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Fiona  Cowan

Dr Fiona Cowan

Consultant Gynaecologist


Dr Fiona Cowan is a Consultant Gynaecologist at University Hospital Southampton (UHS), appointed in 2019. She graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Medical School, University of London in 2009 where she was awarded a Distinction in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and was the President of the King’s College London Surgical Society for which she was awarded the King’s Gold Crown Award.

Dr Cowan established the first UHS Acute Gynaecology Clinic where she performs pelvic ultrasounds for acute gynaecological conditions. She has regular UHS clinics in advanced gynaecological ultrasound including the detection of endometriosis, adnexal masses and other gynaecological conditions. She also runs busy ambulatory/outpatient and rapid access gynaecology clinics enabling women to have a ‘one stop’ service to see and treat their gynaecological conditions, this includes pelvic ultrasound as well as outpatient hysteroscopic procedures. Dr Cowan is Lead for the Psychosexual Medicine service at UHS and is a rarity Nationally and Internationally in that she holds both Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) and Membership of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine (MIPM). Dr Cowan was awarded the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Advanced Training Skills Module in Acute Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy ultrasound. She is co-investigator at UHS on National ultrasound studies.

Dr Cowan is an Educational and Clinical Supervisor with a passion for teaching undergraduates and postgraduates. She has been Lead Clinician for the Southampton University Year 4 Medical Students and previously established the Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex Obstetrics and Gynaecology Trainee Mentoring Scheme which has now been adopted in other regions Nationally.

Dr Cowan has lectured locally, Nationally and Internationally on Gynaecological ultrasound, Psychosexual Medicine, Ambulatory Gynaecology and Medical Education. Dr Cowan has several peer review publications. She previously won the RCOG World Congress prize for Medical Education.