Meet the clinical team

Consultants

Mr Davor Jurkovic, MD, FRCOG

Davor Jurkovic was first appointed a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at King’s College Hospital, London in 1997. He is an internationally recognised expert in gynaecological ultrasound and he has published a large number of scientific papers and books in this field. He has helped to develop training programes in gynaecological ultrasound in the UK and internationally, which have been attended by hundreds of doctors and sonographers. For more than ten years he has been running early pregnancy and gynaecological ultrasound courses in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He played a major part in developing clinical applications of colour Doppler and three-dimensional ultrasound in gynaecology. He is particularly well known for his work on the diagnosis and treatment of rare and complex forms of ectopic pregnancy, such as Caesarean scar ectopic pregnancies. In 2008 he moved to the University College Hospital, London, where he was appointed a Director of Gynaecology Diagnostic and Outpatient Treatment Unit. The Unit provides a novel model of gynaecological care which integrates ultrasound examination into clinical care with emphasis on one stop clinics, conservative management of many benign gynaecological conditions and better use of outpatient operating facilities.

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Ms Sarah Flint, FRCOG

Sarah Flint qualified from Kings College Hospital in 1988. During her training as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist she worked in several units in the South east including Kings College Hospital and St Georges Hospital. She trained in Gynaecology ultrasound at Kings College Hospital under the direction of Davor Jurkovic. Her research interest was transvaginal ultrasound of the cervix in the prediction of preterm delivery. She also trained in Fetal Medicine under the direction of Professor Nicolaides. She was appointed as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in 1999 and set up the transvaginal ultrasound service including an Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic at University Hospital Lewisham. She now works as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. She leads the Fetal Medicine and Obstetric and Gynaecology ultrasound service at Pembury and Maidstone Hospitals covering over 5000 deliveries. She has worked in The Gynaecology Ultrasound Centre since 1999.

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Ms Jackie Ross, MRCOG

Jackie Ross qualified as a doctor in 1992, having studied medicine and genetics at King’s College London. She was awarded prizes in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Surgery as a medical student. After training for three years as a junior doctor she spent two years in research at King’s College Hospital, specialising in early pregnancy problems and Gynaecological Ultrasound. Miss Ross completed her training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in hospitals throughout the South East of England and entered the specialist register as a Consultant in 2003. She was appointed as a Consultant at King’s College Hospital in 2004 and is currently the clinical lead clinician in the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecology Assessment Unit. Her main areas of interest are in the diagnosis and management of early pregnancy problems, recurrent miscarriage and benign Gynaecology.

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Ms Naaila Aslam MBChB MD MRCOG

Ms Naaila Aslam is a full-time Consultant Gynaecologist at University College London Hospitals. Her main area of expertise is early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound, and minimally invasive surgery.

She regularly manages a wide range of benign gynaecological conditions including menstrual disorders, pelvic pain, endometriosis, ovarian cysts and fibroids. She performs laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery. In addition she performs out-patient surgical procedures such as hysteroscopy and treatment of miscarriages.

Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1994, she underwent her postgraduate training in London and Bristol. During this time she completed a two year research fellowship in early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound with Mr Davor Jurkovic at King’s College Hospital, London. In addition she completed a one year clinical fellowship at University College London Hospitals in advanced minimal access surgery. She was subsequently appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist at UCLH in 2006. More recently she was appointed Clinical Lead for Gynaecology at UCLH between 2008 and 2010.

She was awarded an MD degree from the University of London for her research work on the role of gynaecology ultrasound in the assessment of ovarian tumours. She has published and presented her work on early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound both nationally and internationally.

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Ms Ghada Salman MRCOG

Ghada is a Consultant Gynaecologist at University College Hospital in London. She trained at Chelsea and Westminster and Queen Charlotte Hospitals when she developed a special interest in early pregnancy, emergency gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasound. She also received a Postgraduate Certificate in ultrasound from Kings College.

Ghada was awarded the membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2003. She has published scientific papers on topics of ectopic pregnancy, endometrial abnormalities and minimally invasive surgery. She is working as a Consultant at the Gynaecology Diagnostic and Outpatient Treatment Unit providing care to women with a wide range of gynaecological problems such as heavy periods, pelvic pain, ovarian tumours and early pregnancy complications.

She has developed special interest in the outpatient invasive procedures and she is particularly skilled in Saline Infusion Sonography (SIS) and 3-D Hystero Contrast Sonography (HyCoSy), which are used to check the health of uterus and Fallopian tubes in women experiencing fertility problems.

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Mr Joseph Yazbek MD MRCOG

Joseph Yazbek is a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and a gynaecological oncology surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust.

He completed his postgraduate training in London working in several teaching hospitals including King’s College; Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea. During his training he undertook a two year research fellowship investigating the role of gynaecological ultrasound in the management of women with ovarian tumours. The principle conclusion drawn from this research is that the quality of an ultrasound examination has a clear positive effect on the management of women with ovarian tumours. He was awarded a research degree (MD) in 2009, going on to complete his general training and subspecialisation in gynaecological oncology surgery at the West London Gynaecological Cancer Centre in 2012.

Mr Yazbek’s is highly skilled at performing early pregnancy and gynaecology ultrasound. His main interest is the diagnosis of ovarian cancer by ultrasound.  He is also highly skilled in performing open and minimally invasive surgery for benign and malignant gynaecological conditions.  His expertise in ultrasound, colposcopy and complex gynaecological surgery allows him to provide comprehensive, high quality care to women presenting with a wide range of gynaecological complaints.

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Research & Publications

All our consultants are actively involved in research and they have made significant contributions to the development of ultrasound diagnosis in gynaecology and early pregnancy. They have lectured at numerous scientific meetings and educational courses internationally and in the UK. They have published a large number of scientific papers in international peer reviewed academic journals and chapters in various textbooks. The links to their publications are available above. The director of the centre has edited a number of textbook and scientific monographies in the field of gynaecological ultrasound.