Contact Info

Email: [email protected]

Dr. Lakshmi Shanmugasundaram

  • Degree:

  • Experience:

  • Courses:

  • MBBS, FRCOG, RCOG/RCR Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound Diploma

  • 26 years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (18 years in Maternal Medicine)

  • Maternal Medicine


  • Extensive experience in Obstetrics particularly in high-risk pregnancy care & maternal fetal medicine and perinatology for past 18 years.

  • Has trained and worked for 14 years in the United Kingdom

  • Experience in maternal cardiac disease, renal disorders, hematological conditions rheumatology, epilepsy, endocrine disorders, ultrasound fetal surveillance and fetal growth restriction.

  • Special interest in medical education and clinical governance. Was facilitator for the postdoctoral Dip NB program for Reproductive Medicine at Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health, Chennai 2010-2021. Faculty (Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology), Diplomate of the National Board of Examinations teaching course from 2010 -2021


  • M.B.B.S, Madras Medical College, University of Madras, India, Feb 1992

  • M.R.C.O.G, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, London May 1996

  • RCOG Maternal Medicine Special Skills Module, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds, UK, 2005

  • RCR/RCOG Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound Diploma: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists / Royal College of Radiologists, UK, Dec 2006

  • F.R.C.O.G. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, UK, Sep 2011

  • Certificate course in Perinatal mental health, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIHMANS), Bangalore, 2020


  • At the Institute of Reproductive Medicine and Women’s Health, Madras Medical Mission, Chennai 600037 Dr Lakshmi was lead consultant in high-risk pregnancy and fetal medicine (2010-2021)

  • Formerly consultant with special interest in maternal Medicine at Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, UK 2006-2010

  • Underwent training in Maternal Medicine and Obstetric Ultrasound at St. James’s University Hospital Leads under mentorship of Prof JJ Walker and Dr. Mike Weston (2003-2006)

Publications and Work:

  • Presented and co-authored 15 papers at state, national and international conference

  • 15 publications on SLE, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Ig A Nephropathy, HUS, GDM, PIGF, Aneuploidy screening & FGR including 3 textbook chapters.

  • Authored over 20 hospital guidelines. Some of them were on Diabetes, Hypertension, thromboembolism, Stillbirth, Fetal postmortem, Autoimmune disorders, Sickle cell Anemia, Fetal growth surveillance & preterm.

Achievements and Awards:

  • Treasurer, Indian South Zone RCOG Coordinating Committee 2017-2020.

  • Active role in conducting fetal medicine & perinatal multidisciplinary meetings, organizing committees for national and international CME, workshops and conferences

  • Designed and coordinated several continuing medical education programs (CME), short courses/ workshops in Obstetrics. Some of the topics include ‘Perinatal mental Health short online course for Obstetricians’. ‘Clinical Genetics for Obstetricians and Gynecologists’, ‘Neonatology for Obstetricians’, ‘Advanced Intrapartum care workshop for nurses’, ‘Doppler in Obstetrics’

  • Invited faculty for around 100 meetings on several aspects of Obstetrics including Obstetric Medicine, Fetal Growth Restriction and Perinatology.

  • Four conference papers on maternal cardiac disease, gestational diabetes, fetal growth restriction and adolescent anemia. She also won best paper awards at the FOGSI & OGSSI annual conferences.