Obstetrician receives OBE from Duke of Cambridge

Friday 23 March 2018

Professor Andrew Shennan with his OBE at Buckingham Palace

A leading consultant obstetrician at Guy’s and St Thomas’ received his OBE from HRH The Duke of Cambridge during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace this week.  

Professor Andrew Shennan was made an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the New Year Honours List for his work in maternity services.  

He is recognised for his award-winning preterm surveillance clinic at St Thomas’ Hospital, which has been emulated around the country.  

The clinic focuses on screening for, treating, and preventing premature birth. As a result of this novel approach, 90% of high-risk women seen at the clinic have had a healthy baby at full-term, compared with a national average of 50-70% of women.  

Professor Shennan said: “It was truly a lovey day and great to meet some remarkable people, including authors, musicians and my sports heroes.  

“Sam Warburton, the Lions captain, got his OBE next to me! Jilly Cooper, Michael Morpurgo and Ringo Starr were also recognised at the same ceremony.

“I felt really proud to be there and to be recognised for the important work that is taking place at the maternity unit at St Thomas’ Hospital.”  

Professor Shennan is also Professor of Obstetrics at King’s College London, leads clinical research in the Women’s Academic Health Centre, and is Clinical Director for the South London Clinical Research Network.

Last updated: March 2018

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