Professor Adam Balen
Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary
For many years Adam Balen has had a particular interest in the causes and management of polycystic ovary syndrome - covering the full spectrum from the effects of the syndrome during adolescence and adult life on the menstrual cycle, fertility, body weight and cosmetic aspects together with the fundamental effects that PCOS may have on quality of life and long-term health. Clinical work includes laparoscopic surgery, reproductive endocrinology and ovulation induction and a supra-regional multidisciplinary service for the management of intersex and developmental disorders. The Leeds Reproductive Medicine Unit performs approximately 1100 IVF cycles per year. Awarded personal (honorary) chair, University of Leeds, 2004. Author of 7 books, 105 chapters in other books, 94 papers, approx. 74 reviews and commentaries. Books include: Infertility in Practice (2nd edition 2003), Reproductive Endocrinology for the MRCOG and Beyond (2003), The Multi-Disciplinary approach to Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology.