Dr Justin Chu MBChB, MRCOG, PG Cert HP

Dr Justin Chu

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Contact details

Address
3rd Floor, Birmingham Women's Hospital
Mindelsohn Way
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TG

Dr. Justin Chu is Honorary Clinical Lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology. He completed his PhD by medical research at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham. 

Justin is based at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital.  His research interests lie in embryo implantation in assisted reproductive treatments, miscarriage and reproductive surgery.  Clinically, Justin is a senior registrar in Health Education West Midlands.

Qualifications

  • MRCOG 2013
  • PG Cert HP 2013
  • MBChB 2006

Biography

Justin attended the University of Birmingham for his undergraduate medical and surgical training between 2001 and 2006.  He commenced his obstetrics and gynaecology training in the West Midlands in 2009, completing his senior house officer training at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospital and Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield.  His registrar training started in 2011 at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital. 

After this year of training Justin completed an out of programme experience as a teaching fellow at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital, coordinating and leading undergraduate obstetrics and gynaecology teaching to final year undergraduate medical students at the University of Birmingham.  He was awarded a Springboard Research Fellowship to commence his PhD in 2013 under the supervision of Professor Coomarasamy and Dr. Jackson Kirkman Brown.  Most recently, in 2015, he has been appointed as an academic clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Teaching

  • Lecture based teaching to MBChB year 2 undergraduate students at the University of Birmingham Medical School.
  • Small group teaching sessions on the clinical aspects of obstetrics and gynaecology to MBChB year 2 undergraduate students at the University of Birmingham Medical School.
  • Teaching delivery to post graduate obstetrics and gynaecology doctors attempting to pass MRCOG part 1 and part 2.
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology bedside teaching delivery to MBChB year 5 undergraduate students at the University of Birmingham Medical School.
  • Academic teaching fellowship at the Birmingham Women’s Hospital 2012-2013

Postgraduate supervision

Supervision of academic foundation trainee completing research work on tubal surgery systematic review and meta-analysis

Research

Justin has recently completed a NIHR HTA commissioned call for miscarriage.  The trial investigates the best drug regimens used in the medical management of miscarriage.  The funding decision is awaited.

Justin is completing his research PhD currently at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Professor Arri Coomarasamy.  The thesis is entitled “Approaches to improving embryo implantation” and includes work investigating the association between vitamin D and IVF treatment outcomes, the use of endometrial fluid metabolomics as a prognostic tool in IVF treatment and the use of salpingostomy in the treatment of hydrosalpinx.

Justin is also involved with research into trauma in obstetric patients, collaborating with Professor Porter at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Research Groups and centres:

  • Reproductive Physiology research group at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
  • Tommy’s Charity National Centre of Miscarriage Research group

Publications

  • Coomarasamy A, Williams H, Truchanowicz E, Seed P, Small R, Quenby S, Gupta P, Dawood F, Koot YE, Goddijn M, Bender Atik R, Bloemenkamp KWM, Brady R, Briley A, Cavallaro R, Cheong YC, Chu J, Eapen A, Essex H, Ewies A, Hoek A, Kaaijk EM, Koks CA, Li TC, MacLean M, Mol BW, Moore J, Parrott S, Ross J, Sharpe L, Stewart J, Trépel D, Vaithilingam N, Farquharson R, Kilby M, Khalaf Y, Regan L, Rai R. First trimester progesterone therapy in women with a history of unexplained recurrent miscarriages: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled international multi-centre trial and economic evaluation. NIHR HTA Monograph (in press).
  • Chu J.  Patient undergoing abdominal myomectomy. In Coomarasamy A, Shafi MI, Davila GW and Chan KK, editors. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery: Challenges and Management Options. Wiley-Blackwell; 2015 (in press).
  • Gupta JK, Chu J. Safe laparoscopic entry in a thin patient, editors. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery: Challenges and Management Options. Wiley-Blackwell; 2015 (in press).
  • Chu J.  Patient with Rheumatologic Disease. In Coomarasamy A, Shafi MI, Davila GW and Chan KK, editors. Gynecologic and Obstetric Surgery: Challenges and Management Options. Wiley-Blackwell; 2015 (in press).
  • E Battaloglu, O’Donnell D, Chu J, Porter K, Lecky F. Epidemiology and Outcomes of Obstetrics in Trauma in the United Kingdom.  Injury (in press)
  • Battaloglu E, Battaloglu E, Chu J, Porter K.  Obstetrics in Trauma. Trauma 0(0)1-7. May 2014
  • Harb H, Gallos ID, Chu J, Harb M, Coomarasamy A. The effect of endometriosis on IVF outcome: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BJOG. 2013;11:1308-20
  • P. Fenton, S Jayakumar, J. Chu, A. Tillu. Follow up After Carpal Tunnel Decompression: A Patient’s Perspective.  The Internet Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. Volume 12 No. 1. 2009
  • Andrews K, Chu J, Bale P, Cramer A. A randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a letter from a consultant surgeon in causing smokers to stop smoking pre-operatively.  Public Health Volume 120, Issue 4, April 2006, Pages 356-358

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