DR. HRISHIKESH PAI, MD, FCPS, FICOG, MSc, is one of the country’s leading gynecologists. His preeminence in the field of Gynecology has enabled him to achieve the premier position as the Past Secretary General of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) which is one of the largest organizations of professional doctors in the country consisting of 33,000 Gynaecologists. Previously Dr. Pai was the Senior Vice President of FOGSI in 2006.
Dr. Pai is also the pioneer in the field of Infertility and IVF since 1991. He presently is the Director of the Bloom IVF Group which runs eight IVF centres all over India including Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and Fortis Hospitals in New Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Mohali and Navi Mumbai. In order to enable poor patients to have access to advanced services, Dr Pai has also got an IVF unit in the D Y Patil Medical College. He is the first IVF doctor in India to introduce numerous innovations in medical fields such as assisted laser hatching, spindle view, ovarian tissue freezing for cancer patients, oocyte freezing, IMSI and embryoscope. In appreciation of his enormous contributions, the international agency Frost & Sullivan bestowed upon him the best IVF group in India award in 2013. Additionally, he was elected by his colleagues to the highest position in IVF namely the President of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) in 2015. In appreciation of his work, Dr, Pai has got elected as the Member – Board of Directors of the World body of Infertility namely International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS): a first for an Indian.
Dr. Pai was instrumental in introducing office Hysteroscopic surgery first time in India. He has contributed to the country’s family planning programs by running one of the most successful laparoscopic program, for which he and his father the late Padmashri & freedom fighter Dr. Dutta Pai have received numerous awards. In appreciation of his path-breaking work in endoscopy, Dr. Pai was elected as the President of the prestigious Indian Association of Gynecological Endoscopists in 2008. Dr. Pai has been a versatile and dynamic doctor working actively for the betterment of women and child health. In 2008 he was elected as President of Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society.
Dr. Pai has been a leading teacher and academician. He has been an assistant professor at the D Y Patil Medical College, the Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, USA, and the postgraduate teacher at the MD and DNB examinations, National Board New Delhi. He has had many articles and research papers published in national & international books & journals and has delivered more than 500 guest lectures all over India and abroad. Dr. Pai has also actively contributed to various central and state government policy-making bodies. He is a member of the Still Birth Committee of the Ministry of Health, GOI, New Delhi 2015. He is also been invited as an expert to suggest changes to the ART Bill 2013 by the ICMR, New Delhi in 2014. He is also a Member of the three special committees of the Government of Maharashtra, to suggest changes to the ART Bill 2013 & PCPNDT act regarding Infertility in 2013 and 2015.
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