Dr. Evelin Lara, MD, M.S, PhD student, is a physician at IVI Barcelona, were she serves as the Director of the Egg Donation Unit. She received her medical degree with high honors at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Havana, and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital in Havana, in Cuba.
As the Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital, she worked as Internal Medicine Consultant in the Diabetes Service, preventing, evaluating and treating complications of Diabetes, and in Transplant Service preparing patients on the waiting list, providing follow-up after transplantation, and performing emergency procedures. In the meantime, she obtained a teaching degree from the Havana University and attended conferences and postgraduate courses on Endocrinology, Virology, and Hepatology.
Dr. Lara’s move to Spain started with a grant award for Medical Training in Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation. She worked at the Transplant Coordination Unit in Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, where she obtained her Expertise in Cell, Tissue and Organ Procurement Management. She also worked as coordinator of Research Projects in the Clinic Foundation for Biomedical Research, and was responsible for the Isolation of Liver Cells for Transplantation, in a project by Cytonet GmbH & Co. KG. Weinheim, Germany.
Dr. Lara obtained her M.Sc. in Human Reproduction from the University Rey Juan Carlos of Madrid, Spain, and started working as an attending physician and director of the Egg Donation Unit in IVI Barcelona. As an active member of the European Society of Human Reproduction (ESHRE), and because of her advanced knowledge on screening, diagnosis and treatment of viral diseases, she works in the “Management of assisted reproduction techniques in patients with viral disease” guideline group. She is also member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF).
Dr. Lara is currently continuing her postgraduate studies to obtain a Ph.D. from University of Valencia, and leading a multi-center research project in IVI RMA Global. Her research interests include Ovarian Aging, Infectious disease in ART, Gametes donation, and application of Transcriptomics to understand ovarian physiology.
Education and Training
|B.Sc.||Institute Specialized in Exact Sciences Humboldt 7, Havana, Cuba.|
|M.D.||Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Havana, Cuba (1996)|
|Residency||Specialization in Internal Medicine. Hospital “Hermanos Ameijeiras”. Havana, Cuba (2000)|
|Fellowship||Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation. Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, Transplant Services Foundation. Barcelona, Spain (2006)|
|Fellowship||Advanced International Training in Transplant Coordination, Transplant procurement Management, Barcelona (2006)|
|M.Sc.||Master in Human Reproduction. University Rey Juan Carlos and Valencian Institute of Infertility. Madrid, Spain (2009-2010)|
|Ph.D.||Student University of Valencia (current)|
Honors and recognition
|Medical Training Grant as Assistant in Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation. Caroline Foundation and Hospital Clinic of Barcelona||2005|
|Silver Medal Internal Medicine Resident. Hermanos Ameijeiras Hospital||2000|
|Gold Medal to Outstanding Medicine Student. Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Havana, Cuba||1996|
- Esbert M Cristina García Garrido N Lara-Molina EE Wells D Seli E Georgina Cutts Ballesteros A Javier Herreros Marissa Riqueros Fragouli E O-112 Use of next generation sequencing for the analysis of in vitro matured oocytes and their polar bodies. Presented at 75th American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress, Philadelphia, PA. USA, 14-16 October 2019
- Lara-Molina EE Franasiak JM Devesa Peiro A Lopez Nogueroles M Florensa Bargallo M Martin M Ballesteros A Pellicer A Díaz Gimeno P P-582 The degradation of Vitamin D across time: an issue leading to unreliable results in reproductive research. Presented at 75th American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress, Philadelphia, PA. USA, 14-16 October 2019
- Lara-Molina EE Franasiak JM Marin D Devesa Peiro A Lopez Nogueroles M Florensa Bargallo M Martin Salat M Tao X Seli E Díaz Gimeno P Pellicer A P-584: Cumulus cell telomere length is associated with vitamin D3’s main catabolite 24,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3 concentration in serum and follicular fluid: An ovarian ageing explanation.. Presented at annual meeting of the 66th European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Vienna, Austria, 23-26 June 2019
- Díaz-Gimeno P Florensa M Franasiak JM Lara-Molina EE Marin D Martin M Pellicer A Seli E Tao X Cumulus cells have longer telomeres than leukocytes in reproductive age women. Presented at the 74th Scientific Congress & Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO, USA, October 6-10, 2018
- Lara-Molina EE Franasiak JM Devesa-Peiro A Martin M Florensa M Lopez M Díaz-Gimeno P Pellicer A 24,25(oh)2d3: a novel accurate indicator of ovarian vitamin d status in women at reproductive age. Presented at the 74th Scientific Congress & Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO, USA, October 6-10, 2018
- Lara-Molina EE Franasiak JM Devesa-Peiro A Florensa M Martin M Lopez M Diaz-Gimeno P Pellicer A Ovarian vitamin d metabolism is conserved despite seasonal variability and follicular maturation. Presented at the 74th Scientific Congress & Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Denver, CO, USA, October 6-10, 2018