Antonio Pellicer studied Medicine at the University of Valencia and obtained his MD Degree in 1978, he became Doctor in Medicine in 1980 in the same University and did his Residency of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Hospital Clínico of Valencia, and he also did his Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at Yale Univ. School 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 many ‘IVI’ clinics both in Spain and internationally. He is also President of the ‘IVI Foundation’ for the Study of Reproduction and Director of ‘Equipo IVI’.


He is Professor in 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.


Professor Pellicer is an Executive Committee member of the ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology); and also of the International Federation of Fertility Societies.

He has been President of the Sociedad Española de Fertilidad between 1994-1996. He is currently member of the Comisión Nacional de Reproducción Humana Asistida.


Professor Pellicer has authored over 300 textbook chapters and more than 800 journal articles in national and international journals, and presented over 475 lectures in a congresses. He is Co-Editor in Chief for the journal ‘Fertility and Sterility’ since 2011 and he is member of editorial boards of several scientific societies.


Professor Pellicer have earned it several awards for his contribution to the field of reproductive health, which include the following: he has been seven times awarded the Annual Meeting Prize Paper Award by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, XXV Society for Gynaecological lnvestigation President’s Award in 2002, Rey Jaime I Prize in the category of Clinical Medicine awarded by Foundation Premios Rey Jaime I in Valencia in 2004, Gold Medal Prize of the College of Physicians of Valencia, in Valencia, in 2006, Rotary Flame Award 2007: of Sciences in Valencia in 2008 and Lilly Foundation Biomedical Research Clinic Award 2008, awarded by the Lilly Foundation in Madrid in 2008, and he has recently been named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Polytechnic University of Valencia, in Gandia, Valencia in 2011. Pro Academy Prize 2013 rewards their efforts in science and academic life, awarded by The Round Table Foundation. Valencia, 2013. Innovation Award at the XVII edition of the Enterprising of the Year Award organized by Ernst & Young, Madrid, in 2013. Prize “Jacques Salat-Baroux” by the National Academy of Medicine of France, Paris, France, 2014. IVI is named Honorary Ambassador of the Marca España in the category of Science and Innovation. Madrid, Spain, 2015.

Antonio Pellicer

Awards and merits:


  • “López-Sancho” Prize in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


  • School of Medicine, University of Valencia. M.D. Degree Excellence Award


  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Paper Award


  • Spanish Fertility Society. Prize Paper Award


  • Spanish Fertility Society. José A Portuondo Award


  • Award for the most groundbreaking video at the National Competition of Video in Gynaecology and Obstetrics


  • Valencian Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. Vicente Zaragozá Orts Award
  • The Diario Levante-EMV newspaper awards its Important Prize of the Year to Antonio Pellicer
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Paper Award


  • Salud 2000 Foundation Award
  • First Prize from the Spanish Fertility Society


  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Paper Award
  • Medical College of Vigo Award. Most Innovative Video
  • Organon Award for the Best Poster In Contraception


  • Award for the best paper, Spanish Fertility Society
  • Ares-Serono Foundation. Research Award


  • Spanish Obstetrics and Gynecology Society Award
  • Spanish Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. 3rd Best Video Award
  • Spanish Obstetrics and Gynecology Society. 1st Prize Picture Award
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Paper Award


  • Award for best video communication in Hysteroscopy presented at the National Congress of Gynaecological Endoscopy
  • Prize for best oral paper from the Spanish Fertility Society
  • Prize for paper most voted for by the members of the Spanish Fertility Society
  • Research Prize from the Spanish Fertility Society for four abstracts


  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Paper Award
  • Prize for best oral paper at the 26th SEGO Congress


  • Spanish Fertility Society. Prize Paper Award
  • Society for Gynecologic Investigation. President’s Poster Award
  • Onda Cero Protagonists Award to the best scientific career


  • Prize for “Best Global Website” to, in the 4th Tabarca Website Competition of the University of Alicante
  • Master of Popularity awarded by popular vote to IVI Seville
  • Golden Laurel awarded by popular vote to IVI Mexico


  • Prize “King Jaime I” 2004 de Medicina Clínica otorgado por la Fundación Premios Rey Jaime I, Valencia
  • First Viagra Prize for best oral paper at the 12th National Meeting of the Uro-Andrological Group of the Spanish Urology Association
  • Research Prize 2004 of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF)
  • Award for best original article published in the Revista Iberoamericana de Fertilidad, Spanish Fertility Society with Organon Lab


  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Poster Award
  • Ausias March Prize for Science awarded to IVI by the Friends of the Royal Academy of Culture of Valencia (RACV)
  • Premio NOVA 2005 a la innovación tecnológica en Biomedicina, Generalitat Valenciana, Alicante


  • The Valencia College of Medicine awards Doctor Pellicer its Gold Medal
  • Valencia City Council awards IVI its Gold Medal of the City


  • Serono Prize 2007: Quality, innovation and image in assisted reproduction. Significant data in the assisted reproduction treatment for paper


  • Premio LLAMA ROTARIA 2007: CIENCIAS, celebrado en la XXIV Edición Premios Llama Rotaria 2007 instituido por el Rotary Club de Valencia. Valencia
  • Premio Fundación Lilly de Investigación Biomédica Clínica 2008, concedido por la Fundación Lilly. Madrid
  •  Prize “Alejandro Novo Gonzalez” Prize Paper Award
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Prize Paper Award.


  • Dr. Antonio Pellicer is named Favourite Son of Gandia
  • COGI 13TH. Prize of poster
  • Prize to the Clinical Communication of Spanish Fertility Society


  • Is appointed Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia


  • Is name a new Academician of Number of the Medical-Surgical Spanish Academy, Academy year 2011-2012
  • Basic Science Award for oral presentation in ESHRE 2012
  • Prize to the idea of the University Hospital the Fé with the IVIth, The Best Ideas of the Health of the Year of 2012″ by Medical Diary of Investigation and Pharmacology
  • Robert G. Edwards Prize Award, best article of year 2011


  • Pro Academia Prize 2013, The Round Table Foundation
  • Prize to the Innovation, XVII of the Enterprising prize of the Year organized by Ernst and Young


  • The French National Academy of Medicine granted him the “Jacques Salat-Baroux” Award for his long career in Assisted Reproduction, Paris, France.


  • IVI was appointed Honorary Ambassador of the Spain Brand in the category of Science and Innovation, Madrid, Spain


  • Receives the “Josep Maria Dexeus Medal” for its trajectory in the reproductive field


  • Best researcher in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology in Spain