José Remohí, M.D – Ph.D.

Biography

Dr Remohí is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the founder and co-president of the Valencian Infertility Institute – Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), the first Spanish institution entirely specialized in human assisted reproduction. He studied medicine at the University of Valencia, completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Hospital Clínico of this city and completing the subspeciality training in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Irvine University, California (USA). In addition, he received a Ph.D. in maternal fetal medicine in 1984 and sexology in 1986.

Professor Remohí founded the ‘Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad’ (‘IVI’) in 1990 together with Professor Pellicer, and his work in the reproduction field has led to the expansion of IVI both nationally and internationally.  IVI is a European leader in reproductive medicine due to their clinical results and has more than 70 clinics across 13 countries.
Currently, he is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Valencia, as well as Director of the Master’s Degree in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery at the University of Valencia and Director of the IVI University Institute. He is also Vice President of the IVI Foundation and a Member of the Advisory Board of both the European University of Madrid and Valencia.

Dr. Remohí has published more than 650 works in national and international journals, 385 book chapters related to human reproduction, and had approximately 950 presentations at National and International Scientific Meetings. Professor Remohí is considered one of the most prolific scientists in reproductive medicine; he holds the third position in the category of Reproductive Biology in Spain, with 510 publications and an h-index of 55. In the area of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Prof. Remohí takes on the fourth place, with 497 publications and an h-index of 52. In addition, Dr. Remohí edited 22 books on reproductive medicine, 2 of which have been translated into English, one into Portuguese and another one into Chinese. He has been Director of 23 dissertations, most of them awarded with “Cum Laude” distinction, and as an investigator he has participated in 11 projects, nationally and internationally.

Professor Remohí has been awarded with numerous prizes for his contribution to the reproductive health field, including the Ares-Serono Foundation Award in 1997, awards from the ASRM in 1995, 1999, 2001, 2008 and 2014; and research prizes form the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) in 1987, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2004. In addition, he has received several social recognitions, such as Protagonistas Onda Cero Prize to the best scientific career in 2002, Investigación Economía 3 Prize in 2004, the Gold Medal of the city of Valencia to IVI in 2006 in recognition to his pioneering research and educational work, Breakthrough Company of the Year Prize by the Expansión Journal in 2009, Tendencias Journal Prize in 2015 and the distinction which recognizes IVI as “Honorary Ambassador of Marca España” of Science and Innovation, among others.


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Education and Training

B.Sc. University of Valencia, Spain (1975)
Master Degree University of Valencia, Spain (1986)
Ph.D (Medicine) University of Valencia, Spain (1986)
Fellowship in Gyn/Obst Endocr Reprod Univ of Irvine, California, USA (1987)
Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Valencia, Spain (1997)

