Professor Kilby was appointed as an Honorary Consultant and Senior Lecturer in Maternal and Fetal Medicine at the University of Birmingham (and Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust) in March 1996.
After qualification from Guy’s Hospital Medical School in 1984, he performed house jobs at Guy’s Hospital. He was then attached to junior obstetric and gynaecological posts in London, Nottingham and the West Midlands. After a period of research at Nottingham University he was awarded an MD thesis in 1990.
After a sabbatical at the University of Toronto in Canada (Fetal Medicine Centre/Research Institute at the Mount Sinai Hospital), he accredited in general Obstetrics and Gynaecology from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1985. After further specialist training in Birmingham, he obtained his subspecialty accreditation in Maternal and Fetal Medicine from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1996. He is fully registered with the GMC (2926274) and is on the General and Specialist Register for Obstetrics and Gynaecology/Maternal and Fetal Medicine. He underwent revalidation in 2014.
Professor Kilby is one of six accredited consultant subspecialists providing regional and supra-regional care for pregnant women with fetal medicine problems at the West Midlands Fetal Medicine Centre which is situated within the Birmingham Women’s NHS Foundation Trust. The Fetal Medicine Centre at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has a catchment area from other referral hospitals within the West Midlands and indeed the whole of the Midlands and the north. Its catchment population is approximately 8 million and it provides a large referral base for an extensive number of local and tertiary referrals.
Professor Kilby’s clinical expertise relates to prenatal diagnosis, the diagnosis of fetal anomalies, conditions requiring fetal therapy including complications of monochorionic twins and intrauterine growth restriction. He has published over 300 peer reviewed original articles on topics related to fetal medicine and the basic science and translational research (from bench to bedside) applied to his subspecialty.
He was the fetal medicine elected representative on the Executive Committee of the British Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine (BMFMS) between 2000 and 2006 and subsequently until 2009 he served as the clinical scientific adviser on this Executive Committee. In 2011 he was elected as President of the British Society of Maternal and Fetal Medicine and served in this role until 2015. He was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as a Members representative and served for the West Midlands between 2002 and 2008. He has subsequently been re-elected as a Fellows representative from 2011 through to 2017. He thus is a full member of the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.He has served as Chairman on the Research Advisory Committee for the charity Wellbeing of Women (2008 to 2010) and has served on the Clinical Guideline Groups for the National Institute of Clinical Excellence examining routine care for multiple pregnancies (as the Chairperson), interventional therapy in fetal medicine (2006 to present) and intrapartum care of the fetus (2016-).
He was appointed a full Professor (personal Chair) in Maternal and Fetal Medicine to the University of Birmingham in 2003 and then was subsequently appointed as the Dame Hilda Lloyd Chair of Fetal Medicine in 2006 (a position he still holds).Career History2003- Professor of Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham1999-2003 Clinical Reader, University of Birmingham 1996-1999 Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham 1994-1996 Clinical Lecturer and Subspecialty trainee in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, University of Birmingham.1992-1994. Clinical Research Fellow (MRC Canada), Samuel Lundfeld Institute, University of Toronto.