Ravi Chandran

Ravi Chandran is a candidate for the position of FIGO Regional Trustee Asia-Oceania 2021–2023.

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Malaysian Medical Council

General Medical Council UK


Member of the Royal College of O&G UK (MRCOG) 1988

Masters in O&G (MOG) 1989

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Ire (FRCPI) 1998

Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Malaysia (FAMM) 1999

Fellow of the Royal College of O&G UK (FRCOG) 2001


Maternal – Fetal Medicine

Current Position

Consultant OB/GYN Gleneagles Hospital Kuala Lumpur

Previous Positions       

1990 – 1991: Research Fellow King’s College London

1991 – 1992: Research Fellow University of Oxford

1992 – 1993: Lecturer National University of M’sia

1993 – 1996: Associate Professor National University of M’sia


Scientific Journals – 39

Congress Proceedings – 25


Puvan Memorial Lecture , Malaysia 1998 

June Thapa Oration, Nepal 2017

NESOG Oration, Nepal 2018

Dr Bhanuben Nanavati Golden Jubilee Oration, India 2019


President O&G Society of M’sia 2005 – 2006

President M’sian Ultrasound Society 1997 – 2004

President Perinatal Society of M’sia 1998 – 1999

Council Member AFSUMB 1992 – 2006

Member AIUM since 1993

Fellow International College of Surgeons since 1994

Fellow American College of Surgeons since 1996

M’sian Representative Committee RCOG 1995 – 1998

Treasurer AOFOG  2009 – 2013

Vice-President AOFOG 2013 – 2015

President-Elect AOFOG 2015 – 2017

President AOFOG 2017 – 2019


Dr Ravi Chandran is currently Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the prestigious Gleneagles Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. He obtained his Membership of the RCOG UK in 1988 followed by sub-speciality training in Maternal Fetal Medicine at King’s College Hospital London and the John Radcliffe Hospital at Oxford University. He pursued an academic career at the National University of Malaysia and during his tenure as Associate Professor, was involved in research activities culminating in publications in leading peer reviewed journals. In 1998 he was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and in 2001 was elevated to the Fellowship of the RCOG UK.

Over the last 15 years, he has been actively involved in the AOFOG and joined the Executive Board as Treasurer in 2009 during which time he streamlined the application process for scientific workshop grants. As Vice-President from 2013 – 2015, he led the review of the AOFOG Constitution. In June 2017, he was elected as President of AOFOG. During his tenure, he made it his mission to make the AOFOG a more efficient and pro-active organisation and one that is relevant to all member National Societies. Under his leadership, the AOFOG has promoted more scientific activity in the less fortunate National Societies including Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea whilst tapping into the knowledge and expertise of our more developed National Societies from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and India. He has also been instrumental in fostering a better working relationship with both regional and international organisations such as the SAFOG, RCOG, ACOG and FIGO.

He is currently a member of the Strategic Planning Committee of FIGO and has played an active role in mapping the road ahead for FIGO. He is thus ideally placed to align the aspirations of both FIGO and AOFOG in an efficient and cost-effective manner for the betterment of women’s health in the Asia Oceania region.