Adam Balen MB, BS, MD, DSc, FRCOG
Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Professor Adam Balen is a full-time National Health Service consultant and Lead Clinician at Leeds Fertility, one of the largest assisted conception units in the UK. His special interests include all aspects of PCOS, Assisted Conception, Paediatric & Adolescent Gynaecology and Disorders of Sexual Development.
Adam was the recent Chair of the British Fertility Society until January 2018, having spent over twenty years working in various roles for the BFS. He is a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Infertility Guidelines Committee and is the Chair of the WHO Expert Working Group on the management of PCOS. Adam also sits on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG), London. He is past Chair of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) special interest group on Reproductive Endocrinology and is a member of the ESHRE Fertility Awareness Committee.
As Chair of the BFS, Adam created two new national task forces: Fertility Preservation UK, to ensure nationwide provision for those who require fertility preservation and The Fertility Education Initiative, to improve the provision of education to young people about all aspects of reproductive health, including factors that may influence their future fertility. He also chairs the NHS England IVF Pricing Development Expert Advisory group.
Adam is the author of 12 books and over 220 peer-reviewed papers. Books include Infertility in Practice (4th edition 2014) and Current Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2010). He was awarded a personal chair (professorship) for many years of fruitful research and also a Doctor of Science (DSC), which is the highest academic degree that can be awarded to a physician.
Adam is proud of the tremendous success of Leeds Fertility and is passionate about achieving the highest standards of care and the best results. More than anything, Adam cares about the help and support that Leeds Fertility provides to our patients and is always moved by messages of thanks that are regularly sent to all members of the team.
In his spare time, Adam is working on cultivating his garden at his home in the Dales.