Imperial College London

Christoph Lees, MD FRCOG

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Professor of Obstetrics







Ms Rocio Lale-Montes +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














Wolf H, Stampalija T, Monasta L, et al., 2020, The ratio of umbilical and cerebral artery pulsatility index in the assessment of fetal risk: numerator and denominator matter., Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol

Dall'Asta A, Girardelli S, Usman S, et al., 2020, Etiology and perinatal outcome in periviable fetal growth restriction associated with structural or genetic anomalies, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:55, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:368-374

Foo L, Johnson S, Marriott L, et al., 2020, Peri-implantation urinary hormone monitoring distinguishes between types of first-trimester spontaneous pregnancy loss, Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, ISSN:0269-5022

Fujitake E, Jaspal R, Monasta L, et al., 2020, Acute cardiovascular changes in women undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), a systematic review and meta-analysis, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, ISSN:0301-2115

Gyselaers W, Lees C, Valensise H, et al., 2020, Preeclampsia: the role of persistent endothelial cells in uteroplacental arteries. Brosens I, Brosens JJ, Muter J, Puttemans P, Benagiano G. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;221:219-26., Am J Obstet Gynecol

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