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Oxford Fetal Medicine Unit team

Doctors

Mr Lawrence Impey

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

MBBS FRCOG

Specialist clinics

Training and experience

Lawrence qualified in 1988 and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) in 2007.

He has been a Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine in Oxford since 2001.

He is Director of Subspecialty Training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Clinical Lead for High Risk Services in Oxford and Clinical Lead for the Oxford AHSN Maternity and Fetal Medicine Networks.

Secretary

Bronwen Meredith: 01865 851165
Email: bronwen.meredith@ouh.nhs.uk

Lawrence Impey

Dr Christina Aye

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

BMBCh MA(Hons) MRCOG DPhil

Specialist clinics

Training and experience

Christina is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine in Oxford University Hospitals and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. She is also Fetal Monitoring Lead for OUH.

She trained at the University of Oxford, qualifying in 2006. In 2016 she obtained her DPhil in Cardiovascular Medicine from the University of Oxford for her research into the cardiovascular development of babies who have been exposed to pregnancy complications. She was awarded an NIHR Clinical Lectureship and completed her Subspecialty Training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in 2021.

Christina remains heavily involved in clinical research as a Principal Investigator and is a co-investigator on an MRC Programme Grant. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Christina Aye

Mrs Rebecca Black

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

BChir MB MRCOG MD

Specialist clinics

Training and experience

Rebecca trained at Cambridge University and Guy's Hospital, London. She learned ultrasound under the supervision of Professor Stuart Campbell at King's College Hospital, completing her MD thesis on pre-eclampsia and preterm labour.

She undertook subspecialty training in Maternal and Fetal medicine in Oxford and has been a consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital since 2004.

She has an interest in postgraduate education, previously as Head of School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Thames Valley and now as an Associate Dean.

She is a member of the steering group of the Oxford AHSN Maternity Network.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Rebecca Black

Dr Angelo Cavallaro

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery University of Naples Federico II
  • Specialty qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology University of Naples Federico II

Specialist clinics

Training and experience

Angelo studied medicine at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. He completed a Clinical Research Fellowship at the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford.

He undertook his specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Naples Federico II, finishing his subspecialist training in Fetal Medicine in 2015.

He is involved in a number of research projects focused in the areas of maternal, fetal and perinatal health. His major research interest is in fetal growth and prediction of neonatal adverse outcomes.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Angelo Cavallaro

Prof Sally L Collins

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

BSc BMBCh DPhil FRCOG

Specialist clinic

Placenta Clinic

Training and experience

Sally is a Consultant Obstetrician and subspecialist in Fetal Medicine. She graduated in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford and trained within the Oxford Deanery during which time she completed a Doctorate in Obstetric Ultrasound.

She leads the FMU Placenta Clinic. Sally is an Associate Professor in the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford.

She is working with NHS England to develop national guidelines for the diagnosis and management of abnormally invasive placenta (AIP) and is also the UK representative to, and elected Vice Chairperson of, the International Society for AIP.

Secretary

Bronwen Meredith: 01865 851165
Email: bronwen.meredith@ouh.nhs.uk

Sally Collins

Dr Ruth Curry

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) MBBS MD(Res) FRCOG

Specialist clinics

Training and experience

Ruth qualified in 2000 from the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, subsequently going on to complete subspecialty training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at University College London Hospital.

She was awarded her MD from Imperial College London for her thesis 'Studies in pre-existing heart disease in pregnancy'.

She joined Oxford University Hospitals in July 2017 and specialises in the care of women with complex medical problems and women at risk of preterm birth.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Ruth Curry

Miss Catherine Greenwood

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Qualifications

MBBS MRCOG

Specialist clinics

Small for Gestational Age Clinic

Training and experience

Catherine qualified from the University of London and she completed subspecialty training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in Oxford.

