Consultant Profile

Dr Joo Thong

Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals and Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh, Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
  • Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics
    • Assisted conception
    • Infertility
    • Subfertility
Special clinical interests:

Assisted conception

Male & Female Infertility
Reproductive endocrinology
Egg donation treatment

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Research interests:

Tests for ovarian reserve
Oocyte (egg) freezing
Ovarian stimulation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gynaecologist, Lothian University Hospitals Division, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Consultant in Charge, Edinburgh Assisted Conception Programme, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

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

American Society of Reproductive Medicine
British Fertility Society
Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine
European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology
Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

After graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Dr Thong had his postgraduate training at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.  He was awarded a World Health Organisation (WHO) Research Fellowship at the Edinburgh University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and gained his MD (Doctorate of Medicine) in Reproductive Medicine. He was awarded dual accreditation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Subspecialist status in Reproductive Medicine by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. Dr Thong is a referee for Fertility and Contraception journals and for research grants. In addition, he has been awarded prizes for his research work and has published his research widely in international fertility and contraception journals with a high citation index.  Currently, he presents his research work at international conferences.

Dr Thong is currently Consultant in charge of the Edinburgh Assisted Conception (IVF) Unit at the RIE and has trained Subspecialists in Reproductive Medicine for nearly 20 years. He is committed to patient care with gynaecological disorders (women with subfertility and endometriosis or fibroids) and focus his clinical skills on investigations and management of female and male Infertility and female hormonal disorders. He is Lead Clinician for female and male Infertility services at the Edinburgh Fertility and Reproductive Endocrine Centre (RIE) , Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis programme and Andrology (male sampling) laboratory for the RIE. As a Consultant Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, he is familiar with the management of complex cases in a national referral centre.

Dr Thong has wide clinical interests which includes assessment of ovarian (egg) reserve, female hormonal disorders including polycystic ovary syndrome, gynaecological ultrasound scanning, egg donation treatment, and investigations and management of recurrent miscarriage. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and treat patients with menopausal disorders, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual disorders. Dr Thong is also a member of the American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons. 

Personal profile:

Beyond work, I enjoy reading, swimming and listening to music. In addition, I am actively engaged in raising funds for research (

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Dr Joo Thong

Dr Joo Thong Gynaecology and/or Obstetrics Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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