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- Reproductive medicine
- Sexual and reproductive healthcare
After graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Dr Thong had his postgraduate training at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was awarded a World Health Organisation (WHO) Research Fellowship at the Edinburgh University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and gained his MD (Doctorate of Medicine) in Reproductive Medicine. He was awarded dual accreditation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Subspecialist status in Reproductive Medicine by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Dr Thong is a referee for Fertility and Contraception journals and for research grants. In addition, he has been awarded prizes for his research work and has published his research widely in international fertility and contraception journals with a high citation index. Currently, he presents his research work at international conferences.
Dr Thong is currently Consultant Gynaecologist and he is in charge of the Edinburgh Assisted Conception (IVF) Unit at the RIE and has trained Subspecialists in Reproductive Medicine for nearly 20 years. He is committed to patient care with gynaecological disorders (women with subfertility and endometriosis or fibroids) and focus his clinical skills on investigations and management of female and male Infertility and female hormonal disorders. He is Lead Clinician for female and male Infertility services at the Edinburgh Fertility and Reproductive Endocrine Centre (RIE) , Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis programme and Andrology (male sampling) laboratory for the RIE. As a Consultant Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, he is familiar with the management of complex cases in a national referral centre.
Dr Thong has wide clinical interests which includes assessment of ovarian (egg) reserve, female hormonal disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, gynaecological ultrasound scanning, egg donation treatment, and investigations and management of recurrent miscarriage. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and treat patients with menopausal disorders, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual disorders. Dr Thong is also a member of the American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
Areas of interest
Male & Female Infertility
Egg donation treatment
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gynaecologist, Lothian University Hospitals Division, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Consultant in Charge, Edinburgh Assisted Conception Programme, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Tests for ovarian reserve
Oocyte (egg) freezing
Egg donation treatment
Beyond work, I enjoy reading, swimming and listening to music. In addition, I am actively engaged in raising funds for research (www.fertilityscotland.org.uk).
Lord Alport Prize
Bio Merieux prize
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists prize for best presentation (Athens)
70 research publications.
More than 30 abstracts / posters presented
Courses offered to GPs
Ad hoc through Spire Murrayfield Hospital
- MBBS University of Newcastle 1983
- MD University of Newcastle 1995
- FRCOG Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists 2001
- FFSRH Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare 2008
- FFSEM Faculty of Sports and exercise medicine 2008
- Sub-specialty training in Reproductive Medicine Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 1991
Reference number 2808138
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal college of obstetricians and gynaecologists 2001
Details of entry to specialist register
- Sub-specialist in reproductive medicine, 1995
Affiliations / memberships
All of the above
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