2011 Prize Winner

Lindsey D. Allan

Lindsey Allan is currently Professor of Fetal Cardiology at King’s College, London. She started her research in fetal cardiology in 1980 with a grant from the British Heart Foundation. Subsequent grant requests were also successful and led to the establishment of a BHF group under her direction, which continued until 1993. In 1992, she was awarded a personal chair by the Foundation. She then held an appointment as Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University of New York between 1993 and 2000. She returned to London to her current post at King’s College Hospital, London in 2001.

She has published almost 200 peer-reviewed original articles on the subject of fetal cardiology, as well as many review articles. She is on the Editorial Board of several journals, including Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prenatal Diagnosis and Cardiology in the Young. She has published 4 textbooks, “Manual of Fetal Echocardiography” in 1986, “Atlas of Fetal Cardiology” in 1992, “Fetal Cardiology” in 2000 and “A Practical guide to Fetal Echocardiography” in 2008, as well as contributing to several multi-author textbooks. She was awarded the Ian Donald Gold Medal for ultrasound in 1998 and is an honorary member of the American Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

After receiving her medical degree from Glasgow University in 1969, she became a member of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1972. A research year in Genetics in 1973 stimulated her interest in prenatal diagnosis, which later became focused on the heart when ultrasound technology advanced to a stage where real-time imaging of the heart became possible in 1980. She was a fellow in paediatric cardiology between 1980-82 at Guy’s Hospital in London, where she continued her research until 1993. She completed her MD thesis in 1983. She became a Fellow of the Royal College in 1986. She was an attending physician at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center between 1993 and 2000 and has been a consultant at King’s College, London since 2001.