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Dr. Chitra Shankar

Dr. Chitra Shankar

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology





Infertility Specialist

24 Years Experience Overall  (24 years as specialist)

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Dr. Chitra Shankar is a well known experienced gynecologist and obstetrician active full time as clinical fertility consultant at PSFC, with a vast experience of 25 years. She is also the founder & director of Sampath Gowri Clinic & Women Health Center, Perungudi. She passed MD in Obs & Gyn with credits from Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad. She successfully completed the diploma in reproductive medicine from the University of Kiel, Germany, and continues to constantly update herself in the field of ART. During her 10 year period of work in the armed forces hospital in the Sultanate of Oman, she gained vast experience in the field of high-risk pregnancy and won a lot of accolades from patients and her mentors also.

Sholinganallur, Chennai

Pearl Singapore Fertility Centre and Research Institute


Plot Number 1, Bharat Avenue, Medavakkam Main Road, Landmark: Opposite Mohamed Sathak College, Chennai

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09:30 - 12:00


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Perungudi, Chennai

Sampath Gowri Clinic And Women Health Center

63, 2nd Main Road, Phase-2, Landmark: Thirumalai Nagar Annexe, Chennai

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Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Gynaecologist?

A: Gynaecology is the medical specialization that deals with the female reproductive system. Hence, a Gynaecologist is a doctor who specializes in the health and the problems of the female reproductive system that includes the vagina, ovaries, uterus and breasts. Additionally, gynaecologists are also trained in Obstetrics and hence can deal with pregnancy and child birth too.

Q: Is there a difference between Gynaecologist & Obstetrician?

A: Where a Gynaecologist deals with the health and wellbeing of the female reproductive system, an Obstetrician specializes in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum care. A Gynaecologist is trained in Obstetrics too. Hence, when a woman is pregnant, she can either consult a Gynaecologist or an Obstetrician, but for issues related to the female reproductive system, she should consult with a Gynaecologist.

Q: What are the common procedures performed by a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?

A: Gynaecologist: 1. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) – The uterine lining is removed either by suction or with a curette. 2. Hysteroscopy– A hysteroscopy treats minor conditions inside the uterus in a non-invasive manner. Obstetrician: 1. Normal delivery - An Obstetrician helps in childbirth. 2. C-section – In case of any complications, the Obstetrician operates on the patient to ensure safe childbirth.

Q: Does a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician treat infertility in women?

A: Yes, a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician is trained to deal with infertility and related health issues in women. Consulting a Gynaecologist can be a great way to understand and evaluate the reason for infertility and explore the various avenues of treatment available. In case of infertility in women, you should consult with your Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, who will then refer to a specialist if required.

Q: How often should females visit a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician?

A: In general, females are advised to visit their Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at least once a year. Annual exams include a number of preventive health screening procedures that can help you keep a tab on your reproductive health and are also advantageous in identifying serious health problems in initial stages. Pregnant women should consult their Gynaecologist/Obstetrician at least three times during pregnancy.

Awards and Recognitions

Master Class IVF - NUH Singapore - 2013


MBBS - Kakatiya University, 1988
MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology - Kakatiya University, 1995


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1995 - 2006 Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Armed Forces Hospital at Muscat,Oman
2007 - 2008 Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Durgabhai Deshmukh Hospital
2008 - 2011 Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Lifeline Hospital
2008 - 2016 Consultant - Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Sampath Gowri Clinic
2011 - 2013 Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Fertility Specialist at Pearl Medical & Fertility Centre


115870 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2016
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