Profile Summary


Designation: Consultant, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Years of experience40+ years

Areas of expertise:

  • Involved in Clinical Research focusing on Infertility, PCOS and Public Health
  • Post Graduate Teacher for MD and guide for DNB
  • Retired Prof. of ObsGyn, Mumbai University, Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital
  • Reproductive Endocrinology, including Infertility, Assisted Reproduction, PCOS, and Menopause
  • She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and created excellent academic programs for postgraduate students and clinicians in the field of PCOS, Assisted Reproduction and Menopause
  • Member on the Editorial Board of various International and National Journals


Dr. Duru Shah is the Director, Gynaecworld, “The Center for Women’s Health & Fertility” where she runs her private practice in Mumbai. She is currently the Founder President of the “The PCOS Society” (India), and a Board Member of the Executive Committee of Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), the Chair of CAMS, International Menopause Society (IMS) and the Chair of “Metropolis Foundation”. Trustee of the Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecology Society (MOGS) 

Dr. Shah has occupied the highest position in the field of Obst. Gyn. in India as the President of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India, (FOGSI) and various other National Professional Organizations, including the “Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)” and   the Chair of the Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ICOG). She has contributed immensely to the field of academics through various organizations. On the International front she has served as a Member of the Ethics Committee of International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and has also been the “Director of Digital Education”, “Chair of the IMPART Program” and on the Board of The International Menopause Society” and has been the International Advisor of ESHRE’s Special Interest Group “Safety & Quality in ART” (SQART).

Awards & Publications: 

Awards & Publications:

Many Awards and Orations received, the most prominent being: 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award for Valuable Services rendered to FOGSI and lifelong Commitment to our Speciality”, by “The Federation of Obstetric & Gynecological Societies of India on January 10th, 2022
  • “Dr. B. N. Purandare Outstanding Service Award” for Lifelong Commitment and Yeoman Services rendered to the Cause of Women’s Health & Rights, by the Mumbai Obstetric & Gynecological Society, 19th March, 2022
  • Conferred the Award as the “Iconic Gynecologist & Fertility Expert” March 7th, 2022, by the Governor of Maharashtra at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai
  • “The Life Time Achievement Award” for excellence in the field of Infertility by the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction. March 4th, 2022, New Delhi
  • The Black Swan Award for Women Empowerment, 2021, Mumbai
  • Received the “Mahatma Award 2021” for Social Responsibilities and Gender Equality, New Delhi by the Ex-Governor Ms. Kiran Bedi
  • The first and only Indian to receive the prestigious “FIGO-Distinguished Merit Award for service towards women’s health”, from FIGO, Rome, Italy- October 2012
  • “Power of One” – FOGSI Oration, awarded by the 51st All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, (AICOG),  January 2008,  New Delhi
  • “Overcoming Cultural and Religious Discrimination- the ascent of the woman” “Henry Burger Oration” awarded by the Asia Menopause Federation (AMF), September 2010, Sydney Australia
  • “The Priceless Revolution” Oration – RCOG World Congress 2019, June, 2019, London
  • “The End of Sex and the future of Human Reproduction”, ISAR oration, awarded by22nd Annual Congress of ISAR 2017, April 2017, Gurugram, Delhi
  • "A fascinating story with no end.......”Dr. Nandita Palshetkar Oration, awarded by the23rdAnnual Congress of ISAR 2018, April, 2018, Kolkata


Honours Received:

  • MOGS- Dr Ganatra Charitable Medical Centre Award for Contribution to Women’s Health by The Mumbai Obstetric & Gynecological Society (MOGS), 2003
  • Awarded the “Honorary Fellowship” of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (RCOG), London, UK, November 2008
  • Awarded the prestigious “MOGS- Dr. Saroj Desai Excellence Award” for the year 2007-8 by the Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society. (MOGS) - 2008
  • Awarded the “Indian Medical Association” (IMA) Award for the valuable contribution to Medical Fraternity, Mumbai, July 2009
  • “Presidential Recognition Award” from the International Menopause Society (IMS) for her outstanding service to the Society, presented at the 16th World Congress on Menopause, Vancouver, Canada, 2018
  • “OPPI Recognition Award” by Hon. Minister of State, Smt. Anupriya Patel, for outstanding contribution in the field of women’s health, Delhi, India, July 2018
  • ICOG Vidya  Bhushan Award for her distinguished work in medical education by the Indian College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists Mumbai 2021



