Dr Cesar Diaz-Garcia is the Medical Director of IVI London. He completed Medical School at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Pitié-Salpêtrière University in Paris in 2004. He then went on to residency training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Valencia, where he received the best resident award from La Fe University Hospital […]
Dr Cesar Diaz-Garcia is the Medical Director of IVI London. He completed Medical School at the Autonomous University of Madrid and Pitié-Salpêtrière University in Paris in 2004. He then went on to residency training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Valencia, where he received the best resident award from La Fe University Hospital of Valencia (2009). He then obtained Master’s of Science degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2014 (Statistics and Experimental Design), and completed his Ph.D. in 2015 working with Professor Mäts Brännström at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg and at the Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the University of Valencia. Notably, his dissertation thesis was elected the best PhD thesis in 2015 at the University of Valencia, and he received the extraordinary doctorate of medicine award at the University of Valencia (2017-2018).
In 2011 he was promoted to become Associate Professor at the Department of Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Valencia. He served as the lead investigator at the Valencia Program for Fertility Preservation, one of the most internationally acclaimed programs of fertility preservation for oncological patients.
Dr Cesar Diaz-Garcia served as the lead consultant for reproductive surgery at La Fe University Hospital between 2011 and 2017. During that period, he performed surgical procedures to treat pathologies related to infertility such as fibroids, polyps, endometriosis or uterine malformations (hysteroscopy, laparoscopy and open laparotomy). As a talented surgeon, he also committed significant effort and time to perform debulking surgeries in ovarian cancer patients at the gynecologic oncology unit at La Fe University (2013-2017).
His scientific career has been devoted to the field of fertility preservation, with special interest on ovarian cortex transplantation, uterus transplantation, ovarian rejuvenation and poor response in IVF. From 2009, he joined the Swedish program of uterus transplantation and was part of the first team to achieve a live birth from this procedure in 2012. He was the coordinator of the research branch at La Fe University Hospital-Woman’s Health Area (2014) and is the coordinator of the Fertility Preservation interest group of the Spanish Fertility Society since 2016. He had over 150 scientific presentations in national and international conferences and published numerous articles in reproductive research.
At the present, as the Medical Director of IVI London, Dr Cesar Diaz-Garcia combines his medical duties in the field of fertility with surgical activities and academic tasks as honorary senior clinical lecturer at the Nuffield department of women’s and reproductive health at the university of Oxford.
Honors and recognition
|Associate Editor of Human Reproduction Update||2019|
|Best PHD at University of Valencia||2019|
|Best Resident Award (2005-2009 Promotion)||2019|
|Extraordinary doctorate medicine award at the University of Valencia||2017-2018|
|First prize for the poster 'Comparison of blastocyst transferences according to the day of embryonic development and the endometrial luteal phase day'||2017|
|First Prize for the best oral communication Basic: The transplantation of stem cells derived from bone marrow promotes vascularization and follicular growth in xenotransplanted ovarian cortex of low responders||2016|
|Star Reviewer Fertility and Sterility||2014|
|1st prize for best work research congress Spanish Society of Fertility||2014|
|Award to the best poster in the SEGO 2013 Congress of the fertility||2013|
|Award for the best communication to the work entitled 'In vitro activation of primordial follicles preserves follicular viability and restores AMH levels in cryopreserved ovarian tissue'||2013|
|Award for the best communication to the work entitled 'Comparative study Adiana versus Essure used as permanent contraception systems'||2011|
|Top Reviewer. Human Reproduction 2011||2011|
|Award of the Ibero-American Fertility Magazine for the Best Article||2010|
|Best resident award at La Fe University Hospital of Valencia||2009|
The vaginal microbiome in uterine transplantation.
Jones BP Soso S L'Heveder A Bracewell-Milnes T Thum MY Diaz-Garcia C Maclntyre DA Quiroga I Ghaem-Maghami S Testa G Johannesson L Bennett PR Yazbek J Smith JR
BJOG. 2019 Aug 8. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15881. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Human uterine transplantation: a review of outcomes from the first 45 cases.
Jones BP Soso S Bracewell-Milnes T Thum MY Nicopoullos J Diaz-Garcia C Friend P Ghaem-Maghami S Johannesson L Quiroga l Yazbek J Smith JR
BJOG. 2019 Aug 13. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15863. [Epub ahead of print] Review.
Rethinking the time interval to embryo transfer after uterus transplantation - DUETS (Dallas UtErus Transplant Study).
Johannesson L Wall A Putman JM Zhang L Testa G Diaz-Garcia C
BJOG. 2019 Jul 8. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.15860. [Epub ahead of print]
Dexamethasone does not prevent malignant cell reintroduction in leukemia patients undergoing ovarian transplant: risk assessment of leukemic cell transmission by a xenograft model.
