María Cerrillo, M.D., Ph.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist at IVI Madrid

IVI Madrid

María Cerrillo, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Cerrillo is a full-time Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist at IVI Madrid. She obtained her Medical degree in Surgery and Medicine at the University of Miguel Hernandez de elche (Alicante) in 2001, completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in General Hospital of Albacete between 2002-2006, and obtained her doctorate degree “cum laude” in 2010 in the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the University of Rey Juan Carlos I (URJC). In addition, she obtained a Master’s degree in Reproductive Medicine in 2011 of URJC.

As a researcher, her main focus is the study of the stimulation protocols and the ovarian hyperstimulation sydrome, implantation process, and poor reponders.
Dr Cerrillo has published over 10 original “peer review” articles in leading reproductive journals (Hum Reprod, Fertil & Steril, etc.) and wrote 15 book chapters on the reproductive medicine, ultrasound in infertility and guidelines or protocols in reproduction. She has also participated as an investigator in competitive projects and is member of IdiPAZ since 2017

Dr. Cerrillo has been involved in teaching in Medicine career since 2004 in Castilla la Mancha University, imparting seminars in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presently, she lectures in obstetrics and gynacology in URJC since 2009, and as part of the Master’s Degree in Human Reproduction (Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of University of Rey Juan Carlos) faculty. In addition, she participates in teaching of Expert nurse in medicine-reproduction course at URJC since 2007, and in a Master’s degree Program of European University since 2016.

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Medicine in University of Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Alicante, Spain 1996-2001
Fellowship IVI Madrid, Madrid, Spain 2005
Ph.D (Medicine) University of Rey Juan Carlos, Spain 2010
Master Reproduction Medicine URJC 2011

Honores y reconocimientos

Spanish Fertility Society Award 2007
Salud 2000 Foundation Award 2004
Spanish Fertility Society Award 2000


  • Adenomyosis in infertile women: prevalence and the role of 3D ultrasound as a marker of severity of the disease.
    Puente JM, Fabris A, Patel J, Patel A, Cerrillo M, Requena A, Garcia-Velasco JA.
    Reprod Biol Endocrinol, 14(1):60, 2016.

  • Impact of final oocyte maturation using gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist triggering and different luteal support protocols on endometrial gene expression.
    Bermejo A, Cerrillo M, Ruiz-Alonso M, Blesa D, Simón C, Pellicer A, Garcia-Velasco JA.
    Fertil Steril 101(1):138-146, 2014.

  • Natural lh surge vs hCG triggered vs hormone replace treatment (HRT): do pregnancy rates differ?
    Cerrillo M, A Guillen, A Zapata, l Herrero, A Requena, JA Velasco.
    Fertil Steril, 100(3):S95-96, 2013.

  • GnRH-Agonist Triggering to Avoid Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome.
    Cerrillo, M, Ruiz, Francisco J, García-Velasco, Juan A.
    A Review of the Evidence Current Drug Targets,  843-84, 2013.

  • Low-dose human chorionic gonadotropin versus estradiol/progesterone luteal phase support in gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist-triggered assisted reproductive technique cycles: understanding a new approach.
    Garcia-Velasco JA, Motta L, López A, Mayoral M, Cerrillo M, Pacheco A. Fertil Steril, 94(7):2820-3, 2010.

  • Effect of GnRH agonist and hCG treatment on VEGF, angiopoietin-2, and VE-cadherin: trying to explain the link to ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome.
    Cerrillo M, Pacheco A, Rodríguez S, Gómez R, Delgado F, Pellicer A, Garcia-Velasco JA.
    Fertil Steril, 30; 95(8):2517-9, 2011.

  • GnRH antagonist ganirelix prevents premature luteinization in IUI cycles: rationale for its use. Martinez-Salazar J, Cerrillo M, Quea G, Pacheco A, Garcia-Velasco JA.
    Reprod Biomed Online, 2009.

  • Differential regulation of VEGF after final oocyte maturation with  GnRH agonist versus hCG: a rationale for OHSS reduction.
    Cerrillo M, Rodríguez S, Mayoral M, Pacheco A, Martínez-Salazar J, Garcia-Velasco JA.
    Fertil Steril, 91(4 Suppl):1526-8, 2008.

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