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Laila Ali Shtaiwi Al Zaghal MD.

Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and surgery (OXFORD UNIVERSITY)  Obstetrician and Gynaecologist






SEX:  Female
Address 1 in UK:  Oxford Fertility Unit 

Institute of Reproductive Sciences

University of Oxford -  OX4 2HW

ADDRESS 2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

King Abdullah University Hospital

 Jordan University of Science and Technology

Irbid - Jordan

TELEPHONE: HOME:0096227277707

Mobile:   00962795656649



  • Yarmouk University Model School, Jordan

  • Grades 8-10: Sultan’s School-Oman

  • (Excellent with honours)

  • 11th Grade: Yarmouk University Model School

  • 12TH Grade exams, GCE equivalent, Yarmouk

  • University Model School 1999, Jordan

  • Excellent with honours



  • Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and surgery (OXFORD UNIVERSITY)  Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

  • MBBS  Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan (June 2005) (Excellent with honours)

  • Registered for MD Degree Jordan University of Science and Technology Passed the Jordanian Board Exams in Obstetrics and Gynecology in August 2010

  • Registered as an obstetrician and gynecologist at the medical council in Jordan.

  • Worked as a clinical fellow at Jordan University of Science and Technology  ( clinical + lecturer for 6 months )

  • Finished my subspecialty training in reproductive medicine and surgery at Oxford University (John Radcliff hospital and Oxford Fertility Unit ) for 2 years from Jan 2011 till Jan 2013

  • Currently working as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery (IVF, IVM, infertility, pediatric adolescent gynecology, menopause (HRT) and laparoscopic surgeries ) at Jordan University of Science and Technology and King Abdullah University Hospital  in Jordan.



  • Member of Jordanian Medical Society          June 2006

  • Fully registered at the Generel Medical Coucil in the UK   May 2008

  • Member of the Jordanian Fertiltiy Society

  • Member of the Middle East Fertility Society (MEFS)

  • Member of the European society of human reproduction and embryology

  • Member of The World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons March 2015

  • My dream is to become a leader in the world of IVF and laparoscopic surgeries and manage a centre of excellence in this field.


1.  IELTS     September 2005

2.  PLAB 1      January 2006

3.  PLAB 2     May 2006

4.  The Arab Board Exams Part 1 in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Sept 2007

5. Full GMC Registration  May 2008

6.  GMC Registration with licence to practice Nov 2009

7.  Finished my residency training in obstetrics and gynaecology in June 2010 at King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH) / Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST)

8.  Chief resident  2009/2010 KAUH 

9.Higher Degree of specialisation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology ( Masters Degree equivalent ) from Jordan University of Science and Technology in June 2010.

10. Joint commission international accreditation facilitator (JCIA) 2009/2010 mainly worked at King Abdullah University Hospital

11. Passed the Part 2 Jordanian Board Exams in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Aug 2010... Member of the Jordanian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Oct.2010

        Clinical fellow and lecturer at Jordan University Of Science and Technology from September 2010 to January 2011

12.Won a scholarship by the Jordanian Government to continue my subspecialty training abroad for 2 years in Oct 2010.

        MRCOG part 1 , march 2012

14. Finished my subspecialty traininig  in reproductive medicine and surgery(IVF and infertility) at Oxford University ( from Jan 2011 till Jan 2013).

15. Currently working as a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist and subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery at Jordan University of Science and Technology from February 2013 till now.



1- 6 years of Medical School  Graduated with honours. My rank was 5 out of (23/06/2005)  205 students. Average: 87.6% Excellent

        Details of my MBBS:


        Studied the first 3 years of basic sciences in modular systems:

(Respiratory system, cardiovascular system, haematopoietic and lymphatic system, musculoskeletal system, central nervous system1, central nervous system2, endocrine system, renal and urogenital system and gastrointestinal system)


        The following 3 years were clinical rotations done in King Abdullah University

Hospital and other governmental hospitals. They were as follows:












2 months



King Abdullah University Hospital,(KAUH) Jordan






4 months


KAUH + Princess Basma Hospital (PBH), Jordan





4 months








4 months


KAUH + Princess Rahma Hospital (PRH)



Public Health



2 months


Peripheral hospitals in villages in the north of Jordan


Obstetrics and Gynaecology



4 months


KAUH + Princess Badia Hospital (PBaH)

Elective course:

Obstetrics and Gynaecology


 5 weeks


Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow under the supervision of Professor May Ann Lumsden and her team.


