Imperial College London

Christoph Lees, MD FRCOG

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Professor of Obstetrics







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














Masini G, Foo LF, Cornette J, et al., 2019, Cardiac output changes from prior to pregnancy to post partum using two non-invasive techniques., Heart, Vol:105, Pages:715-720

Usman S, Kahrs BH, Wilhelm-Benartzi C, et al., 2019, Prediction of mode of delivery using the first ultrasound based “intrapartum app”, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN:0002-9378

Lai J, Nowlan NC, Vaidyanathan R, et al., 2019, The use of actograph in the assessment of fetal well-being., J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med, Pages:1-6

Cali G, Forlani F, Lees C, et al., 2019, Proposal for ultrasound staging of placenta accreta spectrum disorders., Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol

Vieira MC, Relph S, Copas A, et al., 2019, The DESiGN trial (DEtection of Small for Gestational age Neonate), evaluating the effect of the Growth Assessment Protocol (GAP): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial, Trials, Vol:20, ISSN:1745-6215

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