Professor Kypros Nicolaides is one of the world’s pioneers in fetal medicine. He is an expert recognized worldwide for his contributions to prenatal diagnosis and therapeutic interventions, which revolutionised the field. Soon after graduating from King’s College School of Medicine and Dentistry, he joined a research team as the first assistant of Professor Charles Rodeck and Professor Stuart Campbell – their work mainly involved fetoscopic techniques and procedures.
Currently, Dr Nicolaides is the director of the fetal medicine unit at the King’s College Hospital, the largest one in the world, and holds the position of Professor of Fetal Medicine at King’s College London. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the UK Charity – the Fetal Medicine Foundation, responsible for financing the training of doctors from around the world and carrying out major multi-centre research studies in fetal medicine. The foundation also organises the yearly World Congress in Fetal Medicine. Kypros Nicolaides has been the author of over 1,500 peer-reviewed journal articles – he also has an H-index of 174, which is the highest of any Obstetrician & Gynecologist in the world, and has had his research cited over 130,000 times. He had a significant role in the introduction of the screening of chromosomal and structural abnormalities, the improvement of the screening and prevention of pre-eclampsia and premature birth and the development of fetal therapy.