Kate Maclaran


I am Consultant Gynaecologist and accredited subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. I have wide experience in all aspects of fertility and gynaecology, with a particular interest in assisted conception, low ovarian reserve, premature ovarian insufficiency, menopause, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovulation induction and reproductive surgery. I perform a wide range of fertility surgery including operative laparoscopy, operative hysteroscopy and open myomectomy.

I undertook postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in North West London, and completed subspecialty training at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. I completed a MD Research degree at Imperial College London, investigating the safety of testosterone use in women and remain actively involved in research. I have presented at national and international meetings and published widely on topics including early ovarian ageing, premature ovarian insufficiency, fibroids, minimally invasive surgery and many aspects of mid-life women’s health. I am passionate about patient support and raising awareness about Women’s Health issues. I have recently co-authored a consensus paper for the European Society of Cardiology on the interplay between gynaecological conditions and cardiovascular health. I lead the unit’s fertility support group and am a Trustee and past Chair of the Daisy Network – a charity supporting women with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency.


Postgraduate education

  • National training number in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, North West London Deanery. LDN/040/111/c. Date of entry August 2007. CCT awarded Feb 2020.
  • Sub-specialty training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. 2016-2019

Prizes and Awards

  • MBChB Distinction, University of Edinburgh, July 2005.
  • Winner of best abstract at World Congress of GynecologicalEndocrinology, Florence, 2012, and presented during plenary session.
  • Winner of the International Menopause Society Robert Greenblatt prize for clinical research. 15th World Congress on Menopause, Prague 2016.

Research Projects

  • Designed, led and conducted a clinical trial assessing the effect of postmenopausal testosterone on the cardiovascular system and libido. Formed the basis for MD thesis.
  • International POI Registry – with Mr Nick Panay, developed an online database of patients with POI to research long term outcomes.
  • Investigator on other clinical trials investigating the effect of a new COC (Yaz®) on PMS.