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Dr. Sonia Malik
Founder, Chairman and Medical Director

Degrees: MBBS, MD – Obs & Gyn, DGO
Expertise: Reproductive Endocrinology & Immunology, Genital Tuberculosis, Advances in Assisted Reproductive Techniques (IVF, ICSI, IMSI) and Premature Ovarian Failure
Experience: 30+ years
Bio: A veteran obstetrician and gynecologist with specialization in ART & IVF, she has always dreamt of helping people and fulfilling their dream of having their own child. Establishing a centre and a team that focuses more on its core purpose of helping couples conceive than anything else, has not only helped her remain true to her principle values but also bring patient’s trust to the organization. Under her leadership, the centre has not only built a strong, ethical team but she has also helped Southend become one of the leading name in fertility and IVF in India.

Dr. Avtar Krishan
Founder, Director and HOD, Anaesthesia

Degrees: MBBS, MD
Expertise: Anesthesiology
Experience: 30+ years
Bio: With an impeccable experience in the field of Anesthesiology, Dr. Avtar Krishan is the director and the head of department at Southend Fertility and IVF. His experience of working with medical institutes of national and international repute has helped him incorporate efficient value-based practices at Southend, making it a world-class medical centre.

Dr. Sandeep Talwar
Present Appointment

Sr. Consultant, Southend Fertility and IVF, New  Delhi.

Dr Sandeep (Sonu) Talwar, the Sr. Consultant of  Southend Fertility & IVF, New Delhi, is a leading infertility specialist in the city with over 20 years of experience in virtually all facets of the diverse field of infertility. Clinical and research career span of over two decades, Dr Sandeep Talwar has been actively involved in teaching DNB students and training Fellows in Infertility and Reproductive medicine. She has been a beacon of hope to thousands of infertile couples.

Dr Sandeep Talwar is a graduate from Medical College Rohtak in 1985. Following which she did her post graduation in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Diplomate Obstetrics and Gynecology of National Board in 1990 she did her senior residency from Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Safdarjung Hospital till 1994 then she horned her skills in Reproductive Medicine from France (Institute Francophone de Recherche et d’Etudes Appliqués a’ la Reproduction at a’ la Sexology) Toulouse, France.

She joined the IVF unit in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital at Delhi and was actively involved in various activities that included a plethora of academic and technical meetings and workshops in various parts of the country. In 2011, she established her own Infertility and IVF Department in B L Kapoor Hospital Delhi in 2011.

Dr Sandeep Talwar has organized various workshops on IUI and also the “Fertility Solutions “conference in 2012. She has organized many free consultation camps. Recognition of her experience and expertise by the medical fraternity in India over the years has resulted in her being appointed as an examiner for the Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine under the National Board of Examinations in 2011. And also as an inspector for FNB accreditation of hospitals.

She has been an FOGSI certified trainer for training in infertility since 2005 , and she has been an Executive Body member of both the IFS (Indian Fertility Society) and the FPSI (Fertility Preservation Society of India).She has, over the years continued to study, teach, mentor and write. In addition to numerous papers that she has presented at various forums, has contributed a chapter on “Luteal Support – What to Use and When” in the book “Controlled Ovarian Stimulation in ART” published by Springer in 2015. She also contributed the chapter on “Laparoscopic Ovarian Cauterization – How Many Punctures are Optimal” in the book “Reproductive Medicine – Challenges, Solutions and Breakthroughs” by , published by Jaypee Brothers in 2014.Among the many awards that she has won in her 20-year career, are the Appreciation Award by FOGSI for two consecutive years in 2003 and 2004, and the Academic Excellence Award by the Delhi Medical Association in 2013. At present the focus of her work is in the areas of management of recurrent implantation failure.

QUALIFICATIONS

November 1985        M.B.B.S. Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak

November 1990        Diplomate Obstetrics & Gynecology of National Board

APPOINTMENT ABROAD

Aug 1994 to Oct 1994      Diplomate As I.V.F. Fellow at Institute Francophone de Recherche et d’Etudes
                Appliques a’ la Reproduction at a’ la Sexologie), Toulouse, France

APPOINTMENTS IN INDIA

Jan 2017 – Till Date       Sr. Consultant ( Southend Fertility & IVF)

Aug 1994 to Oct 1994     Clinical Director Milan Fertility Centre (New Delhi)

Oct 2014 – Nov 2015      Sr. Consultant, Nova IVI Fertility (New Delhi)

Oct 201 – Sept 2014        Sr. Consultant, Bourn hall Clinic (Gurgaon)

Oct 2013 – Sept 2014      Sr.Consulant & Incharge, Department of Infertilty, B.L.K.Super Speciality
                Hospital, New Delhi

May 2002 – Dec 2010      Promoted to the rank of associate Consultant and subsequently senior
                Consultant in the year 2008 in Unit of IVF & Reproductive Medicine

May 1995 – April 2002     Joined as Junior consultant in Department of Obstetrics and gynecology
                 in the Unit of IVF and reproductive Medicine in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,
                 New Delhi.

