Professor Basky Thilaganathan
Position: Professor and Director of Fetal Medicine
Clinical role: Consultant Obstetrician
Institution: St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
Tel: +44 (0)20 8725 0071
Preeclampsia, uteroplacental function, fetal growth and maternal cardiac adaptation in pregnancy
Basky Thilaganathan was appointed Professor of Fetal Medicine at St George’s, University of London in 2008. Before that, he was appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999. His research interests are focused on Maternal-Fetal medicine, with a particular interest on maternal cardiac function, placental function, fetal growth and preeclampsia (TED talk: http://bit.ly/2i1SqDk).
He completed his postgraduate training at King’s College London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals, culminating in his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) (1995), MD in Fetal Medicine (1996) and Certificate of Completion of Training (1998). He undertook his undergraduate training at King’s College London, where he obtained a BSc in Genetic Engineering (1995) and MBBS (1988). He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and an Honorary Doctorate (PhD) from Uppsala University in 2007.
He has authored two undergraduate and five postgraduate text books in obstetrics and fetal medicine. He is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital and Editor-in Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical journal affiliated to ISUOG. He has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He is a Council Member on the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and represents the RCOG on the UK National Screening Committee. He is also the Clinical Lead for the development of the first dedicated high-throughput NIPT lab in the UK NHS to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening in pregnancy (www.theSAFEtest.co.uk).