Professor Mark Kilby

Professor Mark Kilby
Professor Kilby was appointed as an Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics at Birmingham Women’s Foundation NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of Birmingham in March 1996. After qualification from Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1984 (obtaining Certificate of Merit in the Golding Bird Medal examination in Obstetrics & Gynaecology), he performed his house jobs at Guy’s Hospital. He was then attached to junior obstetrical and gynaecological posts in London, Nottingham and the West Midlands. After a period of research at Nottingham University, he was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine Degree for his thesis in 1990. He obtained his Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1991.

He undertook a sabbatical at the University of Toronto, Canada (Department of Fetal Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Samuel Lunefeld Institute, University of Toronto). After a further two year period of specialist training in Birmingham, he obtained full subspecialty accreditation in Maternal and Fetal Medicine in 1996. Professor Kilby is one of five accredited Consultant subspecialists providing local, regional and supra-regional care for pregnant women with fetal illness at the West Midlands Fetal Medicine Centre at Birmingham Women’s Foundation Trust. This centre therefore has a large clinical referral base and provides an extensive number of local and tertiary clinical opinions for fetal therapy. He was elected in March 2011 to be the Fellow’s representative on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for the West Midlands region (http://www.rcog.org.uk/council). He was a co-Chair and Editor of the 2006 Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Scientific Working Party on Multiple Pregnancy (50th Scientific Working Group) and was Chairman of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence Working Party on Multiple Pregnancy between 2009-2012 (http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG129).

He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific articles and has edited several books, the most recent of which is Fetal Therapy: Scientific Basis and Critical Appraisal of Clinical Benefits.