Dr. Nandita Palshetkar

The Trusted IVF Clinic in India That Makes the Journey from Fertility to Parenthood Easy

“We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.” —Henry Ward Beecher.

Being a parent is scary and beautiful at the same time. It gives rise to a bundle of emotions – a sense of happiness and satisfaction unique to the procreation process.

However, millions of couples are deprived of this emotional experience because of increasing infertility experienced by couples today.

It is estimated that 15 percent of couples will have trouble conceiving. (Source: UCLA Health, 2020)

30 percent of infertility cases are female-specific, 30 percent are solely due to the male. Another 30 percent is because of both partners, while the remaining 10 percent of cases happen due to unknown or undetected causes. (Fertility Answers, 2020)

The fertility rate for India in 2020 was 2.200 births per woman. It represents a decline of 0.9 percent from 2019 figures. The fertility rate for 2021 is 2.179 births per woman representing a 0.95 percent decline from 2020.

Infertility and infertility-related complications like miscarriages can severely impact couples’ overall health and quality of life. They may experience psychological and interpersonal agony that can affect every aspect of their lives and perhaps that of the extended family as well in some cases.

IVF or In Vitro Fertilization has emerged as one of the most effective ways of treating infertility. In India, the success rate of IVF treatment is on par with the United States and other leading countries.

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar is one of the most reputed names in IVF treatment in India. She is one of the leading pioneers of IVF clinics that specialize in Assistive Reproductive Technologies (ART). She has played a lead role in helping over 25,000 infertile couples to have their own baby. With an assured IVF success rate of 35 to 40 percent in starting cycles in women under 35, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar is clearly emerging as one of the most dependable resources for women battling infertility issues.

 

A Winning Combination Of Unrivaled Expertise And Advanced Technology

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar ranks among the best-known and trusted names in IVF treatment in Mumbai. She combines her many years of medical expertise with the latest technologies available in the IVF domain to achieve a high success rate in infertility treatments.

 

  • Dr. Palshetkar holds the envious record of being the first in India to establish assisted laser hatching process.
  • She was instrumental in India achieving the distinction of the first laser-hatched twins in 1998.
  • The leading IVF specialist is also credited with helping a 60-year old become pregnant through IVF – the oldest woman to conceive in India.
  • She helped achieve pregnancy by using sperms from a hemiplegic male.
  • She helped deliver the first baby in India with three mothers using test-tube and surrogacy techniques.
  • She is the brains behind the Spindle View technology in India. It helps in preventing damage to the genes during the test-tube baby process.
  • She has helped establish the first egg and ovarian tissue bank in India.
  • She has also created a new technology called IMSI, which helps improve male fertility results.

 

The Chronology of The Various Path-Breaking Achievements of Dr. Nandita Palshetkar are:

 

  • 1994 – Launched the IVF and Semen Bank in PPNH OP HSE.
  • 1996 – Started ICSI for males with low sperm count.
  • 1998 – Introduced Laser-Assisted hatching for the first time in India. Started the Blastocyst culture for boosting the chances of pregnancy in Lilavati Hospital.
  • 2004- Combined the process of egg donation and surrogacy to achieve birth with three mothers.
  • 2005 – Introduced the Spindle View technology in India, which helps increase the rate of ICSI pregnancy.
  • 2006 – Launched the Oocyte Bank and introduced the oocyte freezing method by vitrification - a first in India.
  • 2007 – Achieved ovarian tissue freezing in India for young women undergoing chemotherapy/radiation.
  • 2008 – Became the first to introduce Intracytoplasmic Morphologically Selected Sperm Injection (IMSI) in India.
  • 2009 – Introduced In Vivo Vaginal Culture (INVO) for the first time in India.
  • 2010 – Introduced IVM.
  • 2012- Introduced the technique of Embryoscope. Dr. Palshetkar performs around 3000 ART cycles in a year. Around 2000 are done in Lilavati Unit and their five other units, while the rest are performed in other affiliated units.

 

Making IVF Affordable and Accessible

IVF is not within the financial reach of every couple in India as it entails high costs. To help even those couples who are not financially stable, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar has worked hard to make IVF treatments more affordable. She strives to ensure that this facility is available to all couples looking to have a baby of their own, regardless of their financial status.

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar has put in many years of relentless efforts and hard work to achieve global recognition as one of the best infertility specialists. She is committed to ensuring that the benefits of IVF treatments in India reach everyone who needs it.

 

Sharing Expertise To Help Couples Achieve Their Parenthood Goals

Dr. Palshetkar has been organizing various seminars and workshops for medical professionals where she shares her deep knowledge about IVF with the community. She has conducted many training programs over the past 15 years. These programs have helped more than 5000 gynecologists across India understand infertility issues better. They have gained immense knowledge and expertise about infertility management through these programs.

Dr. Palshetlkar also attends training programs, medical conferences, and seminars worldwide to remain updated and current with the latest methods and technologies emerging in the IVF domain. She has also done significant research work in the OBGY field.

Dr. Palshetkar is the professor of OBGY at the D.Y Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai. She also teaches in the super specialty degree (FBN) at the Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, National Board, Delhi, at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar - CV

Sr. No. Name  
1 a. First Name
b. Last Name
Dr Nandita
Palshetkar
2 Sex (Male / Female) Female
3 Date of Birth / Age 30/10/1963 – 54 years
4 Place of Birth Pune
5 Nationality Indian
6 Postal Address, Tel/Email 2301/02 , Bayview Terraces, Opp Adarsh Nagar Telephone Exchange, Hatiskar Marg, Old Prabhadevi, Mumbai - 400025
7 Religion Hindu
8 Category
(SC/ST/OBC/General)
General
9 Profession or
Occupation(with
designation/office held)
Gynaecologist & Infertility Specialist
10 Current Appointments
  1. President Elect FOGSI (The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India) - 2019
  2. Immediate Past President IAGE (Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists) (2017-2018)
  3. Chairperson MSR (Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction) – (2016-2018)
  4. 1nd Vice President AMOGS (The Association of Maharashtra Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies) - (2016-2018)
  5. Vice President ISAR (Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction) - (2018 -2019)
  6. Teacher for super specialty degree (FNB), Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, National Board, Delhi at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.
  7. Gynaecologist, and Head of IVF Unit at  Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai
  8. Gynaecologist and Head of  IVF Unit: D.Y.Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai
  9. Gynaecologist & Head of IVF unit at ,Hiranandani  Fortis  Hospital, Navi Mumbai
  10. Gynaecologist & Head of IVF unit at , Fortis La Femme Hospital, New Delhi,
  11. Gynaecologist & Head of IVF unit at , Fortis Memorial Research centre  Hospital, Gurgaon
  12. Gynaecologist & Head of IVF unit at , Fortis Hospital, Chandigarh
  13. Gynaecologist  & Head of IVF Unit at Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru

 

11. Field of Activity Medicine
12. Citation Attached Overleaf

An illustrative list of field is annexed for reference

Citation of Dr Nandita Palshetkar

Dr Nandita Palshetkar – M.D, F.C.P.S, F.I.C.O.G

  • Dr. Nandita Palshetkar is an honorary consultant Gynaecologist & Infetility Specialist at the Lilavati Hospital Mumbai, D.Y.Patil Medical College, Navi Mumbai, Hiranandani Fortis Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Fortis La Femme Hospital, New Delhi, Fortis Memorial Research centre Hospital, Gurgaon, Fortis Hospital, Chandigarh & Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru.
  • She is the Immediate Past President for the year 2017 of the The Indian association of gynaecological endoscopists (IAGE) is a national organization with over 1500 members at present. The vision of IAGE is to serve women by practicing “Safe Endoscopy” and advanced therapeutic techniques that provide less invasive treatments for gynecological conditions.
  • She is the President Elect FOGSI (The Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India)
  • She is the Chairperson MSR (Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction
  • She is the 1st Vice President AMOGS (The Association of Maharashtra Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies)
  • She is the Vice President of ISAR (Indian Society For Assisted Reproduction)
  • She is the Teacher for super specialty degree (FNB), Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine, National Board, Delhi at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.
  • She is the Imm. Past President MOGS - Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society (2016-2017)

