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Dr. Sara Matthews
Dr. Sara Matthews
Consultant gynecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, UK
“Good communication is a key element of being a doctor — being able to put patients at ease and getting to know them helps strengthen that very special relationship. Every day, working in this field brings its own set of challenges, but most of my work causes me to feel immense joy in being able to diagnose and solve problems for women of all ages.”
Areas of expertise
  • Reproductive medicine and surgery
  • Assisted reproduction
  • Ovarian and testicular cryopreservation
  • Ovarian transplantation
  • Thyroid dysfunction in relation to reproductive health
  • Laparoscopic surgery
“No matter what age, all women need a gynecologist. I strive to provide the best care possible for all my patients and welcome any opportunity to educate women and help however I can.”
— Dr. Sara Matthews
  • The Portland Hospital for Women and Children – Consultant and reproductive physician in private practice, since 2008
  • Consultant gynecologist and Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery, since 2004
  • Bourn Hall, The Bridge Centre, The London Fertility Clinic, and CARE London – Consultant for the NHS and private sector for 18+ years
  • Qualified forensic medical officer trained in the assessment and care of victims of sexual assault
  • Advanced laparoscopic surgeon (MAS level 2) and certified aesthetic gynecologist 
  • Authored numerous published articles on the topics of assisted reproduction, ovarian and testicular cryopreservation, ovarian transplantation, and thyroid dysfunction
  • Hammersmith Hospital – Fertility training
  • Leeds General Infirmary – Fertility training
  • Bourn Hall/Addenbrookes Hospital – Fertility training
  • University of Leeds – Master’s degree, 2004
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists – Residency training in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Queen’s University – Medical degree, training in general medicine and surgery, endocrinology, and old age medicine, 1991
Awards and achievement
  • Youngest medical director of an in vitro fertilization unit in the United Kingdom when appointed at the Homerton Foundation University NHS Hospital Trust, London, UK, 2005
Academic memberships
  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists since 1996 and awarded fellowship in 2020
Appearances and publications in other media

Regular contributor to television, radio, newspaper, and magazine articles 

Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 321–22,
01 Mar 2002
No Association between Smoking and the Presence of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamine Metabolites in Ovarian Follicular Fluid
The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 180, no. 7, pp. 333–35.,
05 Apr 2004
Paediatric Telephone Triage and Advice: The Demand Continues
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