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Dr. Gautam N. Allahbadia, Group Clinical Director
Gautam N. Allahbadia, MD is the Group Clinical Director of Rotunda – The Center for Human Reproduction, the world-renowned infertility clinic at Bandra, Mumbai, India. He is also the Medical Director at the three other group-clinics in Mumbai at Shivaji Park, Lokhandwala-Andheri & Navi-Mumbai.
Dr. Allahbadia is a noted world authority on ultrasound guided embryo transfers and one of the pioneers in third party reproduction in South-East Asia. He has over 125 peer-reviewed publications to his credit and is on the Editorial Board of several International Journals.
Throughout his career, Dr. Allahbadia has been instrumental in developing new fertility-enhancing protocols and propagating the use of ultrasound in embryo transfer procedures.
The development of a highly successful egg donation program at Rotunda has made it possible to achieve pregnancies in women who have premature ovarian failure.
Dr. Allahbadia was responsible for India’s first trans-ethnic surrogate pregnancy involving a Chinese couple’s baby delivered by an unrelated Indian surrogate mother. He also has to his credit India’s first Same-Sex Couple pregnancy and delivery of twins.
At Rotunda Clinics, patients may avail themselves of a myriad of reproductive options ranging from in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), Donor Egg IVF, ovulation induction and intrauterine insemination (IUI), to participation in one of the most successful Gestational Surrogacy Programs in the country. The Centers provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art Medical and Surgical treatment in Reproductive Endocrinology and Gynecology including advanced Laparoscopic Surgery, Tubal reconstruction, and Minimally Invasive USG-guided therapeutic procedures.
Dr. Allahbadia and his world-class team of Reproductive endocrinologists, embryologists, andrologists and infertility specialists have helped hundreds of couples have babies through Assisted Reproduction.
He has been instrumental in setting up 17 private IVF Centers in India between 2000-2012 as an IVF Consultant. He was running 8 Rotunda IVF Franchisee units in India between 2000 – 2011 at Delhi, Jalandhar, Gorakhpur, Pune, Srinagar, Jammu, Rewari & Ahmedabad. Presently he directs 2 Franchisee Satellite Rotunda IVF units in Varanasi, India & Kumasi, Ghana.
Dr. Allahbadia has had quite a prolific career – he has authored over 125 scientific papers, 114 book chapters and 18 textbooks, the latest of which is a comprehensive text, entitled “Minimal Stimulation IVF”.
Dr. Allahbadia was a lecturer for over four years at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College followed by a 12 year tenure at the University of Mumbai affiliated Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences before going full time into private practice.
He is the recipient of over 25 prizes & fellowships in the field notable among which are the Canadian Young Scientist Fellowship Award for the year 1994, which allowed him to train in Infertility at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and the National prize Dr. Kumud Tamaskar award for original research work in infertility in the year 1991.
Dr. Allahbadia is the recipient of six research grants from the International College of Surgeons and the Medical Research Centre of Bombay Hospital Trust. He has been an invited guest speaker or faculty member at over 200 Congresses, Workshops and Scientific Meetings.
He was awarded the prestigious Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst fellowship for the year 1996 to train in Assisted Reproductive Techniques in Germany.
He has completed his training in IVF/ICSI at the University of Gottingen, Bielefeld IVF Center & the University of Munich. He was awarded the AOFOG-Young Gynecologist Award for the year 1998.
He has been awarded the most prestigious FOGSI-CORION National Research award for best original research work in Infertility at the 42nd All India Obstetric & Gynecological Congress held at Hyderabad in December 1998.
Dr. Allahbadia has recently been elected as the Vice President of the World Association of Reproductive Medicine (WARM) headquartered in Rome, Italy and was the Scientific Chairman of the 2nd World Congress of WARM, held in Rome in May 2004.
He has organized several International Congresses in the subject and was recently nominated as “Mumbai’s Top Doc” for 2012 by a peer nomination process.