Imperial College London

Dr David L Constable-Phelps

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Honorary Clinical Lecturer



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David Constable-Phelps is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London and Gynaecological Oncology Consultant at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. David completed his Sub-Specialty Fellowship at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre, Hammersmith Hospital. After completing undergraduate studies in Biology, David went on to complete his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (BM) at the University of Southampton. After gaining his national training number in Obstetrics and Gynaecology he completed his postgraduate membership examinations and has been a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) since 2014. 

David joined Imperial College in 2014 as a Cancer Research UK funded Clinical Research Fellow to undertake his PhD research, under the supervision of Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami and Professor Bob Brown. David's research focuses on personalised medicine and the discovery of clinical, epigenetic and phospholipid biomarkers that have the potential to personalise surgical care in patients with ovarian cancer. His collaboration with Professor Zoltan Takats enabled him to trial the use of the Surgical Intelligent Knife (iKnife) in gynae-oncology patients. David's iKnife results have been well received, with him presenting at local, national and international conferences. His research has been recognised by awards including the Herbert Reiss Trainees Prize, Blair-Bell research competition prize and RCOG World Congress prize. David was awarded his PhD from Imperial College in 2018.    



Marcus D, Phelps DL, Savage A, et al., 2022, Point-of-care diagnosis of endometrial cancer using the surgical intelligent knife (iknife)-a prospective pilot study of diagnostic accuracy, Cancers, Vol:14, ISSN:2072-6694, Pages:1-14

Phelps DL, Borley J, Brown R, et al., 2022, The use of biomarkers to stratify surgical care in women with ovarian cancer, Bjog-an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vol:129, ISSN:1470-0328, Pages:E66-E74

Prodromidou A, Phelps DL, Pergialiotis V, et al., 2022, Clinicopathological characteristics and survival outcomes of patients with large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the uterine cervix: A systematic review and meta-analysis, European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Vol:270, ISSN:0301-2115, Pages:212-220

Ahmed-Salim Y, Saso S, Meehan H, et al., 2021, A novel application of calcium electroporation to cutaneous manifestations of gynaecological cancer, European Journal of Gynecological Oncology, Vol:42, ISSN:0392-2936, Pages:662-672

Ahmed-Salim Y, Galazis N, Bracewell-Milnes T, et al., 2021, The application of metabolomics in ovarian cancer management: a systematic review, International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, Vol:31, ISSN:1048-891X, Pages:754-774

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