Dr. Virgilio M Novero is the Head of CARMI and one of the pioneers in the practice of IVF in the Philippines. He has done over a thousand IVF cycles. Dr. Novero is the first Filipino to have trained under Professor Paul Devroey at the prestigious Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Free University of Brussels in Belgium where Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) was discovered.
Dr. Novero obtained his medical degree from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine in 1986 and had his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Philippine General Hospital in 1988-92. He went on to complete his Fellowship in Infertility and Reproductive Medicine at the Free University of Brussels in 1994-95 where he performed hundreds of IVF-ICSI cycles and gained experience in TESE, MESA, and endoscopy in reproductive medicine. Upon his return to the Philippines, he became among the pioneers in the practice of IVF initially at the Center for Reproductive Medicine in Greenhills, San Juan. But it was at the Victory ART Lab in Makati City in 2003 where he began to be recognized as among the leading local IVF practitioners with consistently world-class pregnancy rates over the following years.
He is currently among the busiest local IVF practitioners and has consistently reported having excellent pregnancy rates, among the highest in the country. He explains all the information related to the patient's particular diseases, the related tests and why these tests are needed. Moreover, he keeps an updated on the latest developments in medical technology and incorporated them into his practice. He has managed to deliver significant results even for cases with repeated IVF failures. He has performed more than a thousand IVF procedures and other minimum invasive surgeries with excellent success rate. They have a clear understanding of the nuances of the medical and emotional impact on the patients. The hospital is equipped with cutting edge research, the latest technology, clinical experts and modern medical equipment. The competent team ensures a positive environment in the hospital. Due to their in-depth understanding of fertility issues as well as extensive experience in the area of gynecology and infertility treatment, they ensure to provide the best facilities for comfort and care. They perform complete infertility procedures at world-class standards. The team of dedicated doctors, paramedical staff and health-care professionals work round the clock, to provide patients with the utmost care, at affordable costs. He incorporates modern methods and the latest technology in his treatments to provide world-class health services. He is one of the leading gynecologists in the city as he treats his patients with efficiency and compassion and ensures the comfort and well-being of patients.
With his solid background in IVF and with a relentless drive to improve by regularly attending international postgraduate courses in reproductive medicine, he has become a recognized expert in basic and advanced infertility including ART, male infertility, and gynecologic endoscopy. He has authored numerous chapters in local infertility textbooks, and as well as case reports and research articles in local and international journals. He has delivered hundreds of lectures in local and foreign conventions, seminars and postgraduate courses.
Dr. Novero is board certified with the Philippine Obstetrics and Gynecologic Society (POGS), the Philippine Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (PSREI), and the Philippine Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy (PSGE). He was president of the PSREI in 2010 and is currently a member of the PSREI Committee on ART, the national committee tasked to oversee the practice of IVF in the country. He is an Associate Professor at the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the University of the Philippines Manila. Aside from being the head of CARMI, he is the concurrent head of the Section of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of St. Luke’s Medical Center-Global City. He has been the Philippine representative to the Asia Pacific Initiative in Reproduction (ASPIRE) since 2008.