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Team Members

Dr Suresh Kattera
Scientific Director

Dr Suresh Kattera is one of the founding partners and Scientific Director PSFC who overall manages the Andrology and Embryology laboratory Dr. Suresh was trained in Assisted Reproductive Laboratory Technologies at the Loma Linda University Medical Centre, California, USA and was trained further in the UK and Belgium. He has more than 25 years of experience in clinical embryology. centre in terms of success among the 7 centers where he was the Scientific Director from 1997-August 2009 (Ministry of Health, Singapore Publication 2003) He has several achievements in the field of IVF;
He was first in the world to show rescue ICSI can be performed after 6 hours which was published in the prestigious journal, Human Reproduction (Human Reproduction VoL18, NO.10 pp. 2118-2121, 2003). He reported the world' s first birth after enucleation of tripronuclear zygotes (removal of extra male pronucleus) using, his ICSI skills which was published again in the prestigious journal, Human Reproduction(Human Reproduction VoL18, NO.6 pp. 1319-1322, 2003)

He was first in the world to modify slow freezing method to show that frozen embryos have higher success than fresh embryos-published in the prestigious journal Fertility & Sterility (Fertil Steril, 2005;84:1498 504, 2005 by American Society for Reproductive Medicine).
He achieved first vitrification live birth in Singapore and probably in Asia in 2001 (US vol 91; pp 55-62, 2006) He was a team member of the first ever ovarian tissue transplant performed in Singapore and probably in Asia (2011). He showed for the first time in the world 4 types of pronuclear orientation in the zygotes published in the journal Human Reproduction (Human Reproduction VoL19, NO.2 pp. 294-299, 2004) He showed for the first time in the world that there are 3 types of zona pellucida and zona hardness is not due to in vitro culture He is a manuscript reviewer for various journals. He has been a regular invited speaker at various international meetings and has published several papers in International journals. He holds patent (pending) for designing a device (SEP-D) to process semen for lUI without laboratory facilities which give higher success than conventional semen processing methods.

Dr Chitra Shankar
Clinical Director IVF Consultant

Dr. chitra shankar is a well experienced gynaecologist and obstetrician and IVF specialist with almost 2 decades of committed work in her profession. She passed MD in obs and gyn with credits from Gandhi medical college Hyderabad . She successfully completed the diploma in reproductive medicine from university of Kiel , Germany and continues to constantly update herself in the field of ART by attending national and international conferences and symposium. She is keen to learn new techniques and recent advances in the area of reproductive medicine so as to pass on the benefits towards improving patient care.
During her 10 year period of work in the armed forces hospital in the sultanate of Oman she gained vast experience in the field of high risk pregnancy and won a lot of accolades from patients and her mentors .Heaving been trained by eminent doctors during that period , she achieved clinical excellence awards and presented papers in the pan Arabian conferences.

She is trained in minimal access laparoscopy surgery from lifeline institute of telesurgery Due to her keen interest in microsurgery she got trained at the centre for excellence at the Kilpauk medical college, chennai in tubal micro surgery procedures. She was associated with NOVA IVI (Spain) as IVf consultant until recently .she is also the director and fertility consultant at Sampath Gowri clinic for women's health and fertility care .Her venture into pearl Singapore and fertility centre is a dream come true to serve all sectors of patients requiring fertility treatments to offer them quality care at affordable cost. Being a multi-linguistic person she can converse in tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Arabic and English. Her strengths are compassion ,commitment ,and care for her patients, that she extends with total involvement.



Dr Uma Maheswari
Clinical Director IVF Consultant

Dr. Umamaheswari is a founding partner and is the active fulltime clinical consultant at PSFC, Chennai. She also is a consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and is heading the Infertility Unit at Lakshmi Health Centre, Mugappair, Chennai. completed post-graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at National Board of Examination, Delhi. She has more than 14 years of hands on experience in Obstetrices and Gynaecology. She has been in private practice treating infertility patients for more than 11 years. She has focused her time and efforts serving patients in the western suburbs of Chennai. She was a prime consultant in a renowned reproductive Centre MAARC and had exposure to male infertility. She enhanced her skills in IVF by undergoing advanced training at Center for Reproductive Education and specialist Training (CREST).

