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














Stampalija T, Thornton J, Marlow N, et al., 2020, Fetal cerebral Doppler changes and outcome in late preterm fetal growth restriction: prospective cohort study., Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol

Mylrea-Foley B, Bhide A, Mullins E, et al., 2020, Building consensus: thresholds for delivery in the TRUFFLE 2 randomized intervention study., Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN:0960-7692

Abramowicz JS, Basseal JM, Brezinka C, et al., 2020, ISUOG safety committee position statement on use of personal protective equipment and hazard mitigation in relation to SARS-CoV-2 for practitioners undertaking obstetric and gynecological ultrasound, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:55, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:886-891

Lai J, Nowlan NC, Vaidyanathan R, et al., 2020, The use of actograph in the assessment of fetal well-being, Journal of Maternal-fetal and Neonatal Medicine, Vol:33, ISSN:1476-4954, Pages:2116-2121

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., American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:222, ISSN:0002-9378, Pages:633-633

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