Fertility Researchers



Antonio Pellicer obtained his Medical Degree from the University of Valencia in 1978, his PhD from the same university in 1980 and he his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University Clinical Hospital in Valencia, and the sub specialization in Reproductive Medicine at Yale University and the University of Mainz, Germany.

Antonio Pellicer has been Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1999 and Dean of the University of Valencia School of Medicine, Spain from 2006 until 2012. He is also Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at ‘La Fe University Hospital’, Valencia, since 2009.

After obtaining his M.D. degree from the University of Valencia and establishing a distinguished academic career, Professor Pellicer founded the ‘Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad’ (‘IVI’) in 1990, and his work in the field of fertility has led to the creation of many ‘IVI’ clinics both in Spain and internationally. In 2017, IVI merged with RMANJ (Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey), and a new company called IVI RMA Global was born. Dr. Pellicer is also President of the ‘IVI Foundation’ for the Study of Reproduction and Director of ‘Equipo IVI’.

Professor Pellicer has authored over 320 textbook chapters and more than 840 journal articles in national and international journals, and presented over 530 lectures and over 1430 communications in a congresses. He has been Co-Editor in Chief for the journal ‘Fertility and Sterility’ since 2011.

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Education and Training

M.D. with Extraordinary Prize University of Valencia School of Medicine (1978)
Ph.D University of Valencia (1980)
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital Clínico Universitario, Valencia (1983)
Fellowship in Infertility Surgery Mainz Medical School, Germany (Uni-Frauenklinik) (1982)
Staff member- Director of Infertility Unit University of Valencia School of Medicine (1984-1993)
Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (Fulbright Scholarship) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Yale University School Medicine, USA (1985-1987)
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Valencia School of Medicine (1986-1999)
Distinguished (Full) Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Valencia School of Medicine (1999)
Dean, School of Medicine University of Valencia (2006-2012)
Honorary Degree Politechnic University of Valencia (2011)

Honors and recognition

"Josep Maria Dexeus Medal" for his trajectory in the reproductive field, in the 43rd Edition of Forum International Dexeus, Barcelona, ​​Spain 2016
The IVI Spain is appointed Ambassador Honorary of the Spain Marca in the category of Science and Innovation, Madrid, Spain 2015
“Jacques Salat-Baroux” Award from the Academy National of Medicine of France, París, France 2014
Pro Academy Prize in Recognition of Efforts in Science and Academic Life, for The Round Table Foundation of Valencia 2013
Honorary Doctorate Degree by the Politechnic University of Valencia 2011
Lilly Foundation Prize 2008
Rotary Prize 2007
Gold Medal of the City of Valencia 2006
Gold Medal of the Royal College of Physicians in Valencia 2006
King Jaime I Prize in Clinical Medicine from the ‘King Jaime I Foundation’ 2004
XXV Society for Gynecological Investigation President’s Award in 2002 and 2009
Annual Meeting Prize Paper for the ‘American Society for Reproductive Medicine’ eight times between 1987 and 2016
Granted Doctor Honoris Causa by the European University of Valencia 2022


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