Dr Maxwell specialises in fetal and maternal medicine, known as perinatology. In 1988 he started the Fetal Medicine Unit at Guy’s and St Thomas’ hospital where he is now senior clinician. Dr Maxwell is co-founder and medical director of the London Ultrasound Centre.
Dr Maxwell was the first person in the UK to develop the technique of transabdominal chorion villus sampling, otherwise known as CVS. He was among the first to perform blood sampling from the fetus in the womb, and the first to perform the procedure of fetal balloon valvoplasty to unblock a baby’s narrowed fetal heart valve whilst still in the mother’s womb.
Most recently he has been involved in early research work in developing methods of 3D and 4D ultrasound, and he has published and lectured on this exciting new development.
Dr Maxwell has over 50 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and has been awarded the diploma in fetal medicine by the Fetal Medicine Foundation in recognition of his contribution to ultrasound and fetal medicine.
Dr Maxwell is available all day on Tuesdays and on Friday mornings.