Julia Kopeika


Consultant gynaecologist


Julia (Yuliya) Kopeika is a consultant gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery. She is the lead clinician for the oncology fertility service at Guy’s, which provides fertility preservation to patients of reproductive age who require chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

Julia achieved a PhD in reproductive biology and cryobiology at the University of Bedford, in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus. She completed the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) accredited subspecialty in reproductive medicine and surgery at Guy’s and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, where she was appointed as a consultant.

She is dedicated to her patients and clinical practice and an empathetic trainer of the next generation of doctors and nurses.

Julia is an active researcher in reproductive medicine. Her research on freezing sperm, eggs and embryos has been awarded by various international scientific societies.

Education and training

  • Subspecialty in reproductive medicine and surgery, RCOG (2015)
  • Specialist registry entry obstetrics and gynaecology, General Medical Council (2013)
  • Member of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists MRCOG (2010)
  • Diploma of faculty of family planning (2008)
  • PhD (2003)
  • Medical doctor (1998)

Research interests

  • Fertility preservation (short and long-term outcomes) for cancer patients
  • IVF outcome and prediction models
  • Optimal methods of cryopreservation (of reproductive gametes and tissues) and long term effects

Last updated: April 2022

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