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Dr. Uma Ram

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Dr Uma Ram is the Director and Lead Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Seethapathy Clinic & Hospital, Chennai, India. Her special areas of interest are high-risk obstetrics especially gestational diabetes, fetal growth and multiple pregnancies. She is the Chairperson of The International Representative Committee, RCOG India South. She is one of the founder members of the Association of Tamil Nādu members of RCOG.

She is actively involved in clinical research projects and has been the obstetric lead for international collaborative projects on GDM. She has organised conferences and workshops and has been an invited faculty to many national conferences.


  • MBBS: Madras Medical College 1991

  • Diploma in Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Madras Medical College 1993

  • Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations (National Board of Examinations) Delhi, 1994

  • Membership of the Royal College of Obstetric and Gynaecology; RCOG, UK, May 1999

  • Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynarcologists Septemebr 2011

  • Fellow of the Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology January 2015


  • Dr Uma Ram has over 28 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • A large part of her work includes high-risk obstetrics and managing women with medical problems in pregnancy.

  • She has been actively involved in post-graduate teaching both for the DNB and MRCOG. She has coordinated teaching and courses for the MRCOG since 2003 and is an examiner for the Part 3 MRCOG.

  • She is an honorary faculty for the Fetal Medicine Fellowship program at Mediscan, Chennai and the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship program at KIMS Trivandrum

Publications and Work:

  • Debra Bick, Uma Ram, Ponnusamy Saravanan, Marleen Temmerman,New global WHO postnatal guidance is welcome but misses the long-term perspective,The Lancet,2022,ISSN 0140-6736,

  • Hannah W, Bhavadharini B, Beks H, Deepa M, Anjana RM, Uma R, Martin E, McNamara K, Versace V, Saravanan P, Mohan V. Global burden of early pregnancy gestational diabetes mellitus (eGDM): A systematic review. Acta Diabetol. 2022 Mar;59(3):403-427. doi: 10.1007/s00592-021-01800-z. Epub 2021 Nov 7. PMID: 34743219.

  • IDF-MENA region guidelines for management of hyperglycemia in pregnancy Masood Shabeen Naz, Shegem Nadima, et al J Diabetol 2021;12:5 3-42.

  • Bhavadharini B, Uma R, Anjana RM, Mohan V. Survey of diabetologists and obstetricians’ practice patterns related to care for gestational diabetes mellitus during the COVID-19 pandemic in India. J Diabetol 2021;12:S59-65.

  • Bhavadharini B, Anjana R, Pradeepa R, Deepa M, Uma R, Mohan V, Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Postpartum Follow Up Testing: Challenges and Solutions Canadian Journal of Diabetes (2019), doi:

  • Venkataraman H, Uma R, Craik S, Arungunasekaran A, Seshadri S, Saravanan P. Increased fetal adiposity prior to diagnosis of gestational diabetes in South Asians: more evidence for the ‘thin–fat’ baby, Diabetologia (2017) 60: 399. doi:10.1007/s00125-016-4166-2

  • Uma Ram, Suresh Seshadri, Ponnusamy Saravanan. Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy: time to ask the hard questions? Letter, Lancet June 16, 2017 S2213-8587(17)30218-8

  • Roopa Shinde, Pio James, Sudarshan Suresh, Uma Ram, Suresh Seshadri Radiofrequency ablation in complicated monochorionic pregnancies: initial experience, J of Fetal Medicine

  • Unnikrishnan R, Jaganathan S, Wadhwani P, Bhalla S, Kumar P, Sinha S, Neerja Bhatla2 , Padmalatha Venkatram , Kusagradhi Ghosh , Ambrish Mittal , Dorairaj Prabhakaran , Nikhil Tandon, Viswanathan Mohan, Uma Ram. Gestational diabetes mellitus training: A well-grounded approach for safeguarding two generations. Indian J Endocr Metab 2017;21:934-5.

  • Kanthimathi S, Chidambaram M, Bodhini D, Liju S, Bhavatharini A,· Uma R,· Anjana RM, Mohan V, Radha V, Association of recently identified type 2 diabetes gene variants with Gestational Diabetes in Asian Indian population Mol Genet Genomics (2017) DOI 10.1007/s00438-017-1292-6

  • Uma, R., Bhavadharini, B., Ranjani, H., Mahalakshmi, M. M., Anjana, R. M., Unnikrishnan, R., Kayal, A., Malanda, B., Belton, A., and Mohan, V. (2017) Pregnancy outcome of gestational diabetes mellitus using a structured model of care : WINGS project (WINGS-10). J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res., 43: 468–475. doi: 10.1111/jog.13249.

