Consultant Profile

Prof.  Nazar Amso

Prof.  Nazar Amso MB ChB (Baghdad), FRCOG (London), FHEA (London), PhD Reproductive Medicine (London University)
Practicing at:
Spire Cardiff Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    • Adolescent gynaecology
    • Assisted conception
    • Endometriosis
    • Menstrual Disorders
    • Reproductive health
Special clinical interests:

Infertility Investigations and IVF treatments, Gynaecological Endocrinology
Paediatric Gynaecology, Endometriosis
Laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery
Management of fibroids and uterine artery embolisation
One stop menstrual disorders and ovarian cysts clinic

Research interests:

Menstrual disorders: Effectiveness of endometrial ablation devices (Thermachoice)
Assisted reproduction: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, effectiveness of IVF and IUI treatments, sperm proteins and fertilization
Ultrasound: Screening for ovarian cancer in the general population (UKCTOCS)
Ultrasound: Screening for ovarian cancer in women with family history of breast and ovarian cancer (UKFOCS)
Education and Training: Ultrasound simulation and education

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Private practice only

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (1999)
General Medical Council
British Medical Association (BMA)
Royal Society of Medicine
Founding Chairman of the British Society for Gynaecological Imaging (BSGI)
British Fertility Society (BFS)
British Medical Ultrasound Society
British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE)
European Society for Gynaecological Endocopy (ESGE)
British Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
National Specialty Advisory Group in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Welsh Executive Committee of RCOG (2004-2010)
Welsh Specialty Training Committee (1998 - to date)

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
029 20736011
Private secretary:
Mrs D Jenkins
Private secretary telephone number:
0759 0425880
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Weekly Monday evening clinic
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I qualified in 1974 from the College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Iraq. After a period of residency training at a number of teaching hospitals in Baghdad, I chose to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. My professional career journey in the UK began in 1981 progressing in training posts from West and East Sussex, then London and Newcastle Upon Tyne interrupted by a research spell (1987-1991) at the Royal Free Hospital, London and culminating in a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist post at Gateshead in 1994.  The challenge of academia attracted me to Cardiff and in 1998, I moved to then the University of Wales College of Medicine and University Hospital of Wales, where since I have established local, national and international clinical and research collaborations.

My clinical practice has focussed since on developing new and innovative approaches to service delivery for benign gynaecology. I set up the first ultrasound based one-stop menstrual disorders clinic in Wales and introduced new treatments such as balloon endometrial ablation for menorrhagia and non-surgical interventions for fibroids. My other areas of clinical expertise include minimal access hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, fertility investigations and treatments and joint clinics for paediatric and adolescent gynaecology.  Ultrasound has been my passion ever since I was a junior trainee and since 2002, I have pioneered the ovarian cancer screening trial in Cardiff and have undertaken many of the advanced scans and provided advice and counselling for the trial’s volunteers.

Personal profile:

My interests outside medicine are varied. I enjoy current affairs programmes and follow interesting developments round the world. I find travel whether for business or pleasure very educating and often take the opportunity to explore with my wife, son and daughter exciting and faraway places. I do voluntary work and raise money for charity and am a Trustee of two charities “Women’s Care Foundation” and “The British Society for Gynaecological Imaging”. In the remainder of my little spare time I enjoy a laugh at the annual or biannual Golf round!

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Prof.  Nazar Amso

Prof. Nazar Amso Consultant Gynaecologist specialising in pelvic pain, endometriosis, at Spire Cardiff Hospital.

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