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Mr Tarek El-Toukhy

Consultant Gynaecologist and sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

Assisted Conception Unit and PGD Centre
11th Floor Tower Wing
Guy’s Hospital
Great Maze Pond
London SE1 9RT
Tel: +44 (0) 207 185 1180
Fax: +44 (0) 207 188 0490


Tarek El-Toukhy is a Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and PGD at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and is based clinically at the Assisted Conception Unit at Guy’s Hospital in London. He graduated in 1991 (Hons), obtained his MSc degree in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1996 and MD degree and MRCOG in 1998.
His clinical interests are in the fields of in-vitro fertilisation techniques, recurrent IVF implantation Failure, prevention of OHSS, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and minimal access surgery. His research interests cover various aspects of assisted conception and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. He has published over 80 original articles, reviews and opinion papers. He is a scientific editor for BJOG International and peer-reviews for a number of medical journals including the BMJ and Human Reproduction. He is also a member of the Meetings Subcommittee of the British Fertility Society and a Trustee on the Board of Infertility Network UK.

Research interests

His research interests are in the fields of male subfertility, recurrent IVF implantation failure, prevention of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, minimal access reproductive surgery, embryo cryopreservation and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Groups associated with

Reproductive Medicine Clinical Academic Group

Recent publications


Pundir J, Krishnan N, Siozos A, Uwins C, Kopeika J, Khalaf Y, El-Toukhy T. Peri-operative morbidity associated with abdominal myomectomy for very large fibroid uteri. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2013;167(2):219-24.


Seshadri S, Sunkara SK, Khalaf Y, El-Toukhy T, Hamoda H. Effect of heparin on the outcome of IVF treatment: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2012;25(6):572-84.

El-Toukhy T, Sunkara S, Khalaf Y. Local endometrial injury and IVF outcome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Reprod Biomed Online. 2012;25(4):345-54.

Winger EE, Reed JL, Ashoush S, El-Toukhy T, Taranissi M. Die-off ratio correlates with increased TNF-α:IL-10 ratio and decreased IVF success rates correctable with humira. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2012;68(5):428-37.

Pundir J, Sunkara SK, El-Toukhy T, Khalaf Y. Meta-analysis of GnRH antagonist protocols: do they reduce the risk of OHSS in PCOS? Reprod Biomed Online. 2012;24(1):6-22.


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