July 1991 to July 1994      Registrar (Senior Resident) in department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at
                 Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi.

January 1991 to June 1991    Registrat (Senior Resident) in department of Gynaecology and
                 Obstetrics at Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.

November 1990        Part II Diplomate of National Board in Obstetrics and Gynecology

November 1990        Part I Diplomate of National Board in Obstetrics and Gynecology

July 1988 to December 1990    Junior Resident 2nd and 3rd year in department of Gynecology and
                 Obstetrics in Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi.

July 1987 to December 1987    Senior House Officer (Junior Resident 1st Yr) at Medical College in
                Obstetrics & Gynecology

January 1987 to June 1987     Senior House Officer (Junior Resident 1st Yr.) at Medical College
                in E.N.T.

January 1986 to December 1986  Pre- Registration House Officer (Resident Intern) at Medical College
                 Rohtak

HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE IN INDIA

I did my M.B.B.S. from Medical College, Rohtak which is a teaching hospital and has a very high patient : Medical staff ratio which offered a lot of opportunity for medical staff. I started at same hospital as a Pre – Registration Officer (Resident Intern) and worked under supervision in the major specialties of Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Short rotations in E.N.T., Ophtalmology, Dermatology with three months compulsory training in Preventive and Social Medicine.

Later, I joined as Senior House in E.N.T. for six months and remaining six months in department of gynaecology and Obstetrics. The foundation of my career were laid in second and third year Junior Resident post. Here I also had a chance to work in I.V.F. Lab (in Vitro Fertilization Lab). On achieving postgraduate qualification in Gynaecology and Obstetrics, I joined as a Senior Resident in Sagdarjung Hospital. The hospital has a bed strength of 1700 with all ancillary diagnostic and therapeutic facilities. Here I had an opportunity to learn basic Gynaecology and Obstetrics procedures with cold surgery. Working here I developed special interest in Endoscopic Surgery along with prenatal diagnostic procedures and I.V.F.

In August 1994, I joined as a Research Fellow at institute Francophone de Recharche et d’ Etudes Appliques a’ la reproduction et a’ la sexology, Toulose, France. Here I was involved in the state of Art I.V.F. procedures at a very sophisticated and modern laboratory under the expect guidance of Docteur Jacques Montagut. It indeed did a lot to widen my horizon on the I.V.F. Front.

At present working in Unit of I.V.F. and reproductive medicine for last 20yrs, Iam at present Senior Consultant & H.O.D,deptt. Of IVF,B.L.K.Superspeciality hospital New Delhi.I started working in Sir GangaRam hospital which is the first unit to open in North India and has more than 1000 babies to its credit. I have been performing independent IVF procedures for last 17 yrs.

I have been actively involved in different academic activities in the department and also in the academic activities in form of meetings and workshops in various parts of the country.

I established the deptt.of IVF & Infertility at B.L.K.Superspeciality hospital.At present we are handling all kinds of Infertilty & IVF cases along with Endoscopic surgery.There have been several CME’s which have been organized by the deptt.and also a National level meeting in Feb 2012 called”Fertility Solutions”.We are also conducting training programmes under FOGSI.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN INDIA

Have been actively involved in imparting clinical and practical training to Under Graduate students and Junior Residents. Have also regularly participated in departmental academic activities including journal club proceeding and difficult case meetings. Have been appointed as an examiner & inspector by National board of examinations for FNB in Reproductive Medicine.

