Prof Gerard Conway

Dr Gerard ConwayTel: 020 3447 9453
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University College Hospital, Reproductive Medicine Unit

Endocrinology, Medical specialties, Differences in Sex Development (Middlesex Clinic)

Professional background

Professor Conway trained in Endocrinology in several centres in London. His junior training was completed in the Middlesex Hospital, now part of UCLH. His clinic research was in the endocrinology of the Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and he then undertook as fellowship in genetic research in Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Melbourne Australia. On return he became Senior Lecturer in Medicine at UCL in 1994 and subsequently Consultant Endocrinologist at UCLH and in then Honorary Professor in Clinical Medicine in the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London.

Prof Conway is a member of several international guideline committee’s with contributions to reference documents on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Turner Syndrome, Ovarian Insufficiency and Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia.

Research interests

The research interests of Professor Conway span the fields of reproductive endocrinology and disorders of development.

Prof Conway has developed as series of specialist clinics in disorders relating to reproductive endocrinology and development including polycystic ovary syndrome, Ovarian Insufficiency, Turner's syndrome, Congenital adrenal hyperplasia as well as disorders of sexual development. A major new project documenting long term consequences of disorders of reproductive development was launched in 2014.



Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Your Medical Handbook, Munday Books, 2016

Female Hypogonadism. Conway G, in: Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism, McGraw Hill Professional, 2016

Ovarian Insufficiency. Conway G In: Knobil and Neill's Physiology of Reproduction. Editors: Plant TM, Zeleznik AJ. 2684 pages. Academic Press 15 Nov 2014

Ovarian insufficiency. Conway G. In Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Editors: Wass JAH, Stewart PM. 2126 pages. Oxford University Press 28 Jul 2011

Selected Papers

King TF, Lee MC, Williamson EE, Conway GS. Experience in optimizing fertility outcomes in men with congenital adrenal hyperplasia due to 21 hydroxylase deficiency. Clin Endocrinol. 2016; 84:830-6.

Le Quesne Stabej P, Williams HJ, James C, Tekman M, Stanescu HC, Kleta R, Ocaka L, Lescai F, Storr HL, Bitner-Glindzicz M, Bacchelli C, Conway GS; GOSgene.. STAG3 truncating variant as the cause of primary ovarian insufficiency. Eur J Hum Genet. 2016; 24:135-8.

Phelan N, Williams EL, Cardamone S, Lee M, Creighton SM, Rumsby G, Conway GS. Screening for mutations in 17β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase and androgen receptor in women presenting with partially virilised 46,XY disorders of sex development. Eur J Endocrinol. 2015; 172: 745-51.

The polycystic ovary syndrome: a position statement from the European Society of Endocrinology. Conway G, Dewailly D, Diamanti-Kandarakis E, Escobar-Morreale HF, Franks S, Gambineri A, Kelestimur F, Macut D, Micic D, Pasquali R, Pfeifer M, Pignatelli D, Pugeat M, Yildiz BO; ESE PCOS Special Interest Group. Eur J Endocrinol. 2014; 171:P1-29.

King TF, Conway GS. Swyer syndrome. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2014; 21: 504-10.

Newman WG, Friedman TB, Conway GS. Perrault Syndrome. 2014 Sep 25. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Ardinger HH, Wallace SE, Amemiya A, Bean LJH, Bird TD, Fong CT, Mefford HC, Smith RJH, Stephens K, editors. GeneReviews. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2016.

Lee MC, Conway GS. Turner's syndrome: challenges of late diagnosis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014; 2: 333-8.

Lee MC, Conway GS. Liver dysfunction in Turner syndrome and its relationship to exogenous oestrogen. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013;25:1141-5.

El-Khairi R, Parnaik R, Duncan AJ, Lin L, Gerrelli D, Dattani MT, Conway GS, Achermann JC. Analysis of LIN28A in early human ovary development and as a candidate gene for primary ovarian insufficiency. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2012; 351: 264-8.

Deans R, Creighton SM, Liao LM, Conway GS. Timing of gonadectomy in adult women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS): patient preferences and clinical evidence. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2012; 76: 894-8.

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