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Lawrence Mascarenhas



Lawrence Mascarenhas is an internationally renowned Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, practising at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, The Portland Hospital and London Bridge Hospital. He is also bilingual (English/French).


Lawrence  is a senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and has previously been the Head of Service of both Obstetrics and Gynaecology as well as joint head of department (Clinical Director). He has over 25 years of experience in the specialty.


In addition, he is also the current Regional Royal College Advisor for South London, responsible for clinical governance (patient safety) and re-accreditation of Consultants in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


After being awarded a French government scholarship to study Medicine at Francois Rabelais University in Tours, (France) he graduated with first class honours in 1986. He trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Cochin Port Royal Maternity Hospital in Paris and then trained in some of Britain’s top institutions, successively at the John Radcliffe Maternity Hospital Oxford, Birmingham Women's Hospital and Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge, successfully completing general specialist accreditation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1996.


He then pursued Royal College subspecialist accreditation in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery after competetive entry at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge and the world famous Bourne Hall IVF centre and completed this in 1998.


Lawrence holds both general and subspecialist accreditations in the GMC specialist register which is exceptional. Additionally, he is an accredited Royal College Trainer in minimal access (laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery). He has also been responsible for junior doctor training in Nottingham and in London for the last ten years as the Royal College Tutor.


His qualifications include MD Tours, France; MRCOG, England; MD Birmingham and MEd Cantab, with two postgraduate degrees from Birmingham and Cambridge Universities respectively.

He has published widely including two first author editorials in the British Medical Journal.


He was first appointed to a Consultants post at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham in 1998 and then at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust in 2002. In Nottingham he was the lead Consultant for NHS subfertility services.

He is a full time NHS Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and practices privately in London.

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