Xavier Santamaria MD, PhD
Xavier Santamaria MD, PhD is currently a specialist obstetrician and gynecologist in Reproductive Medicine at Clinic IVI Barcelona. He was Head of IVI International Department Area from 2012 until July 2016, when he moved to focus on his field of interest in biomedical research.
On graduation as a Medical Doctor in 2003, he was board certified in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital del Mar in 2008. He also completed a doctoral degree at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2013.
While preparing his doctoral thesis, he obtained a post-graduate fellowship on Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University (2008-2010).
Among his extensive post-graduate training fellowships, it is worth highlighting an Advanced Training in Gynecology at Universitätklinikun München Grosshadern in Germany, a Laparoscopic Surgery Advanced Training under the supervision of Professor Querleu at the Institute Claudius Regaud inToulouse,France and a The Frontiers in Reproduction Course at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA. Recently he obtained the ESHRE Reproductive Surgery Certificate.
Dr Santamaria’s current research directions are to investigate Asherman’s syndrome at Igenomix, besides his research projects as Biomedical Investigator in Gynecology at the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute.
He is a member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF).He was awardedthe prize for as Best Oral Presentation for Young Investigators at the Society of Gynecological Investigation Meeting (2009).
He is the main author of 12 articles in international journals and 9 book chapters,and has been an invited speaker at more than 50 international conferences.