Dr. Elkin Muñoz, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer of IVI Vigo and IVI Coruña Clinics, Assistant Professor at Vigo University in the Master’s Degree Program in Advanced Biotechnology with focus in assisted reproduction. He studied medicine at the University of Cauca (Colombia) where he also completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Muñoz obtained two Master’s degrees on Human Reproduction, one at University of Valencia and the second one at University Rey Juan Carlos. Since then, he also completed Master’s programs in laboratory procedures in reproduction (2015) and in clinical research (2017) at the European Health School, University Rey Juan Carlos. Dr. Muñoz has always been intensely interested in regularly academic training; he obtained a university-based certificate on gynecologic and breast ultrasonography, a postgraduate degree in gynecologic oncology and an additional diploma in medical genetics at University of Valencia. He did his post-doctoral training in reproductive medicine and gynecological endocrinology at IVI Valencia and obtained his Medicine and Surgery doctorate degree in 2015 in the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the University of Valencia.
Dr. Muñoz is currently directing and supervising the following thesis project “Overall survival and disease-free survival in breast cancer patients under Controlled Ovarian Stimulation”. Dr. Munoz has received a large number of research-dissertation honors and recognitions, and has been awarded the “Alejandro Novo González Prize” in a couple of editions. In addition, European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) has also nominated Dr. Muñoz on several occasions.
Dr. Muñoz is a member of the Spanish Reproductive Society, where he is an active participant in the Spanish Reproductive Endocrinology Interest Group, and leads an online course titled “Polycystic ovary syndrome throughout a woman´s life”. He is also actively involved in the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), in several Colleges of Physicians (Almería, Pontevedra) and in The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).
Dr. Munoz’s research interests include embryonic implantation, fertility preservation, reproductive endocrinology, and genetics. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles in leading reproductive journals and wrote more than 15 book chapters. He also serves as Ad Hoc Reviewer for reproductive journals, and is an invited speaker at national and international scientific meetings.
Honores y reconocimientos
|Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI) Prize Paper Award as ERA RCT Consortium Member- at ASRM||2016|
|33rd Alejandro Novo González Communication Award||2016|
|6th Congresso Portugues de Medicina da Reproduçao. Communication Award||2016|
|29th National congress SEF. Communication Award||2012|
|27th Annual Meeting ESHRE. Poster Award Nomination||2011|
|25th Annual Meeting ESHRE. Poster Award Nomination||2009|
|63rd Congreso da sociedade Galega de Obstetricia e Xinecoloxia. Communication Award.||2008|
|62nd Congreso da sociedade Galega de Obstetricia e Xinecoloxia. Communication Award||2007|
Embryo morphokinetics analysis and reproductive outcomes with assisted oocyte activation by a calcium ionophore after prior fertilization failure. A multicentric retrospective study
Aguilar J Munoz E Alegre L Larreategui Z Remohí J Meseguer M
Medicina Reproductiva y Embriología ClínicaIn press, corrected proofAvailable online 19 November 2020
- Simon C Gómez C Cabanillas S Vladimirov IK Castillón G Giles J Boynukalin FK Findikli N Ortega I Vidal C Izquierdo A Portela S Frantz N Taguchi S Labarta E Colucci F Mackens S Santamaría X Muñoz E Barrera SG Fernandez-Sanchez M O-134 IN VITRO FERTILIZATION WITH PERSONALIZED BLASTOCYST TRANSFER VERSUS FROZEN OR FRESH BLASTOCYST TRANSFER: A MULTICENTER, RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL. Presented at the 35th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Vienna, Austria, 14-16 October 2019
- Vidal C Giles J Castillón G Martinez-Salazar J Fernandez L Ayllon Y Muñoz M Bellver J Tocino A Muñoz E Pellicer A Garrido N P-143 Intentional endometrial injury do not improve clinical outcomes in an oocyte donation program in patients without RIF. Interim analysis of a randomized controlled trial.. Presented at the 35th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Paris, France, 14-16 October 2019
- Ferrero H Corachán A Quiñonero A Carbajo-García C Alamá P Tejera A Taboas E Muñoz E Pellicer A Domínguez F NGS of Oocytes from Endometriosis Patients Reveals a Differential Transcriptomic Pattern. Presented at the 34rd annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Barcelona, Spain, March 12-16, 2019