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Dr. Tahir Mahmood
Dr. Tahir Mahmood
Obstetrician and gynecologist, Victoria Hospital, Chair of EBCOG Standards of Care, UK
“Technology has allowed us to reach those areas of the world where perhaps modern medicine would not have been accessible. Everyone deserves access to high-quality care.”
Areas of expertise
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Female health including menstrual disorders, cancer, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility
“The science of women’s health is changing rapidly, as are the needs of the patient population. Developments within information technology have made a plethora of information available, so it’s important to remain abreast of new discoveries in order to offer high-quality care to all women and their families who come to see me.”
— Dr. Tahir Mahmood
  • United Nations Population Fund Eastern Europe and Central Asia region – International consultant, since 2016 
  • National Institute for Health and Care Research’s National Audit of Urinary Incontinence – Senior clinical advisor, since 2016 
  • European Board and College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EBCOG) – Chair of the working party on standards of care, since 2010 
  • Victoria Hospital – Consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, since 1990 
  • Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee, and St. Andrews – Clinical senior lecturer, since 1990 
  • EBCOG – President, 2014–2017
  • Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists – Vice president of standards
  • Appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his services in women’s health, 2012
  • Earned a long list of academic titles and recognitions throughout his career, including MBBS, BSc, MD, FRCPI, FFSRH, MBA, RACOG, FRCPE, FDGGG, FEBCOG, and FRCOG
Awards and achievements
  • Serves on the editorial board for several key journals in obstetrics and gynecology
  • Edited eight books and published over 190 peer-reviewed papers
  • Delivered over 185 lectures around the globe
Academic memberships
  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, Edinburgh Obstetrical Society, Northern Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Scotland, Royal College of Physicians, SIGN Council, American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, and Life Trustee of Lindsay Stewart R&D Foundation at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Appearances and publications in other media
2nd ed., Elsevier,
06 Jun 2020
Obesity and Obstetrics.
European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, vol. 266, pp. 74–76.,
01 Nov 2021
EBCOG Position Statement: Inequality in Fertility Treatment in People of Colour.
Cambridge University Press,
02 Oct 2018
Clinical Standards in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Gynecological Endocrinology, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 1–3. ,
05 Oct 2017
FIGO’s Response to the Global Challenge of Hyperglycemia in Pregnancy — Toward a Global Consensus
Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, vol. 27, no. 5, pp. 158–65.,
05 May 2017
Non-Oral Contraception.
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