Dr Melanie Davies
Melanie Davies is a consultant gynaecologist at University College London Hospitals and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL.
She runs a large reproductive service for patients with cancer and chronic illness. Urgent referrals are received for fertility preservation (embryo, egg, and sperm storage). The ‘late effects’ service has seen >3000 patients experiencing subfertility, menstrual dysfunction, sexual difficulties etc. as a consequence of cancer treatments. She leads the Menopause service at UCLH, including a large clinical service for young patients with premature ovarian insufficiency.
Melanie set up a national network “Fertility Preservation UK” in 2015 to improve services for women and men facing chemotherapy. She chairs the fertility preservation special interest group of the British Fertility Society.
Melanie has contributed to numerous national and international guidelines, including co-authoring the RCOG guideline on ‘Pregnancy and Breast Cancer’. She spent 3 years as Clinical Director for the NICE guideline programme in Women’s Health. She advises the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the British Fertility Society and the British Menopause Society.
At the RCOG she is Chair of the Subspecialty Training Committee, and was previously RCOG flexible training adviser, Council representative, and President of the Medical Women’s Federation in the UK.