  • Awarded the “Top 20 women achievers” of the Indian healthcare award, India, March 2008 
  • One of the 25 power women on the Marie Claire Influencers List 2013 who have inspired change and are advocates of change, India, 2013
  • Featured in India Today Magazine for Accomplishment and Commitment to Medicine- “Top Docs – Mumbai 2020” September 2020
  • Recognized as one of the “Top Docs Mumbai 2022” in Mumbai, January 2022, by Outlook Magazine
  • The India’s 10 Super Moms for their role in society-building by Baby Chakra
  • Awarded the “ICON of the Year 2022 during the National Fertility Awards by  Economic Times, Healthworld, 25th February 2022


International Publications:

  • Shah D, Shroff S “Chlamydial, infections in Obstetrics & Gynaecology” – International journal onSafe Motherhood 1998; 2:119-126
  • Shah D, Shroff S, ShethS.“Reproductive and sexual health and safe motherhood in the developing world” - The European Journal of Contraception and Reproductive Health Care 1999; 4: 217-228.
  • Shah D“HIV in pregnancy in the city of Bombay” – British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 1999; 42:112-117
  • Shah D, Shroff S, GanlaK“Factors affecting perinatal mortality in India” – the FOGSI Perinatal Mortality Study ,International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics 2000;5: 288-30210.1016/S0020-7292(00)00215-0
  • Shah D, Singh S.  “Age & Infertility” - International Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics 2002; 3: 90-96
  • Shah D “Biphasic versus triphasic OCP’s for contraception” commentary on the  Cochrane review published in the Cochrane library. October 2005
  • Shah D “Biphasic versus triphasic OCP’s for contraception”commentary on the  Cochrane review published in the Cochrane library. October 2005
  • Shah D.“Endometriosis&Infertility”abstract submitted for the XIXth Asian-Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology Seoul October 2006
  • Shah D, “Psychological Morbidity & Gynecological Conditions”, abstract for the XVIII FIGO World Congress of Gynecology & Obstetrics Kuala Lumpur November 2006 
  • D Tan, S Darmasetiawan, C J Haines, K-E Huang, U Jaisamram, K KLimpaphyom, S Q Lin, Y S Ling T N P Nguyen, K-H Park, D Shah, R Subramaniam, N Taechakraichana, S M Xing  
  • “Guidelines forhormone replacement therapy  of Asian women during the menopausal transition and thereafter” Climacteric 2006.9:146-151.
  • Shah D. Patel S. “Hirsutism”,GynecolEndocrinol; 2009 Mar;25 (3):140-8
  • Shah D, “Overcoming Cultural and Religious Discrimination- the ascent of the woman” 
  • Climacteric, June 2011. 14: 333-338
  • Shah D, Ray S. “Intrauterine Contraception- Scope and Limitations” for the  International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Vol. 14 Number 5, September –October 2011
  • S. R. Davis , C. Castelo-Branco, P. Chedraui , M. A. Lumsden, R. E. Nappi, D. Shahand P. Villaseca“Understanding weight gain at menopause”Climacteric, October 2012, 15: 419 -29.
  •  Tanna N, Shah D, Pitkin J. “Urinary Incontinence in breast cancer women in India – a problem”. 9th European Congress on Menopause and AndropauseMaturitas 2012, 71, Suppl 1: S74-5.
  • Shah D,“Inequality in female healthcare in India- how can it be corrected?”Maturitas October 2012. 73, (2) : 83-84 2/fulltext
  • Shah D,“Post Menopausal Endometriosis – a new dimension”, Menopause Live, International Menopause Society July 30, 2012
  • Shah D. “Oncology in midlife and beyond” Climacteric, 2013; 16:522–535
  • E. Stefanopoulou , D. Shah , R. Shah , P. Gupta , D. W. Sturdee , M. S. Hunter “An International Menopause Society study of Climate, Altitude, Temperature (IMS-CAT) and vasomotor symptoms in urban Indian regions.Climacteric 2013;16:1–8
