Dr Hajra Khattak BMedSci (Hons) BMBS DFSRH PGCert (Med Ed Surgery)

Dr Hajra Khattak

Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research
PhD student

Contact details

College of Medical and Dental Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Hajra is a trainee in obstetrics and gynaecology and currently pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Professor Ioannis Gallos and Professor Annie Topping.

Hajra’s project is funded by Wellbeing of Women

Her thesis title is 'Assessing the effectiveness of transplanting ovarian tissue'.

Through her doctoral studies, she aims to assess the effectiveness of ovarian transplantation in preventing early menopause and preservation of fertility and hormonal function in women.


  • PGCert (Med Ed Surgery) 2019
  • DFSRH 2016
  • BMBS 2014
  • BMedSci (Hons) 2013


Hajra acquired her medical degree from the University of Southampton in 2014. After completing foundation training, she chose to specialise in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the West Midlands. Whilst acquiring her clinical competencies, she also worked as a research associate to further her interest and experience in academia. This led to being offered a clinical research fellow post and enrolment on to a PhD programme under the supervision of Professor Arri Coomarasamy. Her research focuses on assessing the effectiveness of ovarian transplantation in preventing early menopause and cryopreservation of ovarian transplants to preserve fertility and hormonal function. Hajra has been awarded the Wellbeing of Women’s Entry Level Research scholarship to assess the role of ovarian tissue in preventing early menopause. Hajra was also successful in acquiring the EBCOG travelling fellowship which enabled her to learn about ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation techniques from leading experts in the field of fertility preservation in Belgium and Denmark.


Hajra is also actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching where she regularly teaches Year 2 and 5 students at the Birmingham Medical School.

  • 2nd year MBChB RED module
  • 5th year Obstetrics and Gynaecology module
  • Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) Basic Practical Skills course facilitator

Other activities

Volunteer work:

  • Ammalife Charity (Executive Board member)

Membership of national and international committees:

  • RCOG National trainees committee representative at the European Network of Trainees in O&G (ENTOG)
  • Executive committee member (treasurer) ENTOG