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














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

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 Sep;221(3):219-226., Am J Obstet Gynecol

Ganzevoort W, Thornton JG, Marlow N, et al., 2020, Comparative analysis of 2‐year outcomes in GRIT and TRUFFLE trials, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:55, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:68-74

Stampalija T, Arabin B, Wolf H, et al., 2019, An abnormal cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) is predictive of early childhood delayed neurodevelopment in the setting of fetal growth restriction., Am J Obstet Gynecol

Mylrea‐Foley B, Shaw CJ, Harikumar N, et al., 2019, Early‐onset twin–twin transfusion syndrome: Case series and systematic review, Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol:22, ISSN:1836-6864, Pages:286-294

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