Dr. Maria Corniero

Dr. Maria Corniero

Obstetrician and gynecologist, Hospital Universitario del Sureste, Arganda del Rey, Spain
Work Experience: 5+ years in obstetrics and gynecology

“I have always admired the strength that pregnant women radiate. While attending medical school, I quickly found my passion in health care: obstetrics and gynecology. Now that I work with pregnant women on a daily basis, I know they often feel afraid of what’s to come, but the majority still maintain a feeling of calm and wisdom even in very stressful situations. This is something that inspires me at work every day.”

Career Highlights

  • Obstetrician and gynecologist, Hospital Universitario del Sureste, Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain, 2015–present
  • Obstetrician and gynecologist, Doctors Without Borders, Abs Hospital, Yemen, 2020–2021
  • On-call physician throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain, 2020
  • Obstetrician and gynecologist, private clinic Agrupación de ginecólogos Española, Madrid, Spain, 2015–2017
  • Clinical professor in the surgery department, University Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 2014–2015

Education

  • Master’s degree in oncological gynecology, CEU Cardenal Herrera University, Alfara del Patriarca, Spain, 2017–2018
  • Residency in obstetrics and gynecology, Guadalajara University Hospital, Guadalajara, Spain, 2011–2015
  • Training in endoscopic surgery, Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, Verona, Italy, 2014
  • Training in the Fertility and Reproductive Medicine Hospital, Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain, 2014
  • Training in endoscopic surgery in animal models (sheep), Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre, Cáceres, Spain, 2013
  • Medical degree, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, 2003–2010

Featured Publications

  • “Toxoplasmosis: Obstetrics, Health and Nutrition” presentation on the benefits of eating ham during pregnancy. Toxoplasma Symposium, XXXII National Congress of the Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Tenerife, Spain, May 2013
  • Posters in the 18th World Congress in Fetal Medicine from the Fetal Medicine Foundation, Alicante, Spain, June 2019. “Retrospective Study (in Progress) about Association between Fetal Fraction on Cell-free DNA Testing and Development of Preeclampsia” and “Gender Estimation in First Trimester with Anogenital Distance.” Hospital Universitario del Sureste, Arganda del Rey, Madrid, Spain

My Journey in Medicine

As an OB-GYN, I diagnose and treat a wide variety of women’s health conditions, speak to women about their reproductive health, and help my patients have a healthy pregnancy. One of my specialties is endoscopy, or minimally invasive surgery, to detect and help with fertility problems, chronic pelvic pain, and remove polyps, among other things. I completed two training programs in this type of surgery during my residency. 

Across my career, I have always chosen to work with companies and health care centers where they put the patient first. One of the most enriching experiences I’ve had as a doctor was the year I spent volunteering with Doctors Without Borders in Yemen.

I’m really excited about joining Flo’s medical board and using my medical expertise in women’s health to help our users all over the world. Flo is a great platform that empowers women and people who menstruate with accessible information about their well-being. 

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