Mr. Bassel H. Al Wattar
MD PGD MRCOG PhD
Mr Wattar is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and an RCOG accredited Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine. He is part of the Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals in London.
He completed combined clinical and academic training in the West Midlands deanery having worked in leading university hospitals. He then completed his subspeciality training in Reproductive Medicine at the prestige University College London Hospitals developing a specialist interest in Endocrine Gynaecology, IVF, minimal access surgery and menopause.
He is a senior researcher at University College London and currently co-leads the EVIE Evidence Synthesis Research group which is focused on delivering high quality applied clinical research in women’s health.
Mr Wattar is an accredited Menopause Specialist with the British Menopause Society and an accredited trainer with the British Fertility Society. He currently serves as a Scientific Editor at The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). He is also a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and international Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society (AE-PCOS).
He has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) focused on offering holistic care for women with this condition. He has published widely on PCOS treatments and works collaboratively with the Verity PCOS charity to deliver high quality healthcare and research for women with PCOS. He also has an interest in the fertility preservation, male subfertility, recurrent implantation failure and ovulation induction for couples with anovulatory subfertility.
He runs a specialist endocrine gynaecology clinic at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals dedicated for women with ovulatory, endocrine, and menstrual disorders. He also provides advice for management of complex Menopause issues especially for women with history of cancer and previous clotting disorders.
He is passionate about providing holistic, rapid and prompt women’s healthcare with a focus on running one stop gynaecology clinics with rapid access to ultrasonography and other diagnostics such as outpatient hysteroscopy.
He has advanced expertise in evidence synthesis and applied clinical research and has published a high number of peer-reviewed publications and co-authored book chapters in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology.
He currently holds several research grants for public and private funders in the UK focused on evaluating novel treatments in the fields of gynaecology and reproductive medicine.
A full up to date list of his publications can be found here
Beginnings Assisted Conception Unit
Block E, St Helier Hospital NHS Trust
SM5 1AA UK
Patient pathway coordinator:
+44 208 296 3861
Reception: +44 208 296 3860
+44 20 8296 3862
Mon-Fri: 8:00 -16:00
Saturday: 9:00 - 12:00 (Limited Embryology)