Honors and recognition

Fundación Conexus Award to the company that adds value to the communities of Madrid and Valencia 2016
“Best International Strategy” Award by the Magazine Actualidad Económica 2016
“Paseo del Mérito 2016” Award by the Winery Pago de Tharsys for his entrepreneurial career and progress obtained in the field of Assisted Reproduction, Requena (Valencia) 2016
IVI is appointed Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand in the category of Science and Innovation, Madrid, Spain 2015
IVI institution awarded by the magazine Tendencias for the research applied to Women, by the Valencia City Group, Valencia, Spain 2015
ASRM 2014 Stra Award for works presented for the last 10 years successively in the conferences of the American Society for Assisted Reproduction 2014
Appointed Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand in the category of science and innovation for the institution “Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)”, the Leading Brands of Spain Forum (FMRE), with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Government of Spain 2014
Awards for Social Responsibility of the institution “Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI), Fundación Puentes del Mundo, Madrid (Spain) 2014
Reproductive Biomedicine Online Robert G. Edwads Prize Papers Award in recognition of the best paper published in 2011 “Differential transcriptomic profile in spermematozoa achieving pregnancy or not via ICSI” 2011
Merck Serono Award 2008/2009 for the innovation, quality and image in Assisted Reproduction (iCIRA). 1st Prize in the category: Relevant information related to assisted reproduction treatments for the work titled: “Use of GnRH antagonists during endometrial preparation in the oocyte donation program”, whose authors are Vidal C; Giles J, Remohí J, Simon C, Pellicer A 2009
“Premios Valencianos para el siglo XXI” Award, presented annually by the newspaper “LAS PROVINCIAS” in Valencia 2009
Breakthrough Company of the Year Award in 2009 to the IVI Institution by the economic magazine “EXPANSIÓN” 2009
American Society for Reproductive Medicine award prize paper for the work “The impact of luteinizing hormone supplementation in gonadotropin releasing hormone antagonist cycles. An age adjusted randomized trial”, 64th annual meeting, USA 2008
“Alejandro Novo González” Award for the work “The addition of LH to ovarian stimulation does not produce any more premature endometrial maturation than stimulation with FSH only. A comparative study in oocyte donors” by the authors: Muñoz E, Portela S, Ouviña E, Martínez B, Remohí J, Pellicer A, presented at the LXIII Conference of the Galician Society of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Guitriz, Lugo 2008
Award to the best poster under the title: “Dilated fetal jugular sinuses at weeks 11-13: impact and characteristics “, whose authors are Serra V, Lara C, Correa F, Olmo I, Pellicer A, Remohí J at the XXIV National Conference of the Ultrasound Section of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SESEGO 2006), Valencia 2006
Medal of the City in its category of gold to the Valencian Infertility Institute in recognition to its pioneering work of investigation and teaching that constitutes an international reference in its speciality, the City Council of Valencia. 2006
Ausias March Colectiu Award 2005, intended to reward the most important cultural work carried out collectively in the field of the authentic Valencian culture, in the area of Arts or Sciences, Valencia 2005
Award to the best presentation titled: “Molecular markers of human fertility” at the XXII Meeting of the Uro-Andrological Group of the Spanish Urology Association, Valencia 2004
First Viagra Prize for best oral presentation at the XXII National Meeting of the Uro-Andrological Group of the Spanish Urology Association, Valencia 2004
Research Award in the category of Basic Research in Human Reproduction to the presentation titled: “Molecular markers of sperm fertility and its relation to the basic analysis of semen” at the XXV National Conference of the Spanish Fertility Society, La Coruña 2004
Award for the best basic article in 2003 published in the Ibero-American Journal of Fertility titled: “TGF-B1 regulates in vitro into the human endometrial mucin MUC1 during embryo implantation”, The Spanish Fertility Society with the sponsorship of Organon Laboratories, La Coruña 2004
Award for the best oral presentation “Laparoscopic myomectomy and Obstetric results”, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of the Valencian Community (SOGCV), Valencia 2004
Research Award by the Magazine  “Economía 3”, Valencia. 2004
IVI Mexico receives the Golden Laurel Quality Award on the customer service area 2003
IVI Seville awarded by its popularity among their locals 2003
Ivi.es obtains the prize for “Best Global Website” in the 4th Edition of the Tabarca Competition, Alicante 2003
Rotary Club Research Award, Valencia 2003
Society for Gynecologic Investigation 49th Annual Scientific Meeting for the work: “The Ovary as a Source of Gonadotrophin Dependent Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) in an Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS) Animal Model”, Los Angeles, California 2002
Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the presentation titled: “Presence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C virus in washed semen:  absent or present but not infective?”, Palma de Mallorca. 2002
Onda Cero Prize to the best scientific career, Valencia 2002
American Society for Reproductive Medicine award prize paper 2001, for the work “Vascular endotelial growth factor 121 and 164 (VEGF-121 and VEGF-164) isoforms increase vascular permeability (VP) in hyperstimulated rats in prevented by blocking the VEGF receptor-2 (VEGFR-2)”. Orlando, USA 2001
Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the abstract titled: “Endometriosis and Apoptosis: a new hypothesis about its pathogenesis”, Seville 2000
Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the abstract titled: “Expression of the FAS-FAS ligand (FAS-FASL) and BCL-2 system in human ovary cells and fluids stimulated with gonadotropins”, Seville 2000
Research Award by the Spanish Fertility Society to the abstract titled: “Prognostic study on preimplantation genetic diagnosis in carriers of chromosomal reorganizers”, Seville 2000
Award to the most voted presentation by the members of the Spanish Fertility Society under the title “Influence of chromosomal abnormalities on the preimplantation development of human embryos”, Seville 2000
Award to the most voted presentation by the members of the Spanish Fertility Society entitled: “Endometrial receptivity or embryonic quality. What is more determining in terms of implantation?” Seville 2000
Award for the best video-presentation in Hysteroscopy presented at the National Conference of Gynaecological Endoscopy titled: “Hysterectomy exploration in interrupted pregnancies”, Madrid 2000
American Society for Reproductive Medicine award prize paper 1999, for the work: “Coordinated regulation of endometrial epithelial apoptosis induced by the human blastocyst as a crucial mechanism during human implantation”, Toronto, Ontario. (Canada) 1999
Third Prize for the video entitled “Difficult laparoscopic myomectomy” in the II National Competition of Video of the SEGO, Saragossa 1999
First Award for the best photograhy in the National Photography Competition of the SEGO, Saragossa 1999
Award for the best presentation: “Study of the embryonic regulation of the expression, production and secretion of IL-8 chemoquine by human endometrial epithelial cells” at the XXII National Conference of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), Madrid 1998
Awarded by the ARES-SERONO FOUNDATION for the research on the Pathophysiology of the Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome, Switzerland 1997
Award for the most groundbreaking video called “Preimplantatory Diagnosis” at the V National Competition of Video in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Lugo 1997
First Prize by Organon for the poster entitled “Interleukin 1 receptor antagonist (IL-1 ra) blocks implantation through a direct effect of endometrial epithelium” at the XXIV Spanish Conference of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Marbella 1997
Second Award for the Poster of the Diagnostic Session of the Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) for the work: “Embryonic development and impact of chromosomal alterations in a preimplantation diagnostic program”, Marbella 1997
First Prize from the Spanish Fertility Society in 1996 for the work: “Use of frozen testicular sperm in assisted reproduction: a new option in the field of reproduction” at the XXI Conference of the SEF, Tenerife 1996
“Vicente Zaragoza Orts” Award from the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society of the Valencian Community (SOGCV) for the best work on Ovarian Hyperstimulation, Valencia 1995
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists) prize paper for the work: “Immunoreactive presence and factors regulating the secretion of the interleukin-I system by the human embryo during embryonic development”, Seattle, Washington (USA) 1995
The Diario Levante-EMV newspaper awards its Important Prize for his research in fertility, Valencia 1995
Award for the most groundbreaking video at the IV National Competition of Video in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Lugo 1994
Awarded by the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF): J.A Portuondo “In Memoriam” for the best research work in the field of embryo cultivation, Barcelona 1987

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