Mr Pranav Pandya is the Lead Consultant in Fetal Medicine at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Foundation Trust and an Associate Professor in the Department of Maternal & Fetal Medicine at Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health, University College London. He completed his medical education at University College London and trained at St Mary's Hospital, King's College Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, Sick Kids Hospital Toronto and UCLH. Pranav has 20 years of experience as a specialist consultant in Fetal Medicine.
He is currently the Director and Clinical Lead of Fetal Medicine services at UCLH. UCLH is the only recognised centre in the UK offering extensive fetal surgery - including open fetal surgery for spina bifida and fetoscopic repair for congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pranav is also the Chair of the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme at the UK National Screening Committee, where he is involved in developing and implementing national policy on fetal anomaly scanning and screening for major chromosomal abnormalities including Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndrome. He is centrally involved in the implementation of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for major chromosomal abnormalities in England.
Pranav is dedicated to caring for pregnant women and in particular the well-being of their baby. His expertise is in the ultrasound examination of the mother and unborn baby(s) with particular interest in screening and diagnosis of fetal anomalies. He has considerable experience in invasive testing (chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis and fetal blood sampling) and fetal therapy (intrauterine fetal blood transfusion, pleuro-amniotic shunting and vesico-amniotic shunting). He has done extensive research into screening for fetal aneuploidy and fetal medicine.
He was nominated by The Times as one of the top consultants treating patients in Britain.
Pranav is the Editor in Chief of Fetal Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Practice
Clinical / Research interests
Pranav has published over 40 research papers in peer reviewed journals, written numerous chapters in text books, is a PhD examiner and chief editor of a major textbook.
Pranav is the subspecialty training programme director for Maternal Fetal Medicine at UCLH.
He lectures widely in the UK and abroad and has established a number of courses to support the training of doctors, these include:
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I’ve been coming here for a few years now for my obstetric care and the doctors are nothing if not excellent and highly professional. I see Pat O’Brien (obstetrician) who is fantastic and Pran Pandya (scanning and fetal medicine) , who is brilliant. Also nice that they are always on time and never make you wait.
Dr. Sadia Bhatti highly exceded our expectations and we absolutely recommend her. She is a very experienced and talented professional who displayed the highest degree of technical skill and empathy.
Meeting Dr. Bhatti reassured us that we could have a positive birth despite the challenges. She explained the options and empowered us to make the choices that felt right for our circumstances. We opted for a gentle csection, and it was the most beautiful birth.
Thank you will never be enough! We will never be able to fully express how grateful we are to you for everything you did…
Thank you again for all of your help and excellent care during my pregnancy. I am very grateful.
Thank you for safely delivering our 3 children. You made every experience so pleasant! We always felt safe in your hands!
It’s not just skill that makes a good doctor but caring as well. Thank you for the concern and expertise you displayed throughout the pregnancy and birth. I truly felt that I was in good hands. We look forward to using you again some time in the future, please G-d!
Little things make a big difference. Appointments to fit your schedule and always on time, very friendly service and meeting the same people for your appointments is very reassuring.