Pioneering new techniques in the field of medicine:

  • First in India to introduce in assisted laser hatching , in 1998
  • First in India to introduce the technique of spindle view,
  • First in India to introduce the technique ovarian tissue freezing,
  • First in India to introduce the technique oocyte freezing and
  • First in India to introduce the technique of freezing embryos with vitrification.
  • First in Asia to introduced the technology of time lapse incubators called embryoscope , in 2012.
  • Delivered first laser hatching twins in India
  • IMSI – a new technology for improving results in Male Infertility, for the first time in India.
  • Delivered the first baby in India with three mothers - i.e. with help of test-tube baby and surrogacy technique
  • Installation of IVF-Metabolomics Machine First in Asia & Fifth in the World at Lilavati Hospital IVF Centre 2010.
  • Installation of Primovision – digital microscope 1st time in India to improve pregnancy rates.
  • Achieved pregnancy in 2016 from eggs stored in 2007 for lifestyle purpose.
  • Installation of “Integrated takonome micromanipulator with IMSI and the spindle check technology” in 2017.
  • Achieved pregnancy with sperms from a hemiplegic husband
  • In recent times her clinics have started offering the advanced technology of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and screening using Next gen sequencing.

Public Awareness

In addition to her many awards and recognitions, Dr. Palshetkar’s work has been extensively written about in the print and electronic media. Her interviews have been printed in top magazines and newspapers such as India Today, Savvy, the Times of India, Indian Express, DNA, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, The Hindu and the Deccan Chronicle for her pathbreaking work in the field of gynaecology and infertility. Dr. Palshetkar has figured in patient information programs on a number of occasions, on Doordarshan, Zee Marathi, IBN Lokmat, Maharashtra One and Care Television. She has also been interviewed by news channels such as Zee interactions and media appearances, Dr Palshetkar has dwelt on various issues pertaining to the promotion of women's health in India. She has also done Charity walk on Cancer Awareness as Women Achiever on 2nd June 2013 (Shaina N C and Manish Malhotra)CPAA. Health Check up Camp for the Police and their families at Police Quarters at Mahim, Worli & Marol. Organ Donation Drive – “Be an Organ donor – Save Lives” Flagged off by Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadavnis. And also Activity to promote health and wellness in the fraternity – YOGA by the Bay with MOGS. Community /Social Services – Cancer Screening camps, Blood donation camps, Screening programs for anaemia, HT etc. Touched the lives of close to 500 people with “MOGS”. And also done Program on Health Awareness for the youth “Salam Balak Trust” with MOGS

“We make living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”

Dr. Palshetkar has been giving back to society since 25 years, when she worked in different capacities in the Mumbai Obstetric & Gynaecological Society, - she has organised several programmes like Cancer Screening camps, Blood donation camps, Screening programs for anaemia & HT, Organ Donation drive etc. One of the biggest initiatives she has taken the “She’s Ambassador” Programme which is dedicated towards the development of adolescent girls in the city.

Swami Vivekananda said “There is no chance of the welfare of the world unless the condition of women is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on one wing”. In order to improve the health of women in India, multiple dimensions need to be analysed and compared to the global health standards. Besides this is the standard of living and health care need to be standardized for men and women. And remember health is an important factor that contributes to human wellbeing and economic growth.

 

Academic activities

She has received numerous awards-

  • IMA “Empowered Women Award” at National Medico Legal Conclave, Aug 2018 at Chennai.
  • The Economics Times “Inspiring Gynaecologists of India” 2018 at New Delhi.
  • Femina Presents 5th World Women Leadrship Congress & Awards 2018 for “Women Super Achiever Award”, Taj LandsEnd, Mumbai.
  • 10th Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders Power Brand Healthcare Leadership Awards 2017 for “India’s Most Valuable & Admired Gynecologist 2017”
  • Star Group Super Achievers Award for the Best Fertility & IVF Group of the year 2017 at Taj LandEnd, Mumbai 2017
  • The TIMES NETWORK National Award for Outstanding contribution in Healthcare Fertility and IVF, Taj LandEnd, Mumbai 2017
  • The LRS Asia One “World’s Greatest Leaders 2016-2017 Asia & GCC, Dubai 2017
  • The Golden Globe Tigers Award 2017 for Outstanding Contribution in Healthcare - Fertility & IVF in Malaysia April 2017
  • Healthcare Professional - Infertility & IVF in Delhi-NCR at International Healthcare Summit and Awards November 2016
  • Received “Certificate of Excellence” & “Savvy Honours Award” in Mumbai July 2016
  • Received “Bharat Gaurav Award” 2014 at House of Commons, London.
  • Recevied Dignitories of Maharashtra award in Mumbai on 30th April 2013.
  • “Best IVF Service Provider Company of the Year” award at the 5th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2013 organized by Frost & Sullivan Group.
  • Felicitated by Rotary Club of Mumbai South for outstanding contribution in the field of Gynaecology & IVF treatment 2011.
  • Received an Award from Gr8 Women’s Achievers Award in Medical & Health Care 2011.
  • Received an Award from Hex World Newsmakers Achievers Awards for Best Doctor in Gynaecologist field on 1st May 2010.
  • Received an Award for “Best Woman Achiever” in gynaecological field from from the Mayor of Mumbai (Shraddha Jadhav) in 2010.
  • Received an Award for “Best Woman Achiever” in gynaecological field from Giants Group of Byculla in 2009.
  • “BHARAT EXCELLENCE AWARD” & GOLD MEDAL, Certificate of Excellence & Certificate of Felicitation for the year 2009, at the Conference on “Economic Growth & National Unity” organized by the Friendship Forum of India on February 25, 2009.
  • Recognized as “Maharashtrian Woman Achiever” at the Mumbai Festival at Gateway of India, 26th January 2006.

Qualification

Educational Background of IVF specialist Dr. Nandita Palshetkar

Dr. Palshetkar completed her MD in 1993 from Mumbai University. She was also awarded the FCPS in the same year from the College of Physicians and surgeons Mumbai. Subsequently she was awarded the ICOG from the MICOG Mumbai.

 

Ongoing medical education to emerge as the #1 IVF Clinic in India

  • IVF & Micromanipulation Training at the University of Ghent -Ghent, Belgium, 1989.
  • Alpha School of Embryology -Naples, Italy, 1999.
  • IVF & ICSI Training at Melbourne IVF Centre, Australia, 2001.
  • Observer, Department of Genetics, UZ Ghent -Ghent, Belgium -1995.
  • Participant in Embryology Workshop Annual ESHREE Conference, Vienna, Austria, 2002.
  • Workshop on Gyng Oncology, Monaghan 3 days, 1993.
  • Workshop on Breastfeeding & baby friendly hospital -LTMC Mumbai, 1993.
  • Training in USG & FHR Monitoring Wadia Hospital, Bombay, 1993.
  • Training in Cytology Cama Hospital, 1993.
  • World Congress on Endoscopy, 1993.
  • Endoscopy workshop HN Hospital & the royal free women hospital, 1994.
  • ovarian tissue freezing in Copenhagen with Dr Claus Anderson, Dec'06.
  • Vitrification workshop at Prague .
  • Training in Ultrasonography & Foetal Heart Rate Monitoring, Wadia Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Training in Cytology, Cama Hospital, Bombay.
  • Workshop on Gynaecological Oncology, K.E.M. Hospital, Bombay.
  • Workshop on Endoscopy conducted at the 1993 World Congress on Endoscopy.
  • Workshop on Breast Feeding, L.T. Medical College, Bombay.
  • Public forum 2003 organized by Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh – Maturtavcha Aadunik Kalpana.