  • Shah D, “Premature menopause – Meeting the needs”Post Reproductive Health 2014, 20: 62-68.
  • Shah D, S. Bansal, “Polycystic ovaries – beyond menopause”,Climacteric 2014,17: 109–115
  • Shah D, BansalShefali"Polycystic ovaries- beyond menopause" Climacteric, 2014;17:109–115
  • Shah D, “Online Education ……… Should we take it seriously?”  Climacteric, 2016, 19:3–6. 
  • Shah D, Sabahat Rasool “PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome: The Worrisome Twosome?”Climacteric, 2016, 19: 7-19
  • N. Tanna, D. Shah, J. Pitkin “Support for menopause symptoms in Indian women with breast cancer”. 9th European Congress on Menopause and Andropause.
  • Maturitas 71, 2012: Suppl 1: S33.
  • Shah D, SabahatRasool, “PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome: The Worrisome Twosome? Climacteric.2016; 19: 7-16.
  • Shah D, Sabahat Rasool, Dr. Nagadeepti Nagarajan, “Surrogacy in India- The Good, the Bad andthe Ugly”,  Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Global South and North: Issues, Challenges and the Future, 2016, 103-112
  • Sabahat Rasool* and Duru Shah ““Fertility with early reduction of ovarian reserve: the last straw that breaks the Camel’s back”  Research and Practice Oct. 2017; 3:15 
  • Shah D., “Early reduction of ovarian reserve – How should we empower them with fertility?”
  • MaturitasJune 2017, Vol. 10: 159.
  • Helena J. Teede, Michael F. Costello, AnujaDokras, JoopLaven, TerhiPiltonen, Robert. J. Norman, Duru Shah“International evidence-based guideline for the assessment and management of Polycystic ovary syndrome” 2018”, Volume 110, Issue 3, 364–379
  • S. Rasool, Duru Shah“ The futile case of the aging ovary: is it mission impossible? A focused Review”Climacteric, 2018, 21: 22-28
  • Dokras A, Stener-Victorin E, Yildiz BO, Li R, Ottey S, Shah D, Epperson N, Teede H..
  • Androgen Excess- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society: position statement on depression,  anxiety, quality of life, and eating disorders in polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Fertility and Sterility, 2018, 109, 5:888-89.
  • Neogi SB, Devasenapathy N, Singh R, Bhushan H, Shah D, Divakar H, Zodpey S, Malik S, Nanda S, Mittal P, Batra A, Chauhan MB, Yadav S, Dongre H, Saluja S, Malhotra V, Gupta A, Sangwan R, Radhika AG, Singh A, Bhaskaran S, Kotru M, Sikka M, Agarwal S, Francis P, Mwingak K, BaswalD. “Safety and effectiveness of intravenous iron sucrose versus standard oral iron therapy in pregnant women with moderate – to – severe anaemia in India: a multicenter, open-label, phase 3, randomized, control trial”. Lancet Glob Health 2019; 7: e1706-16. Vol 7 December Vol 7 December 2019
  • Teede H, Misso M, Tassone EC, Dewailly D, Ng EH, Azziz R, Norman RJ, Andersen M, Franks S, Hoeger K, Hutchison S, Oberfield S, Shah D, Hohmann F, Ottey S, Dabadghao P, Laven JSE.“Anti-Müllerian Hormone in PCOS: A Review Informing International Guidelines” Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism, July 2019, 30 (7), 467-478.
  • Shah D. Women’s rights in Asia and elsewhere – a fact or an illusion? Climacteric, June 2019, 3:283-288,
  • Shah D, Madhuri Patil, “Infertility Management in Lean Versus Obese PCOS” Impact of  Polycystic Ovary, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity on Women Health. Volume 8: 
  •  Frontier in  Gynecological Endocrinology, 2021.  63650-0  
  • Shah D., S. Rasool, “Ethnicity in polycystic ovary syndrome”, Published online 02 December, 2022 Climacteric
  • Shah D, et. Al. “Prevalence of NCDs in rural India: Can Artificial Intelligence help in early  identification?” Submitted to Climacteric, February 2023


