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Third member of Pyper medical joins expert witness
- Mar 3, 2022
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We are proud to announce that Dr Rahila Khan a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology has joined Expert Witness. Since 2010, she has been the lead in Maternal Medicine and Diabetic pregnancy at Worthing Hospital with broad experience in all aspects of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, including high-risk pregnancies and intrapartum management.
She has written many root cause analysis reports on obstetric incidents, and serious untoward incident reports for UHS NHS Trust. Reflection on these cases has led to her interest in medico-legal work and, after training in report writing, she joined Pyper Medical Services in 2021 and completed 5 expert reports. Currently, she is preparing 3 reports per month.
Dr Khan has been the principal investigator of several multi-centre research projects. In her present post, she established a Maternal Medicine clinic to treat pregnant women with complex medical conditions. She has been the lead for Diabetic Pregnancy and has been running the joint diabetic clinic with a consultant endocrinologist since 2010.
Complex cases are discussed in Obstetric Risk Review meetings and presented in ‘Joint Perinatal Meetings’, developing her interest in risk management.
She obtained her medical degree from Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Bangladesh, and moved to UK for higher training in 1989. She became the member of RCOG in 1993. She then enrolled in a Fellowship Programme in Maternal Fetal Medicine at University of Connecticut Health Centre, USA, which included management of complex cases and obstetric ultrasound scanning.