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














Tay J, Masini G, McEniery CM, et al., 2019, Uterine and fetal placental Doppler indices are associated with maternal cardiovascular function, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:220, ISSN:0002-9378

Lees C, Tay J, Wilkinson I, 2018, Early and late preeclampsia are characterized by high cardiac output, but in the presence of fetal growth restriction, cardiac output is low: insights from a prospective study REPLY, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol:219, ISSN:0002-9378, Pages:627-628

Shaw CJ, Allison BJ, Itani N, et al., 2018, Altered autonomic control of heart rate variability in the chronically hypoxic fetus, Journal of Physiology-london, Vol:596, ISSN:0022-3751, Pages:6105-6119

Lees CC, van Oostrum NHM, Basheer SN, et al., 2018, Etiology and Prognosis of Severe Ventriculomegaly Diagnosed atLate Gestation, Ultraschall in Der Medizin, Vol:39, ISSN:0172-4614, Pages:675-689

Lees C, Usman S, 2018, Response to: Vaginal examination and fear of childbirth, Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Vol:58, ISSN:0004-8666, Pages:E25-E25

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