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John J. Sciarra

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Professor Emeritus – St George’s University of London
President International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology (FIGO)
Past President of the British medical association

Past President & Past Vice President
Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK

Treasurer 1997–2003; Secretary General 2003–2006 of FIGO

Author of 260 indexed publications, 30 books and more than 200 book chapters Editor in Chief of Best Practise and Research in Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology Honorary fellow of the American, Sri Lankan, South African, Pakistan, Indian, Japan, Australian & NZ Colleges of O&G, Royal College of Midwives, Ceylon College of Physicians and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health, UK and Hon Member of the Canadian, Malaysian, German, Italian, Spanish, Mumbai and South African Societies. Hon Doctorate – University of Athens

Knight Bachelor in recognition of Services to Medicine & Health Services by Her Majesty the Queen – Birthday Honours List – June 2009

Major Research Interests

Prelabour rupture of membranes, Induction of labour; Postpartum haemorrhage; Vibro-acoustic stimulation as a test of fetal well-being; Uterine activity in labour; Perinatal audit and surveillance. Fetal monitoring; Admission test, FHR; pH, lactate measurements & ECG waveform analysis, Fetal pulse oximetry; Fetal myocardiocyte transfer; Infrared spectroscopy for screening and diagnosis of pre invasive and invasive gynaecological tumours. Tamponade and compression sutures for postpartum haemorrhage.