Professor Geeta Nargund
Professor Geeta Nargund is a Senior Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead Consultant for Reproductive Medicine services at St George’s Hospital, London.
Professor Nargund has published more than 60 peer-reviewed scientific papers including abstracts and also several book chapters in the field of reproductive medicine.
She is a pioneer in the field of Natural and Mild IVF and Advanced Ultrasound Technology in Reproductive Medicine, and is an accredited trainer for Infertility and Gynaecological Ultrasound special skills modules by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) London and British Fertility Society (BFS).
Professor Nargund pioneered the use of follicular Doppler in assessing “Egg quality” in humans. She also published the first scientific paper on “Cumulative live birth rates with Natural cycle IVF”.
She is a co-author of the scientific paper on the innovative Simplified Culture System, which allows IVF to be performed without the need for a conventional laboratory. This scientific paper won the 'Robert Edwards Prize' for the best paper of the year in RBMonline in 2014.
Professor Geeta Nargund is also the Co-Editor-In Chief of The European Scientific Journal, Facts, Views and Vision in OBGYN and is on the International Editorial Board of the Scientific journal, The Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences.
Professor Nargund is the President of the International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR), a UK registered charity. Through her leading role, she has been the voice for women’s choice, health and education in the field of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) globally. She promotes safer, less-drug-orientated and accessible ART.
Professor Nargund was also a member of the WHO (World Health Organisation) expert sub-group on infertility guidelines. She is a member of the steering committee of the Special Task Force on “infertility in developing countries” set up by the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), and was the Chair of the ESHRE Special Task Force on “Mild ART”. She is a regular invited speaker at national & international scientific conferences.
Professor Geeta Nargund is a visiting professor at various universities; Hasselt University, Medical Faculty (working at Genk University Hospital), Belgium; St Marco University Lima (oldest university in Latin America) and SDM Medical College, India, and has also been a senior governor of primary and secondary state schools in south London.
She is actively involved in research into making IVF more natural, accessible and safer for women and children. She is the Chief Executive of the UK National charity, Create Health Foundation. This Charity funds and supports women’s health education in the UK and in Africa.
Professor Nargund is a regular speaker at Westminster Health Seminars on Health and Social care in the UK. She has also been an invited speaker at the women’s health conference along with the members of UN and also at a European Women’s conference on “Female Quality of life in the developed World”.
She appears in Tatler’s Doctors Guide for 2013 and is also an associate member of Guild of Health Writers UK. She cares deeply about and has been actively involved in charities promoting education, women’s health and development, equality and social mobility in the last 15 years.
Selected associated activity:
- Professor Geeta Nargund was appointed between 2017 - 2020 as a Trustee on the Board of the charity- London Emergencies Trust
- Professor Nargund is proud to be a Director of the Walking Egg Foundation, a Belgian Charity dedicated to making fertility treatments affordable and accessible globally
- She is a campaigner for Fertility Education in Schools
- Professor Nargund was awarded the “Red Woman of the Year Award for Charity and Community work” by Red magazine in December 2013
- She was the recipient of the “RBS Chairman’s Award”, a special, prestigious award for the outstanding candidate at the Asian Women of Achievement awards ceremony
- She was recognised as a Woman of the Year 2015 at the 60th Women of Year Anniversary Lunch by Women of the Year
- She was the recipient of Inspirational Woman Award 2015 at the 9th Inspiration Awards
- Professor Geeta Nargund was quoted as a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ) Heros by the Daily Telegraph in 2015
- She was listed amongst the top 10 most influential Asian women in the UK by the Asian Sunday Newspaper to mark International Women's Day 2016
- Professor Geeta Nargund won the "Doctor of the Year" by the British Association of Physicians of Indian Origin in November 2017
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