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














Bourne T, Shah H, Falconieri N, et al., Burnout, wellbeing and defensive medical practice amongst obstetricians and gynaecologists in the United Kingdom: cross-sectional survey study, Bmj Open, ISSN:2044-6055

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

Stephens K, Al-Memar M, Beattie-Jones S, et al., 2019, Comparing the relationship between ultrasound-estimated fetal weight and birthweight in cohort of small for gestational age fetuses, Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica, Vol:98, ISSN:1600-0412, Pages:1435-1441

Kahrs BH, Usman S, Ghi T, et al., 2019, Descent of fetal head during active pushing: secondary analysis of prospective cohort study investigating ultrasound examination before operative vaginal delivery, Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:54, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:524-529

Santhirakumaran S, Tay J, Lees C, 2019, The relationship between maternal characteristics and carotid intima-media thickness using an automated ultrasound technique, Hypertension in Pregnancy, Vol:38, ISSN:1064-1955, Pages:252-259

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