Dr. Meenakshi Choudhary
Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine
Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life, UK
Dr. Choudhary is a Reproductive Medicine Consultant at Newcastle Fertility Centre at Life and also leads the Recurrent Miscarriage and Paediatric Adolescent Gynaecology services.
Her key research interests cover reproductive ageing, ethics and donation. She has numerous publications to her credit and is a global expert giving invited speaker talks at several international meetings. Her PhD research focussed on assessing factors that influence embryo donation and embryo development.
She leads the egg donor program and is also in charge of the new mitochondrial donor program for the world-first licensed treatment for mitochondrial replacement techniques. She is passionate about empowering women who volunteer to be donors and give a ‘gift of life’ to several women who suffer from infertility or deadly inheritable diseases. She believes in a ‘donor-centric’ approach keeping the best interests of the donors at heart without compromising the chance of a baby for the women needing these eggs.
She sits on the National Institute for Health Research and Health Technology Assessment Prioritisation Committee advising on development of research topics related to mental health, women and child health. She also serves on the national executive committee of the British Society of Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology overseeing their website and patient information resources. She has also recently been appointed as a Trustee on the board of Sperm, Egg, Embryo Donation (SEED) Trust.