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Ms Shirin Khanjani

MD, PhD, MRCOG

Consultant Gynaecologist and sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Ms Shirin Khanjani is a consultant Gynaecologist and accredited subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine at University College London Hospital. Miss Khanjani has trained at Imperial College where she obtained her PhD, was a clinical lecturer and completed sub-specialist training in reproductive medicine. She is passionate about looking after couples who experience conception delays and difficulties. She has a keen interest in management of moderate and severe premenstrual syndrome as well as perimenopausal  and menopausal symptoms.

Alongside her clinical work, Miss Khanjani is an honorary Associate Professor at University College London and has published scientific articles and book chapters and has presented her work internationally.

Her research interests are identifying bio markers that will help with successful conception.

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  • Ovulation induction
  • IVF treatment
  • Pelvic Ultrasound
  • Hysteroscopic surgery
  • Coil insertion
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  • Infertility
  • In Vitro Fertilisation
  • Fertility preservation
  • Poor ovarian reserve
  • Egg donor recipient treatment
  • Egg freezing
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause
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  • 2005 – MD, Esfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health
  • 2010 – PhD, Imperial College London
  • 2014 – MRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
  • 2018 – Sub-specialist Accreditation in Reproductive Medicine, Royal College of Obstetricians &  Gynaecologists
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Characterisation of vaginal cytokine expression during ART: A cohort study British Fertility Society Meeting Birmingham, UK 2019
Plasma microRNAs identifies as novel biomarkers of embryo implantation’ European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Barcelona, Spain 2018
‘microRNAs as biomarkers of endometrial receptivity in IVF’ Society for Reproductive Investigation San Diego, USA 2018
‘Programming Prostanoid EP2 Receptor Function in Human Labour via GPCR Crosstalk’ International Society for Reproductive Investigation Conference Montreal, Canada 2016
‘Programming Prostanoid EP2 Receptor function in human labour via GPCR crosstalk’ Harris-Wellbeing event Liverpool, UK 2015
‘EP2 receptor activates dual G protein signalling pathways that mediate contrasting pro- and anti-labour responses in term pregnant human myometrium’ International Society for Gynaecologic Investigation Conference Florence, Italy 2014

Publications

2020
Burdens and Awareness of Adverse Self-Reported Lifestyle Factors in Men With Sub-Fertility: A Cross-Sectional Study in 1149 Men Channa N Jayasena, Aditi Sharma, Ali Abbara, Rong Luo, Christopher J White, Sophie G Hoskin, Shirin Khanjani, Mike J Crawford, Jonathan W Ramsay, Sukhbinder Minhas, Waljit S Dhillo. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2020 May 3. doi: 10.1111/cen.14213.
2019
‘KOVACS & SALAMONSEN: How to Prepare the Endometrium to Maximize Implantation Rates & IVF’ – Chapter – ‘Does catheter type influence endometrial implantation success?’ Shirin Khanjani, Tia Hunjan, Stuart Lavery. Chapter of the book (Cambridge University Press). Epub January 2019
2018
Vaginal Estrogen Deficiency. The Obstetrician and Gynecologist. Khanjani S, Panay N. 20 November 2018. https://doi.org/10.1111/tog.12539
The direct and indirect effects of kisspeptin-54 on granulosa lutein cell function. Owens LA, Abbara A, Lerner A, O’floinn S, Christopoulos G, Khanjani S, Islam R, Hardy K, Hanyaloglu A, Lavery SA, Dhillo WS, Franks S. Hum Reprod. 2018 Feb 1;33(2):292-302. Doi:10.1093/humrep/dex357.
‘ART and fetal growth’ in chapter of the book ‘Placental Fetal Growth Restriction’ Christoph Brezinka, Shirin Khanjani. (Cambridge University Press). Epub January 2018.
2012
Chemoattractant receptor homologous to the T helper 2 cell (CRTH2) is not expressed in human amniocytes and myocytes. Sykes L, Lee Y, Khanjani S, Macintyre DA, Yap XJ, Ponnampalam S, Teoh TG, Bennett PR. PLoS One. 2012;7(11): e50734. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050734. Epub 2012 Nov 30
Progesterone acts via the nuclear glucocorticoid receptor to suppress IL-1β-induced COX-2 expression in human term myometrial cells.
Lei K, Chen L, Georgiou EX, Sooranna SR, Khanjani S, Brosens JJ, Bennett PR, Johnson MR. PLoS One. 2012;7(11): e50167. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0050167. Epub 2012 Nov 28.
NFKB and AP-1 Drive Human Myometrial IL8 Expression. Khanjani S, Terzidou V, Johnson MR, Bennett PR. Mediators Inflamm. 2012;2012:504952. Epub 2012 May 22.
Nuclear factor kappa B activation occurs in the amnion prior to labour onset and modulates the expression of numerous labour associated genes. Lim S, MacIntyre DA, Lee YS, Khanjani S, Terzidou V, Teoh TG, Bennett PR. PLoS One. 2012;7(4):e34707. Epub 2012 Apr 2.
2011
Role of Steroid Hormones: Progesterone Signaling. Endometriosis.
Shirin Khanjani, Marwa K. Al-Sabbagh, Luca Fusi and Jan J. Brosens. Science and practice, Wileys publishing, 2011.
Synergistic Regulation of Human Oxytocin Receptor Promoter by CCAAT/ Enhancer-Binding Protein and RELA. Khanjani S, Lee YS, Thornton S, Terzidou V, Johnson MR, Bennett PR. Biol Reprod. 2011 Nov;85(5):1083-8. Epub 2011 Jul 6.
NF-κB regulates a cassette of immune/inflammatory genes in human pregnant myometrium at term. Khanjani S, Kandola MK, Lindstrom TM, Sooranna SR, Melchionda M, Lee YS, Terzidou V, Johnson MR, Bennett PR. J Cell Mol Med. 2011 Apr;15(4):809-24. doi: 10.1111/j.1582-4934.2010.01069.x.
2008
Prostaglandin F2-alpha receptor regulation in human uterine myocytes. Liang Z, Sooranna SR, Engineer N, Tattersall M, Khanjani S, Bennett PR, et al. Mol Hum Reproduction 2008;14(4):215-23.

