Jen Sassarini
Associate
 

I have been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary since 2017.

My clinical practice includes general and emergency gynaecology, early pregnancy, and one stop services for postmenopausal bleeding, including ultrasound and outpatient hysteroscopy.  I have a particular interest in menopause and have a weekly specialist menopause clinic.

I was awarded my PhD in 2012, and my research focussed on understanding and investigating the cause of postmenopausal hot flushes.  This research has been presented at the International Menopause Society (IMS) World Congress 2011 where I was awarded the Robert Greenblatt Prize in Basic Science.  I was awarded this prize again in 2017 for further research examining the mechanism of hot flushes.  I have written a number of peer review papers, book chapters and guidelines related to the menopause.

In addition to my clinical role, I continue to be actively involved in clinical trials related to the management of menopausal symptoms.

Qualifications and Employment

MBChB PhD MRCOG

I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2003, and trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology mostly in Glasgow, but have also spent a year training in North Wales.

I began my menopause training in a tertiary referral menopause clinic in 2009 while completing my PhD, and have had my own specialist menopause clinic since appointment to Consultant in 2017.

Personal Interests

I am particularly interested in the management of women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and menopause after cancer.

I am regularly involved in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students, and have provided training sessions for counsellors, GPs, patient support groups, and cancer network meetings.

I am also a member of the British Menopause Society.