Clínica Fertia

Fertia Team

Meet our team

Dr. Elena Puente

Medical director of Clinica Fertia


Dr. Elena Puente holds a degree in Medicine and is a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Materno Infantil Hospital in Malaga. Trained in assisted reproduction by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Trained in fertility in Finland (In-Clinic Timmi, Turku University Hospital and Hospital of Joensuu).

Dr. Puente also holds a Master’s degree in assisted reproduction from the University of Valencia. She is a member of the Spanish Fertility Society (SEF), the Spanish Menopause Society, the European Assisted Reproduction Society (ESHRE) and the American Assisted Reproduction Society (ASRM).

She has attended multiple national and international conferences on infertility, presenting dozens of papers. A highlight in her career is receiving two national awards for the best paper. She has also participated in the writing of various chapters in books and in scientific articles.

Head of the Assisted Reproduction Unit.

Clinic director of Clinica Fertia since its opening in 2001.

Dr. Auxiliadora Vega

Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Auxiliadora Vega holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Granada (2002-2008). She later became a specialist in Family and Community Medicine from 2009 to 2013 at the Family and Community Care Teaching Unit of the Málaga District (HRU Carlos Haya).
She did he postgraduate doctoral training at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Malaga in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics during the 2010-2011 academic year, having reached sufficient research in the the research project: Analysis of off-label uses in the pediatric population.

She assisted in external rotation in Newcastle at the Endocrinology Unit and at the Royal Victoria Infirmary Diabetes Centre. The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in November and December of 2012.

Specialist of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete from 2014 to 2018.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Law and Bioethics from the UCLM, carrying out her master’s thesis between 2017 and 2018.

Level of Training in Obstetric-Gynaecological Ultrasound in May 2018. She completed training in Fertility at the IERA (Extremeño Institute of Assisted Reproduction), in November 2018; and later did training in Fertility in Finland (Aura Clinic, Turku University Hospital) in May 2019.

Dr. Vega has been working as a Gynaecologist at Clinica Fertia (Assisted Reproduction Centre and Fertility Clinic in Fuengirola) since May 2018.

Dr. Maria Luisa de Villegas Garcia de Quesada

Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Dr. Maria Luisa de Villegas Garcia de Quesada holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Granada, (1986-1992) and a specialist in Gynaecology and Obstetrics via MIR at the Materno Infantil Hospital of Malaga from 1994 to 1998.
She has been a member of SESEGO (Ultrasound Section of the Spanish Gynaecology Society) since 2001 and of the Endoscopy Section of SEGO since 2001.

She has been associated to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology service of the Manacor Hospital in Palma de Mallorca (1998-2000) and later, associated to the Obstetrics and Gynaecology service of the Materno Infantil Hospital of the Carlos de Haya Hospital in Málaga from 2001 to 2007. She is currently in the medical team at the FEM Obstetrics and Gynaecology Centre Clinic, Private Clinic (Malaga) since 2008.

She is a collaborator of the Radiology Unit (Gynaecological and obstetric ultrasound area) at Hospital Dr. Pascual de Málaga from 2001to 2007.

Continually training by attending national and international courses and congresses on foetal medicine, perinatology and prenatal diagnosis.
Training titles obstetric ultrasound (SESEGO).

Head of the Prenatal Diagnosis Unit – Perinatology at Clinica Fertia in Fuengirola since 2017.

Dr. Ruiz Roldán


Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from the Faculty of Medicine in the University of Malaga (completed in 1991). He is a Doctor of Medicine, being outstanding ‘cum laude’ in said university.

Dr. Ruiz Roldán is a specialist in urology. He began as a resident intern at the Regional Hospital in Malaga from 1992 to 1997. Later, in 2005, he was awarded University Expert in Quality of Health Institutions, by the University of Granada.

He is a member of the American, Spanish and Andalusian Urology Associations, of the Spanish Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (SETGyE) and of the European Association of Urology.

Author and editor of «Human Genome Project. Stem cell therapy. Application in urology ».

He also stands out for his specialised surgical activity with holmium laser in minimally invasive therapy of the urinary system and urinary system oncology.


Cristina Maestre


Cristina holds a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Malaga. Trained in assisted reproduction in Kuopio, in the Tiimi Clinic, and in Helsinki, in the Fertinova Clinic. Certification as a clinical embryologist from ESHRE and ASEBIR. She has 19 years of experience in the fertility and andrology laboratory at Clínica Fertia.

She is a member of COBA (Association of Biologists of Andalusia), ASEBIR (Spanish Association of Reproductive Biology) and ESHRE (European Fertility Society).

Luis Delgado


Bachelor of Biological Sciences from the University of Jaén and Clinical Embryologist from ESHRE. Trained at the Virgen de las Nieves Hospital in Granada and has 15 years of experience in the fertility and andrology laboratory at Clinica Fertia.

Luis is a member of COBA (Association of Biologists of Andalusia), ASEBIR (Spanish Association of Reproductive Biology) and ESHRE (European Fertility Society).

Patient care

Loli Cuevas

Patient Care Coordinator and Nursing Assistant


¨Every day, I greet our patients with a warm and caring smile. The best thing about my profession is arriving home after work and feeling satisfied with the individual support and care I give¨.

Juana Huércano

Patient care

¨What I find most rewarding about my job is seeing couples who have had a number of treatments finally achieving their dream of having a baby¨.

Sofía Coronado

Patient care

¨I will be here for you, to guide and support you throughout your journey, seeing your dreams come true is also my dream¨.

Jasmin Schafle

Patient care

“The road to motherhood is not an easy one and there is no greater satisfaction for us than to see our desire to have a baby fulfilled. That’s why, working at the clinic, I can relive the illusion of being a mother every day, which makes me very happy”.

International department

Candelaria Serrano

Head of International Department


Degree in Business Administration and Management with a specialty in International Trade from the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville.

Specialized in Administration, Marketing and Sales, with extensive experience in Management and Patient Care.

Head of International Relations at Clínica Fertia.

Psychological Support

Our fertility clinic, in collaboration with Hernández Psicólogos, has a psychological support program available, including personalised patient support and care, workshops and support groups.


Esa Korkeela

Reproduction Specialist

Bachelor of Medicine, specialising in reproductive medicine, obstetrics and gynaecology and researcher in micromanipulation from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, USA. Experience in assisted reproduction centres in North Karelia Hospital, Joensuu, Kuopio, Finland.

Juha Mäkinen

Reproduction Specialist

Graduated in medicine in the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria, Sweden, USA and Australia. Extensive experience in private medicine as a reproductive specialist and as a professor at the University of Turku in Finland.

He is Professor of Gynaecology and Emeritus Professor at the University of Turku.