“Dr Shirin picked up our case after we went through an unfortunate circumstance during our first round of IVF. She carefully explained our available options providing practical and helpful advice on the best course of action. She would always check in on us even popping into see me during my procedures. My husband and I found her attentive and diligent nature very reassuring. The IVF process is quite daunting however Dr Shirin always had a way to keep us at ease. She is very dedicated to supporting couples and goes out of her way to ensure that she can get you the best outcome. She was extremely professional, approachable and kind during our journey. I am now 17 weeks pregnant. I would definitely recommend Dr Shirin for anyone going through IVF. Thank you for all of your support – my husband and I are very grateful.”

 

“Prior to meeting DR Khanjani I had been under the care of several fertility clinics, I had also suffered recurrent miscarriages. I felt hopeless and helpless at the time of my appointment with DR Khanjani, however Dr Khanjani has an extremely calming way about her, she explained and guided us through the process and somehow managed to calm my nerves about starting IVF while restoring a little bit of hope. Our treatment has finished and I am pleased to say I am pregnant. Many thanks to Dr Khanjani who has been amazing throughout the process. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

 

“Dr Khanjani was brilliant and she was one of the major reasons I felt so well looked after while undergoing my fertility treatment at the CRGH. I had my initial consultation with her and came out of it feeling strongly that I had found the right place and the right Consultant based on our conversations. She made my partner and I feel very comfortable, explained everything to us carefully, including our options and her recommendations and at every step. She checked in with me regularly and personally to make sure I was OK and see if I had any questions. She went on holiday at a critical point in my treatment but got in touch to reassure me and left me a contact number to reach her on should I feel the need to. We were left with the feeling that she was always there overseeing my care and that she takes a real interest in her patients and their success. When we got the good news that my first Embryo Transfer had been successful she got in contact to congratulate us and made sure to pop in to chat with us and do so again in person when I attended my final scan at the clinic. I really couldn’t have asked for more and should we decide on further treatment- there isn’t anyone else I would go to.”

 

“I found Dr Khanjani to be incredibly patient, caring beyond the call of duty and great at explaining complex science in simple terms, when we wanted to understand more about the IVF process – and specifically about PGS testing. She is profoundly knowledgeable, whilst approachable and never patronising. I think her expertise was a key contributing factor in us getting pregnant from our first round of IVF.”

 

“We received such fantastic treatment from Dr Khanjani! Quick, proactive and thoughtful, our care was excellent and successful. We owe her and her team a great debt. Highly recommend!”

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