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Miss Maya Al-Memar is a Consultant Gynaecologist at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust, with specialist clinical interests in complex benign gynaecology, acute diagnostic services including early pregnancy and acute gynaecology, rapid access for suspected gynaecological cancer, and paediatric & adolescent gynaecology.

She completed her training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in North-West London including specialty training at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Having worked in the largest gynaecology & reproductive medicine service in London at Imperial, she has experience in managing complex patients. Her focus is to provide the best possible individualised care for women using high quality diagnostics ultrasound skills to streamline care.

She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine with first class honours in 2007, where she also completed her PhD and is now an honorary clinical lecturer. She is widely published in peer-reviewed journals. She currently has on-going research projects in the fields of early pregnancy, miscarriage, ovarian cysts and use of ultrasound to improve diagnosis of ovarian masses.



Suspected gynaecological cancer, early pregnancy problems including miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, emergency gynaecology, adolescent gynaecology and disorders of reproductive development, benign gynaecological surgery, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, menstrual disorders, gynaecological ultrasound

Research & publications

1. Christodoulou E, Bobdiwala S, Kyriacou C, Farren J, Mitchell-Jones N, Ayim F, Chohan B, Abughazza O, Guruwadahyarhalli B, Al-Memar M, Guha S, Veluppillai V, Gould D, Stalder S, Wynants L, Timmerman D, Bourne T, Van Calster B. External validation of models to predict the outcome of pregnancy of unknown location: a multicentre cohort study. Accepted for publication BJOG Sept 2020

2. Bourne T, Kyriacou C, Coomarasamy A, Kirk E, Condous G, Leonardi M, Al-Memar, M, Small R, Morris E, O’Brien P, Goodyear G, Jardine J, Relph S. Guidance for rationalising early pregnancy services in the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. RCOG. April 2020

3. Bourne T, Leonardi M, Kyriacou C, Al-Memar M, Landolfo C, Cibula D, Condous G, Metzger U, Fischerova D, Timmerman D, Van den Bosch. ISUOG Consensus Statement on rationalization of gynaecological ultrasound services in context of SARS-CoV-2. UOG 2020 Apr 8

4. Bourne T, Kyriacou C, Coomarasamy A, Al-Memar M, Leonardi M, Kirk E, Landolfo C, Blanchette-Porter M, Small R, Condous G, Timmerman D. ISUOG Consensus Statement on rationalization of early pregnancy care & provision of ultrasonography in context of SARS-CoV-2. UOG 2020 Apr 8

5. Ibeto L, Antonopoulous A, Grassi P, Pang PC, Panico M, Bobdiawal S, Al-Memar M, Davis P, Davis M, Norman Taylor J, Almeida P, Johnson MR, Harvey R, Bourne T, Seckl M, Clark G, Haslam SM, Dell A. Insights into the hyperglycosylation of human chorionic gonadotrophin revealed by glycomics analysis. Plos One. 2020 Feb 11;15(2)

6. Coomarasamy A, Devall AJ, Brosens JJ, Quenby S, Stephenson MD, Sierra S, Christiansen OB, Small R, Brewin J, Roberts TE, Dhillon-Smith R, Harb H, Noordali H, Papadopoulou A, Eapen A, Prior M, Di Renzo GC, Hinshaw K, Mol BW, Lumsden MA, Khalaf Y, Shennan A, Goddijn M, Van Wely M, Al-Memar M, Bennett P, Bourne T, Rai R, Regan L, Gallos ID. Micronized vaginal progesterone to prevent miscarriage: a critical evaluation of randomized evidence. AJOG 2020 Jan 29

7. Galazis N, Saso S, Sorbi F, Jones B, Landolfo C, Al-Memar M, Ben-Nagi J, Smith JR, Yazbek J. Intraoperative ultrasound during fertility-sparing surgery: A systematic review & practical applications. Gynecol Obstet Invest. 2020;85(2):127-148

8. Farren J, Jalmbrant M, Falconieri N, Mitchell-Jones N, Bobdiwala S, Al-Memar M, Tapp S, Van Calster B, Wynants L, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Posttraumatic stress, anxiety & depression following miscarriage & ectopic pregnancy: a multicentre prospective cohort study. AJOG 2020 Apr,222(4):367

9. Al-Memar M, Bobdiwala S, Fourie H, Mannino R, Lee YS, Smith A, Marchesi JR, Timmerman D, Bourne T, Bennett PR, MacIntyre DA. The association between vaginal bacterial composition & miscarriage: a nested case-control study. BJOG. 2020 Jan;127(2):264-274

10. Grewal K, Al-Memar M, Fourie H, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Natural history of pregnancy-related enhanced myometrial vascularity following miscarriage. UOG. 2020 May;55(5):676-682

11. Al-Memar M, Vaulet T, Fourie H, Bobdiwala S, Farren J, Saso S, Bracewell-Milnes T, Moor B, Sus S, Stalder C, Bennett P, Timmerman D, Bourne T. First trimester intrauterine hematoma & pregnancy complications. UOG 2020 Apr;55(4):536-545

12. Bobdiwala S, Christodoulou E, Farren J, Mitchell-Jones N, Kyriacou C, Al-Memar M, Ayim F, Chohan B, Kirk E, Abughazza O, Guruwadahyarhalli B, Guha S, Bottomley C, Gould D, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Van Calster B, Bourne T. Triaging women with pregnancy of unknown location using two-step protocol including M6 model: clinical implementation study. UOG 2020 Jan;55(1):105-114

