SRDJAN SASO BSc MRCS MRCOG DIPM PhD
Srdjan Saso works within the Department of Gynaecological Oncology at Queen Charlotte’s Hospital (Imperial College NHS Trust). He is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Imperial College London.
Dr Saso is a great believer in translational clinical and academic work and especially projects that have the potential for cross-fertilisation between medical and non-medical specialties. His main academic and clinical interest lies in gynaecological surgery and ultrasound, with a particular focus on fertility-sparing surgery and uterine transplantation (cancer and non-cancer). Hence, the management of gynaecological issues in women who have not started or completed their families. If the particular 'issue' in question is related to cancer, this field is referred to as oncofertility.
His other main interest lies in the growing influence of machine learning (AI) (and technology in general) in gynaecology. He is currently the Principal Investigator for a PhD assessing the potential of internet use on ovarian cancer diagnosis and creating a machine learning tool for ultrasound ovarian mass diagnosis.
His final interest lies in the application of biomedical engineering in gynaecology. He was awarded a CRUK Convergence Science Centre Clinical Academic Training Programme Intercalated PhD Award 2020. He is therefore a lead PhD supervisor (alongside Professor Molly Stevens) on a project developing a Point-of-Care Diagnostic Tool for Identification of Patients at High Risk of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis or Recurrence. His other collaboration with The Stevens Group is as a co-supervisor on a PhD looking at 'Biomaterials strategies for preventing endometrial fibrosis and promoting endometrial regeneration'. The project itself has led to a number of inter-related spin-offs and collaborations (for example, organoids and Raman spectroscopy). The project is funded by Wellbeing of Women, following a prestigious grant award.
Dr Saso is currently the Principal Investigator in the first UK human trial in Uterine Transplantation and on the Scientific Board of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He is also a member of both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Surgeons, as well as a Diplomate of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine.
His PhD at Imperial College London (Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Hammersmith Hospital) focused on the general surgical aspects of fertility preservation and the anatomical, immunological and psychological issues related to uterine transplantation.
Dr Saso qualified from Imperial College London, School of Medicine. He completed basic training in Northwick Park and St. Mary's Hospitals before being appointed to the North West Thames Deanery Obstetrics and Gynaecology programme.
Dr Saso has also held other positions. He was a Honorary Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Biosurgery and Surgical Technology at Imperial College London under the supervision of Professor Thanos Athanasiou and Lord Ara Darzi. The work focused on the application of statistical methodology to review various aspects of surgical practice.
In addition, he was an Academic Gynaecology Fellow in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, USA between October-November 2012 under the supervision of Professor Giuseppe Del Priore.
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et al., 2020, Uterine Transplantation; Review of Livebirths and Reproductive Implications., Transplantation
et al., 2020, Evaluating the use of Telemedicine in Gynaecological Practice: A Systematic Review, Bmj Open, Vol:10, ISSN:2044-6055
et al., 2020, Oocyte yield in social, medical and donor oocyte cryopreservation cycles, Human Fertility, ISSN:1464-7273
et al., 2020, Authors' reply Re: Implications for the future of Obstetrics and Gynaecology following the COVID-19 pandemic: a commentary, Bjog-an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ISSN:1470-0328