Diaz-Garcia C Herraiz S Such E Andrés MM Villamón E Mayordomo-Aranda E Cervera J Sanz MA Pellicer A
Hum Reprod. 2019 Jul 24. pii: dez115. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dez115. [Epub ahead of print]
Uterus transplantation from a deceased donor.
Diaz-Garcia C Pellicer A
Lancet. 2018 Dec 4. pii: S0140-6736(18)32106-8. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32106-8. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Uterus Transplantation: A Rapidly Expanding Field.
Brännström M Dahm Kähler Greite R Mölne J Diaz-Garcia C Tullius SG
Transplantation, 102(4):569-577, 2018.
Autologous stem cell ovarian transplantation to increase reproductive potential in patients who are poor responders.
Herraiz S Romeu M Buigues A Martínez J Diaz-Garcia C Gómez-Seguí I Pellicer N Pellicer A
Fertil Steril, 110(3):496-505, 2018.
Oocyte vitrification versus ovarian cortex transplantation in fertility preservation for adult women undergoing gonadotoxic treatments: a prospective cohort study.
Diaz-Garcia C Domingo J García-Velasco JA Herraiz S Mirabet V Iniesta I Cobo A Remohí J Pellicer A
Fertil Steril, 109(3):478-485, 2018.
Fertility rescue and ovarian follicle growth promotion by bone marrow stem cell infusion.
Herraiz S Buigues A Diaz-Garcia C Romeu M Martínez S Gómez-Seguí I Simón C Hsueh AJ Pellicer A
Fertil Steril, 109(5):908-918, 2018.
Fertility preservation in the oncology patient].
Scarella Chamy A Diaz-Garcia C Herraiz S Kliemchen Rodrigues J
Medwave. 2017 Nov 16;17(9):e7090. doi: 10.5867/medwave.2017.09.7090. Review. Spanish.
Inter-cycle and inter-observer variability of the antral follicle count in routine clinical practice.
Subirá J Alberola-Rubio J Nuñez MJ Jose Escrivá M Pellicer A Montañana V Diaz-Garcia C
Gynecol Endocrinol. 2017 Mar 3:1-4. doi: 10.1080/09513590.2017.1291614. [Epub ahead of print]
Survey of Fertility Preservation Options Available to Patients With Cancer Around the Globe. J Glob Oncol. 4, pp. 1 - 16. 28/06/2017.
Rashedi AS de Roo SF Ataman LM Edmonds ME Silva AA Scarella A Horbaczewska A Anazodo A Arvas A Ramalho de Carvalho B Sartorio C Beerendonk CCM Diaz-Garcia C
The history behind successful uterine transplantation in humans
Castellón LA Amador MI González RED Eduardo MSJ Diaz-Garcia C Kvarnström N Bränström M
JBRA Jornal Brasileiro de Reproducao Assistida
Uterus transplantation: an open door to the possibility of having children
Alejandra Aguilar Crespo Julia Escrig Estrems Loida Pamplona Bueno Maria Jose Quinzá Redondo Diaz-Garcia C
Revista Jurídica Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Ovarian Tissue Cryopreservation: Slow Freezing
Herraiz S Diaz-Garcia C Pellicer A
Gonadal Tissue Cryopreservation in Fertility Preservation, pp.53-77, 2016.
Human uterus transplantation in focus. British Medical Bulletin
Dahm-Kähler P Diaz-Garcia C Brännström M
One uterus bridging three generations: first live birth after mother-to-daughter uterus transplantation.
Brännström M Bokström H Dahm-Kähler P Diaz-Garcia C Ekberg J Enskog A Hagberg H Johannesson L Kvarnström N Mölne J Olausson M Olofsson JI Rodriguez-Wallberg K
ART and uterine pathology: how relevant is the maternal side for implantation?
Galliano D Bellver J Diaz-Garcia C Simón C Pellicer A
Hum Reprod Update, 21:13-38, 2015
Ovarian transplantation: to activate or not to activate.
Kawamura K Cheng Y Sun YP Zhai J Díaz-Garcia C Simón C Pellicer A Hsueh AJ
Hum Reprod, 30 (11): 2457-2460, 2015.
Uterine transplantation is not a good use of limited resources: AGAINST: It is a highly effective infertility treatment
Galliano D Bellver J Diaz-Garcia C Simón C Pellicer A
Antral follicle priming before intracytiplasmic sperm injection in previously diagnosed low responders: A randomized controlled trial (FOLLPRIM).
