Duru Shah

Dr. Duru Shah

Dr. Duru Shah has been in clinical practice since 1981. She has been a guide for postgraduate students in Obs. Gyn. for Doctorate of Medicine, Mumbai University and for the Diplomate of National Boards, India. A renowned Past Prof. of Obs. & Gyn. Mumbai University, India, her interest covers Infertility, Menopause and Reproductive Endocrinology. She has also been deeply involved in promoting women’s health in India.

Dr. Duru Shah is the Past Chairman of the Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ICOG) which is the academic arm of the Federation of Obstetric & Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI).  She has been the President of FOGSI, which is a 28000 strong professional body of Gynecologists, affiliated to the International Federation of Gynecology & Obstetrics (FIGO). At present, is a member of the Ethics Committee of FIGO, and has been a Member of the Technical Advisory Committee of FOGSI to Government of India for “Maternal Mortality”.

On the Menopause front, she has been the President of the Indian Menopause Society and currently is elected for a second term on the Board of the International Menopause Society. She is also the second Vice President of the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, her area of interest being Premature Ovarian failure.

Dr. Duru Shah has been involved in the field of academics and has more than 100 publications to her credit. She has initiated many Educational programs such as the 'Satellite School' at FOGSI, the Post Graduate Review Course at ICOG, and the Post Graduate Quiz at the Indian Menopause Society. She has been responsible for creating Collaborative Exchange Programs between IMS- India and the British Menopause Society and between FOGSI with the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists.

She is a Peer Reviewer for many journals, and is on the Editorial Board of the 'Climacteric' and the 'TOG' of the Royal College of Obs. & Gyn. She is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Midlife health, a Journal of the Indian Menopause Society.

As President at various organizations, she has initiated many Social programs such as the 'Growing Up' project which  educated approximately 5 million urban girls on reproductive and sexual health in India, the urban slum based (Dharavi) Adolescent Empowerment program 'Kishori' and a Rural Maternal Health program “Saving the Mother project”. Innovation has been her passion and she has been responsible for creating the IMS – India Flag, the IMS-India song, the FOGSI flag and the FOGSI song.

Dr. Shah has been the proud recipient of many Awards and Orations, the most prominent being the 'Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists' conferred on her in November 2008 in London and the 'Henry Burger Oration' which was awarded to her at the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation conference held at Sydney in 2010. In October 2012, Dr. Duru Shah became the first Indian to receive the very prestigious 'Distinguished Merit Award' from FIGO, for the service offered towards women’s health in India.