Educational Qualifications:

1986 D.G.O. College of Bombay. Physicians and Surgeons.

1986 M.D. Bombay University.

This is a postgraduate degree in Gynecology, and is the equivalent of being Board Certified. Did further training in IVF at King's College Hospital, London, on the prestigious Mumbai University R D Sethna Scholarship As a medical student, I studied at Harvard and Johns Hopkins University.

Educational Distinctions, Honours, Prizes:

Secured a Rank in the Merit List in the Secondary School Certificate Examination in Maharashtra State, 1976.

Awarded a National Scholarship from the Ministry of Educational and Social Welfare, Govt of India, 1977

Secured a Rank in the Merit List in the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination in Maharashtra, 1978.

Awarded Open Merit Scholarship by the Maharashtra Board for 1976, 1977, 1978.

Secured Distinction in Human Anatomy in First M.B.,B.S. Exam, Bombay University, 1979.

Secured Distinction in Community Medicine in Second M.B.,B.S. Exam, Bombay University, 1981.

Won Second Prize in the Leprosy Essay Competition in Bombay, organised by the Ackworth Leprosy Society, 1982.

Won the Awabai Ratanshaw Dadabhoy Scholarship for standing first in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College Competitive Examination, 1982.

Awarded the Dr Menino de Souza & Medical Welfare Trust Prize for the Best All-round Student of Seth G.S. Medical College, 1983.

Awarded the Ramabai Nowrungay Travelling Fellowship by the Bombay University in 1989, for further specialised training abroad in Gynecology.

Was a fellow at the IVF Dept of the King's College Hospital, London, UK

Have been invited to appear on a number of leading national and international TV channels , including BBC, CNN, CBS and ABC as an IVF expert Have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.

Started India's first support group for infertile couples, Infertility Friends.

Founded India's first and only free patient education library, HELP

Started India's first sperm bank in 1991; and achieved India's first pregnancy after PGD in 1999.

Authored 3 books, including How to Have a Baby, How to Get the Best Medical Care; and Successful Medical Practise.

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Publications:

Secured a Rank in the Merit List in the Secondary School Certificate Examination in Maharashtra State, 1976.

The effect of calcium anatagonists on uterine contractions.

The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. Vol 38, pp 15-17. 1988.

New technic for managing second trimester intrauterine fetal death.

International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Second trimester abortion with ethacridine lactate plus carboprost- which is the best time to administer

the carboprost?

Advances in Contraception.

A comparison of two prostaglandin analogues in combination with ethacridine lactate for second trimester abortion. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.

Ethacridine lactate plus sulprostone for second trimester abortions- an intrauterine pressure monitoring study.

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.

Sperm Cryobanking for Therapeutic Insemination by Donor.

Bombay Hospital Journal, 32: 76-79, 1990.

Office Techniques for Sperm Processing to Enhance Male Fertility.

Bombay Hospital Journal. Aug 1990. Simplifying Assisted Conception Techniques to make them Universally available - a view from India.

Accepted for publication. Human Reproduction. Vol 7, N 2 (1992) pp 49-50.

Invited as a Guest Editor to edit Special Issue on Infertility of the Bombay Hospital Journal. April 1993.

Sperm Cryobanking for AID.

Invited article. Biomed. Oct-Nov 1993. pp 42-45.

A New Technique to End Male Infertility.

Invited article. Biomed. Jul-Aug 1996.pp 68-69.

Sperm Cryopreservation for Sperm Banking.

Invited to author this Chapter in the book, Infertility Update, published by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecologic Societies of India, Dec 1994.

Making IVF Affordable.

Medicine Digest. October 1993. pp Published in the UK.

How the Family Physician can Help the Infertile Couple.

Integrral Physician's Digest. April-May 1994. pp 29-35.

Active Management of Infertility.

Bombay Hospital Journal. Vol 35 Number 2. April 1993. pp 11-12.

Ultrasound guided procedures for treating infertility.

Bombay Hospital Journal.

Vol 35 Number 2. April 1993. pp 67-70.

How the GP can help the infertile couple.

Bombay Hospital Journal.

Vol 35 Number 2. April 1993. pp 164-165.

Retrieval of epididymal sperm.

Fertil Steril (1996 Feb) 65(2):448

Microinjection using Testicular Sperm - A new Treatment Option for treating Azoospermic men.

Indian Journal of Urology. (Sept 1997) 14: 45-47.

Correlation between testicular histology and outcome after intracytoplasmic sperm injection using testicular spermatozoa

Hum Reprod (1996 Nov) 11(11):2567

Putting new drugs to good use.

Hum Reprod. 1999 Feb;14(2):572.