 

Contributing to creating a pool of IVF specialists in India

  • Trained over 1500 Gynaecologist in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technology (IVF treatment and other methods of helping couples achieve pregnancy)
  • Organized First Indo-Italian Workshop on Advanced Infertility Management, 1999 (Creating international awareness and expertise in IVF treatments)
  • ART 2000 -Second Indo Italian Workshop on Advanced Infertility Management, 2000 (Regular interaction with experts worldwide on IVF treatments)
  • ART 2001 -Third Indo Italian Workshop on Advanced Infertility Management, 2001 (Regular discussions, training and feedback on the subject of IVF treatments)
  • Third Indo German workshop on ART, Mumbai, 2002 (IVF doctor in Mumbai trained IVF doctors in Europe)
  • International Congress on Infertility, FOGSI-MOGS, IUI, 2003(exchange of ideas on various subjects related to infertility management and IVF treatments)
  • Workshop - Bruno, Aby Lewin, Gunasheela, Himanshu(a team of dedicated IVF researchers in Mumbai)
  • World Congress on Practical Infertility Management & Human Reproduction : Organizing Secretary, 2004 (Administrative role in IVF treatment seminars)
  • International conference on Applied endocrinology, drugs & instrumentation, Goa, Chairperson, Scientific Committee' 04 (Not just IVF treatments but a wider range of contributions)
  • Organising secretary of Update on Infertility, MOGS, 2005 (Administrative and research contributions continue)
  • Organised Perinatology workshop for FOGSI, talk on Evidence based management of Preterm Labour (Not just inducing pregnancy but managing it to the conclusion )

 

Recognitions for ongoing contributions to IVF treatment in India

Recent Achievements

  • Dr. Nandita Palshetkar,one of the most reputed IVF Doctors in India was conferred with the prestigious "Dignitaries of Maharashtra" award at a glittering function on 30th April, organized by CBD foundation. Amongst the other prominent winner are Sunil Gavaskar, Ashutosh Gowariker, Vijay Bhatkar (administrative director of TATA steel), Dr Anil Kakodkar (nuclear scientist) and Suhas Bahulkar. Chhagan Bhujbal, Honorable Cabinet Minister and Murlidhar Bhandare, Ex-Governor of Orissa also graced the occasion. Amongst the keynote speakers at this event was Dr. Jayant Naralikar, reputed Indian astrophysicist. The CBD Foundation is headed by Pradeep Bhide, Dilip Chawre and Rajeev Dhonde. Over the last 18 years, Dr Nandita Palshetkar is amongst the IVF Doctors in India who introduced pioneering medical technologies to assist childless couples. Some of them are IMSI (male infertility), assisted laser hatching, metabolomics and ovarian tissue freezing. Today, she runs five IVF centres across India. She is also the senior vice president of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), the largest body of gynaecologists in India with over 25000 members. The mayor of Mumbai has also lauded her for her achievements.
  • Felicitated on International Women's Day at HEMRL (High Energy Research Material Laboratory).in Pune on 18th March 2010. Dr Nandita Palshetkar, Infertility Specialist and one of the leading IVF Doctors in Indiaattached to Lilavati Hospital Mumbai was felicitated at the function and gave a talk on International Women's Day. As celebration galore at the women's wing of HEMRL (High Energy Research Material Laboratory) in Pune on 18th March 2010with 400-500 participants from all over India attending it. Dr Palshetkar spoke on advances made by India in the area of ART. Her passion towards her work makes ranks her among best IVF doctors in India. She underlined the trauma faced by women due to childlessness & put forth many Rx options available to them. The chief Guest was Dr W. Selvamurthy Chief controller, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi & the Guest of Honour was Dr A. Subhananda Rao Director HEMRL, Pune. The host was Smt Anisha Vasudev, Commissioner Central Excise & Service Tax. Her name counts among the top IVF doctors in India.
  • In 2013, Dr Nandita Palshetkar's Bloom IVF Centres is awarded as ""Best IVF Centre in India" by Frost & Sullivan, truly makes her one of the leading IVF Doctors in India. Her growing network across Indian cities through conferences, through new IVF Centres, speaks as one of the most passionate IVF Doctors in India thoroughly extending her services to childless couples.

Memberships

The well known Face of IVF Treatments in India

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, a renowned gynecologist and one of the best IVF treatment specialist doctors in Mumbai, has strong qualifications in gynaecology, expertise on IVF treatments, knowledge about technical advancements in the field of infertility management .

Couples planning to get infertility treatment should come to one of the leading IVF doctors in Mumbai, Dr. Nandita Palshetkar.

She is a prominent name amongst the IVF doctors in Mumbai and she is dedicated to her profession and firmly believes to bring joy in the lives of her patients by giving them the best IVF treatment. She actively practices as one of the leading IVF Doctors in Mumbai and has a network of IVF Centres across the country. Not just treatments but Dr. Palshetkar is also deeply committed to informing and educating the Indian population about the advances in IVF treatments and technology. She is one of the few IVF doctors in Mumbai who also had a countrywide and worldwide presence.

 

Professional Associations:-

  • Vice President: FOGSI (2011)
  • President: MOGS.
  • Vice President: IAGE
  • Past Secretary: ISAR (2014-2016)
  • Member:National Guidelines for Accreditation, Supervision & Regulation of ART Clinics in India.

 

Member of :-

  • MOGS - Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society.
  • IAGE - Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopist.
  • ESHRE - European Society of Human Reproduction.
  • ASRM - American Society for Reproductive medicine.
  • IAHR - Indian Association of Human Reproduction.
  • ICMR - Indian Council for Medical Research. (National Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology, ICMR).
  • ISAR - Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, Executive Committee member,Chairperson of Accreditation Committee, Chairperson Endometriosis Committee.
  • AFG - Association of fellow gynaecology.

