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














Lees C, Tay J, Wilkinson I, 2018, Reply., Am J Obstet Gynecol, Vol:219, Pages:627-628

Shaw CJ, Allison BJ, Itani N, et al., 2018, Altered autonomic control of heart rate variability in the chronically hypoxic fetus., J Physiol, Vol:596, Pages:6105-6119

Dall'Asta A, Paramasivam G, Basheer SN, et al., 2018, "How to obtain diagnostic planes of the fetal central nervous system using three-dimensional ultrasound and a context-preserving rendering technology.", Am J Obstet Gynecol

Masini G, Foo LF, Cornette J, et al., 2018, Cardiac output changes from prior to pregnancy to post partum using two non-invasive techniques., Heart

Tay J, Masini G, McEniery CM, et al., 2018, Uterine and fetal placental Doppler indices are associated with maternal cardiovascular function., Am J Obstet Gynecol

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