Mr Paul SerhalFRCOG
Medical Director, Hon. Consultant/Senior Lecturer
Mr Paul Serhal is an accredited consultant in Reproductive Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He was a Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University College London Hospital in 1987, and in 1990 was appointed as Honorary Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL). He is the medical director of The Centre for Reproductive & Genetic Health (CRGH) which he founded in 1990.
His vast experience of male and female infertility has ensured that CRGH is amongst world-class leaders in the pioneering of new techniques, such as pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and the advancement of fertility treatments.
Mr Serhal has published more than 100 articles in books and journals and frequently lectures at international conferences.
He reported with professor Ian Craft the first pregnancy in the UK in post-menopausal women using donated eggs. The results were published in The Lancet in 1987.
In 2004 he was granted the first UK licence for screening a genetic form of bowel cancer, Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (FAP), with pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. In 2005, he was also granted the first UK Licence for screening embryos for a genetic form of cancer of the eye (Retinoblastoma). He reported the first baby born in the UK following PGD for a genetic form of breast cancer (BRCA1) in 2009.
He is actively involved in a number of teaching and training programmes.