Dr Anjali Malpani, IVF specialist at Malpani Infertility Clinic

Dr Anjali Malpani

Dr Anjali Malpani is a pioneer in the field of reproductive medicine. She is the founder-director of Malpani Infertility Clinic ,which provides state-of-the-art IVF treatment. Her clinic offers all the newest reproductive techniques, including IVF, ICSI, laser assisted hatching, embryo freezing, egg vitrification, egg donation, PGD , surrogacy , embryo biopsy, and blastocyst transfer and treats infertile couples from all over the world. More than 15000 babies have been born as a result of her treatment.

She has pioneered a number of innovative techniques in India , as documented in the Limca Book of World Records. These include the following:

  • Started India's first sperm bank in 1990;
  • First baby in India born by the technique of GIFT (gamete intra-fallopian transfer) in 1991 ;
  • Achieved India's first baby by embryo adoption ;
  • Introduced the cutting edge technique in India of PGD ( preimplantation genetic diagnosis) in 1998;
  • Achieved India's first pregnancy after TESE-ICSI ( testicular sperm extraction with intracytoplasmic sperm injection), a breakthrough treatment for male infertility, in 1996;
  • She started India's first website for infertile couple,;
  • Launched India's first app for infertile couples,;
  • Created India's first support group for infertile couples, called Infertility Friends in 1997.

She co-founded HELP, the Health Education Library for People (, which is India’s first Consumer Health Education Resource Center.

Educational Qualifications
  • 1983 M.B,B.S. ( OB/GYN) Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital. Bombay University.
  • 1984, Medical student externships at Harvard Medical School , Boston, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,USA
  • 1986 D.G.O. College of Bombay. Physicians and Surgeons
  • 1986 M.D. ( OB/GYN) Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital. Bombay University. Did further training in IVF at King's College Hospital, London, on the prestigious Mumbai University R D Sethna Scholarship
  • 1989. Fellow at the IVF Dept of the King's College Hospital, London, UK
Educational Distinctions, Honours, Prizes
  • Secured a Rank in the Merit List in the Secondary School Certificate Examination in Maharashtra State, 1976.
  • Awarded a National Scholarship from the Ministry of Educational and Social Welfare, Govt of India, 1977
  • Secured a Rank in the Merit List in the Higher Secondary Certificate Examination in Maharashtra, 1978.
  • Awarded Open Merit Scholarship by the Maharashtra Board for 1976, 1977, 1978.
  • Secured Distinction in Human Anatomy in First M.B.,B.S. Exam, Bombay University, 1979.
  • Secured Distinction in Community Medicine in Second M.B.,B.S. Exam, Bombay University, 1981.
  • Won Second Prize in the Leprosy Essay Competition in Bombay, organised by the Ackworth Leprosy Society, 1982.
  • Won the Awabai Ratanshaw Dadabhoy Scholarship for standing first in Obstetrics and Gynecology in the College Competitive Examination, 1982.
  • Awarded the Dr Menino de Souza & Medical Welfare Trust Prize for the Best All-round Student of Seth G.S. Medical College, 1983.
  • Awarded the Ramabai Nowrungay Travelling Fellowship by the Bombay University in 1989, for further specialised training abroad in Gynecology.
  • Have been invited to appear on a number of leading national and international TV channels , including BBC, CNN, CBS and ABC as an IVF expert
  • Have been featured in many newspapers and magazines.
  • Started India's first support group for infertile couples, Infertility Friends.
  • Founded India's first and only free patient education library, HELP
  • Started India's first sperm bank in 1991; and achieved India's first pregnancy after PGD in 1999.
  • Authored 3 books, including How to Have a Baby, How to Get the Best Medical Care; and Successful Medical Practise.
  • The effect of calcium anatagonists on uterine contractions. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. Vol 38, pp 15-17. 1988.
  • New technic for managing second trimester intrauterine fetal death. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Second trimester abortion with ethacridine lactate plus carboprost- which is the best time to administer the carboprost?
  • Advances in Contraception.
  • A comparison of two prostaglandin analogues in combination with ethacridine lactate for second trimester abortion. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.
  • Ethacridine lactate plus sulprostone for second trimester abortions- an intrauterine pressure monitoring study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.
  • Sperm Cryobanking for Therapeutic Insemination by Donor.Bombay Hospital Journal, 32: 76-79, 1990.
  • Office Techniques for Sperm Processing to Enhance Male Fertility. Bombay Hospital Journal. Aug 1990.
  • Simplifying Assisted Conception Techniques to make them Universally available - a view from India. Human Reproduction. Vol 7, N 2 (1992) pp 49-50.
  • Invited as a Guest Editor to edit Special Issue on Infertility of the Bombay Hospital Journal. April 1993.
  • Sperm Cryobanking for AID. Biomed. Oct-Nov 1993. pp 42-45.
  • A New Technique to End Male Infertility. Biomed. Jul-Aug 1996.pp 68-69.
  • Sperm Cryopreservation for Sperm Banking. Chapter in the book, Infertility Update, published by the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecologic Societies of India, Dec 1994.
  • Making IVF Affordable.Medicine Digest. October 1993. UK.
  • How the Family Physician can Help the Infertile Couple. Integrral Physician's Digest. April-May 1994. pp 29-35.
  • Active Management of Infertility. Bombay Hospital Journal. Vol 35 Number 2. April 1993. pp 11-12.
  • Ultrasound guided procedures for treating infertility. Bombay Hospital Journal. Vol 35 Number 2. April 1993. pp 67-70.
  • Retrieval of epididymal sperm. Fertil Steril (1996 Feb) 65(2):448
  • Microinjection using Testicular Sperm - A new Treatment Option for treating Azoospermic men. Indian Journal of Urology. (Sept 1997) 14: 45-47.
  • Correlation between testicular histology and outcome after intracytoplasmic sperm injection using testicular spermatozoa Hum Reprod (1996 Nov) 11(11):2567
  • Putting new drugs to good use. Hum Reprod. 1999 Feb;14(2):572.
Authored by : Dr Aniruddha Malpani, MD and reviewed by Dr Anjali Malpani.