Mr. Michael Stafford graduated from the Medical College of St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1986 and was awarded MRCOG in 1993 and MD in 1998. He became a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London in the year 2000 where he is former Chairman of the Hospital Medical Staff Committee. Michael was also the surgical member of the Riverside Ethics Committee, Director of the North West Thames advanced post-graduate training modules and an undergraduate interviewer, examiner and tutor for Imperial College.
He has published and contributed to a wide range of specialist publications covering his specialist areas of general gynaecology, colposcopy, urogynaecology and infection including sexually transmitted disease. As a Medical Research Council research fellow he was awarded his MD thesis in 1998, concerning methods of preventing HIV transmission. He has also written a book on doctor/patient communication in gynaecology with 150,000 copies sold. Michael was clinical lead for the Urogynaecology Service at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital as well as running a busy general gynaecology and pregnancy control (abortion) service which deals with both medical and surgical procedures.
Michael is one the the few doctors in the UK who has recieved specialist surgical training in the complicated area of managing second trimester (late) surgical abortions, particularly in pregancies complicated by medical problems or foetal abnormality. He has over 28 years of experience in this area and is well respected by his peers, many of whom refer patients to him from all over the country. He also receives many referrals from overseas clients and trains junior doctors in the specilaist skills required to perform this senstive procedure.