The University of Southampton

Professor Ying Cheong MB ChB, BAO, MA, FRCOG, MD

Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Clinical Director, Complete Fertility Centre, Southampton

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Dr Ying Cheong is Professor of Reproductive Medicine within Medicine at the University of Southampton.


Ying is a Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and Professor in Reproductive Medicine in the University of Southampton. She co-founded the Complete Fertility Centre Southampton at the Princess Anne Hospital in 2011 together with Professor Nick Macklon and Julia Paget, which now treats hundreds of patients with fertility problems. Ying specialises in reproductive surgery (laparoscopic and open), the management of a wide range of gynaecological problems including polycystic ovaries, recurrent miscarriages and pelvic pain.

Ying has served as a member of the RCOG scientific advisory committee, the lead for the local clinical research network and has served as a member of the Human Fertilisation Embryology Authority 'Information for Quality' expert group. She currently sits on several clinical trials steering committees. Ying is also actively involved with undergraduate and postgraduate education and training.



MB ChB, BAO, MA (Trinity College, Dublin, 1996)

MRCOG, MD (2003 London & Sheffield)

FRCOG (2015 London)



2016 Professor of Reproductive Medicine

2014 Associate Professor, University of Southampton

2011 Clinical Director of Complete Fertility Centre Southampton

2008 Senior Lecturer, University of Southampton







Research interests

Ying’s research interest centres around understanding the biology of endometrium and endometrial associated pathology (endometriosis and adhesions); and she works closely with collaborators across disciplines in the School of Electronics and Computer Science and Nanoscience within the University of Southampton in the development of nano-therapeutics and medical biosensors.

Academic unit(s)

Human Development and Health Academic Units

Affiliate academic unit(s)

Human development and physiology Research group

  • Undergraduate teaching, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
  • Postgraduate student supervision, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton
  • Clinician working for Southampton University Hospitals Trust
  • Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Scientific Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Clinical Local Research Network



Book Chapters

  • Hounslow, J., & Cheong, Y. (2016). Miscarriage. In D. M. Luesley, & M. D. Kilby (Eds.), Obstetrics & Gynaecology: an Evidence-based Text for MRCOG. Third Edtion (pp. 679-684). Boca Raton, US: CRC Press.
  • Flower, A., Lewith, G., Quaghebeur, J., & Cheong, Y. (2015). Complementary therapies for women with chronic pelvic pain. In W. Ledger, W. D. Schlaff, & T. G. Vancaillie (Eds.), Chronic Pelvic Pain (pp. 140-147). Cambridge, GB: Cambridge University Press.
  • Cheong, Y. (2014). The patient with endometriosis. In N. S. Macklon (Ed.), IVF in the Medically Complicated Patient, Second Edition: a Guide to Management (pp. 119-128). Boca Raton, US: CRC Press. DOI: 10.1201/b17111-12
  • Cheong, Y. C. (2014). The use of adjuvant therapy in assisted reproductive technology. In W. J. Ledger, & J. Clark (Eds.), Recent Advances in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (pp. 131-138). London, GB: JP Medical Publishers.
  • Cheong, Y. (2013). Alternative therapies for chronic pelvic pain. In Chronic Pelvic Pain Cambridge, GB: Cambridge University Press.
  • Hammed, T., & Cheong, Y. (2013). Common and uncommon cases. In Case Studies in Assisted Reproduction Cambridge, GB: Cambridge University Press.
  • Brookes, K., & Cheong, Y. (2013). Tubal infertility. In Management of Infertility for the MRCOG and Beyond: 3rd edition London, GB: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
  • Baker, C., & Cheong, Y. (2012). Can we decrease adhesions during Caesarean delivery? In E. Sheiner (Ed.), Caesarean Section: Procedures, Complications and Recovery Hauppauge, US: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Cheong, Y., Ginsburg, E. S., & Macklon, N. (2012). Ovulation stimulation and cycle management in IVF. In In Vitro Fertilization: A Comprehensive Guide (pp. 31-54). New York, US: Springer Science & Business Media.
  • Cheong, Y., & Macklon, N. S. (2011). The patient with thrombophilia. In Assisted Reproduction Techniques: Challenges and Management Options Oxford, GB: Blackwell.
  • Eley, A., & Cheong, Y. C. (2010). Infection and inflammatory causes of tubal infertility. In The Fallopian Tube: Clinico-Pathological Correlates Cambridge University Press.
  • Cheong, Y. (2010). Miscarriages. In Gynaecology by Ten Teachers. 19th Edition Hodder Arnold.
  • Cheong, Y., Brook, N., & Macklon, N. S. (2010). New concepts in ovarian stimulation. In D. K. Gardner, B. R. M. B. Rizk, & T. Falcone (Eds.), Human Assisted Reproductive Technology: Future Trends in Laboratory & Clinical Practice Cambridge, GB: Cambridge University Press.
  • Umranikar, A., & Cheong, Y. C. (2010). Pelvic congestion syndrome. In Chronic Pelvic Pain (Gynecology in Practice). Oxford, GB: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Cheong, Y., & Umranikar, A. (2010). Problems in early pregnancy. In D. M. Luesley, & P. N. Baker (Eds.), Obstetrics and Gynaecology: An Evidence-Based Text for MRCOG. 2nd Revised Edition (pp. 647-654). London, GB: Hodder Education.
  • Cheong, Y. (2010). Subfertility. In Gynaecology by Ten Teachers. 19th Edition Hodder Arnold.
  • Cheong, Y., & Stones, R. W. (2007). Doctors and chronic pelvic pain patients. In Urogenital Pain in Clinical Practice London, GB: Informa Healthcare.


Dr. Cheong is co-ordinator for final year medical student teaching in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton

Professor Ying Cheong
Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton, Building 85, Life Sciences Building, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO171BJ

Room Number:9550 PAH/F89

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