Publication

  • Progress in Reproductive Endocrinology (Vol.1),FOGSI, Contributors for the Chapter on “Egg & Embryo Donation” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr,Rishma Dhillon Pai, Perinatology committee FOGSI
  • Progress in Reproductive Endocrinology – Nimish Shelat – Mifepristone and Misoprostol in Early termination of pregnancy - Perinatology committee FOGSI
  • Beyond the boundaries of Endoscopic Surgery, Infertility-IVF, Practical Sonography, Colour Doppler,
  • Vaginal Hysterectomy, Urogynaecology – Editor Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm
  • Injection- For severe male factor infertility, Beyond the boundaries of Endoscopic Surgery, Infertility-IVF, Practical Sonography, Colour Doppler, Vaginal Hysterectomy
  • Urogynaecology – Editor Dr. Prakash Trivedi,Oocyte Donation, embryo donation & surrogacy
  • Optimizing IVF Results, FOGSI, Contributors for the Chapter on “Transvaginal Foetal Reduction- an effective Technique for handling multifoetal Pregnancy” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr,Rishma Dhillon Pai, Dr.Amrish Dalal
  • Foetal Reduction – an effective technique for handling multifoetal pregnancy - Perinatology committee FOGSI
  • Practical Approach to Infertility Management, Contributors for the Chapter on “Oocyte & Embryo donation Programmes” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Sejal Desai.
  • Advanced Infertility Management, FOGSI, Contributors for the Chapter on “Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – A New Treatment for severe Male Factor Infertility.” Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, Dr. Hrishikesh Pai, Dr, Rishma Dhillon Pai
  • OBs & Gynae Today- The Speciality Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility (Vol.VIII No.8, 2003) Contributor for the Chapter on “Detection of Ovulation” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • Manual of Genetics & Fetal Medicine Committee 2002 – Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis New Break Through in Genetics - Perinatology committee FOGSI
  • Reproductive Endocrinology– A Clinical approach (2nd Edition)FOGSI, Contributor for the Chapter on Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone –Agonist and Antagonist
  • Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding-An Update, FOGSI, Contributors for the Chapter on “Transcervical Endometrial Resection:Current Status” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Sejal Desai.
  • TCRE – Menstrual disorders
  • Satellite & Transport IVF – Optimising IVF results – Genetic Committee,FOGSI – Kiran Sekher
  • Gonadotrophins – Kamini Rao
  • A Symposia & Workshop Intrauterine Insemination Programme – FOGSI
  • Semenology, Sperm Preparation & Insemination Techniques – (LOGS publication)
  • Lilavati Hospital Medical Times – Scientific Article – Intra cytoplasmic sperm injection – A new treatment for severe male factor infertility
  • Principles & Practice of Obstetrics & Gynecology for Post Graduates (3rd Edition)FOGSI, Contributors for the Chapter on “Hysteroscopy in Infertility” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai
  • Obs. & Gynae Today, The Speciality Journal of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility – Detection of ovulation – August 2003
  • News & Views, Official News Magazine MOGS (July 2001), Editors Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Arun Nayak and contributor for the Chapter on “Satellite and Transport IVF” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • News & Views, Official News Magazine MOGS (Jan. 2001), Editors Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Arun Nayak and contributor for the Chapter on “Uterine Artery Embolisation For Symptomatic Uterine Myomas” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • IUI Manual – MOGS, Editor & Contributor for the entire Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • Safety of Metformin in Pregnancy, Editor & Contributor for the entire book Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • A Ray of Hope in Ovarian Ageing, Editor & Contributor for the entire book Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • Mini Hysteroscope, An Indispensable Tool, Editor & Contributor for the entire book Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • The Infertility Manual (2nd Edition), Contributors for the Chapter on “Recombinant FSH in Ovulation Induction” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai.
  • IUI Manual – AMOGS, Solapur – Editors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr,Rishma Dhillon Pai and Contributor for the chapter on “Factors Influencing Pregnancy Rates.”
  • IUI Manual – AOGS, Akola Ob/Gy Society, Editors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr,Rishma Dhillon Pai and Contributor for the chapter on “Factors Influencing Pregnancy Rates.”
  • FOGSI FOCUS 2005, Chapter on “Prostaglandins Vs Oxytocin in induction of labour”
  • insulin resistance book edited by Dr Allahbadia
  • egg donation, edited by Dr Roya Rozati
  • PCOS Update III-PCOS and IVF––––by Zydus Biogen
  • Manual on evidence based management of Preterm Labour-perinatology committee FOGSI
  • “Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility ”Editors for the chapter on “Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai.
  • Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Infertility“ Editors for the chapter on “Egg and Embryo Donation” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Sejal Desai.
  • Chapter on ‘Recombinant FSH’ for Food, Drug & Medico – surgical committee of FOGSI
  • In the process of writing an article titled “Prognosis and Outcome : Genetic counseling for progeny of infertile couples”, for the Genetic committee, FOGSI
  • FOGSI FOCUS on Knots ,Needles and sutures -2006, Editor for the book and Contributor for the chapter on “Hysterectomy”
  • FOGSI FOCUS, 2007- Contributor for the Chapter on “Endometriosis- everyinfertility specialists nightmare”
  • Inflammation & Oxidative Stress, booklet published, 2008
  • A review: Ferrous ascorbate & Folic acid plus zinc: need in pregnancy & lactation,2008.
  • Combined Hormonal Contraceptives-An Update, FOGSI FOCUS 2008, Chapter on Oral Contraceptives and IVF
  • Chapter on FOGSI & Corporates in FOGSIANISM –published - Perinatology committee FOGSI, Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Kedar Ganla
  • Contributors to the Chapter on “Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in recurren Abortion, Perinatology committee FOGSI, Dr.
  • Manual on ART – Editors & Contributors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai
  • Manual of Hysteroscopy – Editors & Contributors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai and Contributor for the Chapter on “Office Hysteroscopy.”
  • Manual on ART, at the 2nd World Congress on Practical Infertility Management & Human Reproduction(2005), Editors & Contributors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai
  • Manual on ART, at the World Congress on Practical Infertility Management & Human Reproduction(2004), Editors & Contributors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai
  • Manual of Hysteroscopy, at the World Congress on Practical Infertility Management & Human Reproduction(2004), Editors & Contributors for the Manual Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai, and contributor for the Chapter on “Office Hysteroscopy”.
  • CME Book, at Pre-Congress Workshop on ART (Feb.2008) for the ART Centre at Army hospital, Delhi Cantt, Contributor for the Chapter on “Embryo Transfer”
  • Current Concept in DUB – Updates & Abstracts, for MOGS, Conveners & Editors Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Rishma Pai
  • Evidence based medicine – (Handbook) A Ready Reckoner for the Busy Obstetrician on Preterm Labor, (Perinatology committee,FOGSI) Editor and Contributor for the Chapters.
  • Chapter on Iron sucrose anaemia during pregnancy – to be published
  • A handbook on “Feto-Maternal medicine: What every Obstetrician needs to know!”, an Update from the Perinatology committee, FOGSI- 2008. Editors Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr. Reena Wani, Dr.V.Shantala and Contributors for the Chapter on “Perinatal outcome after IVF Pregnancy” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Manisha Kundnani.
  • “Perinatology Chatter”- A Tabloid on iron deficiency anemia in Pregnancy-for Obstetricians” - Perinatology committee FOGSI
  • SAFOG Journal, Contributors for the Chapter on “Cervical Ectopic Pregnancy- A case report” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr. Bharti Bansal
  • A Tabloid on Ovulation Induction
  • Congenital Intrauterine Infections, Contributors Dr.Nandita Palshetkar
  • Article on “Preterm Labor & PROM” contributed by Dr.Nandita Palshetkar for the AICOG Souvenir ,2009
  • Laboratory Manual in Assisted Reproductive Technologies, editor Dr. Kamini, Rao. Contributors for the chapter on “Embryo Transfer Technique” Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr.Rishma Dhillon Pai.
  • Report of 3rd World Congress on Practical Infertility Management & Human Reproduction, published in News & Views(Newsletter of MOGS), Issue2, 2009
  • Report of Orations published in News & Views(Newsletter of MOGS), Issue2, 2009
  • Dr.Dossibai Dadabhoy Silver Jubilee Oration
  • Dr.Subhash J. Penkar & Dr.Dr.Marie Pereira Silver Jubilee Conference Oration
  • Article on “Uterus- The focus of Infertility” for AMOGS Souvenir 2009.
  • Article for FOGSI FOCUS on “Pelvic pain & Endometriosis”
  • Chapter on “Endometriosis” for book named “Managing Endometriosis”. Editor & Contributor for the chapter are Dr Nandita Palshetkar & Dr Shivanand Sakhare.
  • Chapter on “Single Embryo Transfer”. Contributors for the chapter are Dr Nandita Palshetkar & Dr Shivanand Sakhare.
  • Article for FOGSI FOCUS on “Ovulation Induction in IUI” Contributors for the chapter are Dr Nandita Palshetkar & Dr Manisha Thaktani.
  • Contrbution in National magazine “Adolescence” of the Adolescent Health Committee FOGSI
  • Article for Manual on Endocrinology and Infertility on “Ovulation Induction in IUI” yet to be published. Contributors for the chapter are Dr Nandita Palshetkar & Dr Hrishikesh Pai.
  • Contribution for “LIFE” Bulletin on behalf of practical obstetrics committee on “How to investigate RPL” contributors Dr Nandita & Dr Nandan.
  • Contribution in FOGSI News Bulletin on “Hysteroscopic Tubal Canulation” contributors Dr Nandita & Dr Shiva.
  • Contribution for ISAR National Conference Souvenir On: Role of Hysteroscopy prior to Assisted Reproductive Technologies” contributors Dr Nandita & Dr Rutvij.
  • Editor and contributed a chapter “Hysteroscopy in Infertility” in “Palshetkar’s textbook of Hysteroscopy”.
  • Article on “Unexplained Infertility” for FOGSI Textbook of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Population Stabilization – yet to be published.
  • Article on ART new technique & research in magazine for State Conference of MP.
  • Article on Laparoscopic management of an ectopic (cornual) pregnancy for IAGE Newsletter.
  • Contributed a chapter “Hysteroscopy in Infertility” in Manual of Hysteroscopy by Dr Rishma Pai. 2013
  • 2013 – Contributed a chapter on “Analysis of Fertilization” in the book, “Principles and practice of ART”– Editor: Dr. Kamini Rao. (to be published)
  • 2013 – Contributed a chapter on “Blastocyst Culture” in the Handbook of Infertility– Editor : Dr. Hrishkesh Pai.(To be published)
  • 2013 – Contributed a chapter on “Pilot hysteroscopy before ART” in the book – ‘ART at Your Doorstep’, Editor –Dr. Sunita Tadulwadkar. (To be published).
  • 2014 – Chapter on “TRIGGERING OF OVULATION” for “FOGSI FOCUS ON OVULATION INDUCTION & IUI”– By Dr Roza Olyai & Dr Fessy Louis. (To be published).
  • 2014 – Chapter on “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Response to Stimulation,” – “Principles and Practice of Controlled Ovarian Stimulation in ART, ”Editor: Surveen Ghumman.”– (To be published).
  • 2014 – Chapter on “Regulatory Aspects of Artificial Reproductive Technologies" – PLAYING BY THE RULES...(An Update on Government Policies, Regulations, Acts For The Practicing Obstetrician And Gynecologist) – By Dr Reena Wani.
  • 2014 – Chapter on “Luteal Phase Support” – “Frontiers in Endocrinology in Obstetrics and Gynecology" By Dr Suvarna Khadilkar.

