Edward Coats

Medical Director and HFEA Person Responsible

Edward Coats

Specialist in

Reproductive medicine and surgery



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Edward Coats is a consultant in reproductive medicine and surgery. He is a member of the British Fertility Society and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He worked initially as a consultant at The Royal United Hospital in Bath before moving to Oxford to join TFP.

Mr Coats holds diplomas in sexual and reproductive health and a masters in medical law, and aims to tailor medical treatment to the individual needs of his patients using an evidence-based approach. He works in partnership with both TFP Boston Place and TFP Oxford Fertility.

Mr Coats studied medicine at St George’s Hospital in London and undertook specialist training in obstetrics and gynaecology in the South-West of England. He completed his MD at the University of Nottingham where his research focussed on the impact of assisted reproduction techniques on pregnancy and specifically the importance of embryo transfer on IVF outcomes.

He is an experienced hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgeon. He has published his research and written book chapters and presented and won awards at both national and international fertility meetings. His special interests include reproductive endocrinology, the menopause, Turner syndrome and medical law.

Mr Coats has been an ambassador for The Wellbeing of Women Charity for over 10 years and writes and comments regularly for mainstream media. He has featured on several TV documentaries for BBC and Channel 4 and has raced to both the North and South Poles. Over the years he has also worked internationally as an expedition doctor and leader in the Arctic, Antarctic and Africa.


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