Dr. Leanne Bricker undertook undergraduate training in South Africa and moved to the UK where she specialised in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and then subspecialised in Fetal and Maternal Medicine. For 10 years, she was Director of the Fetal Medicine Unit of Liverpool Women’s Hospital, UK, the largest women’s hospital in Britain. She served on the Executive Committee of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society from 2009-2014. She moved to Abu Dhabi in February 2014 to become Chair of Fetal Medicine at Corniche Hospital. She has been actively involved in research and has published over 60 papers, abstracts and book chapters. She is a Cochrane review author for the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group.
She is an expert in the management of multiple pregnancy having led the tertiary level multidisciplinary multiple pregnancy service in Liverpool and has been involved in the development of the UK NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) guidelines and quality standards for the management of multiple pregnancy and updated the RCOG green top guidelines for the management of monochorionic twin pregnancy.
Dr. Bricker has introduced advanced fetal therapeutic techniques at Corniche Hospital including fetal blood transfusions and fetoscopic laser treatment for the rare complication twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.