Doctors

Dr. Avani Pillai


Designation :
Clinical Associate Professor
Department :
Amrita Fertility Centre
Email :
avanipillai@aims.amrita.edu
Qualification :
DGO, DNB (ObGy), MRCOG (UK), FICOG, MNAMS, FMAS, Fellowship in IVF and Reproductive Medicine (Germany)

Dr. Avani Pillai has undergone training in all advanced procedures of reproductive medicine and assisted conception. She has over 13 years of experience in the field of infertility, obstetrics and gynaecology. She completed her MBBS from K J Somaiya Medical College and Research Centre, Mumbai and did her postgraduation in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology from Government Medical College, Trivandrum.

She has attained the qualification of MRCOG (UK) and is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London. She completed her fellowship in IVF and Reproductive Medicine from Kiel University, Germany. She has completed a fellowship in minimal access surgery. She is also awarded as the fellow of Indian college of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

She is proficient in various languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi.

Areas of expertise: Recurrent IVF failure, Poor ovarian reserve, Endometriosis, PCOS and male infertility including surgical sperm retrieval procedures.

Work experience
  • Fertility consultant in Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi since 2016
  • Faculty / Teacher for MCh Reproductive medicine and surgery subspeciality program, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi since 2016
  • Consultant at Samad IVF hospitals, Attingal, Trivandrum
  • Cimar Fertility Centre, Kochi
  • Consultant gynaecologist at Taluk Head Quarters hospital, Punalur
  • SUT hospital, Trivandrum
  • Lecturer in OBGY at Government Medical College, Trivandrum
Achievements:
  • Lady Nair ‘Best student award’ for postgraduate in obstetrics and gynaecology.
  • Ratan Tata Scholarship award.
Publications:
  • Serum Estradiol level on the day on ovulation trigger and pregnancy outcomes in IVF-ICSI cycles. International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, July 2019 Issue, Volume 07 Issue 07.
  • Ante Mullerian Hormone versus Antral Follicle Count as a predictor of ovarian response to controlled ovarian hyper stimulation in Assisted Reproductive Technique- A prospective study. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, July 2019 Issue; volume 07; issue 07
  • Role of endometrial scratching in IVF-ET cycles in women with recurrent implantation failure. Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research, July 2019 Issue; volume 07; issue 07; page 528-534.
  • Evaluation of the role of hysteroscopic endometrial injury and its timing prior to IVF treatment. International journal of infertility and fetal medicine, May-August 2016; volume 7; number 2; page 52-57
  • Co Author: Pelvic inflammatory disease, FOGSI FOCUS on Infertility, 2017
  • Article on thin endometrium and its treatment. Cochin Obstetrics & Gynaecology Bulletin, July 2019
  • Co Author: Recurrent Pregnancy loss and Assisted Reproductive Technology, FOGSI FOCUS on Recurrent Pregnancy loss, 2017
Invited Lectures:
  • ‘Blind ending vagina- diagnosis and management’ at All Kerala Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Feb 2020.
  • ‘Case scenarios in Endometriosis’ expert panel discussion, Cochin Obstetrics and Gynaecological society, Nov 2020
  • ‘Evaluation of the role of hysteroscopic endometrial injury and its timing prior to IVF treatment’ original research paper at the 4th International conference of academy of clinical embryologists, September 2015
  • ‘Know your body’ at the State Adolescent health committee inaugural program, July 2020
  • ‘Reducing cesarean section rates’ awareness program presented at the All-Kerala Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2019
  • ‘Prevention of maternal suicides’ awareness program presented at All Kerala Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2020
Positions held
  • Joint Secretary, Cochin Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society (COGS)
  • Secretary Women Doctors Wing, Cochin
  • Convener, Kerala State Adolescent committee
  • State Joint Secretary, Mission Pink Health
  • Executive Committee member, Indian medical association, Cochin
  • Executive Committee member, Cochin Obstetrics and Gynaecological society (COGS)
  • Cultural committee in charge, COGS
  • Organizing Secretary Kerala state Adolescent committee Workshop on Adolescent Health – Training of the trainers
  • Organizing committee member of FETOCON 2017 organized by Dept of Perinatology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  • Organizing committee member for the ‘Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, Kerala Chapter 2014.
Professional Associations
  • Member of The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London
  • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), Kochi
  • Member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FOGSI), Kochi
  • Member of the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)
  • Member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI)
  • Member of Indian Fertility Society (IFS)
  • Member of Academy of Clinical Embryologists, India (ACE)