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Sovra Whitcroft completed her medical training at Liverpool Medical School in 1981 before commencing a career in
obstetrics and gynaecology initially in Bristol, followed by posts in St Bartholomew's Hospital and the Hommerton
Hospital in Hackney, London.
She became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1987 and was appointed as research fellow of menopause and metabolic medicine at Kings College Hospital in 1989. The next four years she remained involved in research in academic medicine investigating the effects of the menopause on cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis and trialling new medications which were being introduced to reduce these effects.
In 1993 she was appointed as senior registrar in obstetrics and gynaecology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford following which she was appointed as obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in 1996. She was appointed fellow of the Royal College of obstetricians and gynaecologists in 2002.
In 2004 she set up The Surrey Park Clinic, a dedicated hormone, menopause and gynaecology clinic on the Surrey Research Park adjacent to the Royal Surrey County Hospital. During this time she developed an interest building on her early research days into the effect of insulin resistance on hormone metabolism, finding that by managing and treating both insulin resistance as well as hormonal deficiencies the outcome and risks were improved. The patients are carefully monitored to optimize their treatment and remove their symptoms. This therefore has the benefit of not only improving their quality of life and that of their family but also reducing the long term risks associated with hormonal problems such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, weight gain and diabetes.