 

Publications In Journals

  • Article on “Emerging trends in ART in India & abroad – A Clinician’s Perspective, Laparoscopy & ART today” contributed by Dr.Nandita Palshetkar for the ISAR Journal,2009
  • Contributor for Chapter on “Role of regulatory T cells in implantation and early pregnancy” for Passi Publications
  • Cervical Ectopic pregnancy –a case report, accepted for SAFOG journal (south Asian Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
  • Contributed a chapter on “Perinatal outcome after IVF” in handbook of perinatology.
  • Contributed a chapter for current medical trends on the topic “Obstetric outcome after oocyte donation
  • Contributed a chapter for current medical trends on the topic “Metformin throughout pregnancy in women with polycystic ovaries syndrome –safety and advantages”
  • Article on “Hysteroscopic metroplasty in women with septate uterus-Results after surgery” contributed by Dr.Nandita Palshetkar for the IAGE Journal.
  • Study on “Role of Pre ART Hysteroscopy” contributed by Dr.Nandita Palshetkar for the IAGE Journal,2009
  • A Case study of massive ovarian mucinous cystadenoma in a 13-year old perimenarcheal girl - to be published
  • A Case study of 12 patients on “Perinatal Outcome in Multifoetal Reduction” for the FOGSI Journal, authored by Dr.Nandita Palshetkar, Dr.Hrishikesh Pai, Dr. Suchita Pisat, Dr.Sanket Pisat, Dr.Jaya Gogate, & Dr.Bharti Bansal – going to be published
  • Surrogacy– Our experience – to be published.
  • An Update on Infertility–(Fertility Blaze Volume 1) Article on “Role of Regulatory T cells in Implantation and early pregnancy.”

Achievements - Rewards & Recognitions

Dr. Nandita Palshetka's long life and career contributions to the cause of IVF popularisation have brought her multiple rewards and recognitions. Her career has been rewarding both for her as well as her patients and the medical fraternity.

The many FIRST ACHIEVEMENTS attained in her career are –

  • First to establish assisted laser hatching in this country in 1998
  • Delivered first laser hatching twins in India
  • Achieved pregnancy with sperms from a hemiplegic husband
  • Delivered the first baby in India with three mothers - i.e. with help of test-tube baby and surrogacy technique
  • Established the spindle view technology in India so as to prevent damage to the genes during test-tube baby procedure
  • Verification a new technology was introduced in her practice 2007
  • Established the first egg and ovarian tissue bank in India
  • IMSI – a new technology for improving results in Male Infertility, for the first time in India
  • Installation of IVF-Metabolomics Machine First in Asia & Fifth in the World at Lilavati Hospital IVF Centre 2010.
  • Installation of Primovision – digital microscope 1st time in India to improve pregnancy rates.
  • Installation of Embryoscope 1st time in India at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, to improve pregnancy rates.
  • Achieved pregnancy in 2016 from eggs stored in 2007 for lifestyle purpose.

 

Felicitated with :

  • Kumud Tamaskar Prize, Ovarian Aging, A Ray of Hope, Jan.2003
  • Corrian Award for Senior, 2nd Runner Up - Metformin in pregnancy, Jan.2005
  • Corrian Award for 1st Runner Up – Minihysteroscopy, Jan.2006
  • Recipient of Best Paper award on :
  • MOGS, 1988
  • Annual GMC conference, 1992
  • FOGSI, Pune, 1998
  • ICSI, Annual conference FOGS, 2000
  • Received an award for Best Poster on PGD in International Fallopian Tube conference, 1995.

 

Professional Affiliations.

1st Vice President FOGSI (2011)
Immediate Past President Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society (MOGS)
President Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopy (IAGE).
Managing Committee Member Indian Society of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ISAR)
Chairperson MSR – Maharashtra Chapter of ISAR
2nd Vice President The Association of Maharashtra Obstetrics & Gynecological Societies (AMOGS)
Member National Guidelines for Accreditation, Supervision & Regulation of ART Clinics in India.

 

Dr. Nandita Palshetkar has been instrumental in helping over 25,000 Indian and international couples to have children and become parents. Asked about her feeling when she enables infertile parents to have their first child she says -"The first cry of a baby is the beginning of a life time of joy for the parents. That is the most rewarding moment of my life." To hear the first cry of life, and the smiles on the faces of the parents.

