Fertility Researchers


Alberto Vaiarelli

Medical Scientific Coordinator
Genera- Roma


Alberto Vaiarelli is gynecologist Fertility Specialist and Medical Scientific Coordinator of Genera Roma. He is a member of executive board of Italian Society of Fertility, Sterility and Reproductive Medicine (SIFES-MR), currently National Secretary, as well as of Fondazione PMA Italia (Network of Italian IVF Unit).

He graduated from University of Messina and he attended a specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology with subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine at the same University cum laude.

During his training he completed i) Clinical Clerkship at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Main Center Hospital, School of Medicine of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (USA); ii) Research Fellow at Yale School of Medicine, Yale University; iii) Clinical Fellow at Centrum voor Reproductieve Geneeskunde (CRG or Centre for Reproductive Medicine) Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel.

He obtained a Ph.D. and Post-doctor Fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology at University of Messina.

He got two Master the first in Andrology and Reproductive Medicine at University of Pavia; the second in Assisted Reproductive Technology at University of Urbino.

Recognition of the professional qualification of Medical Doctor, Specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics with Physiopathology of Human Reproduction in Belgium by “Le Ministre de la Santè publique” (INAMI:1-99426-06-340) and in Spain by Ministerio De Sanidad Servicios Sociales e Igualdad.

He is an active member of studies with National or International collaborations on various topics related to Reproductive Medicine (DuoStim, Management of Poor prognosis patients, Impact of male factors during IVF journey….)

He was a Medical Advisor for different providers involved in Reproductive Medicine training for healthcare professionals (Exemed Excellence in Medical Education, Scientific Seminar Foundation, FertySchool by Genera Education program)

He is author and co-authors of more than 81 original research papers and reviews published on peer-reviewed journals (indexed in Pubmed with more than 2300 citations and an h-index of 28 is ISI web of Science) and authored many chapters on national and international textbooks.

He was a member of editorial board of Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics (JARG) and Frontiers in Endocrinology and he is Reviewer of many journals in the field of Reproductive Medicine

He is adjunct professor in different postgraduate options (Specialization course, Master’s and Doctoral degree) at different University (Pavia, Roma, Padova, Urbino, Bologna, Messina)

In 2018 he achieved the National Certification as Associate Professor and in 2021 as Full Professor in OB/GYN  06/H1 by the Ministry of Education, University and Research.

He was actively involved in the Medical Board of GeneraLife group, a network of >30 IVF clinics in 5 different countries in Europe, in drafting Internal Guidelines and in planning the scientific activity.


He is internationally recognized as an expert in Reproductive Medicine participating as a speaker and as a member of the scientific committee during several National and International Conference.

His scientific work is primarily focused on the management of poor prognosis patients and on the improvement of efficacy and efficiency in ART.

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Education and Training

B.Sc. Medicine and Surgery University of Messina (IT)
Clinical Clerkship, OB/Gyn Virginia Commonwealth University-Richmond (USA)
Specialization in Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Messina (IT)
Ph.D Reproductive Endocrinology University of Messina (IT)
Research Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Yale University (USA)
Post-doctoral Researcher University of Messina (IT)
Clinical Fellowship UZ Brussel Fertility Clinic (CRG)
M.Sc. Andrology and Reproductive Medicine University of Padova (IT)
M.Sc. Assisted Reproductive Technology University of Urbino (IT)

Honors and recognition

1st prize for best oral communication at the National Congress of Reproductive Medicine, CECOS, SIFES-MR with the following work: "Progesterone at trigger and probability of pregnancy in relation to the number of oocytes retrieved: analysis of 5258 cycles" 2013
Robert G. Edwards Prize Paper Award 2015 candidate for the best article published on RBMOnline with the following work: “How to define , diagnose and treat poor responders? Responses from a worldwide survey of IVF clinics.” Reprod Biomed Online. 2015 Jun;30(6):581-92. 2015
Top five most read articles in Human Reproduction: 2017. Thyroid autoimmunity, hypothyroidism and ovarian reserve: a cross-sectional study of 5000 women based on age-specific AMH values. Hum Reprod. 2015 Jul;30(7):1690-6. 2015
1st prize for best abstract at the 3rd Global Congress of Ian Donalds Schools with the following work: "Double Stimulation in a single menstrual cycle increases the number of oocytes collected in poor prognosis patients undergoing IVF treatment: prospective study with historical control" 2015
2nd Prize at the National Congress SIFES and MR (Italian Society of Fertility and Sterility and Reproductive Medicine) for best oral communication “Metaphase II (MII) oocytes obtained after hormonal stimulation in the luteal phase have the same competence as the MII oocytes obtained after stimulation in the follicular phase. Results of a prospective multicenter study" 2017
1st Prize during the #LH2020 Awards International Congress for best abstract entitled “R-FSH or HMG during ovarian stimulation resulted in similar mean euploid blastocyst rates per cohort of inseminated oocytes: an observational study on 961 patients” 2020


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