Director Dr Ahmed Ismail, B.Sc., M.B.BCh., M.R.C.O.G., F.R.C.O.G., MD
Dr A. Ismail is a Consultant Gynecologist and Obstetrician who has studied and practiced around the world. He is the director and proprietor of Queensway Gynecology Clinic, Harley Street, where he has been successfully treating and operating on patients for 25 years.
Dr Ahmed Ismail began his medical career in 1972 at Al Azhar University in Egypt as House Officer, quickly moving to Resident Registrar University Staff Member in 1973 in the Gynecology and Obstetrics Department, followed by Resident Registrar in Jeddah Maternity Hospital from 1974 - 1975. In 1975, Dr Ismail moved to the UK to further develop his interest and specialist training in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility. During this time, he worked at many of the UK’s leading teaching hospitals including Nottingham University, St Georges, Kings College, Guys and St Mary’s working alongside leading consultants including The Queen’s Gynecologist - Sir George Pinker, who was also the president of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Mr TLT Lewis (author of many Gynecology books) and also Mr J Tomkinson at Guys, who at the time was the Secretary General of FIGO (Federation of International Gynecologists and Obstetricians) and supervisor to Dr Ismail’s PhD Thesis. In 1983, Dr Ismail was working as a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hereford, Barnett General Hospital and finally St Mary’s Hospital, London.
In 1983, he opened The Queensway Gynecology Clinic in Queensway and Harley Street, and then he took over the private consulting rooms of Sir George Pinker at 96 Harley Street (Queensway Clinic). As well as his private practice, Dr Ismail has continued to operate as a consultant at a number of leading London private hospitals.
In 1992 the President of Egypt visited the UK seeking top professionals to build a state-of-the-art hospital. Mr Ismail was invited to implement the project using the latest technology in the field of Obstetrics, Gynecology, Endoscopic Operative Surgery, Infertility and IVF. The project started in the heart of Cairo near the river Nile and was called Hawwa International Hospital. Situated in Dokki, it was close to major transport links, city landmarks and the research and diagnostic facilities of the leading private hospitals. The hospital was to be a centre of excellence for obstetrics, gynecology and infertility treatment and was opened in September 1994 by the Egyptian Prime Minister at the time, Dr. Atef Sedky. Also in attendance were the Minister for Health and Cairo’s Mayor, along with a host of the country’s leading medical and political figures. This was an unprecedented turnout in the history of such events, and has not been repeated since. Mr Ismail and the hospital has since been treating leading figures across the Arab world including royalty, celebrities and politicians and embassy personel.
The Hospital is accredited by all the major insurance companies such as AXA PPP.
As An International Expert and the Head of Maternity and Gynecology in the new Hawwa Hospital, Mr Ismail used his specialist training in IVF, Laser Laparoscopy and all routine Gynecology and Obstetric methods to carry out normal, instrumental and operative delivery, in addition to managing every conceivable emergency procedure. The hospital treated a very large number of patients with excellent records of success. Mr Ismail was subsequently awarded the certificate of Specialist (Consultant) in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Egyptian Medical Council. In 1994 he was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian British Hospital, Cairo, and Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit. In this role Mr Ismail was additionally responsible for organizing symposiums and giving lectures as well as providing training for junior doctors.
Such was the interest in this groundbreaking project, Mr Ismail was in constant demand for comment and undertook a large number of educational interviews in the leading medical journal. Additionally, he featured across the worldwide news, mainstream TV, radio, magazines and newspapers.
Today Dr Ismail continues to fulfill this role alongside his position at Queensway Clinic in Harley Street, where he treats both a UK and International clientele in all areas of Gynecology and Obstetrics, offering excellence of service in complete maternity care, infertility treatment and all aspects of women’s and sexual health. He also works as a Private Consultant at both The Wellington and Portland Hospitals in London. Queensway Clinic Harley is also the satellite operation for IVF for the Lister IVF Unit, and has one of the highest success rates in the country.
Throughout his career, Dr Ismail has continually undertaken further study and specialist training to develop his qualifications, skills and experience in some of the most intricate and complex of treatments in his field, travelling the world as he continues to strive to remain at the forefront of all the major medical developments in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Dr Ismail’s specialist experience includes:
Dr Ismail is a Member and Fellow of the following organisations:
A skilled and experienced public speaker, Dr Ismail’s specialist knowledge and research work has allowed him to present a number of significant lectures, including several medical World Congresses. For example, at the World Congress of Fertility and Sterilisation in the late 1980s Dr Ismail presented a paper of over 200 cases differentiating between the benefits of vaginal ultrasound over abdominal ultrasound. Following this work, vaginal ultrasound has been increasingly used due to its simplicity and accuracy for detecting abnormalities, both ovarian and intrauterine.
In the early nineties at the World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics in Singapore, Dr Ismail presented his research into the early detection of intrauterine pregnancy using vaginal ultrasound, with patients missing her period after one to two days. He named the endometrial appearance of the scan as BIRDS EYE SIGN which c 100% confirmed an intrauterine pregnancy without the use of blood or urine tests which normally do not confirm whether the pregnancy is intrauterine or extra uterine. This has since changed the methodology worldwide of subjecting patients to unnecessary tests which can have both false positive or false negative results.
Dr Ismail is also pioneering a revolutionary study based on the lunar calendar which has the potential to offer a means of identifying the most likely time for a woman to fall pregnant. The woman’s menstrual cycle is plotted against both hers and her partners’ birth dates which Dr Ismail says will clearly show when the woman is fertile. The formula, known as Ismails’ Lunar Calendar, has been tested against a small study of retrospective births, providing sound evidence to the formula’s efficacy. Dr Ismail now wishes to conduct a worldwide retrospective study of some 100,000 couples and their confinements. If conclusive, Dr Ismail believes this could have a profound effect on both the treatment of infertility and the use of oral contraceptives for women. It is Dr Ismail’s dream to secure the funding in order for this advanced study to be carried out.
Dr Ismail is comfortable in the media spotlight discussing or presenting any relevant issues and has had experience on both TV and radio. He is also an active member and supporter of the Conservative party and regularly attends the House of Lords’ debates on health issues.
Dr Ismail is an invited lecturer to the trainers at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and is Chairman and on the board of several healthcare companies in both Cairo and London. He is also a member and fellow of most gynaecological, infertility and IVF societies in the UK and Europe.
Dr Ismail is on the British Panel of Experts in Gynecology and Obstetrics.
Dr Ismail is on the British Panel of the Lead physicians.