Leadership & Community Service

  • Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan
    The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan has thus been launched by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India to provide fixed day assured, comprehensive and quality antenatal care to pregnant women on 9th of every month. Hon'ble Prime Minister has appealed to private sector obstetricians to volunteer their services for this programme and dedicate 12 days in a year to the health of pregnant women. MOGS and its members are actively involved in this social cause.
  • Violence against Doctors
  • MOGS and the team took part and supported the cause with AMC, IMA and FOGSI – to oppose the violence against doctors and was a part of the bandh and the rally for the same.
  • Making a Difference FOGSI MOGS YOUTH SUMMIT
    Dr. Suchitra Pandit & team organised a very successful FOGSI MOGS Youth Summit in association with Rotary Parleshwar with our FOGSI Youth cell Team and MOGS Youth Council members on 1st & 2nd February, 2017 at Sathye College and We-school, Welingkars Institute of Management at Matunga. A total of 950 students attended the reproductive awareness program and health exhibits. This also included Self defence, gender sensitisation and role plays along with Youth Rally and awareness programs.
  • Health Check-up Camp – Police personnel and their families A Step to creating awareness on health, screened for cervical cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, dental checkup, bone densitometry and Physiotherapist consultation. This was one of a kind program where the camp was done not at a medical facility but literally we managed to reach out to the people at their homeland. The D Y Patil Dental College interns managed to screen all the patients for dental health and HBTMC & Cooper hospital actively contributed to this social cause. Dr Kedar Ganla and Dr Ameya Purandare and the team along with the young youth council worked hard for this endeavour. This would not have been possible without active collaboration from Dr. Pradnya Saravade IPS (Addl-DG) Maharashtra Police, Mr. Dattatray Padsalgikar (Police Commissioner of Mumbai) Mr. Anup Kumar Singh, Jt. CP (Admin), Dr. S M Patil (Police Surgeon) & Dr. Rajeshree Katke (Superintendent, Cama Hospital) The program was very well appreciated and we have been requested for similar all over Maharashtra - conducted at police headquarters–Worli, Mahim and Andheri-175 participated in the Worli camp, 184 women at Mahim Police Colony and 250 police personnel and the relatives at Marol Police Centre Andheri East.
  • Rural Health Camps
    Blood Donation Camp In Rural Area – Palghar – Dr. Rajendra Chawan, with 104 participants MOGS Organized Free ANC Camp For High Risk Mother Detection.
  • Organ donation drive - “ Be an organ donor - Save Lives "
    An initiative started by MOGS with the Maharashtra Government, a unique initiative urging all memebers to be a part of the organ donation drive
  • Armman project
    The Armman project for HIV/AIDS which was launched by one of our MOGS doctors, Dr. Aparna Hegde. We are creating programs for antenatal care for pregnant woman with HIV. It will be a joint MOGS - Armaan initiative where the MOGS doctors will work with Armaan to create this campaign and take it forward.
  • MOGS Community / Social Services - Making a Difference
    MOGS has always been at the forefront for giving back to the society. Social and community service has always been the priority for the committee and the council, we have created a special cell for the same. We have proved it well again that we all as obstetricians however busy do go out of our way and give back to the society at individual and community level. We have carried out many educational awareness activities for the young, pap smear camps across the city, working with the Salam Balak Trust, Sneha Foundation etc.
  • This was the first time ever that the Yoga Day celebrations were adopted by MOGS on a grand scale and all the members were encouraged to be a part of Yoga by the Bay on the 29th May 2016 at Marine Drive. MOGS members enthusiastically participated along with Shaina NC and Mickey Mehta.
  • International Yoga day program HBTMC Cooper Hospital by Dept of physiology in collaboration with MOGS was great fun. With a walk for public awareness on 20th June active participation by 85nursingstudentsandstaffalongwiththedoctors. International Yoga day 21st June we had demonstration & a talk by Dr Sanjay PhD in Yoga -Bihar University. The program was attended by 50 people.
  • She's Ambassador – MOGs in association with PVR and IDA
    Health education of girls has often taken a back seat globally, and we are not any different. The seeds in my mind tocontribute towards empowering the girls through health education were sown when I read disturbing media reports in leading publications. That was the time I was also the President of M.O.G.S., which since its inception in 1934 has pioneered many educational initiatives and constantly endeavours to act as catalysts of positive change in the society.
    This was the time, I reached out to PVR Nest and we together conceptualized “She’s Ambassador” program, which is dedicated to the adolescent girls of this great city.
    Through this first ever health and leadership initiative, it is our sincere endeavour to develop the capacities of adolescent girls to act as “Health Ambassadors” within their communities and enact a positive social change on how health of girls is perceived.
    She's ambassador youtube link - View Link
  • Participated in the Health Camp organized by Honourable Minister for Medical Education, Water Resources and Command Area Development., Shri Girish Mahajan at Nandurbar in April 2017. Nearly 2,40,222 people took benefit from this camp which included children from 0 to 6 years as well. The camp Conducted Investigations and general checkups for the Eyes, Brain, Kidneys, Gynaec problems, lung problems, Nerves and Cancer.
  • Conducted Adolescent Health camp in 2018 in Jamnagar which was based on menstrual hygiene, health and nutrition for adolescent women. We managed to reach over 1500 adolescent girls.Launched “We for Stree - Safer, Stronger, Smarter” health initiative aimed at making indian women safer, smarter and stronger as they march towards 2020.
  • Conducted Anaemia detection camps. 80000 women in over 250 towns have been detected and treated in over 3000 doctor’s clinics.
  • Initiated FOGSI Champions of Motherhood which offers free childbirth to those women below poverty line. So far over 100 women have been treated under this initiative.
  • The Wellness of Women initiative to screen and diagnose genital cancers and educate women to bring about changes in lifestyle to prevent non communicable diseases, more than 100 events involving close to 5000 women health care providers and over 50,000 women have been successfully organised all over India.
  • FOGSI Yuva Olympia a unique program organised for the youth focussing on health, fitness, reproductive rights and empowerment in which more than 12000 youth participated.
  • Partnered with the Family Planning Association of India in their campaign against gender-based violence.
  • Partnered with Niine Foundation, an all India NGO spreading awareness about menstrual hygiene. The program was carried out on International woman’s day where people from over 500 cities participated to break the taboo around periods and to support menstrual hygiene.

Social Commitment

  • Walked on ramp for Cancer Patient Aid Awareness.
  • Increased Public Awareness in India for infertility procedures such as IVF, IUI, ICSI and ART by spreading the message of a possible solution through;

Articles - various Health and female readership magazines (SAVVY, Cineblitz, Femina etc.) and also through regular newspaper articles in leading newspapers across India in English, Marathi, Hindi and Gujarati languages

Talk shows – on several TV channels, so as to touch as many lives as possible across India. Also given talks at several Mahila mandals in Mumbai on Menopause, Female Fertility & Hygiene

  • Free Infertility camps conducted at Palanpur, Bharuch, Bhuj, Yerawal, Junagarh & Surat in 1999 & 2000.
  • Free Medical Camps conducted in Palshet, Gujrat, Lilavati Hospital, D Y Patil Hospital, Borivali & Palghar.
  • Associated with Adolescents’ school health programme with Johnson & Johnson in the city of Mumbai.
  • Cancer Awareness Workshop & Screening Camp conducted at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, 27th April 1999.
  • ART – Bhatar Ghoddad Doctors Club Surat 15th December 2002
  • Established Free infertility Telephone Help lines : in Mumbai on September 2003 & in New Delhi in April 2004
  • Established Free Internet E-mail Help : nandita.palshetkar@hotmail.com
  • Established Free Online Consultations on websites :
    www.infertilityindia.com
    www.bloomivf.com
    www.nanditapalshetkar.com
    www.1to9months.com
    www.menopauseindia.com

Training & Academics

We conduct FNB (Fellowship) training program. This is a two year course for training in IVF in Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre. It is one of the 7 centres in India for such training (FNB).

We also conduct a Fellowship in Infertility which is a one year course at DY Patil Hospital & Research Centre - D Y Patil University Navi Mumbai.

Conferences/Training of doctors –

Conferences Organized: As Organizing Secretary / Chairperson:

  • 1999: Indo Italian Congress, Mumbai. Trained over 1500 Gynaecologist in the area of Assisted Reproductive Technology.
  • 1999: First Indo-Italian Congress on Advanced Infertility Management.
  • 2000: Second Indo Italian Congress on Advanced Infertility Management.
  • 2001: Third Indo Italian Congress on Advanced Infertility Management.
  • 2002: Indo German Congress on ART, Mumbai,
  • 2003: International Congress on Infertility, FOGSI-MOGS, IUI Workshop
  • 2003: Organizing Jt. Secretary, International congress on Infertility, Mumbai
  • 2004: Org Secretary, First World Congress on Practical Infertility Management & Human Reproduction.
  • 2004: International conference on Applied endocrinology, drugs & instrumentation, Goa.
  • 2005: Organizing Secretary of Update on Infertility, MOGS.
  • 2006: Perinatology workshop, AICOG, Cochin
  • 2006: Second World Congress on Practical Infertility Management
  • 2008: National Conference on Pregnancy & Labour’, Mumbai
  • 2008: Third World Congress on Practical Infertility Management
  • 2009: Annual Conference MOGS, Mumbai
  • 2009: Enhancing Fertility Rates, New Delhi
  • 2009: Jt. Org. Secretary (MOGS) - The Ovary Unravelled, Mumbai Convenor for the workshop on “Operative Obstetrics”
  • 2011: Org. Secretary for FOGSI – FIGO Conference
  • 2011: Vice President Incharge – West Zone YUVA FOGSI
  • 2011: Organising Chairman AIM Conference
  • 2012: Organising Secretary AICOG, Varanasi
  • 2013: Organising Secretary AICOG, Mumbai

