Researcher

Associate Professor Christos Venetis

Field of Research (FoR)

SEO tags

Biography

Associate Professor Christos A. Venetis MD, MSc (Res), MSc (HCM), PhD, FRANZCOG, CSST ReproMed (EBCOG/ESHRE)
Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist,
Centre for Big Data Research in Health & School of Women’s & Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine & Health

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

Christos Venetis obtained his degree in Medicine (2003) from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH), Greece....view more

Associate Professor Christos A. Venetis MD, MSc (Res), MSc (HCM), PhD, FRANZCOG, CSST ReproMed (EBCOG/ESHRE)
Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist,
Centre for Big Data Research in Health & School of Women’s & Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine & Health

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

Christos Venetis obtained his degree in Medicine (2003) from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (A.U.TH), Greece. Subsequently, he attended the post-graduate studies program of the same School, from which he obtained his Master of Science in “Medical Research Methodology” (2006) and his PhD in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2014) with the Highest Distinction. In 2013 he also obtained a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from the Hellenic Open University. He completed his training in OB/Gyn (2012) and his Subspecialty training in Reproductive Medicine (2014) at the 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of the Medical School of A.U.Th. He moved to Australia in 2014 and he is currently an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales. In 2018 he was awarded a prestigious NHMRC Early Career Fellowship for his work on the health of mother and babies after assisted reproduction technology. Christos is currently working in Centre for Big Data Research in Health where he combines his clinical background and his epidemiological skills with the power of big data to improve outcomes of patients undergoing IVF. 

Dr. Venetis is considered a leading international expert in reproductive medicine and reproductive epidemiology with a particular interest in ovarian stimulation, reproductive endocrinology and endometrial receptivity. He leads a number of clinical research projects, including multicentric randomised controlled trials and has strong collaborative ties with researchers in Europe and Asia. He is an author of more than 95 publications in international scientific journals (h-index: 30) that have been widely cited and of several chapters in books. He is among the top 2% most cited researchers globally in Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine in 2019.  Christos has been an invited speaker in >100 international scientific meetings and he enjoys sharing knowledge and interacting with colleagues from all parts of the world. 

Christos is a passionate advocate of evidence based medicine and he strives for better research methods in contemporary clinical research. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Human Reproduction since 2008 and is a regular reviewer for most scientific journal of Reproductive Medicine but also of journals of more general interest such as the BMJ, PLOS Medicine etc. 

 


My Grants

  • Virtus Health Fund for the Freeze-All Study (FAST)
  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowship GNT1147154
  • NHMRC Project Grant (APP1164852): Cancer risk in women and children after medically assisted reproduction


My Qualifications

  • FRANZCOG – Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
  • CSST Repro Med - Certificate of Completion of Subspecialty Training in Reproductive Medicine (EBCOG/ESHRE)
  • PhD: “The prognostic role of progesterone levels during ovarian stimulation for the outcome of in-vitro fertilization cycles”, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • MSc (HCM): Master of Science in Health Care Management, Hellenic Open University, Patras, Greece
  • Specialty Qualification in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • MSc (Res): Master of Science in Medical Research Methodology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • MD: Medical Doctor, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Greece

My Awards

  • June 2016: TOP BJOG Reviewer in 2015, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • December 2015: Senior Staff Research Award, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW Medicine
  • 2011-2013: “Excellent Contribution to Human Reproduction Update peer review process”, Human Reproduction Update, ESHRE
  • 2010, 2011 and 2013: “Excellent Contribution to Human Reproduction’s peer review process”, Human Reproduction, ESHRE
  • April 2009: Award for outstanding research activity during the Postgraduate Studies Program of the Medical School, Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki
  • June 2007: 1st prize for best announcement in clinical research entitled: “The predictive value of progesterone level on the day of hCG administration for the outcome of IVF cycles” announced in the 3rd Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Fertility & Sterility
  • February 2002: 1st prize for best announcement entitled: “Peritonitis and exit site infection in patients with chronic renal failure undergoing peritoneal dialysis” in the 1st Scientific Meeting of the Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

My Research Activities

  • The health of mothers and babies after assisted reproduction technology
  • The prognostic effect of late follicular hormonal milieu for the establishment and evolution of pregnancy after IVF
  • Evaluation of the freeze-all strategy in IVF
  • Optimization of endometrial receptivity in IVF cycles
  • Health outcomes for mothers and babies after IVF
  • Critical evaluation of time-lapse technologies in the embryology laboratory
  • Oocyte spindle and embryo ploidy
  • Human oocyte morphological assessment

My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

ILP, Honours, PhD, Masters

Reproductive Medicine and Infertility, Embryology, Reproductive Epidemiology


Currently supervising

ILP:

  • Ovarian stimulation protocols for fertility preservation
  • Identifying predictors of euploid embryos implantation potential

 

Masters:

  •     Human oocytes and ploidy

PhD:

  •     Morphological selection of embryos and time-lapse technology
  •     Is there a Link Between Oocyte Spindle Normality and Embryo Euploidy?
View less

Location

Level 2, AGSM Building (G27)
UNSW AUSTRALIA
UNSW SYDNEY NSW 2052