She is the Clinical Director for Maternity Services in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Secretary

Jo Barrett: 01865 572698
Email: jo.barrett@ouh.nhs.uk

Catherine Greenwood

Dr Deborah Harrington

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Qualifications

MBBS BSc FRCOG

Specialist clinic

Small for Gestational Age Clinic

Training and experience

Deborah qualified from the University of London, subsequently completing subspecialist training in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in Oxford.

She is the Lead Consultant Obstetrician for the High Risk Maternal Medicine Service in OUH.

Deborah has a specialist interest in postgraduate medical education and is the Deputy Director of Medical Education for OUH and the Head of School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Health Education Thames Valley.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Deborah Harrington

Dr Joris Hemelaar BM BCh BSc MSc DPhil MRCOG

Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics

Qualifications

BM BCh BSc MSc DPhil MRCOG

Specialist clinics

Preterm Labour Clinic

Training and experience

Joris is an Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine and Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Nuffield Department of Population Health.

In 2001 he obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford in Molecular Immunology and his research focuses on the association of maternal HIV infection and antiretroviral therapy with adverse perinatal outcome such as preterm birth and low birthweight.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Joris Hemelaar

Dr Christos Ioannou

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

MRCOG DPhil

Specialist clinics

Qualifications

Ptychio Iatrikes MRCOG

Training and experience

Christos is a Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine in Oxford University Hospitals and Milton Keynes University Hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Oxford.

In 2013 he obtained his DPhil from the University of Oxford for his research in fetal growth and maternal vitamin D insufficiency.

He regularly undertakes prenatal invasive procedures including amniocenteses, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and therapeutic fetal interventions such as intrauterine transfusions and fetal shunts.

Secretary

Bronwen Meredith: 01865 851165
Email: bronwen.meredith@ouh.nhs.uk

Christos Ioannou

Dr Brenda Kelly

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetomaternal Medicine

Qualifications

BSc(Hons) MBChB PhD FRCOG

Specialist clinics

Training and experience

Brenda is a Consultant Obstetrician and Subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. She is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Fellow at the University of Oxford.

A medical graduate from Edinburgh University, she undertook core training in London where she also obtained her PhD in cardiovascular biology in pregnancy.
Brenda completed advanced specialty training in Oxford and was appointed consultant in 2012.

She is clinical lead for haemolytic (Rhesus) disease in pregnancy and perinatal palliative care. Her research interests include prenatal screening and was the chief investigator on the IONA research programme addressing safer prenatal screening for Down Syndrome.

Secretary

Linda Fletcher: 01865 222969
Email: linda.fletcher@ouh.nhs.uk

Brenda Kelly

Miss Aparna Reddy

Consultant in Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine

Qualifications

MBBS MRCOG

Specialist clinic

Fetal Medicine Clinic

Training and experience

Aparna is a Consultant Obstetrician and a subspecialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Oxford University Hospitals.

Her key interests are in medical education and supporting quality improvement. She is currently the Training Programme Director for ST3-7 training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Health Education Thames Valley. She is also a member of the steering group of the Oxford AHSN Maternity Network contributing to regional guideline development.

Secretary

Bronwen Meredith: 01865 851165
Email: bronwen.meredith@ouh.nhs.uk

Aparna Reddy

Dr David Black

Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology

Qualifications

MB BCh MRCPCH FCP (paeds)

Specialist clinic

Fetal Cardiology Clinic

Training and experience

David graduated from the Medical School at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He undertook general paediatrics training at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa.

He subsequently completed his Paediatric Cardiology training at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and his fellowship in Fetal Cardiology at Evelina London Children's Hospital.

David joined University Hospital Southampton and Oxford University Hospitals in August 2015 as a Consultant Paediatric and Fetal Cardiologist. He has particular experience in advanced echocardiography - including 3D echocardiography and speckle tracking - and fetal echocardiography.

David Black

Dr Kevin Roman

Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology

Qualifications

MB ChB FCPaed (SA) MRCPCH (UK)

Specialist clinic

Fetal Cardiology Clinic

Training and experience

Kevin completed his training in General Paediatrics in South Africa moving to the UK in 1998. He completed his training in Paediatric Cardiology and undertook a cardiac imaging fellowship in Toronto, Canada. His clinical research has focused on applying advanced imaging techniques to improve diagnosis.

