Imperial College London

Professor Makrina Savvidou

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Professor of Practice (Obstetrics & Maternal Fetal Medicine)



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Chelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Professor Mina Savvidou is a Consultant in Obstetrics and a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She is the Lead for Fetal Medicine at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she’s been working since 2008. She obtained her MD, on the non-invasive assessment of maternal endothelial function, from Kings College Hospital (University of London; 2004). In parallel with her clinical work, she has led a number of research projects related to pregnancy complications including prediction of pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes, and more recently on the impact of obesity and bariatric surgery on pregnancy outcomes.

Professor Savvidou is actively involved in the teaching of medical students and training of junior doctors. She has supervised a number of BSc/MSc and MD/PhD students as well as subspecialty trainees in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She has produced over 50 papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals, as well as authoring book chapters. She is, currently, a Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, a Committee member of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society and a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Guideline and Standard Setting groups. 



Iacovou C, Maric T, Bourke M, et al., 2023, Gestational Weight Gain in Pregnancies Following Bariatric Surgery, Obesity Surgery, ISSN:0960-8923

Patel D, Borrelli N, Patey O, et al., 2023, Effect of bariatric surgery on maternal cardiovascular system, Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Vol:61, ISSN:0960-7692, Pages:207-214

Bourke M, Patel D, Rocca A, et al., 2021, Effect of postbariatric maternal weight loss and surgery to conception interval on perinatal outcomes of nulliparous women, Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Vol:17, ISSN:1550-7289, Pages:1473-1479

Maric T, Kanu C, Johnson MR, et al., 2019, Maternal, neonatal insulin resistance and neonatal anthropometrics in pregnancies following bariatric surgery, Metabolism-clinical and Experimental, Vol:97, ISSN:0026-0495, Pages:25-31

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