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














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

Galjaard S, Ameye L, Lees CC, et al., 2019, Sex differences in fetal growth and immediate birth outcomes in a low-risk Caucasian population, Biology of Sex Differences, Vol:10, ISSN:2042-6410

Fratelli N, Prefumo F, Wolf H, et al., 2019, Effects of Antenatal Betamethasone on Fetal Doppler Indices and Short Term Fetal Heart Rate Variation in Early Growth Restricted Fetuses., Ultraschall Med

Regan F, Lees CC, Jones B, et al., 2019, Prenatal management of pregnancies at risk of fetal neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (FNAIT) scientific impact paper No. 61, Bjog: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol:126, ISSN:1470-0328, Pages:E173-E185

Mylrea‐Foley B, Shaw CJ, Harikumar N, et al., Early‐onset twin–twin transfusion syndrome: Case series and systematic review, Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, ISSN:1836-6864

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