Keynote Speaker

Dr Ranee Thakar


Ranee Thakar is a Subspecialist in Urogynaecology and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Croydon University Hospital as well as an honorary senior lecturer at St George’s University of London. She completed her basic medical training in India prior to moving to the UK, where she obtained her MRCOG degree in 1994. Subsequently, she took up a research post in St George’s Hospital and Medical School. The research involved studying bowel, bladder and sexual function following hysterectomy. This led to a landmark paper that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD) from the University of London.

She is the South Asia Fellows representative on the RCOG council and the President of International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) from January 2019. She has previously served as the Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) and the chair of the education committee of IUGA. She is the clinical lead on a joint Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RCOG) and Royal College of Midwifery (RCM) national project funded by the Health Foundation with a view to minimising the rising rates of OASIs.

She is a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Croydon University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. Her publications include many original papers in peer review journals and chapters in books. She has edited four textbooks. With Abdul Sultan, she runs the popular hands-on perineal repair and pelvic floor ultrasound courses at Croydon University Hospital, UK.