Christoph Lees MD
Professor Christoph Lees qualified from Guy's Hospital, London in 1990 obtaining subspecialty accreditation in fetal-maternal medicine under Prof Kypros Nicolaides at the Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine, King's College Hospital, London. He was research fellow and lecturer for Prof Stuart Campbell at King's College and St George's Hospitals. In 2001 he established the fetal medicine unit at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge and moved to Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital as head of fetal medicine in 2013.
He was made visiting professor at KU Leuven, Belgium, in 2010. Christoph is an international authority on fetal assessment and in particular the use of Doppler ultrasound to assess the health of the baby. He leads research in this area, scanning in labour, and non-invasive fetal surgery. The latter work led to a £2.2 million grant from the Medical Research Council for first in human studies of high-intensity focused ultrasound in 2017. His collaborations include as chief investigator for the TRUFFLE Study 2002 and as co-founder of the International Working Group of Maternal Haemodynamics. Other posts include board member, International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) 2015 onwards, chairman of the ISUOG Doppler and vascular imaging group and member of the ISUOG Safety Committee.