Dr. Julia Kopeika

Consultant Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Lead for Fertility Preservation Service Guy`s and St Thomas` NHS Trust
I have accomplished my undergraduate medical training in 2000. Ever since I have continued my professional and postgraduate training in the UK. I have accomplished my PhD devoted to studying effect of cryopreservation on the genome of gametes and embryos back in 2003. My novel work at that time was recognised by several prestigious international awards. During my postgraduate medical training I had opportunity to gain skills in a variety of aspects of women’ health care. I completed the RCOG accredited subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where I was appointed as a consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery. I am a lead for one of the biggest fertility preservation services in this country. Our service offers a unique holistic care to young men and women faced with cancer diagnosis and need to have gonadotoxic treatment. We can provide any and the most advanced currently available options for fertility preservation (egg/embryo freeze, ovarian tissue preservation, testicular tissue/oncotese). Our outcome data for fertility preservation patients has been recognised by International Societies as the longest and most successful in the world.

I am an active member of RCOG, British Fertility Society and The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). I am an editor for Human Fertility.

I have been actively involved in educational events for different oncology groups, BFS across South East of England and the whole of the UK and abroad. I have conceived an idea of a national training day for oncologists and in cooperation with my oncology colleagues and with the support of Association of Cancer Physicians we organised a National Training day “Cancer and Fertility” in October 2019. Following this successful event, we have published a book “Problem Solving in Cancer and Fertility”.