comprehensive research-level universities. He also served as founding CEO of the Georgia Regents Health System, the state's only public academic health center.