Professional background

Anthony Kupelian is a consultant obstetrician and yynaecologist, and accredited subspecialist in urogynaecology. He is clinical lead for the urogynaecology and pelvic floor Unit at University College London Hospitals (UCLH).

He has received advanced training in laparoscopic urogynaecological surgery but offers a broad range of surgical and non-surgical treatments for incontinence, prolapse and other pelvic floor problems.

Anthony completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Liverpool. He was awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) with commendation in 1999. He undertook higher specialist training in North West London, followed by a subspecialty training fellowship in urogynaecology at UCLH. He was awarded membership of the Royal College of obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) with Presidential Letter of Merit in 2009.

Anthony was appointed as a senior research associate at University College London (UCL) in 2010. His research has examined the role of urinary tract infection (UTI) in the generation of chronic urinary symptoms. Anthony was awarded the degree of of doctor of philosophy (PhD) from UCL in recognition of this work and brings these research insights to his clinical practice.

Anthony runs a dedicated clinic for women with chronic and recurrent UTI. He also provides care for patients with multi-system pelvic symptoms. He is particularly interested in how infective, traumatic, hormonal, and neuropathic influences interact to drive symptoms, including pelvic pain. He works within a multidisciplinary team with colleagues from gynaecology, reconstructive urology, gastroenterology, colorectal surgery and pain medicine.

Anthony is a strong advocate of evidence-based, individualised, and patient-driven care.

Research interests

  • The role of chronic and recurrent UTI in the generation of lower urinary tract symptoms
  • Bacterial infection and inflammation in the urinary bladder
  • The performance of diagnostic testing for UTI
  • Laparoscopic pelvic floor surgery


Key publications over the last five years:

Izett-Kay ML, Lumb C, Cartwright R, Kupelian AS, Cutner A, Jackson S, Price N, Vashisht A. Long term mesh complications and reoperation after laparoscopic mesh sacrohysteropexy: a cross-sectional study. International Urogynecology Journal 2020 [published online ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s00192-020-04396-0.

Izett-Kay ML, Lumb C, Cartwright R, Kupelian AS, Cutner A, Jackson S, Price N, Vashisht A. “What research was carried out on this vaginal mesh?” Health related concerns in women following mesh augmented prolapse surgery: a thematic analysis. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2020 [published online ahead of print] doi:10.1111/1471-0528.16331

Swamy S, Kupelian AS, Khasriya R, Dharmasena D, Toteva H, Dehpour T, Collins L, Rohn JL, Malone-Lee J. Cross-over data supporting long-term antibiotic treatment in patients with painful lower urinary tract symptoms, pyuria and negative urinalysis. International Urogynaecology Journal 2018. doi: 10.1007/s00192-018-3846-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Sathiananthamoorthy S, Malone-Lee J, Gill K, Tymon A, Nguyen TK, Gurung S, Collins L, Kupelian AS, Swamy S, Khasriya R, Spratt DA, Rohn JL. Reassessment of routine midstream culture in diagnosis of urinary tract infection. Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2018 pii: JCM.01452-18. doi: 10.1128/JCM.01452-18. [Epub ahead of print]

Izett M, Kupelian AS, Vashisht A. Safety and efficacy of non-absorbable mesh in contemporary gynaecological surgery. Gynecological Surgery 2018

Swamy S, Barcella W, De Iorio M, Gill K, Khasriya R, Kupelian S, Rohn J, Malone-Lee J. Recalcitrant chronic bladder pain and recurrent cystitis but negative urinalysis - What should we do? International Urogynaecology Journal 2018; 29: 1035-1043.

Khasriya R, Barcella W, De Iorio M, Swamy S, Gill K, Kupelian AS, Malone-Lee J. Lower urinary tract symptoms that predict microscopic pyuria. International Urogynaecology Journal 2018; 29: 1019-1028.

Kupelian AS, Vashisht A, Sambandan N, Cutner A. Laparoscopic wrap round mesh sacrohysteropexy for the management of apical prolapse. International Urogynaecology Journal 2016; 27: 1889-1897.

Kupelian AS, Cutner A. Segmental bowel resection for deep infiltrating endometriosis. BJOG 2016; 123:1368.

Gill K, Horsley H, Kupelian AS, Baio G, De Iorio M, Sathiananamoorthy S, Khasriya R, Rohn J, Wildman S, Malone-Lee J. Urinary ATP as an indicator of infection and inflammation of the urinary tract in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms. BMC Urology 2015; 15:7. DOI: 10.1186/s12894-015-0001-1.

Kupelian AS, Vashisht A. The management of vaginal vault prolapse. Current Progress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015; 14: 1-23.