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.

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
  • Ares-Serono Foundation. Research Award


  • 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 for the best communication in Surgical Specialities entitled: “Management of complex benign adnexal pathology in the UCSI. Action in pelvic endometriosis versus ovarian teratoma”.


  • 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.


  • SGI 56th Annual Scientific Meeting Of the Society 2009 prize
  • Merck Serono 2008/2009 Awards for Innovation, Quality and Imaging in Assisted Reproduction (iCIRA) Madrid
  • Prize for the Best Oral Presentation entitled. Valencia
  • IVI received the “Valencianos para el Siglo XXI” award presented annually by Las Provincias. Valencia


  • Dr. Antonio Pellicer is named Favourite Son of Gandia
  • COGI 13TH. Prize of poster
  • Prize to the Clinical Communication of Spanish Fertility Society
  • 4th Biomedical Research Refresher Conference has awarded an “Honourable Mention in the Basic Research papers” Valencia
  • Associaçào Médica de Minas Gerais awards the “Prêmio Clóvis Salgado de MeIhor Trabalho Científico de Ginecologia” Brazil.


  • Is appointed Doctor Honoris Causa of the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia
  • He was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Gandia, Valencia, Spain.
  • Awarded: “Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Presentations for 10 of more successive years at the ASRM Annual Meeting”. Orlando, Florida.


  • 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
  • Award for Best Poster in the Fertility Section entitled: “In vitro activation of primordial follicles preserves follicular viability and restores AMH levels in cryopreserved ovarian tissue” whose authors are Novella-Maestre E, Martínez A, Herraiz S, Rodríguez B, Díaz C, Pellicer A at the 32nd Spanish Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics National Congress (SEGO 2013). Tenerife, Spain.


  • 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

  •  “Levante del Año” Award to Dr. Pellicer and Dr. Remohí granted by Levante-EMV and the editorial group Prensa Ibérica. Valencia, Spain.



  • IVI received the SRI-Pzifer Award for its study on ovarian rejuvenation. 8 March 2018 Valencia, Spain.
  • Awarded: “Certificate of Appreciation in Recognition of Presentations for at Least Nine or Ten successive years at the ASRM Annual Meeting/Scientific Congress”. Denver, Colorado. 6-10 October, 2018.


  • First Prize for the best papers published in the “International Journal of Andrology” in the years 2019 – 2020. Current status of fertility cryopreservation in prepubertal males.


  • He was granted Doctor Honoris Causa by the European University of Valencia.