Professional background

George Attilakos was appointed as a consultant in fetal medicine and obstetrics in 2010. He is the lead clinician for the maternal-fetal assessment unit. George was awarded the membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in 2002. Following this, he conducted research in the field of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis, for which he was awarded his MD by the University of Bristol. George undertook subspecialty training in fetal and maternal medicine at St Michael’s Hospital, the teaching maternity hospital of Bristol University and was awarded sub-specialty accreditation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

In addition to looking after singleton pregnancies, George specialises in looking after complicated and uncomplicated multiple pregnancies. In addition, he has a special interest in postgraduate medical education and is the RCOG college tutor for UCLH. He has also co-developed a national course for teaching operative birth skills to junior obstetricians.

Research interests

  • Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis
  • Operative vaginal delivery (awarded prize by British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society)
  • Prevention of post partum haemorrhage following caesarean section
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Vasa praevia
  • Obstetric emergencies
  • Simulation training


Books (editor):

  • ROBuST: RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training: Trainers’ Manual. Attilakos G, Draycott T, Gale A, Siassakos D, Winter C (eds). Cambridge University Press 2015
  • ROBuST: RCOG Operative Birth Simulation Training: Course Manual. Attilakos G, Draycott T, Gale A, Siassakos D, Winter C (eds). Cambridge University Press 2014

Book (chapters):

  • Antenatal care. Attilakos G, Overton T. Dewhurst’s Textbook of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 8th edition, 2010. Edited by Edmonds K.
  • Invasive Procedures for Antenatal Diagnosis. Attilakos G, Soothill P. High Risk Pregnancy: Management Options, 4th edition, 2010. Edited by James D, Steer P, Weiner C, Gonik B, Crowther C, and Robson S.
  • Postpartum Haemorrhage. PROMPT Course Manual – RCOG 2008. Edited by Draycott T, Winter C, Crofts J and Barnfield S.

Published peer-reviewed papers:

  • Quantification of free fetal DNA in multiple pregnancies and relationship with chorionicity. Attilakos G, Maddocks D, Davies T, Hunt LP, Avent N, Soothill PW, Grant S. Prenatal Diagnosis 2011 ; 31(10): 967-72
  • Carbetocin versus oxytocin for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage following caesarean section: the results of a double-blind randomised trial. Attilakos G, Psaroudakis D, Ash J, Buchanan R, Winter C, Donald F, Hunt LP, Draycott T.. BJOG 2010; 117: 929–936.
  • Amniotic fluid Index (AFI) in low risk, post dates pregnancies. Griffin M, Attilakos G, Greenwood R, Denbow M. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2009; 26(4): 212-5
  • A simple tool to measure patient perceptions of operative birth. Siassakos D, Clark J, Sibanda T, Attilakos G, Jefferys A, Cullen L, Bisson D, Draycott T. BJOG 2009; 116(13): 1755-61
  • The SAFE project: towards non-invasive prenatal diagnosis. Maddocks DG, Alberry MS, Attilakos G, Madgett TE, Choi K, Soothill PW, Avent ND. Biochem Soc Trans. 2009 Apr; 37(Pt 2): 460-5
  • Three babies, two cavities, one incision: a case of a triplet pregnancy in a septate uterus. Jefferys A, Attilakos G, Eckford S, Grant S. J Obstet Gynaecol 2008; 28(4): 446-7
  • Regression of tamoxifen-stimulated massive uterine fibroid after conversion to  anastrozole. Attilakos G, Fox R.. J Obstet Gynaecol 2005; 25(6): 609-10
  • A randomised trial of a new handheld vacuum extraction device. Attilakos G, Sibanda T, Winter C, Johnson N, Draycott T. BJOG 2005; 112(11): 1510-5
  • Shoulder Dystocia Training using a New Birth Training Mannequin. Crofts J, Attilakos G, Read M, Sibanda T, Draycott T. BJOG 2005; 112(7): 997-9
  • Individualising hormone replacement therapy. Attilakos G, Wardle PG. The Practitioner 2002; 246: 295-311
  • Clinical performance indicators at hysterectomy. Attilakos G, Sastry A, Quinn MJ, Maulik TG. J Obstet Gynaecol 2002; 22: 68-71