Dr Saaliha Vali qualified from the University of Liverpool, School of Medicine in 2013. She also holds a BSc degree with honours in Reproductive and Developmental Sciences from Imperial College London. Dr Vali completed her foundation training in East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust before being appointed to the South London Deanery Obstetrics and Gynaecology Programme in 2016. Dr Vali has since worked at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.
In October 2019, Dr Vali was appointed as a clinical research fellow at Imperial College (Division of Surgery and Cancer, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology), where she is undertaking a PhD under the guidance of Professor Richard Smith and Professor Sadaf Ghaem-Maghami. Her research is based on the UK’s first human uterine transplant trial involving deceased donors and also the living donor uterus transplant programme.