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Professor Lesley Regan, LEH 1964-1974

In 2016 Professor Regan became the first woman President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 64 years, after a career spent working for women's reproductive health.
Professor Lesley Regan, LEH 1964-1974
Professor Lesley Regan, LEH 1964-1974
Professor Lesley Regan is the first female President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 64 years and is renowned for her pioneering work on recurrent miscarriages.  When she returned to LEH for the first time since she left in 1974, to give a "Remarkable Women" talk, Professor Regan spoke of the joy and sense of accomplishment she has through her work and research which has led to women who’ve suffered repeated miscarriages go onto have healthy children, and the pride she feels in her own twin daughters.

After leaving LEH, Lesley studied at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, then pursued her career at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. As well as her presidency of the RCOG, Professor Regan is Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary's Hospital campus, Imperial College London, Professor Regan is also deputy head of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial, director of Women's Health Research Centre and co-director of the UK Pregnancy Baby Bio Bank. 

She has combinded this work with a passion for communicating to the wider public, writing successful books on miscarriage and pregancy and presenting a series of BBC "Horizon" documentaries.   

 

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