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Yacoub Khalaf

Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Guys and Thomas' Hospital

Yacoub qualified in Egypt 1984 (Assiut University) with Honours and completed his MD in Birmingham (UK) in 1994. Following research posts in Birmingham and London, he became a Lecturer in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1996, Subspecialty Fellow in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in 1998 and was appointed Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine in 2001 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GSTT).

In 2003 he was appointed as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at King’s College London.

In 2004, he was appointed as a Medical Director and HFEA Person Responsible for the Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) at GSTT a post that he holds to date.

Over the past 15 years, he has been making a significant contribution to the development of the ACU to its current status as a leading centre for Assisted Reproduction, Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and Stem Cell research.

PI for HTA funded RCT and CI for a national RCT.

Supervisor of numerous BSc, SMM and 2 PhD students


He is an advisor to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), a member of HFEA Licensed Centres. He is a co-opted member of the Training Subcommittee of the British Fertility Society. And an executive board member of the National Clinical Study Group in Reproductive Medicine. He has published and lectured widely on all aspects of assisted conception, in particular, fibroids and IVF and PGD.

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