Ravi Chandran

Ravi Chandran is a candidate for the position of FIGO Honorary Secretary 2023-2025.


Dr Ravi Chandran is currently Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Gleneagles Medical Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Following his Membership of the RCOG UK in 1988 and 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 as Associate Professor until 1996.  

For over a decade, he has served on the Executive Board of AOFOG (Asia Oceania Federation of OBGYN) culminating in his Presidency from 2017-2019. He led the review of the Administrative Manual, Constitution and Web-site and with his inclusive and pragmatic approach, transformed AOFOG into a more efficient, pro-active and member-centric organisation 

He was involved in the development of the FIGO Articles of Association (Constitution) in 2019 and in 2020, played an active role as a member of the FIGO Strategic Planning Committee. He was elected as FIGO Trustee for Asia Oceania in 2021 and has been able to align the aspirations of FIGO and AOFOG, resulting in a sound collaborative foundation between the two organisations. He also serves on the Expert Advisory Panel of the BMGF-FIGO Leadership Initiative, where he is actively involved in leadership development in Asia and Africa. He has also led the drive to improve the efficiency of FIGO by streamlining processes and putting in place appropriate SOPs. His passion is governance and leadership empowerment, and he continues to work on these issues within the FIGO framework for the benefit of all members and women across the globe.


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 – 55 


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 

Chair Constitutional Review Board, O&G Society of M’sia 2021 


Council Member AFSUMB 1992 – 2006 

Treasurer AOFOG  2009 – 2013 

Vice-President AOFOG 2013 – 2015 

Organising Chair, AOFOG Congress 2015 

President-Elect AOFOG 2015 – 2017 

President AOFOG 2017 – 2019 


M’sian Representative Committee RCOG 1996 – 1998 

Scientific Chair, RCOG World Congress 2011 - 2012 

FIGO Strategic Planning Committee 2020 – 2021 

FIGO Regional Trustee Asia Oceania 2021 – to date 

FIGO Finance Committee 2021 – to date 

FIGO2023 Congress Organising Committee Member 

FIGO Expert Advisory Group, BMGF Leadership Initiative 2023 

FIGO CEO Selection Committee Member 2023