Professor Janesh K. Gupta MSc, MD, FRCOG

Professor Janesh K. Gupta

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Contact details

Birmingham Women's and Children’s Foundation NHS Trust
Mindelsohn Way
B15 2TG

Janesh Gupta is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology working as an Honorary Consultant at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

Janesh has published over 175 research papers in scientific journals, book chapters, reviews and books and over 100 lectures and presentations to learned societies in the fields of fetal medicine, benign gynaecology (including abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, endometrial hyperplasia), minimal access surgery, induction of labour and abortion. He has received grants from WellBeing of Women, Department of Health National Institute for Health Research (Health Technology Assessment), Medical Research Council and various industry partners.

For his Research Excellence, Janesh was honoured in 2019, as a University of Birmingham 'Birmingham Hero'

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2004   FRCOG, Fellow of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

1998   MD, University of Leeds

1998   MRCOG, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

1991   MSc by Research Thesis, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leeds

1987   MBChB, University of Leeds


Janesh has been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist since 1995, at 31 years of age, Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, Scotland.

Janesh is a practising Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. He has a regular labour ward session and does on-call duties as a senior obstetrician and gynaecologist at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

His research experience has led him to publish Cochrane reviews and systematic reviews of diagnostic tests for abnormal uterine bleeding, preterm labour and pre-eclampsia. He has had several grants from WellBeing of Women, National Health Institute for Research (Health Technology Assessment), Medical Research Council and various industry partners evaluating chronic pelvic pain (LUNA trial published in JAMA), heavy menstrual bleeding (ECLIPSE trial, NIHR £1.6 million published in NEJM), endometriosis (PRE-EMPT trial) and labour trials: BUMPES trial (NIHR £2.5 million) and SOLVE trial. He has also had basic science projects in endometriosis and endometrial hyperplasia. 

He is the Editor-in-Chief for the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology and previously on the Editorial Board for Surgical Endoscopy and Gynaecological Surgery.

Listen to Professor Gupta discuss "Heavy Period Treatment Expected to Change Clinical Practice"


Second Year programmes

Fifth Year programmes

Postgraduate supervision

Professor Gupta is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Endometriosis
  • Endometrial hyperplasia
  • Ambulatory hysteroscopy care
  • Abortion
  • Enhanced recovery


Clinical Trials in collaboration with Birmingham Clinical Trials Unit (BCTU), systematic reviews, endometriosis, induction of labour, abortion care, and endometrial hyperplasia – biomarkers for the prognostic and diagnostic evaluation in hyperplasia.

Other activities

Janesh’s clinical and research interests have been called upon in the giving expert evidence in clinical negligence and criminal cases for the Metropolitan Police, Lincolnshire Police and many other Police forces for series and serious sexual offences, sexual assault, deaths of women and babies.  He has appeared several times in Court to give evidence.

Janesh currently organises and teaches on a twice a year basis the Part II and Part III MRCOG course in Bangalore, India.


Ganguly A, Tamblyn JA, Finn-Sell S, Chan SY, Westwood M, Gupta J, Kilby M, Gross SR, Hewison M (2018).  Vitamin D, the placenta and early pregnancy: effects on trophoblast functionJ Endocrinol. 236(2):R93-R103.

Gupta J, Chodankar R, Baev O, Bahlmann F, Brega E, Gala A, Hellmeyer L, Hruban L, Maier J, Mehta P, Murthy A, Ritter M, Saad A, Shmakov R, Suneja A, Zahumensky J, Gdovinova D (2018).  Synthetic osmotic dilators in the induction of labour-An international multicentre observational study.  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 229: 70-75.

Antoun L, Smith P, Gupta J.K, Clark TJ (2017).  The feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of hysteroscopic sterilization compared with laparoscopic sterilizationAm J Obstet Gynecol. 217(5):570.e1-570.e6.

Gupta J.K, Sood A, Hofmeyr GJ, Vogel JP.  Position in the second stage of labour for women without epidural anaesthesia.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 May 25;5:CD002006.

Kai J, Middleton L, Daniels J, Pattison H, Tryposkiadis K, Gupta J; ECLIPSE trial collaborative group (2016).  Usual medical treatments or levonorgestrel-IUS for women with heavy menstrual bleeding: long-term randomised pragmatic trial in primary careBr J Gen Pract. 66(653):e861-e870.

Sanghera S, Roberts TE, Barton P, Frew E, Daniels J, Middleton L, Gennard L, Kai J, Gupta J.K (2014).  Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system vs. usual medical treatment for menorrhagia: an economic evaluation alongside a randomised controlled trialPLoS One 9(3): e91891.

Daniels JP, Champaneria R, Shah L, Gupta J.K, Birch J, Moss JG (2016).  Effectiveness of Embolization or Sclerotherapy of Pelvic Veins for Reducing Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Systematic ReviewJ Vasc Interv Radiol. 27(10):1478-1486.e8.

Champaneria R, Shah L, Moss J, Gupta J.K, Birch J, Middleton LJ, Daniels JP.  The relationship between pelvic vein incompetence and chronic pelvic pain in women: systematic reviews of diagnosis and treatment effectivenessHealth Technol Assess. 2016 Jan;20(5):1-108. 

Gupta J.K, Daniels JP, Middleton LJ, Pattison HM, Prileszky G, Roberts TE, Sanghera S, Barton P, Gray R, Kai J.  A randomised controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in primary care against standard treatment for menorrhagia: the ECLIPSE trialHealth Technol Assess 2015; 19(88): 1-118.

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Maternal Health