Prof Gerard Conway

Dr Gerard ConwayTel: 020 3447 9101
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University College Hospital; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

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

Professional background

Dr Conway trained in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine in several centres in central 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.

Dr Conway leads UK training in reproductive endocrinology, working with the Society for Endocrinology and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

Research interests

Dr Conway is Clinical Lead in Endocrinology and Diabetes.  His clinical practice covers general endocrinology including pituitary, adrenal and reproductive endocrinology in particular.  His clinical research interests are in the fields of reproductive endocrinology and disorders of development.

Dr Conway has developed as series of specialist clinics in disorders relating to endocrinology and development including polycystic ovary syndrome, Turner's syndrome, adrenal hyperplasia, Addison’s disease and Klinefelter’s syndrome, as well as disorders of sexual development. 

The Department of Endocrinology specialises in complex cases and operates though a series of multidisciplinary meetings with imaging, biochemistry, surgeons and psychologists as well as other related specialists.


Ovarian morphology is a marker of heritable biochemical traits in sisters with polycystic ovaries.
Franks S, Webber LJ, Goh M, Valentine A, White DM, Conway GS, Wiltshire S, McCarthy MI. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008;93:3396-402.

Comparison of bone mineral density and body proportions between women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome and women with gonadal dysgenesis.
Han TS, Goswami D, Trikudanathan S, Creighton SM, Conway GS. Eur J Endocrinol. 2008;159:179-85.

Metformin increases fasting plasma peptide tyrosine tyrosine (PYY) in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Tsilchorozidou T, Batterham RL, Conway GS. Clin Endocrinol. 2008;69:936-42.

Swyer syndrome: presentation and outcomes.
Michala L, Goswami D, Creighton SM, Conway GS. BJOG. 2008;115:737-41.

Liver dysfunction in Turner's syndrome: prevalence, natural history and effect of exogenous oestrogen.
Koulouri O, Ostberg J, Conway GS. Clin Endocrinol. 2008;69:306-10.

Sexual function and genital sensitivity following feminizing genitoplasty for congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Crouch NS, Liao LM, Woodhouse CR, Conway GS, Creighton SM. J Urol. 2008;179:634-8.

A systematic review of commonly used medical treatments for hirsutism in women.
Koulouri O, Conway GS. Clin Endocrinol. 2008;68:800-5.

Premature ovarian failure.
Goswami D, Conway GS. Horm Res. 2007;68:196-202.

A dose-response study of hormone replacement in young hypogonadal women: effects on intima media thickness and metabolism.
Ostberg JE, Storry C, Donald AE, Attar MJ, Halcox JP, Conway GS. Clin Endocrinol. 2007;66:557-64.

Heterozygous missense mutations in steroidogenic factor 1 (SF1/Ad4BP, NR5A1) are associated with 46,XY disorders of sex development with normal adrenal function.
Lin L, Philibert P, Ferraz-de-Souza B, Kelberman D, Homfray T, Albanese A,Molini V, Sebire NJ, Einaudi S, Conway GS, Hughes IA, Jameson JL, Sultan C, Dattani MT, Achermann JC.
J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2007;92:991-9.

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