Dr Joo Thong
MBBS, MD, FRCOG, FFSRH, FFSEM
I am currently Consultant in charge of the Edinburgh Assisted Conception (IVF) Unit at the RIE and have trained Subspecialists in Reproductive Medicine for nearly 20 years. I am committed to patient care with gynaecological disorders (women with subfertility and endometriosis or fibroids) and focus my clinical skills on investigations and management of female and male Infertility and female hormonal disorders.
After graduating from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, I had had my postgraduate training at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I was awarded a World Health Organisation (WHO) Research Fellowship at the Edinburgh University’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and gained my MD (Doctorate of Medicine) in Reproductive Medicine. I was awarded dual accreditation in Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Subspecialist status in Reproductive Medicine by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. I am a referee for Fertility and Contraception journals and for research grants. In addition, I have been awarded prizes for my research work and have published my research widely in international fertility and contraception journals with a high citation index. Currently, I present my research work at international conferences.
I am 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, I am familiar with the management of complex cases in a national referral centre.
I have wide clinical interests which include 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, I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare and treat patients with menopausal disorders, premenstrual syndrome and menstrual disorders. I am also a member of the American Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Joo Thong at Spire include:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
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
Tests for ovarian reserve
Oocyte (egg) freezing
Consultant Gynaecologist, Lothian University Hospitals Division, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Consultant in Charge, Edinburgh Assisted Conception Programme, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Beyond work, I enjoy reading, swimming and listening to music. In addition, I am actively engaged in raising funds for research (www.fertilityscotland.org.uk)