Duru Shah

Duru Shah



Dr. Duru Shah is the Director, Gynaecworld, the “CENTER for Women’s Health & Fertility” She is currently the Founder President of the “The PCOS Society” (India), a multidisciplinary Society which focuses its attention on the subject of PCOS. She is the Member of Board of ASPIRE and is also the International Advisor of ESHRE’s Special Interest Group “Safety & Quality in ART” (SQART).

Dr. Shah has occupied the highest position in the field of Obst. Gyn. in India as the President of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India, (FOGSI) in 2006- 2008, which is affiliated to the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO, followed by being the President of “The Indian Menopause Society” in 2008-2009, the “Chair of the Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ICOG)” in 2009-2011 and the “President of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)” in 2017-2018. On the International front she served as a Member of the Ethics Committee of FIGO for 6 years between 2010-2016and On the International front she has been the “Director of Digital Education” and the “Co-Chair of the IMPART Program and on the Board of The International Menopause Society” for 8 years between 2012- 2019. She is the immediate chair of the “ASPIRE Special Interest Group (SIG) on Reproductive Endocrinology & PCOS”

Dr. Shah has been the proud recipient of many Orations, Awards and Honours, the most prominent being the “FIGO-Distinguished Merit Award” being the first and only Indian Recipient of this Prestigious Award and has been confered the “Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology”.

Dr. Duru Shah was conferred the OPPI Recognition Award in July 2018 by Hon. Minister of State, Smt. Anupriya Patel for outstanding contribution in the field of Women’s Health.

Dr. Shah has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and created excellent academic programs for postgraduate students and clinicians in the field of Gynaecological Reproductive Endocrinology and Assisted Reproduction.

Dr. Shah is a Member on the Editorial Board of:

  • “The Obstetrician & Gynecologist” the Journal of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) London.
  • “Climacteric” – the Journal of the International Menopause Society, since 2010
  • Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences-the Journal of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)
  • Member of the EDITORIAL Board of “Gynecological and Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism” -the ISGE new open-access Journal.
  • She has served as the Editor of the “Journal of Midlife Health” of the Indian Menopause Society during 2012-2014.

Her areas of interest are Assisted Reproduction, Women’s Health and High Risk Pregnancy.

On the Social front Dr. Shah’s passion has always been to focus on “Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health” and has been working on this front since the year 2000 after having created several social programs related to Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health, Sexual Abuse (STAR, Growing up and Kishori programs) through FOGSI, She is currently focusing her attention on Gender Violence and Women’s Rights through her own NGO “The Women’s Empowerment Foundation”. She has created a unique App called “Tooshytoask” for adolescents on Reproduction and Sexual Health which is currently available in 5 languages free to download on both AppStore and Playstore.