Balen Adam

Adam Balen MB,BS, MD, FRCOG

Professor of  Reproductive Medicine and Surgery
Leeds Teaching Hospitals, UK

For many years Adam Balen has had a particular interest in the causes and management of polycystic ovary syndrome – covering the full spectrum from the effects of the syndrome during adolescence and adult life on the menstrual cycle, fertility, body weight and cosmetic aspects together with the fundamental effects that PCOS may have on quality of life and long term health. He has also developed a special interest in disorders of sexual development and differentiation and runs a supra-regional referral service.

Adam Balen is one of four consultants at the Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine (LCRM) which performs approximately 2000 IVF cycles per year and the full range of fertility treatments. The private Genesis Reproductive Health Clinic also operates out of the LCRM.


Adam Balen works as an NHS full time clinician and was awarded a personal (honorary) chair, University of Leeds, 2004. He is Chair of the European Society of Human reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) Special Interest Group in Reproductive Endocrinology, an editor of British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, member of the Editorial Board of Human Fertility and member National Committee and past treasurer of the British Fertility Society. He is National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Specialty Lead for West Yorkshire, Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) on the National Reproductive Health & Childbirth Specialty Group.

Adam Balen is author of 10 books over 115 peer-reviewed papers, 75 reviews, 149 chapters in books, and has delivered over 160 prestigious lectures worldwide. Books include the best selling Infertility in Practice (3rd edition published in 2008), Reproductive Endocrinology for the MRCOG and Beyond  (2nd edition 2007), The Multi-Disciplinary approach to Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology (2004) and The Practical Management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (2005).