Professional background


Mr Pranav Pandya is a consultant in fetal medicine and an associate professor at The Institute for Women’s Health, University College London Hospitals (UCLH) Foundation Trust.

He is currently the director and clinical lead of fetal medicine services at UCLH. Pranav is also the chair of the fetal anomaly screening programme at the UK National Screening Committee, where he is involved in developing and implementing national policy on fetal anomaly scanning and screening for fetal aneuploidy.

Pranav is dedicated to caring for pregnant women and in particular the well-being of their baby. His expertise is in the ultrasound examination of the mother and unborn baby(s) with particular specialty interest in high risk and complicated pregnancies. He has done extensive research into screening for fetal aneuploidy and fetal medicine.

Professional background
• Director and clinical lead for fetal medicine services at UCLH. Responsible for all high risk and routine pregnancy ultrasound
• Chair of fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) and Down’s syndrome screening programme advisory group at the National Screening Committee (NSC). Responsible for developing, implementing and auditing policies for the screening of fetal anomalies and Down’s syndrome in England
• Editor-in-chief of Fetal Medicine Basic Science and Clinical Practice. A major textbook
• In 2017 he was awarded the prestigious Sims Black Travelling Professorship by the RCOG.

Pranav lectures widely in the UK and abroad and has established a number of courses to support the training of doctors, these include:
• Amniocentesis workshop
• Dilemmas in obstetric ultrasound
• Basic obstetric ultrasound
• Screening for fetal anomalies in the first trimester
• Cardiac anomalies in the first trimester – diagnosis and management

Research interests

• Fetal medicine
• Prenatal screening
• Early diagnosis of fetal anomalies
• High risk pregnancies
• Down's syndrome screening
• Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
• Invasive prenatal diagnosis
• Fetal therapy / surgery
• Fetal echocardiography


He has published extensively in the field of fetal medicine and is now editor-in-chief of Fetal Medicine Basic Science and Clinical Practice.