Mr. Raef Faris MSc, FRCOG

Gynaecology and Fertility Consultant

Mr. Raef Faris

Personal Treatment Philosophy:

"Patient wellbeing is my responsibility and obligation. I achieve this through a comprehensive approach to my patients' health issues, using technical skills, scientific knowledge and human understanding. I empower my patients to have direct access to medical advice any time they want. I aim to integrate my abilities with a multidisciplinary team and develop this further to establish representation for clinical excellence."

Speciality: Gynaecology and Fertility

Languages: English, Arabic

NHS Base: Imperial College NHS Trust/St Mary's Hospital/Honorary consultant (Colposcopy unit)

Clinics at Emergency Admissions: Yes

Phone: 020 7730 5932


Mr Faris qualified from Cairo University in 1991 where he obtained his MSc Degree in 1998. He moved to the UK in 1999 and obtained the MRCOG. His clinical training in the UK in Obstetrics and Gynecology was completed at Nottingham University Hospitals. During this period he developed interests in infertility, laparoscopic/hysteroscopic surgeries and gynaecological surgeries.

He is an accredited laparoscopic surgeon by the Royal college of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists and has also obtained the European Universities Diploma of Operative Gynaecological Endoscopies at Université d'Auvergne,Clermont-Ferrand,France in 1999. He is also an accredited colposcopist by the BSCCP. He has been involved in research in reproductive medicine, which has been published internationally.

Mr Faris obtained special skills certificate in medical education by the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists and participates in standard setting of the MRCOG Exam and postgraduate education.

Special Interests

Gynaecological surgery, colposcopy, laparoscopy, menstrual problems, Fertility.


The influence of body mass index on in-vitro fertilisation treatment outcome, risk of miscarriage and pregnancy outcome. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2007 27:7, 699 – 702.

M. Y. Thum a; A. El-Sheikhah a; R. Faris a; J. Parikh a; M. Wren a; T. Ogunyemi a; A. Gafar a; H. Abdalla a

Women with BMI above 30 had a higher miscarriage rate but still a respectable pregnancy and live birth rate can be achieved. Women with BMI below 20 there was no difference in the ART and pregnancy outcome.

Is there any value in treating women with elevated basal follicular stimulating hormone? Fertility Sterility, 2003 80 S155 P105.

Thum MY, Abdalla H, Wren M, Ogunyemi B, Faris R, Gafar A.

It was clear that in women still menstruating regulating period, high basal FSH is not a contraindication to IVF and respectable pregnancy and live birth rate can be achieved.

Does egg-sharing compromise the chance of donor or recipients achieving a live birth? Human Reproduction, 2003 18 No. 11 pp. 2363 – 2367

Thum MY, Gafar A, Wren M, Faris R, Ogunyemi B, Korea L, Scott L and Abdalla HI.

Long gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist versus short agonist versus antagonist regimens in poor responders undergoing in vitro fertilization : a randomized controlled trial. / Sunkara, Sesh Kamal; Coomarasamy, Arri; Faris, Raef; Braude, Peter; Khalaf, Yacoub.

In: Fertility and Sterility, Vol. 101, No. 1, 01.2014, p. 147-153.

The outcome supported the fact that egg-sharing does not compromise the chance of achieving a pregnancy of a live birth for the egg-sharer of the recipient as compared to standard IVF/ICSI patients.

Case reports to suggest an algorithm for management of total fertilisation failure prior to use of donor gametes. James D. M. Nicopoullos, E. Whitney, V. Wells, S. Batha, R. Faris & H. Abdalla . Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics An Official Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. J Assist Reprod Genet DOI 10.1007/s10815-015-0564-5 Aug 2015

“The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Obstetrics and Gynaecology” for Master Science Degree (Cairo University Egypt 1996).

Personal Interest:

Mr Faris enjoys playing the piano and guitar. He also plays squash and spending time with his wife and two children