• MBBS. (First class with Distinction). GS Medical College
    & KEM Hospital, MumbaiDr. Shantala Vadeyar
  • FRCOG – Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists,
    London, UK
  • DM (Doctorate of Medicine) – University of Nottingham,
  • Dual certification in General Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    and Feto-maternal Medicine (RCOG, UK)
  • CCST – Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training


About Dr (Mrs) V Shantala

  • Personal – Born in Mumbai – nee Shantala Kulkarni
  • Husband – Dr. Hemant Vadeyar, Consultant Hepato-biliary
    & Pancreatic Surgeon and Liver Transplantation.
  • Mother – Three children
  • Favourite food – Anything Indian!
  • Favourite holiday destination – Switzerland
  • Favourite dress – Saree
  • Favourite sports – Cricket
  • Favourite cricketer- M.S.Dhoni
  • Favourite book – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Favourite movie – Jodha Akbar
  • Favourite music – A R Rahman, Shankar – Ehsaan – Loy
  • School – St Joseph’s Convent, Mumbai

Research Experience

  • Awarded the Tommy’s grant for pioneering research in
    the field of Fetal Functional MRI (magnetic resonance
  • Fetal functional MRI is a novel method of demonstration
    of fetal brain activity in the prenatal / antenatal period
  • Numerous presentations, papers and publications on
    the topic
  • Awarded the Doctorate of Medicine (DM) for this research
    in 2004 by the University of Nottingham, UK.

Experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

  • Graduation Seth GS Medical College and the KEM Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Post-graduation in Obstetrics / Gynaecology : The Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital and KEM Hospital, Mumbai
  • Soon after completion of her MD, she was selected for higher training by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London.
  • Within a year of going to the UK, she became a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London (MRCOG).
  • Completed five years of general obstetrics and gynaecology training on the UK in prestigious teaching hospitals like the Queen’s Medical centre, Nottingham, UK
  • Worked in busy hospitals in the UK including Nottingham City Hospital and Derby City General Hospital.

Experience in High Risk Pregnancy or Feto-Maternal Medicine

  • Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound Diploma from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Radiologists, UK
  • High Risk Pregnancy (Perinatology) experience at the Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital of Nottingham.
  • RCOG accredited specialist in Feto-Maternal Medicine, trained under the guidance of Professor David James, Nottingham.
  • Appointed as a Consultant in Feto-maternal Medicine and Obstetrics at the Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital of Nottingham in 2001.
  • Appointed the Director of the Fetal Medicine Unit (Pregnancy Assessment Centre) at Queen’s Medical Centre, University Hospital of Nottingham in 2002.
  • Awarded the FRCOG degree (Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, London) in 2007 for Advancement of the Science and Art of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Worked and trained with eminent Professors and leaders in the field of High Risk Pregnancy, Perinatology and Fetal Medicine.
  • Keen on promoting Pre-pregnancy Maternal Health, First Trimester Antenatal Screening and Early Diagnosis of Fetal Anomalies
  • Returned to Mumbai (after 14 years in the UK) as an Obstetrician and Specialist in Feto-maternal Medicine.
  • Currently a Consultant at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Andheri, Mumbai.
  • Aims to practice as a Specialist in Feto-maternal medicine with active participation in teaching and training of Obstetric Ultrasound and Fetal Medicine.