13. Stephens L, Al-Memar M, Beattie-Jones S, Dhanjal M, Mappouridou S, Thorne E, Lees C. Comparing the relation between ultrasound-estimated fetal weight & birthweight in cohort of small-for-gestational age foetuses. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scan. 2019 Nov;98(11):1435-1441

14. Al-Memar M, Vaulet T, Fourie H, Nikolic G, Bobdiwala S, Saso S, Farren J, Pipi M, Van Calster B, de Moor B, Stalder C, Bennett P, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Early pregnancy events & subsequent antenatal, delivery & neonatal outcomes: prospective cohort study. UOG 2019 Oct;54(4):530-537

15. Brown RG, Al-Memar M, Marchesi JR, Lee YS, Smith A, Chan D, Lewis H, Kindinger L, Terzidou V, Bourne T, Bennett P, MacIntyre DA. Establishment of vaginal microbiota composition in early pregnancy & its association with subsequent preterm prelabour rupture of membranes. Trans Res. 2019;207:30-43

16. Bobdiwala S, Saso S, Vernakel JY, Al-Memar M, Van Calster B, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Diagnostic protocols for the management of pregnancy of unknown location: a systematic review & meta-analysis. BJOG 2019 Jan;126(2):190-198

17. Saso S, Tziraki M, Clancy NT, Song L, Bracewell-Milnes, Jones BP, Al-Memar M, Yazbek J, Thum MY, Sayasneh A, Bourne T, Smith JR, Elson DS, Ghaem-Maghami S. Use of laser speckle contrast analysis during pelvic surgery in a uterine transplant model. Future Sci OA. 2018 Aug 1;4(7):FSO324

18. Al-Memar M, Bobdiwala S, Madhra M, Saso S, De Cock B, Van Calster B, Brown JK, Mukri F, Bottomley C, Papageorghiou A, Timmerman D, Horne AW, Bourne T. The potential value of activin B & fibronectin for the triage of pregnancies of unknown location & prediction of first trimester viability. AJUM 2018. Apr

19. Saso S, Clancy NT, Jones BP, Bracewell-Milnes T, Al-Memar M, Cannon EM, Ahluwalia S, Yazbek J, Thum MY, Bourne T, Elson DS, Smith JR, Ghaem-Maghami S. Use of biomedical photonics in gynaecology surgery: a uterine transplantation model. Future Sci OA 2018 Feb 6;4(4):FSO286

20. Bobdiwala S, Al-Memar M, Farren J, & Bourne T. Factors to consider in pregnancy of unknown location. Womens Health (Lond). 2017 Aug;13(2):27-33

21. Shah H, Al-Memar M, De Bakker B, Fourie H, Lees C, & Bourne T. The first trimester fetal central nervous system: a novel ultrasonographic perspective. AJOG 2017 Aug;217(2):220-221

22. Al-Memar M, Saso S, Bobdiwala S, Ameye L, Guha S, Joash K, Stalder C, Sur S, Moorthy K, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Validation of a virtual reality simulator for the use of transvaginal ultrasonography in gynaecology & early pregnancy. AJUM 2017

23. Ayim F, Tapp S, Guha S, Ameye L, Al-Memar M, Sayasneh A, Bottomley C, Gould D, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Can risk factors, clinical history & symptoms be used to predict the risk of ectopic pregnancy in women attending an early pregnancy assessment unit? UOG 2016 Nov;48(5):656-662

24. Sayasneh A, Ferrara L, De Cock B, Saso S, Al-Memar M, Johnson S, Kaijser J, Carvalho J, Husicka R, Smith A, Stalder C, Blanco MC, Ettore G, Van Calster B, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Evaluating the risk of ovarian cancer before surgery using the ADNEX model: a multicentre external validation study. Br J Cancer: 115(5):542-8

25. Bobdiwala S, Guha S, Van Calster B, Ayim F, Mitchell-Jones N, Al-Memar M, Mitchell H, Stalder C, Bottomley C, Kothari A, Timmerman D, Bourne T. The clinical performance of the M4 decision support model to triage women with a pregnancy of unknown location as at low or high risk of complications. Hum Reprod 2016;31(7):1425-35

26. Saso S, Clarke A, Bracewell-Milnes T, Saso A, Al-Memar M, Thum MY, Yazbek J, Del Priore G, Hardiman P, Ghaem-Maghami S, Smith JR. Psychological Issues Associated With Absolute Uterine Factor Infertility & Attitudes of Patients Toward Uterine Transplantation. Prog Transplant 2016;26(1):28-39

27. Bracewell-Milnes T, Saso S, Bora S, Ismail AM, Al-Memar M, Hamed AH, Abdallah H, Thum MY. Investigating psychosocial attitudes, motivations & experiences of oocyte donors, recipients & egg sharers: A systematic review. Human Reprod Update. 2016 Jun;22(4):450-65

28. Van Calster B, Bobdiwala S, Guha S, Van Hoorde K, Al-Memar M, Harvey R, Farren J, Kirk E, Condous G, Sur S, Stalder C, Timmerman D, Bourne T. Managing PUL based on initial serum progesterone & serial serum hCG: development & validation of a two-step triage protocol. UOG 2016 Nov;48(5):642-649

29. Saso S, Clarke A, Bracewell-Milnes T, Al-Memar M, Hamed AH, Thum MY, Ghaem-Maghami S, Priore GD, Smith JR. Survey of perceptions of health care professionals in the United Kingdom toward uterine transplant. Prog Transplant. 2015;25(1): 56-63

30. Al-Memar M, Kirk E, Bourne T. The role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis & management of early pregnancy complications. TOG 2015;17(3); 173-181

31. Chew NS, Pasha Y, & Al-Memar M. Perforation in Pictures. BJHM. 2008;69(11): 653-653

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