Honorary Treasurer – Dr Shantha Kumari

Professor S. Shantha Kumari served as the President of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI) from 2021 to 2022. She holds the position of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and is esteemed as a senior laparoscopic surgeon. Since 2023, she has held the role of Secretary-General of the International Academy of Human Reproduction (IAHR).

Prior to her current positions, Prof. Shantha Kumari held the esteemed position of Treasurer at FIGO from 2021 to 2023. She presently holds the presidency of the Telangana Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists since 2022 and serves as the President of the Obstetric and Gynaecological Society of Hyderabad (OGSH) in India since 2023.

In her illustrious career, she served as Chairperson of the Indian College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (ICOG) from 2018 to 2019 and held the position of ICOG Secretary from 2015 to 2017. Notably, she contributed significantly as a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists from 2012 to 2018 and as Chairperson of the Clinical Education Committee at the Indian Menopause Society from 2015 to 2016.

Prof. Shantha Kumari has also made impactful contributions at the international level, serving as a member of the FIGO Working Group on Violence Against Women (VAW) from 2015 to 2018. Subsequently, she joined the FIGO Committee for Human Rights, Refugees, and Violence Against Women, where she served until 2021. In 2016, she launched the ongoing ‘DHEERA – No to Violence Against Women’ campaign to raise awareness among OBGYNs and the general public about the detrimental impact of violence on women’s health.

Throughout her career, she has organised over 30 national and international conferences, with delegate numbers ranging from 1000 to 12000. Prof. Shantha Kumari has delivered more than 60 orations across various platforms. She has been honoured with the Honorary FRCOG by the RCOG in 2018 and FRCPI by the RCPI in 2017. Notably, she received the OGSH Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, among numerous other accolades.

Dr Shantha