Awards

  • Felicitated by AMC (Association of Medical Consultants) for contribution in various social campaign 2019.
  • Received CSR Award for contribution in Women & Child Health initiative 2019.
  • Received CME Excellence Educator Award at CME Excellence & Summit Awards for Medical Education for Medical Excellence 2019.
  • Received an award (Navshakti Awards) at the event ‘Celebrating Womanhood’ (Jallosh Stree Tatvacha) to commemorate the International Women’s Day 2014
  • Received Dignitories of Maharashtra award in Mumbai on 30th April 2013.
  • Felicitated by Ghatkopar Medical Association at the President Installation of Ghatkopar Medical Association on 2nd May 2010.
  • Receiving Award for Best Doctor in Gynaecological field (HexWorld Newsmakers Achievers Award 2010.)
  • Receiving Award for “Best Women Achiever” in Gynaecological field from the Mayor of Mumbai Mrs. Shraddha Jadhav in 2010.
  • Felicitated by award at Award function “Manatli Jaaneev”(Janeev Udhyachi!! Stree Manachi!!)
  • Felicitated by MCA (Mumbai Cricket Association) in 2010.
  • Received an Award from Gr8 Womens Achievers Award in Medical & Health Care 2011.
  • “Best IVF Service Provider Company of the Year” “Frost & Sullivan” award at the 5th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2013.
  • Received Bharat Gaurav Award 2014 at House of Commons, London. 
  • Received Certificate of Excellence & Savvy Honours Award in Mumbai July 2016
  • The LRS Asia One Worlds Greatest Leaders 2016-2017 Asia & GCC, Dubai 2017
  • The TIMES NETWORK National Award for Outstanding contribution in Healthcare Fertility and IVF, TajLandEnd, Mumbai 2017
  • 10th Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit & Pharma Leaders Power Brand Healthcare Leadership Awards 2017 for Indias Most Valuable & Admired Gynecologist 2017
  • Femina Presents 5th World Women Leadrship Congress & Awards 2018 for Women Super Achiever Award, Taj LandsEnd, Mumbai.
  • Received an award as "Inspiring Gynaecologist of West India" at ETHealthworld Fertility Conclave 2019.
  • The “Economics Times” Award for “Inspiring Gynaecologists of India”– Doctor’s Day Conclave June 2018, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
  • Received Award for contributing in medical field from Indian Medical Association , 2019 
  • Most comprehensive event on ART, ETHealthWorld Fertility Conclave on 7th March 2019 at The Orchid Hotel , Vile Parle.
  • The event aimed to further the cause of bringing credibility to the Indian fertility industry . Was awarded the Recognition Award as INSPIRING GYNAECOLOGIST OF WEST INDIA for the immense Contribution towards the advancement of REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH 
  • Too Happy to be part of the Fertility world and to help n so many couples to complete the dream.
  • Person of Exemplary Excellence Award at India-UAE Business and Social Forum at Dubai Meydan Hotel 21.5.17
  • Outstanding Contribution in Healthcare - Fertility & IVF at Times Influence National Award for Excellence in Healthcare at Taj Lands End, Mumbai 7.7.17
  • International Heatlcare Award 2016
  • The Golden Globe Tigers Award 2017 for outstanding contribution in healthcare fertility and IVF.
  • Received an award for Leveraging Technology for Total Disease Management from DigiPharmaX Awards, 2018
  • IMA Empowered Women Award at National Medico Legal Conclave, Aug 2018 at Chennai.
  • The Economics Times Award for Inspiring Gynaecologists of India Doctors Day Conclave June 2018, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi.
  • Doctors Day Award IMA EMPOWERED WOMEN AWARD in July at Chennai.
  • Star Group Super Achievers Award for the Best Fertility & IVF Group of the year 2017 at TajLandsEnd, Mumbai 2017.
  • The Golden Globe Tigers Award 2017 for Outstanding Contribution in Healthcare - Fertility & IVF in Malaysia April 2017
  • Healthcare Professional - Infertility & IVF in Delhi-NCR at International Healthcare Summit and Awards November 2016
  • Received Maharashtrache Maankari Award by CBD Foundation on 28th April 2013.
  • Received Dignitaries of Maharashtra award in Mumbai on 30th April 2013.
  • Best IVF Service Provider Company of the Year award at the 5th Annual India Healthcare Excellence Awards 2013 organized by Frost & Sullivan Group.
  • Felicitated by Rotary Club of Mumbai South for outstanding contribution in the field of Gynaecology & IVF treatment 2011.
  • Received an Award from Hex World Newsmakers Achievers Awards for Best Doctor in Gynaecologist field on 1st May 2010.
  • Received an Award for Best Woman Achiever in gynaecological field from from the Mayor of Mumbai (ShraddhaJadhav) in 2010.
  • Received an Award for Best Woman Achiever in gynaecological field from Giants Group of Byculla in 2009.
  • BHARAT EXCELLENCE AWARD & GOLD MEDAL, Certificate of Excellence & Certificate of Felicitation for the year 2009, at the Conference on Economic Growth & Nat
  • Recognized as Maharashtrian Woman Achiever at the Mumbai Festival at Gateway of India, 26th January 2006.

FAQ's

Why do women freeze their eggs?

It is thought that it is mainly used for women diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility before cancer treatment. Nowadays, it is used by women who want to postpone having children. It could be for a number of reasons - not having an ideal partner, pursuing education or career, caring for parents or just to take pressure off relationships.

Egg freezing should be considered particularly in cases of

Endometriosis , Dermoid cyst , surgery for benign ovarian tumours. Infections like tuberculosis Disease like Systermic lupus erythmatosis where drugs cause decline in ovarian reserve , Fragile x syndrome , h/o early menopause in family

What’s the ideal age to freeze my eggs? When is it too late?

The optimal age to freeze eggs is 32-36, but any woman ages 30-40 should consider egg freezing if they plan to delay a family. The number of eggs a woman needs is dependent upon her age, but age is only one predictor and not every 35 year old or 40 year old are the same. Therefore, there is not necessarily an absolute upper age; although women less than and equal to 40 will have better success and studies have shown egg freezing is cost effective until age 38

Freeze your biological clock until the time is right for you!

Will this process remove all of my eggs?

A woman is born with one to two million immature oocytes (eggs) in her ovaries. Every month, a woman’s eggs grow as a cohort , one follicle (immature egg) becomes dominant and eventually ovulates, and the remainder of (non-dominant) follicles are lost through atresia. Thus, a woman will lose the majority of her eggs from atresia and not during ovulation. By taking IVF medication, the non-dominant follicles are “rescued” and not lost as they would be during atresia, and are collected for cryopreservation through egg retrieval. This process “rescues” follicles/eggs that would have otherwise been lost.

How long will I be on medicine before the retrieval?

To stimulate the ovaries, injectable medications are required for an average of 10 to 12 days. While on medication, monitoring via ultrasound will typically be required 4 to 5 times Once stimulated follicles have developed into mature eggs, which usually occurs after two weeks, you will undergo an egg retrieval

Can I still Work?

With the exception of your monitoring appointments, which will occur around 4 times for roughly two weeks, your work life will be uninterrupted. If you undergo a retrieval during the week, you will need to take off one day of work for the procedure. Weekend egg retrieval procedures are available, but precise timing of an egg retrieval is based on follicle development

What does it feel like to go through the egg freezing process?

Most women are nervous about the injections, then pleasantly surprised at how small and simple they are. During the egg retrieval you will be placed under sedation for the length of the procedure, which will take 15-30 minutes. Afterwards, you may experience bloating, spotting, and mild discomfort. Most women head back to work the next day.