Elective course:



3 weeks



Assisted conception Unit at KAUH






1 month




Family Medicine



1 month


Jordan University of Science and Technology’s health centre


Ear, Nose and Throat



2 weeks







2 weeks







2 weeks









2 weeks







2 weeks




Forensic Medicine



2 weeks





2-I did 12 months of internship (House Officer) from 6/07/2005 to 29/06/2006:













3 months

Princess Basma Hospital,



General Surgery



2 months

Princess Basma Hospital,



Ear, Nose and Throat



1 month

Princess Basma Hospital,



Obstetrics and Gynaecology



2 months

Princess Badia Hospital,






2 months

Princess Rahma Hospital,



Accidents and emergency



1 month

Princess Basma Hospital



Health Education



1 month

Princess Basma Hospital




3- Specialty Training:


I finished my training in Obs And Gyn in June 2010. My rank was 1st out of the 18 OBGYN residents at KAUH.



Obstetrics and Gynaecology



From 1/07/06 to 20/11/06

5 months


1st year resident

(SHO or ST1 equivalent)


King Abdullah University Hospital (KAUH)


Obstetrics and Gynaecology



20/11/06 to 24/2/07


Elective course



College  Hospital




Obstetrics and Gynaecology

26/2/07 to 1/7/07



1/7/07 – 29/6/08

1st year resident




year resident

King Abdullah University Hospital




Obstetrics and Gynaecology

1/7/08 – 29/6/09

3rd year resident

King Abdullah University Hospital

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

29/06/09 -  30/06/2010

Chief resident

King Abdullah University Hospital




        I finished my training in reproductive medicine and surgery according to the RCOG curriculum in Oxford University : This includes modules of IVF and infertility, menopause and premature ovarian failure, family planning and contraception, paediatric adolescent gynaecology, Laparoscopic surgeries including assisting in complex laser laparoscopies for stage 3 or 4 endometriosis, PGD ,PGS and CGH, Chronic pelvic pain, urology and andrology.

        I am capable of doing almost all gynaecologic surgeries laparoscopically including cystectomies, oopherectomies, salpingoopherectomies, tubal surgeries , dye testing , myomectomies, hysterectomies , adhesolysis and treatment of endometriosis. Also  I assisted in lots of complex urogynecologic surgeries like laparoscopic sacrocoplplexies and hysteropexies.


  • I am confident reading CTGs, managing normal vaginal deliveries, performing and repairing episiotomies , repairing 1st , 2nd  3rd  and  4th degree perineal tears with no supervision.I was also  dealing with labour suite emergencies as a second on call as well as performing instrumental deliveries ( low or outlet forceps or vacuum deliveries ) and complicated caesarean sections.

  • I am well trained in performing almost all gynecological procedures including:  Hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy, diagnostic and operative laparoscopy, dilatation and curettage, evacuation and curettage, cervical cautery, cryotherapy, total abdominal hysterectomies , Myomectomies, ovarian cystectomies ,anterior and posterior colporraphies , perineorraphies ,  tubal ligation procedures and total laparoscopic hysterectomies. Furthermore I assisted in lots of oncology staging procedures for ovarian , endometrial , cervical and vulval maligancies.

  • I also did 6 months of urogynaecology in my training. This added to my skills and gave me the chance to assist in some TVTs and TVTO . Also I had the chance to perform some urodynamic studies. I did attend pelvic floor exercise clinics and  I am capable of  fitting  ring pessaries and assessing the degree of genital organ prolapse according to the POPQ system.

  • Furthermore, I am experienced in conducting basic and advanced obstetric and gynaecology ultrasonography including performing the following   :

 Gestational sac assessment

 Measuring Crown rump length

Biparietal diameter

Head circumference

Abdominal Circumference

Femur length

Amniotic fluid index

Deep vertical pocket

Detect fetal heart activity

Locate the position of the placenta

Estimate fetal weight

Umbilical artery dopplers

Middle cerebral artery dopplers

Doing a detailed anomaly scan

Amniocentesis and amnioreduction

Assisted in intrauterine transfusion procedures for fetal anemia and Rh iso immunisation

Did a few CVS procedures

Can do a 3D obstetric scan

  • I was trained in a busy fetomaternal medicine unit and did alot of obstetric scanning for 4 years.

  • I have also finished my theoretical and practical training  in family planning


  • Through my experience in managing the labour ward , I experienced that working together and communicating effectively with midwifery, paediatric and anaesthetic colleagues, as well as liaising with senior colleagues is the key for provision of high quality service to the patients.

  • I did join the oxford fertility unit in January 2011. I am capable of doing some procedures   independently like egg collections, embryo transfers and surgical sperm retrievals. I am capable of doing laser laparoscopies for mild to moderate endometriosis .I also assisted in laser laparoscopies for cases with severe endometriosis and rectovaginal disease done by the reproductive team in Oxford University too.

  • I love charity work and enjoy helping others. I did participate in several medical free days at villages in Jordan.

  • I did a course in Operative Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy under the supervision of Mr.Adam Magos at the Royal Free Hospital in London from 24th -26th  September 2008  and was awarded a certificate. See attached papers.

  • I do attend medical conferences and their workshops very often and I did attend The First Arab Congress for Fetomaternal medicine that was held by Prof. Nicholaides and his team in Jordan from 1st – 3rd May 2008. See attached papers.

