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William Atiomo qualified in medicine in 1987. His initial specialist gynaecological training took place in University Hospitals in the Southwest Region of England (Exeter, Bristol and Plymouth). Following a decision to go into academic medicine, he worked as a clinical lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal Free and University College London Medical School from where he was appointed to his current post in Nottingham.
William Atiomo was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in recognition of his contribution to the speciality in 2007. William also holds a Masters degree in Higher and professional education from the Institute of Education, University of London and is a fellow of the UK higher education academy. William has had several research publications in gynaecology and was a member of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) College of Experts affiliated to the health sciences and public health research board and is currently a member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) Reproductive Medicine Clinical Study Group and the College of Experts Affiliated to the UK National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment board. William reviews research grant applications for the MRC, Wellbeing of Women research charity. William undertakes editorial review work for the British Medical Journal, Human Reproduction and several other prestigious journals in obstetrics and gynaecology.
William is currently a Clinical Sub-Dean and Senior Tutor in the school of medicine at the University of Nottingham and head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Phase 2 course at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham. He was previously module lead for obstetrics and gynaecology for the University across all hospital sites and has represented the University of Nottingham on a Steering committee on inter-professional learning project, acted as internal and external examiner for doctoral degrees, been post graduate RCOG college Tutor, Academic Representative on the Trent North School of postgraduate obstetrics and gynaecology and published on medical education. William has also been a Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist Preceptor for Advanced Training in Hysteroscopic and Laparoscopic Surgery
William's other interests include innovation, including the invention of novel gynaecological devices (for example the Atiomo-DyeSeal™ Uterine Manipulator), which have improved the efficiency of gynaecological surgery. William also has commercial experience having undergone an innovation fellowship (MEDICI).
Areas of interest
Infertility, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Menstrual disorders including Uterine Fibroids.
Laparoscopic (Keyhole) Surgery (Hysterectomy, Myomectomy for uterine fibroids, Ovarian Cystectomy, removal of Ectopic Pregnancy, Adhesiolysis, treatment of Endometriosis).
Hysteroscopic Surgery (Myomectomy for uterine fibroids, Endometrial Resection for heavy menstrual bleeding, Resection Of Uterine Septae in infertility or miscarriage) .
General gynaecological surgery; Hysterectomies (Abdominal and Vaginal), myomectomies, ovarian cystectomies and prolapse surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Clinical Associate Professor and Consultant Gynaecologist, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Queens Medical Centre
University of Nottingham.
Deputy Chair, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinical Service Unit. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. Nottingham. UK.
Genomic, proteomic and metabolomic biomarkers and pathways to improve the diagnosis and risk stratification of women with PCOS.
Studies investigating the insulin pathway, fatty acid metabolism and metabolomic biomarkers in women with PCOS and endometrial cancer.
William has also run eight full marathons raising money for charities. He has played chess for Devon and Nottingham Counties and various chess clubs including Exeter, University of Nottingham, West Nottingham and West Bridgford.
NHS Clinical Excellence Awards
Various awards for teaching, research and medical innovation
Some recent publications
1:Shafiee MN, Mongan N, Seedhouse C, Chapman C, Deen S, Abu J, Atiomo W. Sterol
regulatory element binding protein-1 (SREBP1) gene expression is similarly
increased in polycystic ovary syndrome and endometrial cancer. Acta Obstet
Gynecol Scand. 2017 Feb 7. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13106.
2. Shafiee MN, Seedhouse C, Mongan N, Chapman C, Deen S, Abu J, Atiomo W.
Up-regulation of genes involved in the insulin signalling pathway (IGF1, PTEN and
IGFBP1) in the endometrium may link polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometrial
cancer. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2016 Mar 15;424:94-101. doi:
10.1016/j.mce.2016.01.019. Epub 2016 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 26802879.
3: Haoula Z, Ravipati S, Stekel DJ, Ortori CA, Hodgman C, Daykin C, Raine-Fenning
N, Barrett DA, Atiomo W. Lipidomic analysis of plasma samples from women with
polycystic ovary syndrome. Metabolomics. 2015;11(3):657-666. Epub 2014 Aug 17.
PubMed PMID: 25972770; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4419155.
4: Shafiee MN, Malik DA, Yunos RI, Atiomo W, Omar MH, Ghani NA, Hatta AZ,
Seedhouse C, Chapman C, Mokhtar NM. The effect of Metformin on endometrial
tumor-regulatory genes and systemic metabolic parameters in polycystic ovarian
syndrome--a proof-of-concept study. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2015 Apr;31(4):286-90.
doi: 10.3109/09513590.2014.989982. Epub 2014 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 25495168.
5: Khan GH, Galazis N, Docheva N, Layfield R, Atiomo W. Overlap of proteomics
biomarkers between women with pre-eclampsia and PCOS: a systematic review and
biomarker database integration. Hum Reprod. 2015 Jan;30(1):133-48. doi:
10.1093/humrep/deu268. Epub 2014 Oct 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 25351721; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4262466.
7: Choo T, Deb S, Wilkins J, Atiomo W. Evaluating the impact of the
reconfiguration of gynaecology services at a University Hospital NHS trust in the
United Kingdom. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Sep 24;14:428. doi:
10.1186/1472-6963-14-428. PubMed PMID: 25249035; PubMed Central PMCID:
Some key publications
Haoula, Z., Salman, M. and Atiomo, W., 2012. Evaluating the association between endometrial cancer and polycystic ovary syndrome Human Reproduction. 27(5), 1327-1331
Atiomo W, Laird D, 2006. UTERINE CANNULA A61B 17/42 (2006.01) (International patent) WO/2006/120451 01/01/1900 00:00:00
Hardiman, P., Pillay, O.C and Atiomo, W., 2003. Polycystic ovary syndrome and endometrial carcinoma Lancet. 361(9371), 1810-1812
Courses offered to GPs
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- FRCOG (Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) 2007
- FHEA (Fellow Higher Education Academy). UK Higher Education Academy 2007
- MA (distinction)- Higher and Professional Education Institute of education, University of London 2003
- DM (Doctorate in Medicine) University of Plymouth 1999
- MRCOG (Member Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (UK) 1994
- MBBS University of Ibadan 1987
- Joint RCOG/RCR Advanced Certificate in Ultrasound Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology /Radiologists 2001
- Level 2 Minimal Access Surgery (MAS) Accreditation Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2001
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) Reproductive Medicine Clinical Study Group Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (UK). , 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Member of the College of Experts Affiliated to the UK National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment board.
Previous member of the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) College of Experts affiliated to the health sciences and public health research board
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