Marzal A Diaz-García C Monterde M Rubio JM Pellicer A
Fertility preservation for age-related fertility decline
Donnez J Dolmans MM Pellicer A Diaz-Garcia C Ernst E Macklon KT Andersen CY
Follicular fluid and mural granulosa cells microRNA profiles vary in in vitro fertilization patients depending on their age and oocyte maturation stage
Moreno JM Núnez MJ Quiñonero A Martínez S De la Orden M Simón C Pellicer A Diaz-Garcia C Dominguez F
La greffe d'utérus : résumé de l'expérience du programme suédois. Médecine de la Reproduction Gynécologie Endocrinologie.
Diaz-Garcia C M. Brännström A. Aguilar
Livebirth after uterus transplantation.
Brännström M Johannesson L Bokström H Kvarnström N Mölne J Dahm-Kähler P Enskog A Milenkovic M Ekberg J Diaz-Garcia C Gäbel M Hanafy A Hagberg H Olausson M Nilsson L
Livebirth after uterus transplantation
Brännström M Diaz-Garcia C Johannesson L Dahm-Kähler P Bokström H
New methods to improve the safety assessment of cryopreserved ovarian tissue for fertility preservation in breast cancer patients
Rodríguez-Iglesias B Novella-Maestre E Herraiz S Diaz-Garcia C Pellicer N Pellicer A
Obstetric and neonatal outcome of pregnancies fathered by males on immunosuppression after solid organ transplantation
Morken NH Diaz-Garcia C Reisaeter AV Foss A Leivestad T Geiran O Hervás D Brännström M
Short-Term PTEN Inhibition improves in vitro activation of primordial follicles, preserves follicular viability, and restores AMH levels in cryopreserved ovarian tissue from cancer patients
Novella-Maestre E Herraiz S Rodriguez-Iglesias B Diaz-Garcia C Pellicer A
Single site laparoscopy for fertility preservation. A cohort study.Journal Of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Nuñez MJ Padilla-Iserte P Higueras G Herraiz S Rubio JM Romeu M Pellicer A Diaz-Garcia C
Uterus transplantation trial: 1-year outcome
Johannesson L Kvarnström N Mölne J Dahm-Kähler P Enskog A Diaz-Garcia C Olausson M Brännström M
Allogeneic uterus transplantation in baboons: surgical technique and challenges to long-term graft survival
Tryphonopoulos P Tzakis AG Tekin A Johannesson L Rivas K Morales PR Wagner J Mölne J Enskog A Diaz-Garcia C Dahm-Kähler P Berho M Zimberg S Falcone T Ruiz P Olausson M Brännström M
Ethics of uterus transplantation with live donors. Fertility and Sterility
Olausson M Johannesson L Brattgård D Diaz-Garcia C Lundmark C Groth K Marcickiewizc J Enskog A Akouri R Tzakis A Rogiers X Janson PO Brännström M
First clinical uterus transplantation trial: a six-month report
Brännström M Johannesson L Dahm-Kähler P Enskog A Mölne J Kvarnström N Diaz-Garcia C Hanafy A Lundmark C Marcickiewicz J Gäbel M Groth K Akouri R Eklind S Holgersson J Tzakis A Olausson M
Improving ovarian tissue cryopreservation for oncologic patients: slow freezing versus vitrification, effect of different procedures and devices
Herraiz S Novella-Maestre E Rodríguez B Diaz-Garcia C Sánchez-Serrano M Mirabet V Pellicer A
Pregnancy after allogeneic uterus transplantation in the rat: perinatal outcome and growth trajectory
Diaz-Garcia C Johannesson L Shao R Bilig H Brännström M
- Díaz-García C Domingo J Herraiz S Iniesta I Cobo A Garcia-Belda A Rubio JM Garcia-Velasco JA Pellicer A O-083 Fertility preservation by oocyte vitrification or ovarian cortex cryopreservation. A prospective cohort study. Presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Geneva,Switerland, July 2-5 ,2017
- Herraiz S Romeu M Martínez S Solves P Gómez I Martínez J Buigues A Galliano D Simón C Díaz-García C Pellicer A Two live birth after Stem cell ovarian auto-transplantation in Poor Responder women. Presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Geneva,Switerland, July 2-5 ,2017
- Herraiz S Buigues A Romeu M Díaz-García C Hsueh A Pellicer A Infusion Of Human Bone Marrow-Derived Stem Cells Improved Ovarian Function In Chemotherapy-Damaged Ovaries In Mice. Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Orlando,Fl,USA, March 15-18,2017
- Herraiz S Romeu M Martínez S Díaz-García C Solves P Gómez I Martínez J Anna Buigues Simón C Galliano D Pellicer A Two Live Birth After Stem Cell Ovarian Auto-Transplantation In PR Women. Presented at the 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, Orlando,Fl,USA, March 15-18,2017