Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Director of Governance and Research and Development

Professor Arri Coomarasamy

Professor Arri Coomarasamy is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the University of Birmingham, where he received his undergraduate medical education. Professor Coomarasamy obtained subspecialist training in reproductive medicine and surgery at Guy’s Hospital, London and is a fertility specialist with over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and is well known for his extensive research at the University of Birmingham and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, focusing on reproductive medicine and the prevention of miscarriage.

Professor Arri is the Director of Tommy's National Centre for Miscarriage Research, which is the largest miscarriage research centre in Europe, with specialist research teams at the University of Birmingham, University of Warwick and Imperial College, London. Professor Arri’s research has resulted in the publication of over 140 research articles in high-impact journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the British Medical Journal and Human Reproduction. He is also the author of 5 medical textbooks and over 40 medical chapters, including an award-winning book on “Assisted Conception Treatment: Challenges and Management Options”.  His portfolio includes numerous national and international multicentre randomised controlled trials.

Professor Arri serves on several international and national committees, including Joint Global Health Trials Panel of Wellcome Trust, Medical Research Council, and Department for International Development, various World Health Organisation committees, and the Early Pregnancy Clinical Studies Group. He is the founding trustee of Ammalife, a UK-registered charity with a global mission to reduce maternal deaths in low-income countries (


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