Monika Chawla

ob gy reproductive medicine

Dr. Monika is a Reproductive Endocrinologist and Fertility Consultant at FakihIVF, Abu Dhabi, UAE practicing the subspecialty for more than 20 years . She finished her primary medical qualification from New Delhi India in 1994 , followed by post graduate training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for three years and worked as a registrar for three years hence . She acquired her MD in obstetrics and gynecology in 1998 . She was awarded the membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (MRCOG) in 2004 followed by FRCOG (UK) in 2016. She was awarded the Fellowship in Reproductive medicine at the Guy's and St. Thomas Hospital in London which is also the pioneer center for Pre-Implantation Diagnosis (PGD) in the UK. She attained her Masters in Human embryology from IVI , Valencia , Spain . She also received her postgraduate award in Reproductive medicine from the Warwick University, UK. In March 2018 , she was awarded the “Distinguished physician award in the UAE “ by HE Humaid Al Qatmi , Chairman , Dubai Health Authority . This is the biggest and most prestigious healthcare honour in the region celebrating outstanding contributions in the field . She is the coauthor of the text book “The Art and Science of Reproductive Medicine “, published in 2017 She has the privilege to be on the editorial board of the Global Reproductive health , the official journal of the International Federation of fertility Societies . She has been the course director and the faculty of the “Postgraduate course in reproductive medicine “, an academic programme since 2016 which is the first of its kind in the UAE in affiliation with the Schelswig Holstein University , Germany . Her research work has been published in many international and National journals and presented papers on controversial subjects in reproductive medicine at the ASRM and ESHRE conferences . Her recent full research paper on “ morphokinetic analysis of embryos and preimplantation genetic diagnosis “ was published in Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics in 2016 . She is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the British Fertility Society and the American Association of Gynaecology Laparoscopists. She believes in holistic infertility care and also provides minimal access treatment for the same . She has pioneered the evolving health and fertility awareness and disease management trends in the MENA region for a substantial time period. She has contributed to the birth many healthy babies in couples with rare morbid diseases due to consanguineous marriages . She was instrumental in the birth of the first BRCA gene free baby in the UAE through preimplantation genetic testing .