Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor Arri Coomarasamy, MBChB, MD, FRCOG, Medical Director

Professor Arri Coomarasamy, MBChB, MD, FRCOG, Medical Director

Training

Professor Arri received his undergraduate medical education from the University of Birmingham, and completed his subspecialist training in reproductive medicine and surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London.

Career Activity

Professor Arri Coomarasamy is a Consultant Gynaecologist at our Birmingham clinic. He is a fertility specialist with over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine. His specialist areas include IVF, ICSI, implantation care (for couples with repeated unsuccessful IVF cycles), recurrent miscarriage management, reproductive immunology and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). He is well known for his research at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, focusing on reproductive medicine and the prevention of miscarriage.

Research

Professor Arri is the Director of Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research. This is the largest miscarriage research centre in Europe, with specialist research teams at the University of Birmingham, University of Warwick and Imperial College, London. Professor Arri’s research has resulted in the publication of over 140 research articles in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the British Medical Journal and Human Reproduction. He is also the author of 5 medical textbooks and over 40 medical chapters, including an award winning book on “Assisted Conception Treatment: Challenges and Management Options”.  His portfolio includes numerous national and international multicentre randomised controlled trials.

Teaching

Professor Arri takes particular pride in mentoring junior doctors and researchers, and several of his trainees have become outstanding clinicians and researchers.

 International and charitable work

Professor Arri serves on several international and national committees, including Joint Global Health Trials Panel of Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, and Department for International Development, various World Health Organisation committees, and the Early Pregnancy Clinical Studies Group. He is the founding trustee of Ammalife, a UK-registered charity with a global mission to reduce maternal deaths in low-income countries (www.ammalife.org).