Elena Gismano

Senior Clinical Embryologist

Elena started her training as a Clinical Embryologist in San Raffaele Hospital in Milan - Italy in 2008, after finishing her Master’s of Science in Medical, Molecular and Cellular Biotechnology. In 2011 she completed her Master’s Degree of Science in Reproductive Medicine

During her clinical training she was also project manager in charge of a project entitled: “Increasing IVF Success Rate: Evaluating Gametes Quality and Better Implantation Potential” and designed the project entitled: “Synergistic Strategies for the Diffusion of Fertility Preservation in Cancer Patients: Integrated Approach Between Reproductive Medicine and Institutions”.

Elena’s been working in different IVF Units in Italy and wrote several chapter of books, abstracts and posters presented at national and international conferences. She’s also been an invited speaker to some international conference and invited lecturer at Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele –Italy for the past 3 academic years.

In 2012 she moved to the UK and she’s been working in the NHS (St Mary’s – Manchester, King’s College Hospital and Homerton Hospital) for 3 years before joining Create in April 2015.

Elena is a member of  HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) Registration as Clinical Scientist – Embryologist since September 2012.  Member of ACE (The Association of Clinical Embryologists) since January 2012. Member of ESHRE (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology) since January 2009. Member of SIERR (Società Italiana di Embriologia Riproduzione e Ricerca – Italian Society of Embryology, Reproduction and Research)  since 2010.

She gained the ESHRE Senior Clinical Embryologist Certification in July 2016 and the ESHRE Clinical Embryologist Certification in June 2014.

Elena is also an ACE Trainee Supervisor since October 2014 and is currently tutoring Iria Castro.


Elena is the Gamete and Embryo Transport Coordinator and the Donor Egg Bank Coordinator for Create – St Paul’s.