Professor Geeta Nargund, medical director of Create Fertility, which has branches across the UK is in limelight by using Tamoxifen in fertility treatment to help women over 40 who have a limited number of eggs. Dr. Geeta Nargund studied medicine at Karnataka Medical College (now Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences) Hubli, India and FRCOG from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London. She is a visiting professor, medical doctor, trainer, health writer, commentator, and pioneer in the field of natural and mild IVF and Advanced Technology in Reproductive Medicine.

She is visiting professor at Hasselt University Medical Faculty (working at Genk University Hospital), Belgium, at National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru, and SDM Medical College in India. She is an accredited trainer for infertility and gynaecological ultrasound modules at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) London and the British Fertility Society (BFS). Additionally, she is senior consultant gynaecologist and lead consultant for reproductive medicine services at St George’s Hospital. She has pioneered the use of follicular Doppler in assessing egg quality in humans. She has also published the first scientific paper on ‘Cumulative conception and live birth rates in natural (unstimulated) IVF cycles’. As co-author, she won the ‘Robert Edwards Prize’ for best paper of the year 2014 for a paper on the innovative ‘Simplified Culture System’, which allows IVF to be performed without a conventional laboratory.

Nargund is the president of the International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR), and is a member of the Steering Committee of the ESHRE Task Force on infertility in developing countries, previously holding the position of Chair of ESHRE Special Task Force on ‘Mild ART’. She has been a member of the expert group in terminology for the World Health Organisation expert group in terminology in infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART).

Dr. Geeta Nargund is the founder and chief executive of Create Health Foundation, a UK national charity which is devoted to the promotion of an evidence-based, holistic and supportive approach to women’s reproductive health through education and research. She sits on the medical advisory panel for Chana, a charity supporting infertility in the British Jewish community. She is passionate about prevention of infertility, and protecting women’s health and safety during assisted conception treatment and has pioneered UK’s first fertility education initiative in secondary schools.[4]

Professor Dr. Geeta Nargund, global pioneer in Natural/Mild IVF and active campaigner for female fertility rights and End IVF Inequality in the UK. She was shortlisted for Women of the Year Lunch & Awards in 2015,

She runs a tireless campaign to increase accessibility to fertility treatments and improve overall fertility education throughout the UK. Her recognition follows a clutch of national awards, including the prestigious RBS Chairman’s award at the Asian Woman of Achievement in 2014 and Red Magazine’s Woman of the year Award for Charity & Community work in 2013.

As Medical Director of Create Fertility IVF clinics, first established in Wimbledon over a decade ago, and Senior Consultant at St. George’s hospital, Geeta is proud to serve local communities. Create Fertility, Wimbledon is a local provider for IVF for both NHS and private patients. She also runs two national Women’s Health charities Create Health Foundation and ISMAAR from her Wimbledon address.

Dr. Geeta Nargund is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and has appeared on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4. Among the many UK and international newspapers and magazines, she has commented and given opinion in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail,The Independent, The Guardian, The Times, BBC, The Sun, ITV, Cosmopolitan, and theInternational Business Times UK.

 

 

News Desk, 21-08-2017