Dr. Umamaheswari upgraded her Fertility knowledge and leveraged the best practices in this field by doing intense Observership program at Homerton University, London. She acquired extensive experience in lUI, IVF programming, Oocyte retrieval and smooth Embryo transfers. She provides comprehensive and confidential counselling service to all patients undergoing infertility treatment, including those considering IVF for first time and for failed patients who'd like further guidance. She provides support to all IVF patients and recommends pre-treatment counselling to understand the normal effects of treatment so that they are best prepared to manage the potential stress and emotional impact of dealing with fertility issues. In addition she performs diagnostic and operative laparoscopic procedures required in this field. She provides personalized prenatal care and ensures healthy babies are born.
Dr. Umamaheswaari has been a co-investigator in publications in her field. She has had the opportunity to provide care to patients and served as Assistant Professor in educational institutions for more than 6 years at Meenakshi Medical College and Research Institute and ACS Medical College, Chennai.



Dr Uma Ramesh
Clinical Director IVF Consultant

Dr.K.Uma Ramesh is the Medical Director and IVF specialist in PSFC and Women & Child Care, Velachery, Chennai .Her principle interest is in Assisted reproductive techniques and Trans vaginal sonography. She graduated from Stanley Medical College and went on to do her post graduation from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. She completed her Diplomat in National Board New Delhi from Madras Medical College, Chennai. She underwent super specialty course in Diploma in Reproductive Endocrinology from Kiel University, Germany. She completed her advanced fertility training from NUS, Singapore. She has more than 15 years experience in treating patients with fertility issues and gained vast Experience while working as IVF Consultant with eminent Urologist and Dr.BC Roy Awardee Prof R.Rajasekaran in Madras Assisted Reproductive Centre. She also worked as IVF Consultant in Institute of Reproductive Medicine, Madras Medical Mission and NOVA IVI Chennai.

She headed the Fertility Unit in Life Line Multi-speciality Hospital, Chennai. Achieving state rank in High school and All India Gold Medalist in Diplomat in National Board is her Credentials.She received the Dr. Basker Rao Gold medal in OBS & GYN on All India basis from the then President of India Dr. Apj Abdul Kalam. She attends international conferences on Fertility to update her knowledge on the latest fertility treatment. Her interest and Goal to make Fertility treatment available and affordable to all people of various social economic Strata made her lay the foundation of PEARL SINGAPORE FERTILITY CENTRE and RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHENNAI.



DR. Geetha (MBBS,DGO, DNB)
Consultant

She completed her MBBS in Sri venkateswara medical college, Tirupathi.

DGO- NRI MEDICAL COLLEGE AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, Vijayawada.

DNB- Vijaya marle hospital, Hyderabad

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She has worked as a register in Area hospital, Srikalahasthi and Mother hospital, Tirupathi.

She has published a paper on “ FETAL KIDNEY LENGTH FOR DETERMINING GESTATIONAL AGE IN THIRD TRIMESTER” in the journal of obs& gyn.



Mr. Madhusudana Rao Sirlapu
Senior embryologist

Working as a Senior embryologist from 2016 till date.

He is one of the managing council member and guest faculty at Asia Pacific Institute of embryology, Mysore.

Certified embryologist for embryo biopsy at Anderson diagnostics, Chennai.

He has been trained and worked as an embryologist from 2013-2016 at Institute of Reproductive Medicine at Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.

He has completed his masters from 2010-2012 in Animal Biotechnology from National Dairy Research Institute(ICAR –Deemed university), Karnal, Haryana.

Completed his undergraduate from 2006-2009 in Silver jubilee Govt college, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.



Ms. Anusha
Jr. Embryologist

She has completed masters in clinical embryology and pre-implantation genetics in Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology, under the guidance of Dr. Suresh kattera.

She has completed her under graduation in B.tech in Biotechnology , SRM University, Chennai.

Presented a research project titled “ COMPARISON OF SINGLE VS DOUBLE IUI AND ITS PREGNANCY OUTCOMES”



MRS. Dhanalakshmi
Andrology Technician

She has a working experience of 34 years in this field.

Past experience includes Thanga saradha nursing home, SRM hospital and Madras andrology & ART.

She has completed her DMLT, in Jaya social concerns in 1985.



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