  • B. Bhavadharini, R. Uma, P. Saravanan and V. Mohan Screening and diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus – relevance to low and middle income countries Clinical Diabetes and Endo (2016) 2:13

  • Mahalakshmi MM, Bhavadharini B, Maheswari K, Kalaiyarasi G, Anjana RM, Ranjit U, Mohan V, Joseph K, Rekha K, Nallaperumal S, Malanda B, Kayal A, Belton A, Uma R. Comparison of maternal and fetal outcomes among Asian Indian pregnant women with or without gestational diabetes mellitus: A situational analysis study (WINGS-3). Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2016; 20:491-496.

  • Anjana RM, Sudha V, Lakshmipriya N, Anitha C, Unnikrishnan R, Bhavadharini B, Mahalakshmi MM, Maheswari K, Kayal A, Uma R, Ranjani H, Ninov L, Deepa M, Pradeepa R, Pastakia SD, Malanda B, Belton A, Mohan V. Physical activity patterns and gestational diabetes outcomes – the WINGS project. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2016; 116:253–62.

  • Kayal A, Mohan V, Malanda B, Anjana RM, Bhavadharini B, Mahalakshmi MM, Maheswari K, Uma R, Unnikrishnan R, Kalaiyarasi G, Ninov L, Belton A. Women in India with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Stratey (WINGS): Methodology and development of model of care for gestational diabetes mellitus (WINGS 4) Indian J. Endocrinol Metab. 2016; 20: 707-715

  • Bhavadharini B, Mahalakshmi MM, Anjana RM, Maheswari K, Uma R, Deepa M, Unnikrishnan R, Ranjani H, Pastakia SD, Kayal A, Ninov L, Malanda B, Belton A, Mohan V. Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in urban and rural Tamil Nadu using IADPSG and WHO 1999 criteria (WINGS 6). Clinical Diabetes and Endo 2016; 2:8

  • Mahalakshmi MM, Bhavadharini B, Maheswari K, Anjana RM, Jebarani S, Ninov L, Kayal A, Malanda B, Belton A, Uma R, MohanV, Unnikrishnan R. Current practices in the diagnosis and management of gestational diabetes mellitus in India (WINGS-5). Indian J. Endocrinol Metab. 2016; 20: 364-368.

  • Bhavadharini B, Anjana RM, Mahalakshmi MM, Maheswari K, Kayal A, Unnikrishnan R, Ranjani H, Ninov L, Pastakia SD, Usha S, Malanda B, Belton A, Uma R, Mohan V. Glucose Tolerance Status of Asian Indian Women with Gestational Diabetes at 6 Weeks to 1 Year Postpartum (WINGS-7). Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2016;117:22–27.

  • Mohan V, Usha S, Uma R Screening for gestational diabetes in India: Where do we stand? Journal of Postgraduate Medicine July 2015 Vol 61 Issue 3

  • Mohan V, Mahalakshmi MM, Bhavadharini B, Maheswari K, Kalaiyarasi G, Anjana RM, Uma R, Usha S, Deepa M, Unnikrishnan R, Pastakia SD, Malanda B, Belton A, Kayal A. Comparison of screening for gestational diabetes mellitus by oral glucose tolerance tests done in the non-fasting (random) and fasting states., Acta Diabetol. 2014 Oct 15.

  • Giri H, Muthuramu I, Dhar M, Rathnakumar K, Uma R, Dixit M. Protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP2 mediates chronic insulin-induced endothelial inflammation. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. 2012 Aug; 32(8): 1943-50

Book chapters:

  • GDM : long term impact on mother and Baby ICOG Campus 2021

  • Chapter on metabolic syndrome, Yearbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019"Evangel Publishing

  • Chapter on Twin to twin transfusion syndrome, Priciples and practice of fetal medicine JP Publications, 2017

  • Chapter on fetoscopy, Priciples and practice of fetal medicine JP publications, 2017

  • Chapter on Ultrasound interventions in pregnancy - Current Progress in Obstetrics & Gynaecology – Volume 2, TreeLife India, 2014

  • Chapter on Managing multiple pregnancy, Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology 4th Ed Fogsi Publication 2014 JP publications

  • Chapter on Screening and diagnosis of chromosomal and genetic abnormalities of the fetus Antenatal and Intrapartum Surveillance – Universtity Press 2013

  • Editor Practical Guide to Obstetrics – evidence based, cost effecgtive safe care, University Press 2013

  • Chapter on Prenatal care, Rh isoimmunisation, Gestational Diabetes, Vaginal Birth after C Section, Practical Guide to Obstetrics – evidence based, cost effecgtive safe care, University Press 2013

Achievements and Awards:

  • Shan S. Ratnam-Young Gynecologist Award (SSR-YGA) - AOFOG Golden Jubilee, XXth Asia & Oceania Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2007

  • International Diabetic Federation - Blue Ring award 2012

  • Woman Achiever Award, Rotary International 3230, 2015