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














Lees C, 2017, Most cases of cerebral palsy are associated with antenatal events., Bmj, Vol:356

Lazaridis A, Lees CC, 2016, Adjunctive use of intrapartum foetal ST-segment analysis (STAN) confers no benefit over conventional foetal heart rate monitoring., Evid Based Med, Vol:21, Pages:105-106

Dall'Asta A, Brunelli V, Prefumo F, et al., 2017, Early onset fetal growth restriction., Matern Health Neonatol Perinatol, Vol:3, ISSN:2054-958X

Bilardo CM, Hecher K, Visser GHA, et al., 2017, Severe fetal growth restriction at 26-32 weeks: key messages from the TRUFFLE study, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:50, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:285-290

Foo FL, McEniery CM, Lees C, et al., 2017, Assessment of arterial function in pregnancy: recommendations of the International Working Group on Maternal Hemodynamics, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:50, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:324-331

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