How do I start for egg freezing cycle ?

The first step towards freezing your eggs is to make an appointment for a consultation. During that time you will discuss your medical history and the egg freezing procedure in more depth. Should you decide to move forward, blood tests and an ultrasound are performed. The purpose of these tests is to allow your doctor to tailor your stimulation protocol and counsel you about your individual success rates prior to starting medication for the egg freezing cycle

What is the success rate?

The success rate depends on the age of the woman and method of egg freezing. With younger women and the use of vitrification provide highest success rates. Recent research confirms the need to freeze around 12 eggs for women under 36 to have up to 50% chance of having a child later, compared to 7% to 10% for an older group of women with fewer eggs. The success rate reduces with age of eggs.

It not only offers an insurance policy but it is offers some women a chance of conceiving with their own eggs if they do not leave it too late.

IVF Success Rates

Whats are the factors that determine IVF success rates for Clinics in India ?

IVF clinic and the standards of IVF clinics, laboratory has a very important role in the success rate of IVF not only in India but all over the world

The experience of the treating doctor, number of cases handled, the clinic pregnancy rate and the live birth rate of the clinic is most important

We should be aware that the doctors with more than 25 years of experience and have handled more than 10000 patients will definitely be able to deal with difficult cases and challenges.

Laboratory and technologies and the laboratory staff means the embryologist plays highly crucial role for the success rate of the the clinic Difficult cases like Endometriosis, recurrent Implantation Failure, Fibroids, Thin Endometrium, Poor Responders (Low AMH), Azoospermia, Oligospermia (Low Sperm Count), Recurrent Pregnancy loss (Abortions) requires special expertise, experience and technology.

All latest technologies like IMSI, Embryoscope, Spindle Check, Assisted laser hatching, vitrification, MAC are required in many cases to get better fertilization rate, high grade of transferrable embryos, clinical pregnancy rate and live birth rate.

Dealing with pregnancies in such difficult cases sometimes reauires special care and Fortified Protocols which comes only with experience and vigourous management . This is to get the best live birth rate. As always remember the successful IVF cycle is only when we get the Healthy baby in hand.

Egg Freezing in India

How can women use Egg freezing to boost their careers and what it will cost ?

is thought that it is mainly used for women diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility before cancer treatment. Nowadays, it is used by women who want to postpone having children. It could be for a number of reasons - not having an ideal partner, pursuing education or career, caring for parents or just to take pressure off relationships.

The optimal age to freeze eggs is 32-36, but any woman ages 30-40 should consider egg freezing if they plan to delay a family. The number of eggs a woman needs is dependent upon her age, but age is only one predictor and not every 35 year old or 40 year old are the same. Therefore, there is not necessarily an absolute upper age; although women less than and equal to 40 will have better success and studies have shown egg freezing is cost effective until age 38
Freeze your biological clock until the time is right for you!

A woman is born with one to two million immature oocytes (eggs) in her ovaries. Every month, a woman’s eggs grow as a cohort , one follicle (immature egg) becomes dominant and eventually ovulates, and the remainder of (non-dominant) follicles are lost through atresia. Thus, a woman will lose the majority of her eggs from atresia and not during ovulation. By taking IVF medication, the non-dominant follicles are “rescued” and not lost as they would be during atresia, and are collected for cryopreservation through egg retrieval. This process “rescues” follicles/eggs that would have otherwise been lost.

To stimulate the ovaries, injectable medications are required for an average of 10 to 12 days. While on medication, monitoring via ultrasound will typically be required 4 to 5 times Once stimulated follicles have developed into mature eggs, which usually occurs after two weeks, you will undergo an egg retrieval

With the exception of your monitoring appointments, which will occur around 4 times for roughly two weeks, your work life will be uninterrupted. If you undergo a retrieval during the week, you will need to take off one day of work for the procedure. Weekend egg retrieval procedures are available, but precise timing of an egg retrieval is based on follicle development

Most women are nervous about the injections, then pleasantly surprised at how small and simple they are. During the egg retrieval you will be placed under sedation for the length of the procedure, which will take 15-30 minutes. Afterwards, you may experience bloating, spotting, and mild discomfort. Most women head back to work the next day.

The first step towards freezing your eggs is to make an appointment for a consultation. During that time you will discuss your medical history and the egg freezing procedure in more depth. Should you decide to move forward, blood tests and an ultrasound are performed. The purpose of these tests is to allow your doctor to tailor your stimulation protocol and counsel you about your individual success rates prior to starting medication for the egg freezing cycle

The success rate depends on the age of the woman and method of egg freezing. With younger women and the use of vitrification provide highest success rates. Recent research confirms the need to freeze around 12 eggs for women under 36 to have up to 50% chance of having a child later, compared to 7% to 10% for an older group of women with fewer eggs. The success rate reduces with age of eggs. It not only offers an insurance policy but it is offers some women a chance of conceiving with their own eggs if they do not leave it too late

PCOS and Fertility

How does PCOS affect fertility in women ?

PCOS is one of the most common syndromes seen among women right now. And it is one of the commonest reasons that can interfere with conception. When you have PCOS, the ovaries tend to have more number of follicles which become cystic and produce immature follicles

Androgen levels (higher in men) are generally raised in women suffering from PCOS. Androgens are generally converted to estrogens but high levels of androgens can interfere with ovulation (development of egg). If a mature egg is not released, then pregnancy is unlikely.

Besides this PCOS can cause irregular periods. Changing your lifestyle and decreasing about 10% of your body weight if you are obese can normalise your hormone levels. If your hormones normalise, then there is chance to ovulate naturally and conceive as well. Change is lifestyle means eating healthy, exercising, stop smoking and drinking, reducing stress, control of other medical conditions if any would help normalise your hormone levels and restore normal menstrual cycle.

In some cases, where change in lifestyle cannot be achieved, normalising your menstrual period can be treated by your doctor by prescribing oral contraceptive pills. These pills can help normalise your period. The medications should be taken only after consulting your gynaecologist

But remember if you are trying to get pregnant, then oral contraceptive pills can’t be used. In such cases you need to visit a fertility specialist who would suggest medications which will help u ovulate and achieve pregnancy. Sometimes along with ovulation medication, insulin sensitisers may also be used in order to help u ovulate and conceive. Remember it’s important to go to a fertility specialist for this so that they can decide the right line of treatment for you. If you can’t get pregnant naturally there are various other modalities which can help you achieve a pregnancy such as IUI and IVF. This increases your chances of getting pregnant if natural methods have not worked.

The problems faced with PCOS women are empty follicle syndrome ( no eggs ) immature eggs , poor quality eggs , ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome , low fertilization rate , low grade embryos

Therefore if you are diagnosed with PCOS and are trying to conceive then please visit a fertility specialist to see what line of treatment is best for you

Best IVF Specialist

How to choose the best IVF specialist for your treatment in India?

Infertility is a distressing moment for any couple to go through and finding a fertility specialist can be quite stressful. Most of the times, they would get advise from their friends, family and relatives which would be quite contrasting and they are back to where they started. Sometimes they may get advise from their family physician or gynaecologist but eventually in this era of social media, google and all other modalities, patients will always do research before they choose their physician.

There are a few things which you should look at when searching for an IVF specialist. Ensure that the center has good track record and experience. Look at the number of years of experience and various cases they have solved in the past, such as endometriosis, PCOS, unexplained infertility etc.

There are times when a patient may have had multiple ivf failures or recurrent abortions. In such cases there are centre’s with more experience that specialise in these kind of situations. Also some centre’s that have more technology than others which can help achieve better pregnancy rates and therefore it is advisable to approach such centre’s in order to ensure that you are able to get the best result.

These are a few things you should consider while choosing an IVF specialist. Ensure that all these are ticked on your checklist when deciding which fertility specialist to choose