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;
and 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, www.ivfindia.com; 

launched India's first app for infertile couples, www.myfertilitydiary.com;
and created India's first support group for infertile couples, called Infertility Friends in 1997.

She co-founded HELP, the Health Education Library for People (www.healthlibrary.com), 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.

How the GP can help the infertile couple. Bombay Hospital Journal. Vol 35 Number 2. April 1993. pp 164-165.

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.

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