National and International Profile:
His specialist knowledge and wealth of experience has earned him an international reputation as a Fertility Specialist, as such he organizes conferences, and gives lectures both in the UK and internationally.
Valentine Akande is an elected member of the British Fertility Society’s Executive committee and he chairs the scientific meetings and conferences subcommittee. He is also a Medical Performance assessor for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the General Medical Council (GMC).
He has previously served on the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist sub-specialist training committee as well as the British Fertility Society Education and Training committee.
In 2013, he was named as one of the UK’s top 10 Fertility consultants in the prestigious Tatler Doctors Guide.
In 2004 he was awared the “Teacher of the Year” by 4th year medical students at the University of Bristol.
Assisted Conception Treatment:
Valentine Akande, also leads the IVF/ICSI and Fertility Service at BCRM, which consistently has one of the highest success rates in the UK. He has introduced innovative techniques and often visits other centres in the UK and around the world to share ideas and learn new techniques.
NHS and University roles:
In his role for the NHS, Mr Akande is the Lead Consultant at the Bristol Centre for Reproductive Medicine (BCRM) and Consultant Gynaecologist undertaking Fertility, Miscarriage, Reproductive Endocrine and Fibroid clinics within Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
He is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol.
Research & Training:
As part of his Fertility & Reproductive academic training, Mr Akande worked as a Clinical Research Fellow and later Clinical Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Bristol and St. Michael’s Hospital in Bristol.
Mr Akande’s extensive research into infertility led to the attainment of a PhD in infertility and research publications in several international esteemed journals and books. He continues to undertake research and is a reviewer for several British and international medical research journals.
Training others and Courses:
Valentine Akande has run and organized several international Fertility conferences, training courses and masterclasses. He has also lectured and chaired numerous sessions around the world. He supervised many doctors training in fertility as well as their research projects and theses.
Surgery and Ultrasound:
Valentine Akande is an internationally recognised, advanced laparoscopic surgeon who specialises in surgery to improve fertility such as repairing Fallopian Tubes, removing Fibroids and Ovarian Cysts. He undertakes gynaecological ultrasound scanning as well as training other doctors.
Commitment and Personal Care
Mr Akande is committed to providing a personalised service that considers the individual circumstances and needs of each of his patients.
With an understanding of the emotional and physical challenges which dealing with infertility can bring, Mr Akande ensures a thorough and sensitive approach to the care he provides.
He continually strives to be at the forefront of ongoing training and research to ensure that his patients receive the most up-to-date care, advice and treatment.