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Basky Thilaganathan

Consultant and Director of Fetal Medicine
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

Basky Thilaganathan was 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 placental dysfunction and preeclampsia (TED talk: http://bit.ly/2i1SqDk). He completed his postgraduate training at King’s College London culminating in attainment of MRCOG (1995) and MD in Fetal Medicine (1996). He was awarded the FRCOG and an Honorary PhD from Uppsala University in 2007. He is the lead trainer for the Maternal-Fetal medicine sub-speciality training programme at St George’s Hospital and was Editor-in Chief of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the medical journal affiliated to ISUOG from 2010 to 2018. He has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications in indexed journals. He is a Council Member of the RCOG and the UK National Screening Committee. He is also the Clinical Lead for the development of the first dedicated high-throughput cfDNA screening NHS lab to undertake cfDNA aneuploidy screening in pregnancy (www.theSAFEtest.co.uk).