Dr Simona Cicero is a consultant in Fetal Medicine at the Homerton University Hospital, and part of the Nuada Fetal Ultrasound team, located on 19 Harley Street. She is dedicated to caring for expectant mothers at all stages of their pregnancy, and is a specialist in ultrasound techniques.
She graduated with Honours from the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia (Italy), and then came to London to work for five years as a clinical research fellow in Fetal Medicine under the supervision of Professor Kypros Nicolaides at King’s College Hospital. During this time Simona was involved in assessing and developing new markers for Down’s syndrome, and in the screening and prevention of preterm delivery and pre-eclampsia. At the end of this training she has been awarded a PhD in Fetal Medicine, with Honours.
Over the years she has been teaching new scanning techniques on antenatal screening for aneuploidy, both in the UK and internationally, including some of the most prestigious university hospitals in US. Simona has dual sub-specialist accreditation in both Obstetrics and Maternal-Fetal medicine.
Her main academic interest is screening for chromosomal abnormalities, screening for pre-eclampsia and pre-term delivery with over 40 peer-reviewed publications. Simona is the North Thames Specialty Lead for reproductive Health and Childbirth, for the National Institute for Health Research – Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN).
Primary Medical Qualification
State exam 1998 Universita degli Studi di Perugia (Italy)
Secondary Medical Qualification
Obstetrics and gynaecology (Maternal and Fetal Medicine) From 25 Jul 2013