About Dr Spyros Bakalis
Dr Bakalis is a consultant obstetrician and sub-specialist in Maternal and Fetal Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical School, whilst concurrently obtaining a scholarship to complete a degree in clinical genetics.
Dr Bakalis completed his general postgraduate training in London and the West Midlands, working in some of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country. During this time, he developed his management of both low-risk and high-risk pregnancies, taking a great interest in balancing women’s choices with safety.
Following this, he undertook his research at the Harris Birthright Research Centre for Fetal Medicine, King’s College London, where he published widely in the prediction of small-for-gestational-age babies and was awarded an MD for his work.
He was subsequently accredited by the RCOG with his subspecialty in Maternal and Fetal Medicine following his training at University College Hospital London. During this period, he undertook training in all aspects of fetal and maternal medicine. He carried out a large number of chorionic villous samplings (CVS) and amniocentesis and partook in the specialised fetal cardiac, surgical and twin clinics, whilst from a maternal side was heavily involved in the diabetes service.
His dedication to excellent teaching and training was reflected in his development and delivery of the unique ‘Labour Ward Theory Course’. In addition, he continued his research into third trimester ultrasound and set-up the template for improved postnatal care.
Dr Bakalis was appointed to Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in 2017 with a major role in the fetal medicine unit. He carries out a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for a variety of fetal medicine cases, maintaining a special interest in fetuses with growth complications, brain anomalies and placental abnormalities.