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In the best hands

At HC Fertility we have a team of specialists with over 20 years of experience in assisted human reproduction.

The personalized study and care of each case allow our specialists to make the best decisions, and recommend the most appropiate treatment for each patient, which help us to achieve high success rates.

Medical specialist in Human Assisted Reproduction

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Jordana Carina Mata

Medical specialist in Human Assisted Reproduction and Andrology

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Medical specialist in Human Assisted Reproduction and Andrology, in the Fertility and Assisted Reproduction Unit of HC Marbella International Hospital.

Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the Catholic University of Córdoba (Argentina) in 2003.

Degree in Gynecology and Obstetrics from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina, in 2009.

Postgraduate training in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Costa de Sol Hospital in Marbella, Spain in 2008.

Postgraduate training in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga Materno-Infantil, Málaga 2021-2022.

Head of the Reproductive Medicine and Endoscopic Reproductive Surgery Area, of the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department, Sanatorio Allende (high complexity center) in Córdoba (Argentina) from November 29, 2010 to August 1, 2021. Clinical-Surgical fertility consultation.

Member of:
- Spanish Society of Fertillity (S.E.F.).
- Argentine Society of Reproductive Medicine (SA.Me.R.).

Languages:
- Spanish.
- English.

Embryologists

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Mercedes Molina Marín

Embryologist

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Clinical embryologist specialised in Assisted Reproduction techniques at the Fertility Unit of HC Marbella International Hospital.

Gaduated in BIology at the University of Jaén, UJA, in 2013.
Postgraduate Degree in Biology and Technology of Reproduction in Mammals. Specialised in Human Reproduction at the University of Murcia UMU and IVI Murcia, in 2015.

HCPC (Health and Care Professional Council) registered Embryologist in UK from 2016.

Her professional career includes experiences in both public and private Fertility Clinics in Spain (Jáen, Palma de Mallorca, and Marbella) and England (Southampton, London, and Chelmsford).

Member of:
HCPC: The Health and Care Professions Council
ACE: The Association of Clinical Embryologists
ESHRE: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
COBA: Colegio Oficial de Biólogos en Andalucía
ASEBIR: Asociación para el Estudio de la Biología de la Reproducción

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Sheila Fernández Cisneros

Embryologist

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Embryologist specialized in human assisted reproduction (clinical embryology) in fertility and assisted human reproduction unit, HC Marbella International Hospital.

Graduated in biology. University of Granada (2010).
Master in Biotechnology of human assisted reproduction, specialized in preimplantation genetic diagnosis, University of Valencia.
Master in Bioethics, University of Valencia.
Master in Bioinformatics and biostatistics, University of Barcelona.
Vocal member of the group of ethics and good practices of ASEBIR

She developed her professional career in different clinics in Spain, but also abroad:
Reina Sofia’s Hospital (Córdoba), IVI, Advanced Fertility center (Cancún), Create fertility (London), Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital (NHS, London).

Member of:
- HCPC: The Health and Care Professions Council registration in the UK
- ARCS: The Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists
- ESHRE: European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
- COBCM: Colegio Official College of biologists in Madrid.
- SEF (Spanish fertility society)

Languages:
- Spanish
- English

Patient coordinator

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Patricia Antón Plata

National and International Patient Coordinator

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Patient coordinator in HC Fertility Marbella, national and international patients.

Patient care assistant in IVI Málaga (2017-2022)

Audiovisual communication degree by Málaga University (2002-2006)
History of art degree by UNED (2010-2014).

Teaching certificate by UCM.

Languages skills:
- Spanish.
- English.
- French.

Fertility Assistant at HC Fertility.

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Gloria Passarelli

Biochemistry

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Fertility Assistant at HC Fertility.

Biochemistry from the National University of the South (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in 2006.

Clinical trials coordinator at Hospital Quironsalud in Marbella (2021).

Clinical researcher at Vall D'Hebron Hospital - VHIO in Barcelona (2019 - 2021).

Biochemistry at FUNDALEU - Foundation to Combat Leukemia (2009 - 2019).

Administration

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Nuria Hernández

Invoicing and administration

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Invoicing and administration for Fertility at the Center for Fertility and Assisted Reproduction HC Marbella International Hospital.

She obtained her license in Ecomomics Sciencies from the University of Cádiz in 1994 and a Bachelor of Art in Languages for Business and Information Technology from the University de Wolverhampton (United kingdom).

She has fifteen years of experience in the field of the Admistration and Business Management.

Andrology

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Dr. Francisco Manuel Antuña Calle

Urologist

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Graduated in medicine and surgery by the University of Málaga (1989).

Urologist specialized in in low invasive surgery (advanced endourology) and laser surgery in treatments of complex lithiasis and benign prostactic hyperplastia (BPH). He is also specialized in Urological cancer (prostate, bladder, kidney…) and andrology.

Leader of urology unit, and referring urologist at the Center of fertility and assisted reproduction at the Fertility and Assisted Reproduction Unit at HC Marbella International Hospital, HC Fertility.

Currently, he is also, head leader of the urology service at Quirón Salud Hospital, in Málaga.

Member of:

- Medical college, in Málaga.
- General Médical Council británico.
- European Association of Urology (EAU).
- British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS).

Nursing and operating room

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Blanca Gil

Operating Room Supervisor

Anesthesiologists

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Dr. Darío Ballesteros

Specialist in anesthesiology and recovery

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Medical specialist in anesthesiology, recovery and pain therapy.
Graduated in medicine and surgery at University of Sevilla.

Resident doctor in the learning unit of anesthesiology, recovery and pain therapy, in Virgen de Valme Hospital, and in the learning unit of anesthesiology, recovery, and pain therapy of Virgen del Rocío Hospital.

He did external rotations in pediatric anesthesia unit, maxilofacial anesthesia and plastic surgery and anesthesia in neurosurgery. He also participated in the anesthesiology, recovery and pain therapy unit in Virgen Macarena Hospital.

Family doctor in the Primary Care center “Saladillo” Algeciras (2002-2003)

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Dr. Daniel Rodríguez Jato

Specialist in anesthesiology and recovery

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Graduated in medicine and surgery by the University of Extremadura.

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