Ellissa Baskind qualified in Medicine in 2001 at University of Birmingham (Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery) where she was awarded honours in Public Health relating to her work on genetic screening. She held training posts in the Yorkshire region in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and a Clinical Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine at St. James’s University Hospital where she achieved a Doctorate of Medicine which was awarded with a special commendation by the University of Leeds for her work on folliculogenesis in the pathogenesis of infertility (2013). Ellissa successfully completed Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) accredited subspeciality training in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery in Leeds (2017) and was appointed as a Consultant at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, NHS Trust (LTHT) in the same year.
Ellissa has a number of publications in peer review journals as well as book chapters. Her interests include all aspects of assisted conception and gamete donation. She also has a specific interest in genetics and pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT).
Ellissa was elected as co-chair of Speciality Trainees in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (STIRMAS) and plays an active role in the education of medical students, graduates and peers as well as patients. She is deputy subspeciality trainer for the RCOG subspeciality trainees in Leeds.
As well as working for Care Fertility, Leeds, Ellissa also works at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). She is Clinical Lead for PGT having developed a multi-disciplinary team for this service at LTHT and works alongside the Maternal Medicine Team in the care of complex cases. She is also Clinical Lead for Governance and Audit in Gynaecology at LTHT.
Outside of work, Ellissa spends her time with her family and dog, in the countryside and is a keen cyclist and runner. She enjoys the theatre, musicals and art.