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Mr Pranav P Pandya

Mr Pranav P Pandya
  • Consultant in Fetal Medicine, Honorary Associate Professor

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

Professional background

  • Director and Clinical Lead for Fetal Medicine services at UCLH. 
  • Chair of Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) and Down’s Syndrome Screening Programme Advisory Group at the National Screening Committee (NSC). Responsible for developing, implementing and auditing policies for the screening of fetal anomalies and Down’s syndrome in England

Clinical / Research interests

  • Fetal medicine
  • Prenatal screening
  • Early diagnosis of fetal anomalies
  • High risk pregnancies
  • Down's syndrome screening
  • Non- invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
  • Invasive prenatal diagnosis/testing
  • Fetal therapy / surgery
  • Fetal echocardiography

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.

Postgraduate Courses/Education

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:

  • Amniocentesis Workshop
  • Dilemmas in Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Basic Obstetric Ultrasound
  • Screening for fetal anomalies in the First Trimester
  • Cardiac anomalies in the First trimester – Diagnosis and management​

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