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














Tay J, Costanzi A, Basello K, et al., 2018, Maternal Serum B Cell activating factor in hypertensive and normotensive pregnancies, Pregnancy Hypertension, Vol:13, ISSN:2210-7789, Pages:58-61

Lai J, Woodward R, Alexandrov Y, et al., 2018, Performance of a wearable acoustic system for fetal movement discrimination, Plos One, Vol:13, ISSN:1932-6203

Kahrs BH, Usman S, Ghi T, et al., 2018, Fetal rotation during vacuum extractions for prolonged labor: a prospective cohort study., Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand

Lees C, 2018, Assessment of arterial function in pregnancy: what about peripheral arterial tonometry? Reply, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:51, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:703-703

Tay J, Foo L, Masini G, et al., 2018, Early and late preeclampsia are characterized by high cardiac output, but in the presence of fetal growth restriction, cardiac output is low: insights from a prospective study, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:218, ISSN:0002-9378

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