  •  I was attached to Harris Birthright Research centre under the supervision of Professor Kypros Nicolaides in February 2007. See attached papers.

  • I was a member of the Jordanian team in The First World Congress For Middle Eastern Studies (WCMES) under the supervision of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan Bin Talal in Frankfort in 2002.

  • I did attend several conferences at the centre for  refugees, migration and displaced personnel at Yarmouk University under the supervision of my father , late Professor Ali Al-Zaghal.

  • I did a course in laparoscopic  assisted vaginal hysterectomies under the supervision of Mr.Adam Magos June 2010

  • Attended The British fertility Society meeting in Leeds in Jan 2012.

  • Attended The European Society of Human Reproduction and Endocrinology meeting in Istanbul July 2012 and in London in 2013





  • Mr Enda McVeigh MB, BCh, MPhil, FRCOG, GMC 3354063

Medical Director and Person Responsible of Oxford Fertility Unit.

Honorary consultant in Obstertrics and Gynecology

Sub specialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery

University of Oxford

 Tel : 01865782800

           E-mail : enda.mcveigh@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk


  • Mr. Tim Child

            Medical director of Oxford Fertility Unit

           Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynecology

            Sub specialist in Reproductive Medicine and surgery

University of Oxford

            Tel: 01865782800

            E-mail : tim.child@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk


  • Prof Stephen Kennedy

Head of Obstetrics and Gynecolgy Department

University of Oxford

Head of Women’s services/ John Radcliff Hospital

Head of Oxford Fertility Unit

Oxford - United Kingdom

e-mail : stephen.kennedy@obs-gyn.ox.ac.uk


  • Dr.Lama Al Mehaisen

 Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Jordan University of Science and Technology

Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King Abdullah University Hospital

Urogynaecologist at King Abdullah University Hospital


Mobile number: 00962799051387

E-mail: lmehaisen@yahoo.com 






  • I am very good in using computers and familiar with:

            Microsoft word


            Power Point

  • I have used power point alot in presenting my seminars.

  • I use the computer on a daily basis in my clinical practice. I am familiar with using medicom system in hospitals.

  • I use medical databases to search the net daily such as medline and others.



  • Currently teaching residents , 5th and 6th year medical students at Jordan University of Science and Technology and working as an assistant professor at JUST.

  • Worked at JUST as a clinical lecturer in 2010 too before doing my subspecialty training.

  • I used to present seminars and hold small group discussions in my undergraduate and postgraduate training. I presented the following topics in my seminars:

            Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

            Movement disorders

            Nutritional anaemia

            Inborn errors of metabolism

            Gall bladder stones

            Drug Abuse



            Chronic pelvic pain

            Pain relief in labour

            Hyperemesis gravidarum

           Non immune hydrops fetalis

           Repair of third and fourth degree perineal tears



  • I was part of a team that carried a research study in villages in the north of Jordan in the summer of 2003. We wrote questionnaires, visited people at their homes, emptied the collected data on computers and analyzed it. We calculated the infant mortality rate from the collected data and it was around 30/1000.

  • I took a course of biostatistics in my undergraduate training for one semester.

  • To add to my research skills, I attended some lectures in ethics, biostatistics and research methodology. I worked on audits with my consultants about the following topics: shoulder dystocia, umbilical cord prolapsed .

  • We published a paper in the  European Journal of Cancer Care about : Awareness, practice and attitude to cervical Papanicolaou smear among female health care workers in Jordan.

  • I took a postgraduate course in statistics last year and I will be working on some research projects under the supervision of Dr. Yousef Al Ga'oud. And Mr. Tim Child.

  • Working on 3 research projects with my consultants at Oxford Fertility Unit. : Retrograde ejaculation , AMH level and outcome of IVF cycles … etc


  • I like swimming and was a member of the swimming team at my school and we had won several tournaments in the past.

  • Basketball is my other favourite sport. In school and college I had joined different basketball teams and we won a good number of games.

  • I played volleyball, Netball, Badminton, Table tennis, Hockey and threw Shot put and Discuss for around 3 years in high school.

  • I enjoy watching movies and I have a collection of more than 200 DVDS & video CDs.

  • I wrote mini sagas and diaries in the past but unfortunately I do not have enough time these days to enjoy my hobbies.

  • I love travelling and had the chance to visit several countries including: The United Kingdom (England and Scotland), Germany, The Sultanate of Oman, Lebanon, Turkey and The United Arab Emirates.


  • I would describe myself as a hardworking person who is reliable, conscientious, responsible, honest, trustworthy and kind.

  • I am keen on having a social life. I tend to have a large number of friends and I meet them on weekends and holidays.

  • I get on very well with my colleagues and always try to work with them as a team.

  • I also get on very well with patients and do my best to cheer them up whenever I can.

  •  I love charity work and used to do a lot of voluntary medical work at refugee  camps as well as poor villages in Jordan.