Imperial College London

Christoph Lees, MD FRCOG

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Professor of Obstetrics







Professor Ilpo Huhtaniemi +44 (0)20 7594 2104




Queen Charlottes and Chelsea HospitalHammersmith Campus





Professor of Obstetrics 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; 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 1 and 2 studies)
  • High Intensity Focused Ultrasound and non invasive fetal surgical intervention
  • intrapartum ultrasound and the Sonopartogram
  • 3D facial and brain morphology in prenatal diagnosis

 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

  •  Olive Adams














Jaspal R, Prior T, Denton J, et al., 2019, The impact of cross-border IVF on maternal and neonatal outcomes in multiple pregnancies: Experience from a UK fetal medicine service, European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol:238, ISSN:0301-2115, Pages:63-67

Wilkinson M, Usman S, Barton H, et al., 2019, The views of pregnant women, midwives, and a women's panel on intrapartum ultrasound research: A pilot study, Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, ISSN:1836-6864

Tay J, Lees C, 2019, RE: Tay et al, Uterine and fetal placental Doppler indices are associated with maternal cardiovascular function, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN:0002-9378

Dall'Asta A, Girardelli S, Usman S, et al., 2019, Etiology and perinatal outcome in periviable fetal growth restriction associated with structural or genetic anomalies, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN:0960-7692


Bourne T, Shah H, Falconieri N, et al., 2019, Investigating burnout, wellbeing and defensive medical practice among obstetricians and gynaecologists in the United Kingdom, RCOG World Congress 2019, WILEY, Pages:121-122, ISSN:1470-0328

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