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Asima Ahmad, MD
Co-founder & Chief Medical Officer, Carrot Fertility
Asima Ahmad, MD, MPH, FACOG, is Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Carrot Fertility, the leading global fertility care platform for women, plus people of every age, race, income, sex, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, and geography. 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 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 previous and current 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. Through global organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO), 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 global health projects to reduce rates of maternal mortality.
Under Dr. Ahmad’s leadership, Carrot has been honored by Fast Company as one of the Most Innovative Companies of 2022; recognized as a gold winner in the inaugural 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 awarded University of Chicago’s Humanitarian Award, named to Business Insider’s 30 under 40 in Healthcare list, and recognized as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and one of the Top 100 University of Chicago Alumni in Technology.
In addition to her extensive work in maternal health, Dr. Ahmad and her husband live in Chicago, IL, with their four children.