Justin Konje (FWACS, FMCOG (Nig), FRCOG, MD, MBA, LLB, PgCert Med Ed) is the Acting Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sidra Medical and Research Center.
Prior to joining Sidra, Dr. Konje was a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Honorary Consultant at the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, UK. He is trained in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and developed and directed the training program and services at the University Hospitals of Leicester, UK for 10 years. He also has an interest in Minimal Access surgery having led the service at his previous unit with particular interest in the management of complex endometriosis.
Dr. Konje has published over 150 peer reviewed papers, several textbooks and chapters in reference textbooks. His research interests are in Fetal Physiology and Growth, Endocannabinoids in Human Reproduction, Endometriosis and Recurrent miscarriages and Implantation Failure. He has supervised over 10 PhDs and collaborated in various research programs both in the UK and internationally.
He is passionate about teaching both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels having served as a tutor at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). He was the Head of the Postgraduate School of Obstetrics and Gynecology for five years – a post he left to join Sidra. He has developed and runs the most popular and successful MRCOG Part II Revision Course which attracts candidates from all over the world.
Dr. Konje has served as an external examiner to several universities all over the world, delivered several invited lectures and also served on the Examination Committee of the RCOG both as member and chair of one of the committees. He is currently an International Representative on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist’s Council (the governing body of the College) where he also sits on the Global Health Board. He is on the editorial board of several journals, the CPD Editor for The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and the Section Editor for the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Reproductive Biology.