MD DGO PhD
OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY
INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE
Right in the heart of the city of Chennai is Dr. Kamala Selvaraj’s dream project, the “Fertility Research Centre”, pioneering Assisted Reproductive Technology with a state-of -the -art IVF laboratory.
She is the daughter of the famous yesteryear cine star late Mr. Gemini Ganesan. After graduating from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Dr. Selvaraj completed her DGO and MD from Madras Medical College Chennai. She got trained in ‘In vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer’ techniques in Monash University in 1985 followed by several training programmes in Singapore and Monash University. Dr. Kamala Selvaraj commissioned the FIRST TEST TUBE BABY of South India in August 1990 and since then had many achievements to her credit. In 2001, she was awarded PhD for her thesis on “Premature Ovarian Failure and its management”.
Some of her other achievements are:
1992 – First Gamete Intrafallopian Tube transfer (GIFT) twins in South India
1992 – First Pronucleus Stage Transfer (PROST) baby in South India
1994 – First Surrogate Baby of India
1994 – First test tube baby to a 50-year-old woman put on HRT in India.
1994 – Test tube baby to a patient with premature ovarian failure donor oocyte programme with HRT
1995 – Programmed and delivered the first baby in India with the Fallopian Replacement of Oocyte with Timed Insemination (FROOTI) Technique invented by her.
1997 – First pregnancy in a Single Woman in India
1997 – First Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) baby of South India
1998 – South India’s First baby (triplets) from frozen embryo
2001 – Asia’s First (twins) born to a patient with Mayer-Rokintansky-Kustner-Hauser-Syndrome through a surrogate in January
2008 – India’s first frozen oocyte baby – male
2009 – India’s first twin baby by vitrification method – 2 male babies
2014 – South India’s First test tube turns India’s first mother – female baby through Normal Conception
2014 – South India’s first twin babies resulting from pre-implantation genetic screening of cleavage stage embryos
She has published many papers in National and International journals.
She has also attended many National and International conferences.
She has received many national awards, to name a few.
1991 – Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award
1993 – Best Lady Doctor Award
1995 – Mahila Shironmani Award
1995 – Rajiv Gandhi Memorial National Integration Award
2001 – Seva Ratna Award
2005 – The latest being Jeeva Bharathi Award on International Women’s day by LIC of India for her achievement in medical field.
2007 – Mademoiselle of the year 2007
2009 – Best women achiever’s award – Mega TV
2009 – Life time achievement award – Music Connoisseur’s Club
2009 – Paramacharya Award –by Call Teachers – Chennai
2011 – Vocational Excellence Medicine Award – Rotary Club of Chennai Towers
2011 – Woman Empower Award – Central Government Welfare Association
2011 – Woman’s Achiever Award – Lions Club of North Chennai
2011 – Best Motherhood Award – Ajanta Fine Arts
Life time achievement award – The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University on 5/9/2011
2011 – Best Woman Entrepreneur Award – TIE organization
2012 – Sigaram Thotta Pengal Award – Vijay TV
2012 – Woman Achiever award – Rotary Club, Porur
2013 – Woman of Excellence – Jaya TV
2013 – Penniyam Award – Dhinamalar
2013 – Life time achievement award –Dr. MGR University
2014 – Women Extraordinaire award – Only Success – 12/2/2014
2014 – Life time achievement award – 7/3/2014
2014 – Women Achiever award – Rain drops – 9/3/2014
2015 –Eminent Women Achiever Award – Rajalakshmi Engineering College – 10/3/2015
2015 – Best Doctor Award – Women and Child Foundation – 1/7/2015
2016 – Femina Super Mom & daughter Award – 13/2/2016
2016- Jeppiaar Icon award – 24/2/2016
International Membership in American society for Reproductive medicine. (ASRM).
International Membership in European society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE).
Indian Medical Association. – Life Member
Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)
The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
The Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Southern India (OGSSI) – Life member.
Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society to Assisted Reproduction.
Member of Editorial Board of The International Journal of Basic and Applied Biomedicine.
Life Member of Indian Society for the study of “Reproduction and Fertility” in the year 1997.
Currently President of TAMIL NADU AND PONDICHERRY CHAPTER OF ISAR(TAPISAR )
Last but not the least she has achieved more than 25,000 babies delivered through test tube baby method.