Imperial College London

Dr Christoph Lees, MD MRCOG

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Reader in Obstetrics







Queen Charlottes and Chelsea HospitalHammersmith Campus





Reader in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine at Imperial College London; Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Head of Fetal Medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Centre for Fetal Care, Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital; Visiting Professor at the Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven, Belgium; Editor in Chief, Fetal Maternal Medicine Reviews; Founder, Doctors Policy Research Group, Civitas

 reseArch THEMES

  • cardiovascular adaptation in pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction
  • therapy for acute pre-eclampsia
  • fetal Doppler ultrasound and fetal growth restriction (TRUFFLE study)
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and non invasive fetal surgical intervention
  • intrapartum ultrasound and the Sonopartogram
  • pre-conception studies in relation to predicting the length of gestation, dating a pregnancy and maternal cardiovascular physiology

 external collaborators

  • Professor Dirk Timmerman, KU Leuven
  • Professor Dino Giussani, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Gail ter Haar, Institute of Cancer Research
  • Professor Ian Wilkinson and Dr C McEniery, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Torbjorn Eggebo, Trondheim University, Norway
  • The Trial of Umbilical and Fetal Flow in Europe (TRUFFLE) collaborators throughout Europe

 ReSEARCH fellows

 Research Midwife

  •  Helen Barton














Lees C, 2017, Most cases of cerebral palsy are associated with antenatal events., Bmj, Vol:356

Lazaridis A, Lees CC, 2016, Adjunctive use of intrapartum foetal ST-segment analysis (STAN) confers no benefit over conventional foetal heart rate monitoring., Evid Based Med, Vol:21, Pages:105-106

Lees C, 2017, Difficult behaviour can protect patients., Bmj, Vol:359

Lees C, 2018, Maintaining public confidence in doctors-at what cost?, Bmj-british Medical Journal, Vol:360, ISSN:1756-1833

Tay J, Foo L, Masini G, et al., 2018, Cardiac Output In Pre eclampsia Is Associated With The Presence Of Fetal Growth Restriction, Not Gestation At Onset: A prospective cohort study., Am J Obstet Gynecol

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