Professor Adam Balen

MB BS, MD, FRCOG, DSc


Profile

Professor Balen is a full time consultant gynaecologist in the NHS and private practice with subspecialist interest in reproductive medicine and surgery. He jointly runs one of the largest IVF units in the UK.

Clinical interests: all aspects of infertility and its treatment, polycystic ovary syndrome, gynaecological endocrinology, hysterectomy, general gynaecology, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery, paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, disorders of sex development.

Chair World Health Organisation Expert Working Group on management of PCOS and Global infertility guidelines.

Chair of the European Society of Human reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Special Interest Group in Reproductive Endocrinology.

Chair of the Policy and Practice Committee of the British Fertility Society.

Associate editor of Human Reproduction and The British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.


Clinics

  • Weekly Monday 18:00 - 20:30

Locations

Current posts

  • Consultant Gynaecologist, Leeds General Infirmary and SJUH
  • Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Leeds University
  • Person Responsible for the IVF Unit, Leeds General Infirmary

Interests

Other interests

All aspects of infertility and its treatment, polycystic ovary syndrome, gynaecological endocrinology, general gynaecology, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery,  paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, disorders of sex development.


Member of

  • British Fertility Society
  • European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology
  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • British Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology

Research

For many years Adam Balen has had a particular interest in the causes and management of polycystic ovary syndrome – covering the full spectrum from the effects of the syndrome during adolescence and adult life on the menstrual cycle, fertility, body weight and cosmetic aspects together with the fundamental effects that PCOS may have on quality of life and long term health. He has also developed a special interest in disorders of sexual development and differentiation and runs a supra-regional referral service. He was awarded a personal (honorary) chair, University of Leeds, 2004 and a DSc in 2010 (the highest academic award conferred in the UK).