He has been the clinical lead for Paediatric Cardiology at University Hospital Southampton since 2014 and Director of the Wessex Thames Valley Congenital Cardiac Disease Network since 2016.

Kevin Roman

Dr Dimuthu Weerasuriya

Consultant in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology

Qualifications

MBBS DCH MD

Specialist clinic

Fetal Cardiology Clinic

Training and experience

Dimuthu completed his training in Paediatric Cardiology in Sri Lanka and the UK.

His MD in Paediatrics was awarded the Prof Priyanu E Soyza Gold Medal for the Best Performance in 2007. In addition, he completed a Commonwealth Fellowship in Fetal Cardiology at the Bristol Royal Children's Hospital in 2009.

He qualified as a specialist in Paediatric Cardiology in 2011 and was a consultant in Sri Lanka in Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology until 2020 when he took up a Consultant post in Oxford University Hospitals.

His specialist interests are in fetal cardiac imaging and ventricular diastology.

Dimuthu Weerasuriya

Dr Deirdre Cilliers

Consultant in Clinical Genetics

Qualifications

MBChB MSc FRCP

Specialist clinic

Fetal Medicine Clinic

Training and experience

Deirdre became a Consultant in Clinical Genetics in 2009, having completed her specialist registrar training in the Genetics Departments of Manchester and Cambridge. She is the Prenatal Genetics Lead and her other interests include Craniofacial Genetics and Cancer Genetics.

She is the Training Programme Director for Clinical Genetics for Health Education Thames Valley.

Deirdre has completed a MD degree which investigated new genetic causes of overgrowth syndromes. She is actively involved in research studies and has published several papers in her areas of interest.

Deirdre Cilliers

Prof Kokila Lakhoo

Consultant in Paediatric Surgery

Qualifications

PhD FRCS (Edin+Eng) FCS(SA) FCS(PAED) MRCPCH(UK) MBCHB

Specialist clinic

Fetal Surgical Clinic

Special interests

  • Global health
  • Fetal counselling
  • Neonatal surgery
  • Paediatric tumour surgery
  • Paediatric thoracic surgery
  • Specialist gastrointestinal surgery.

Training and experience

Kokila trained in South Africa and spent a year at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital (UK) as a Fellow. She is Chair of the International Forum for the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons and President of the Global Initiative for Children's Surgery (GICS).

She is an editor of several text books, has contributed to over 70 chapters to paediatric surgical text books and has over 300 peer reviewed publications to her name.

She is involved in several collaborative research projects including in Tanzania, Malawi and South Africa.

Kokila Lakhoo
  • Dr Sridevi Beriwal
    Specialty Doctor in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Dr Bernadette Brent
    Specialty Doctor in Paediatric Cardiology
  • Dr Alexandra Cairns
    Subspecialty Trainee in Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Dr Marta Garbagnati
    Specialty Doctor in Fetal Medicine
  • Dr Katherine Robertson
    Subspecialty Trainee in Maternal Fetal Medicine

Midwives

  • Sophie Lowson, Lead Midwife
  • Alana Gardener
  • Kate Jones
  • Sharon Page
  • Zoe Ventham
  • Kay Randall, Audit Lead

Cardiac Nurse Specialists

  • Emily Knowles
  • Kathy Lurcook
  • Georgie Stepney

Genetics Team

  • Jo Lowndes, Genetics Counsellor
  • Aaron Oliver, Genomics Practitioner

Maternity Support Workers

  • Katie Blissett, Lead technician
  • Toni Evans
  • Kelly Harvey
  • Sophie Trafford

Reception and administration

  • Freya Brimson
  • Rosie Harrison
  • Jenny Jones, Manager
  • Finnuala McGill
Last reviewed:24 June 2022