National Publications:

  • Shah D, Gogate S, Vaidya R, Gogate A, Pai RE, Kumkhat S, Jaguste V,  Nanivadekar AS, “A Multicentre Study of Efficacy and Toleration of  Doxycycline  Monohydrate in  Mucopurulent Cervicitis” – Indian Journal of Clinical Practice  1997: 34, 63-64
  • Shah D, Wani R “Pelvic Pain – A Woman’s Agony” – Journal of General MedicineVol 11 No.1; 1998: 43-50
  • Shah D Ovarian Cyst “Laparoscopic Survey”- Journal of General Medicine1998:  5-9
  • Shah D, Agrawal S,   “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in the Adolescent Girl” – Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of India 1999: 12-17
  • Shah D“Menopause: “The Choice Years” – Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Conference 
  • Indian Medical Association 1999: 20-26
  • Shah D, Phadke A “Menopause & Osteoporosis” –Journal Biomed Update 1999: 14-19
  • Shah D“Cosmetic problems in the adolescent girl” –MehrooHansotia editor. The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India 1999: 72-79
  • Shah DShroff S, Ganla K “HIV in pregnancy in the city of Bombay” – Bombay Hospital Journal 2000: 112-116
  • Shah D, ShroffS “Complications of Laparoscopic Gynecological Surgery” – Revie ObstetGynecolInd. Vol 53; 2002: 37-44
  • Shah D, Shroff S Jankharia B, PariharA“Effects of Calcitriol [Rocaltrol] on spine and femoral  neck bone mineral density in postmenopausal osteoporosis”– Bombay Hospital Journal Vol44, No.2  2002:  236-241
  • Shah D, Singh S “Role of HRT in reducing the coronary risk in women”Bombay Hospital  Journal Issue VolII: Coronary Risk Factors 2003:  75-82
  • Shah D, Shroff S   “Adolescent Gynaecology: Coping with the changes of puberty Sandoz Life”   Women’s Health Journal, Vol III, 2005: 4-9
  • Shah D, Agrawal S, “A Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of a Phytoestrogen Formulation on Indian Women with Menopausal Symptoms” Bombay Hospital Journal,July 2006, Volume 48 No. 03
  • Shah D, Patel S “Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome as a cause of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss” – J ObstetGynecol India 2007 Vol 57 (5) 391-397
  • Shah D, NavneetMagon Journal of Midlife Health: “The first bibliometric analysis”.Jul-Dec 2012, Vol. 3.Issue 2.
  • Shah D, Nagadeepti Nagarajan Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism “Lutealinsufficiency in first trimester” Janurary-February 2013, Vol. 17 Issue 1
  • Shah D, ShilpaPuthran  “Diagnosis of Hyperinsulinemia in normoglycemic healthy Indian  Population- Developing Ethnic Reference Ranges”manuscript. Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism May 2014, Vol.62.
  • Shah D, “Premature menopause- Meeting the needs” – Post Reproductive Health journal 2014, Vol. 20(2) 62-68
  • Shah D, “In Vitro Fertilization techniques” AFG times 2014,  issue 11 & 12
  • Shah D. “Postmenopausal endometriosis: An enigma revisited” Journal of Human Reproductive    Sciences, November 2014, 10.4103/0976-7800.145189
  • Shah D.“Fertility at Midlife”Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences,September 28, 2016,IP:
  • Shah D. “Menopausal Hormone Therapy, can we safely use it inwomen with co-morbidities? Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences,September 28, 2016, IP:
  • Shah D. “Expanding IVF treatment in India.............. need of the day!”  Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences 2017;10:69-70
  • Shah D, “Consensus Statement on the Use of Oral Contraceptive Pills in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Women in India”,Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences2018; 11:96-118
  • Shah D.,Patil M. “Fertility Treatment in Couples with Seropositivity for HumanImmunodeficiency Virus: Ethics Opinion”Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 2018, IP:,
  • Patil M., Shah D.“Maximum Number of Embryos to be Transferred in Assisted Reproductive Technologies cycle: Ethics Opinion”Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 2018. IP:,
  • Nalini Mahajan, Shah D, Patil M, “Provision of Fertility Services for Women at Increased Risk of Complications: Ethics Opinion”Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 2018. IP:,
  • Kar S., Shah D, Patil M, “Upper Age Limit for Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Ethics Opinion” Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 2018. IP:,
  • Anushree D. Patil, Sanjay Chauhan, Achhelal R. Pasi, Rahul K Gajbhiye, Shalini Singh, CharuSud, Rana Khan, Jatin Shah, Duru Shah, Ameet S. Patki, Nitin M. Narvekar, Sanjeev S. Khot“Preterm birth among pregnancies conceived by assisted reproduction Techniques” in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, International Journal of Reproduction,Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018 Apr;7 (4): 1548-1553
  • Shah D, Sabahat Rasool, Chapter on “Pregnancy and Gynecological Infections” published in the book entitled “MCQ’s in Infectious Diseases for DM Students” 2021 
  •  Shah D, Should Women with PCOS be prioritized to receive the Covid Vaccine? Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences, 2021



  • Androgen Excess & PCOS Society (AE-PCOS)
  • Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)
  • International Menopause Society (IMS)
  • Asia Pacific Menopause Federation (APMF)
  • European Society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE)
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  • International Society of Gynaecological Endocrinology (ISGE)
  • Indian Menopause Society (IMS, India)
  • The PCOS Society, India
  • Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ICOG)
  • Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)
  • The Mumbai Obstetric & Gynaecological Society (MOGS)
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