Professor Yacoub Khalaf is a renowned consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist based in London. He is an internationally recognised expert in infertility management and assisted conception, as well as in the conservative management of uterine fibroids. Dr Khalaf qualified in Egypt at the highly regarded Assiut University. He completed his MD in Birmingham.
Professor Yacoub Khalaf sees patients at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, where he is the head of fertility services and is the director of the Assisted Conception Unit (ACU) and centre for pre-implantantion genetic diagnosis (PGD). He is chair of the Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee at HFEA and a member of the board of directors of the International Society for IVF. He is a professor of reproductive medicine and surgery at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and King's College London.
He is an advisor to the National Institute for Health Care & Clinical Excellence (NICE) and is the principal investigator of several NIHR-funded research grants, as well as several randomised controlled trials. He's published on various aspects of assisted conception, reproductive medicine, and surgery, in major journals including the Lancet, NEJM, Nature, BMJ and Nature Cell Biology.
Professor Khalaf also has national and international experience in research degrees, supervision and assessment. He's been an invited speaker on fertility and assisted reproduction for numerous conferences worldwide. He has also appeared on national television on channels such as the ITV, BBC, and Channel 4. He is the past chair of the RCOG national clinical studies group in reproductive medicine and surgery. He's also an ex-member of the RCOG research committee and was previously an associate editor of the RBM online journal.