I was born in Villafranca del Bierzo in 1960 and I grew up in La Coruña. I always wanted to be a doctor because helping others is what I like the most.
Since I was a child, music was my other passion, and the desire for self-improvement was my inspiration –the need of constantly improving everything around me.
I studied in Santiago de Compostela and then I went to Barcelona to specialize in gynaecology. I picked Assisted Reproduction because it was a very interesting new science and I fell in love with the embryos.
I have two sons: Borja and Bruno, the oldest son is the 4th generation of gynaecologists, carrying on the name Marquès!
I also have many children in other families: the first thing I do every day when I arrive at the clinic is to check the pregnancy test results; positive results make me happy, but negative ones make me angry. I won’t be happy until I see that all cycles end in success.
I divide my time between Institut Marquès’s General Management, the consultation and the Research and Development Project Team. The scientific platform ResearchGate set me among the top 10% of the most influential researchers in the world. I feel very proud!
My motivations are: our patients, their story, the colleagues at Institut Marquès, team work and everybody who is part of it. I decided to use this blog to share with all of you what happens at the clinic and also my experience as a professional in this field, which, in my opinion, it’s a privilege.
Director Institut Marquès (international Assisted Reproduction center) and member of the Governing Board of Sterility and Infertility Section of the Spanish Society for Gynaecologists (SEISEGO)
Spain Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Santiago, she specialized in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Barcelona.
According to the scientific platform Research Gate, Dr Marisa López-Teijón appears among the top 10% of the most influential researchers in the world. Her scientific publications have had a huge impact and place her as one of the best scientific researchers. With 54 published articles, her work has been cited 359 times with almost 4.733 readings.
Areas of medical interest:
The music at the beginning of life: Lead researcher of the study: “Fetal facial expression in response to intravaginal music emission”. The most downloaded study in Ultrasound, the journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS). Ig Nobel Prize of Medicine 2017, the first one in Obstetrics in the 27-year history of the award. (Harvard University, September 2017).
She was named a full member by the “Ilustre Academia de Ciencias de la Salud Ramón y Cajal” and also awarded the “Cordón y Pin Académico”. In 2019 receives the award Dr Gómez Ulla for Healthcare Excellence and the European Medal for Merit in Work 2019 at the European Association of Economy and Competitiveness. Furthermore, she was also named in Spain as “The best doctor of the year in Assisted Reproduction 2019”
Under her direction, during 2020, Institut Marquès has been recognised by the prestigious international platform ACQ5 as “the Assisted Reproduction clinic with the best medical practices”, also the well-known business magazine The Silicon Review has named it as one of the “30 best companies to follow” and the magazine CXO FORTUNE has included it among “the 10 most innovative companies of the year”. In Spain, she has also received recognition from the Objetivo Bienestar magazine with the “Premio de Excelencia en Reproducción Asistida”. In 2021 she has been included as one of the “10 most influential women in the health and medical sector” by the international business magazine Beyond the exclamation!