Professor Basky Thilaganathan
Secretary: Onome Orodje
Secretary email: Onome.Orodje@stgeorges.nhs.uk
Secretary telephone: 020 8725 0071
Clinical interests are focused on Maternal-Fetal medicine, with a particular focus on fetal growth restriction due to placental dysfunction, multiple pregnancy and preeclampsia (TED talk: http://bit.ly/2i1SqDk ).
Basky Thilaganathan was appointed Director of Fetal Medicine at St George’s Hospital in 1999. He has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. His major research interest is placental dysfunction leading to pre-eclampsia, fetal growth restriction and stillbirth (TED talk: http://bit.ly/2i1SqDk). He has led on the implementation of algorithm-based screening at St Georges which has led to an 80% reduction in preterm pre-eclampsia and a 30% reduction in perinatal death (https://vimeo.com/rcog/authorinsights16361).
He is the Clinical Director of the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement (https://vimeo.com/638468663/23d205d029) located at the RCOG and is Editor Emeritus of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical journal affiliated to ISUOG. He is a Council Member on the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and represents the RCOG on the UK National Screening Committee and the DH Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle oversight committee.
He is also the Clinical Lead for the first dedicated high-throughput cfDNA screening NHS lab to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening (NIPT) in pregnancy (www.theSAFEtest.co.uk). The unit he leads was recently covered in a Channel 4 TV series entitled “Baby Surgeons” (2021) - https://www.channel4.com/programmes/baby-surgeons-delivering-miracles/on-demand/70818-001 and the Times magazine https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/meet-the-baby-surgeons-saving-the-lives-of-unborn-children-h88bvkl2b
- Member: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - 1995
- Fellow: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - 2007
- Personal Chair in fetal medicine University of London - 2008
- Editor-in-chief Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 2010