Antonio Pellicer studied Medicine at the University of Valencia obtaining a degree in 1978. He achieved his doctorate in Medicine in 1980 at the same University and specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Clinical Hospital of Valencia. He also studied a sub-speciality in Reproductive Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine (USA) and at the University of Mainz (Germany).
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 numerous “IVI” clinics, in Spain and internationally. He is also the President of the IVI Foundation for the Study of Reproduction and Director of the IVI Team.
He has been a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 1999 and Dean of the Valencia University Medical School, Spain, from 2006 to 2012. He was also Head of Service of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at La Fe University Hospital from 2009 to 2016 and since 2020 he has held the position of CEO at IVIRMA GLOBAL.
Professor Pellicer is a member of the Executive Board of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology), and the International Federation of Fertility Societies. He was President of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF) from 1994-1996 and is currently a member of the National Commission of Human Assisted Reproduction.
He is the author of more than 300 book chapters and more than 900 articles published in national and international journals, he presented nearly 600 papers and more than 1,400 presentations worldwide and has organised more than 100 congresses and participated in nearly 40 round tables. He has been Co-Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the journal “Fertility & Sterility” since 2011 and is on the editorial boards of several scientific societies.
He has been awarded several prizes for his contribution in the field of reproductive health, including the following: Annual Meeting Prize Paper on seven occasions, XXV Society for Gynaecological Investigation President’s Award in 2002, Rey Jaime I Prize in the Clinical Medicine category awarded by the Rey Jaime I Awards Foundation in Valencia in 2004, Gold Medal Award of the Medical Association of Valencia, in Valencia in 2006, Llama Rotaria Award 2007 for Science, in Valencia in 2008 and the 2008 Lilly Foundation Prize for Clinical Biomedical Research awarded by the Lilly Foundation in Madrid in 2008. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Gandia, Valencia, in 2011. Pro Academy Prize in 2013 for his academic and scientific career, awarded by The Round Table Foundation in Valencia.
He also received the Innovation Award at the 17th edition of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, organised by Ernst & Young, in Madrid, in 2013. “Jacques Salat-Baroux” Award from the French National Academy of Medicine, in Paris, France, in 2014. He was appointed Honourable Ambassador of Marca España (Spain Brand) in the category of Innovation and Science in Madrid, Spain in 2015. In addition, he received the “Josep Maria Dexeus Medal” for his career in the reproductive field and in 2017 he was awarded the prize for Best Researcher in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology in Spain.