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Professor Thomas Bourne
Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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Gynaecological Oncology
Maternal and Fetal Medicine


General Medical Council: 2957874




Professor Thomas Bourne is a world-renowned authority on the use of ultrasound in gynaecology and the management of early pregnancy complications. He is adjunct professor in the Department of Surgery & Cancer, within the Faculty of Medicine at Imperial College London. Until September 2008, he was consultant gynaecologist at St George’s Hospital, in South London, and reader in acute gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasound at St George’s University of London.

His medical career extends far beyond the theatre rooms and clinics. His extensive knowledge and research has resulted in his editing of six books, publishing over 300 papers in international journals and furthermore seen him invited to speak and chair at numerous international meetings on subjects relating to the use of ultrasound and diagnostics in gynaecology. 

Professor Bourne is also on the scientific committee and the board of the International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and is a medical advisor and trustee of the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust. He was a board member of the Association of Early Pregnancy Units up to 2011. Added to this, he is a member of the Medical Research Council panel of experts.

His appetite for pushing the boundaries of his field seemingly knows no bounds and to this extent, his current research interests relate to miscarriage, the management and psychology of early pregnancy complications, early pregnancy embryonic growth, caesarean section scars, the diagnosis of ovarian cancer and the characterization of ovarian pathology. He also has a keen interest in medical regulation and works with the BMA doctors for doctors service on the IMPACT study. It is therefore no surprise that he has ongoing collaborations with staff at key universities around the world including Leuven, Harvard, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Sydney.

In his personal life, Professor Bourne enjoys spending time with his family, attending the theatre and cinema, sailing, cycling and swimming, and is an avid fan of both cricket and rugby. To let off some steam, every now and again you may catch him banging away on a drum kit!

Professor Bourne is now a part of Nuada Gynaecology, a medical group that is co-founded, co-run and co-owned by their clinicians. Because the consultants and healthcare professionals who work for Nuada are all shareholders, they are highly motivated to put patients first in everything that they do.

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Medical Procedures

  • Gynaecological ultrasonography
  • Gynaecological ultrasound
  • Early Pregnancy ultrasound

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Special Interests

  • Diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancer
  • Diagnosing the nature of ovarian cystsEarly pregnancy care - bleeding, pain, vomiting, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy
  • Emergency gynaecology - pelvic pain
  • Gynaecological ultrasound scanning
  • Management of early pregnancy complications (PUL, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy)
  • Rapid access cancer diagnosis - and in particular the assessment of ovarian pathology, acute gynaecology and gynaecological ultrasonography


MB BS Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London 1994

MRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1990

PhD University of Goteborg, Sweden 1995

FRCOG Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2003

FAIUM (hon) American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2015

Minimal Access Surgery and gynaecological ultrasound Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Sweden 1995

Gynaecological and early pregnancy ultrasound Kings College Hospital London 1989

Board Member International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2014

Expert Advisor NICE 2012

President Association of Early Pregnancy Units (AEPU) 2014

Treasurer International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015

Steering Committee International Ovarian Tumor Analysis trial 2015







Dr. Bourne was thorough, explaining the trans-vaginal sonogram procedure and the results. He was also very kind and personable. I strongly recommend him. His staff was also helpful.


Professor Bourne quickly earned my trust and confidence. His warmth and sense of humour blends with sharp, professional clarity. He is able to provide on the spot risk assessments which are explained fully and clearly. His style has not only put me at ease but also helped me make an informed decision about the best way ( for me) to manage my condition. My partner was welcomed into the the discussions which also improved the experience for me. His secretary/assistant ( forget her name) has been brilliant too. Highly recommend this pair:)).

Peer Recommendations

Professor Bourne is world reknowned and a pioneer in his field. He has been my trainer and helped me in research projects and ultrasound training. He is an excellent trainer and i would always recommend him.
For specialty: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
For conditions: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
For procedures: Ultrasound
Connection: I have referred patients to them