Director of Gynaecworld
Dr. Duru Shah is the Director of Gynaecworld – the Center for Women’s Health & fertility. She is the Founder President of the “The PCOS Society” of India, a multidisciplinary Society which focuses its attention on the subject of PCOS, from adolescence to the post reproductive period of a woman’s life, At the International level she is currently the International advisor to the SQUART (Safety and Quality in ART) group at ESHRE, Chair of the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Reproductive Endocrinology at ASPIRE, Chair of the Indian Special Interest Group (ISIG) at ASRM, Country Representative of ISAR at ASPIRE.
She has served as the President of the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), President of the Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI), Chair of the Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (ICOG). President of the Indian Menopause Society and at the International level she has been a Member of the Ethics Committee of FIGO, Director of Digital Education of the International Menopause Society, and an Invited Technical expert by the Ministry of Health, Government of India and WHO for various Expert Group Meetings related to women’s health.
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, besides being conferred the “Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynecology” and the OPPI award by Hon. Minister of State Smt. Anupriya Patel for outstanding contribution in the field of women’s health.
On the academic front she has been a Member of the Editorial Boards of 3 International Journals ie. “The Obstetrician & Gynecologist (TOG)” the Journal of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) London, the “Climacteric”, the Journal of the International Menopause Society, since 2010 and the “Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences”, the Journal of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction and many National Journals. She has also served as Editor of the “Journal of Midlife Health” of the Indian Menopause Society and is a peer reviewer for many other journals.
On the Social Front, she has initiated her own NGO “The Women’s Empowerment Foundation” which works on the empowerment of women mainly related to imparting knowledge on reproductive and sexual health and skills to protect themselves from Gender Violence and self-sustainability.
Her areas of interest are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Assisted Reproduction and Premature Ovarian failure.