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES IN 2007
  • Panelist at Meet the Experts for IUI. 12th Annual Conference of ISAR, 2007, Chandigarh, India
  • Oral Presentation - case of OHSS 12th Annual Conference of ISAR, 2007, Chandigarh, India
  • Lecture on OHSS in Dehradun organized under aegis of FOGSI
  • CME - Day to Day infertility Management. Lecture on - Indications of IUI - 26th August 2007
  • Annual State level conference of DMA - Delivered a lecture on "When to refer a patient for IVF"
  • North Zone ISAR conference "Panelist in Panel discussion on "Chronic Endometritis" - September 2007
  • Annual Symposia of IMA - Delivered guest lecture of OHSS management – September 2007 - October, 2007.
  • World Conference on Fallopian Tubes - Delivered a lecture on "Tubercular Salpingitis" - October 2007
  • IFS Annual Conference Panelist in Panel discussion on "Embryo Selection & Embryo Transfer Techniques" - December 2007.
  • Annual Conference of IFS at Nagpur as a faculty member & a panelist on IUI & chaired a session in Nov 2010
  • Faculty member at International Conference on Embryo transfer at Lavasa in Dec 2010
  • Organized a workshop on IUI at B.L.Kapur hospital on 30th March 2011
  • Organized a CME with IFS on 23rd July 2011at B.L.Kapur hospital
  • Guest Lecture on”Prevention Strategies in OHSS” at “Annual Conference of AOGD” at MAMC(Maulana Azad Medical College) in Oct.2011.
  • Participated in Annual Conference of IFS(Indian Fertility Society) in Dec.2011 at India Habitat Centre :Lecture on “Ovulation Induction Protocols for IUI”& Chaired a Session
  • Organized a 2 day CME in Feb.2012”Fertility Solutions”-Workshop at B.L.K.Superspeciality hospital & whole day Conference at Jaypee Siddharth
  • Guest Faculty at ISAR at Raipur(Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction)- Participated in a debate on “Single vs Sequential Embryo Transfer”
  • Attended the ESHREE conference 2012 at Istanbul
  • Delivered a Guest Lecture on “Management Strategies for Ovulation Induction in Clomiphene Resistant PCOS” in World Congress on Ovulation Induction at Goa(Sept.2012)
  • Delivered a lecture on”Management of PCOS” in Annual Conference of Indian Fertilty Conference at Jodhpur (Dec.2012)
  • Activities Under National Board of Examinations(NBE):-
  • Appointed as an Inspector for re-accreditation of various institutions for Fellowship in Infertility
  • Examiner for FNB in Infertility
  • Published a chapter on “Donor IUI” in textbook on Step by Step Intrauterine Insemination.
  • Published a chapter on Testing Tubal Patency: Role of HSG in IFS Guideline book on An Effective Approach to Basic Evaluation of Subfertile Couple
MEMBER

 – Associated on Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Delhi

 – ISAR (Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction)

 – Executive members of IFS (Indian Fertility Society)

 – FOGSI

Dr. Vandana Bhatia
Senior Consultant

Degrees: MBBS, MD/MS – Obs & Gyn
Expertise: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Infertility, IVF and Ultrasonology
Experience: 20+ years
Bio: With a rich experience of over 20 years in the field of human reproduction, Dr. Vandana Bhatia not only offers the best treatment, but also focuses on the personalized care to all her patients. She believes in helping her patients understand the journey of an IVF prior to the treatment, so that the couple can make an informed decision.

Dr. Meenakshi Dua
Senior Consultant

Degrees: MBBS, MD/MS – Obs & Gyn
Expertise: Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Infertility, IVF and Ultrasonology
Experience: 10+ years
Bio: In her career of over 10 years, Dr. Meenakshi has treated hundreds of patients helping them find the answers for their infertility. Her personalized and empathetic approach during the treatment has gained her an esteemed position, not only among the patients but also the fellow colleagues.

Dr. Rachna Jindal
Consultant

Degrees: MBBS, MD/MS – Obs & Gyn
Expertise: Infertility and IVF
Experience: 8+ years
Bio: A practicing Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Dr. Rachna Jindal believes that an accurate diagnosis and helping the couple choose the best treatment approach is the most important step during an IVF. From the very first step of handholding to the final stages of a successful conception, she has always kept the patient at the centre ensuring the best services to them.

Dr. Gunjan Sabherwal
Consultant

Degrees: MBBS, DGO, DNB – Reproductive Medicine
Expertise: Infertility and IVF
Experience: 15+ years
Bio: Dr. Gunjan Sabharwal, an experienced infertility specialist and IVF consultant, has always felt a great joy in helping childless couples conceive their first child. Her detailed assessment, accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment approach, along with best ethical practices has not only resulted in a high success rate but has also gained her respect and trust of her patients.

