Liona POON (UK)
Dr Liona Poon is a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics at Division of Women's Health, King's College London, UK. She is the lead clinician for multiple pregnancies at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. She was awarded MB BS from King's College London, University of London, in 2002 and undertook her specialty training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London (South Thames London Deanery). She gained a 3-year training fellowship from the Fetal Medicine Foundation (UK Charity) and during this time, established a major screening programme for early detection of pre-eclampsia, which led to a Doctorate of Medicine (Research) in 2011. She then undertook subspecialty training in maternal fetal medicine at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with Mr TG Teoh and Professor Kypros Nicolaides as supervisors.
Dr Poon’s main research interests are in the prediction and prevention of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. These include developing screening models for the prediction of aneuploidies, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, macrosomia, stillbirth and spontaneous preterm birth.
Dr Poon was a co-applicant (with Professor Nicolaides) to help secure a grant from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) for the study entitled "Combined Multi-Marker Screening and Randomised Patient Treatment with Aspirin for Evidence-Based Pre-eclampsia Prevention (ASPRE)".