Dr. Neeti Chhabra Gupta
Consultant

Qualification: MBBS, DNB (Obs & Gynae), IFS clinical ART Fellowship
Bio: She has 4+ years of experience in treating infertile couples and has attended many national and international conferences. She also has many papers and articles to her credit and has keen interest in Polycystic Ovarian syndrome and tuberculosis in infertile women.

 

Dr. Anjali
 
Dr. Sweta Goswami
Consultant

Degrees: MBBS, MD/MS – Obs & Gyn, FNB – Reproductive Medicine
Expertise: Infertility and IVF
Experience: 12+ years
Bio: Dr. Shweta Goswami is a well-known gynecologist, infertility specialist and IVF consultant with an extensive experience. With tremendous passion about her work along with an ethical and personalized clinical approach, she believes in walking an extra mile for her patients’ benefit. Her honest and open practices of assessment, management and treatment have made her a highly recommended consultant in Southend.

Embryology Team

Dr. Ved Prakash
Chief Embryologist

Degrees: MSc. – Biotech, CART (Belgium)
Expertise: Embryology
Experience: 14+ years
Bio: One of the leading embryologists in India, Dr. Ved Prakash heads the department of embryology at Southend Fertility & IVF. The feeling of joy while a cell evolves and develops into an embryo, initiating the life cycle of a baby, is what drives him to deliver his best every day. His profound experience and extraordinary work highlighted in several medical books and journals has guided a many gain insight in the field of embryology.

MR. Deepu Gupta
 
MR. Keshi Dutta
 
MR. Kripal Singh Rawat
 
MR. Sumit Rana
 
MR. Sunil Kumar

Management Team

Mr. Sameer Malik
Chief Executive Officer

Bio: One of the key pillars of Southend Fertility and IVF, Sameer has not only managed, but also excel multiple roles and responsibilities. As the CEO at Southend Fertility and IVF, he has always been a bridge between patients, consultants, management and operational staff at the centre. With a forward-looking approach, he has helped Southend become one of the renowned IVF and Fertility centers in North India.

 
Mrs. Pragati Krishna
Sr. Manager - Operations & Customer Relations

Bio: Pragati is a medical professional with seven years of experience in operations, project management and customer relations in the health care industry. She graduated in physical therapy from one of the renowned institutes of Delhi and started her professional career with Max Healthcare as one too. After her stint in physical therapy, she moved onto the management side and general operations of running the hospital. She has successfully laid the foundation of various departments in the field of processes, OPDs and institutionalizing best practices in her previous roles. Her rich and diverse experience from healthcare industry is taking the operational excellence at Southend to the next level.

Mr. Vipul Kapila
Manager - HR

Bio: Vipul has more than 6 years of experience in Human Resource Management. He started his career with Amtek Auto Ltd. and has a good exposure in handling the role of an HR generalist. He possess strong interpersonal & analytical skills and has the ability to priortize things with a flair for multi-tasking under tight time constraints. Vipul is Law graduate with a MBA from Amity International Business School.

Ms. Nidhi Sharma Kohli
Consultant - Marketing

Bio: Nidhi is a highly experienced marketing professional who has more than 12 years of experience in the corporate sector in a variety of positions providing leadership and strategic counsel on marketing and communications. She engages in the development and execution of effective strategic and tactical plans for external and internal communications. She works with the various Southend IVF partners to ensure that communications strategies, messages and tactics are aligned with business objectives. Nidhi previosuly worked with Fortis La Femme and holds a degree from the International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.

Mr. Rajesh Sharma

Rajesh has over 16 years of experience in pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Operations. He did his MTA from IMS, Ghaziabad. Enhancing relationships and activities for Business Development for achieving targets by creating a core customer base for long term and short term returns by conducting CME’s and regular services at regular intervals. Reviewing & interpreting the impact of changes in marketing strategy and attuning strategies accordingly; with focus on retaining the existing clients & developing new ones. He worked with Mankind Pharma, Piramal Healthcare, FDC limited & Emcure Pharma. His last association was with Bharat Serum & Vaccines Limited. Ability to lead & manage people to build excellent relationship with Doctors and key accounts. Rajesh is born and brought up in Rishikesh . He is married and is blessed with two kids. He likes traveling & music.

Mr. Sunil Kumar
 
Mr. Susheel Kumar