About Department

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical College Baroda provides tertiary level care to women with normal and abnormal pregnancy and gynaecological problems. The department was opened on 9th November 1886 by His Excellency the Count of Dufferin, Viceroy and Governor General of India at the request of Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad, the then ruler of Baroda. The department is recognized by the Medical Council of India for undergraduate and postgraduate studies (degree and diploma). It had one of the 31 recognized HRRCs of the Indian Council of Medical Research. The outpatient department operates from OPD-10 located in the common OPD building. Facilities in the OPD include Ultrasonography, Colposcopy, fetal monitoring using Cardiotocography, screening for cervical cancer etc. The indoor admissions are made to wards 9, 10 and 11, located in a separate complex. The department receives patient referral from nearing districts of central Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

The state of art Gynecology building has three Operation theatres which includes a fully equipped Endoscopy theatre. The department has 5 ultrasound machines including a 4D Color Doppler System. This building has been renovated with funds from the Smt. Kamlaben Ramanlal Shah Gambhirawala Trust.

The obstetric services are provided in Smt. Rukmini Chainani Prasuti Gruh which is a 184 bedded building with 4 floors. This building has been constructed with a generous donation from the Baroda Medical College Alumni Association of North America. A state of art 6 bed obstetric ICU in vicinity of labour room is established for managing life threatening obstetric complications with financial support of NHM and technical support from UNICEF.



Staff of Deptt. Of Obstetrics & Gynecology Comprises of 1 Professor & Head,2 additional prof.,2 Asso .prof, 8 Assistant prof. 10 Senior Resident, 49 Junior Residents

Sr no Name Designation Email ID
1 Dr Ashish V Gokhale Professor & Head dravgokhale@yahoo.com
2 Dr Dipti Modi Addl prof diptimodi65@yahoo.com
3 Dr Maitri shah Addl prof maitrishah.gynec@gmail.com
4 Dr Shonali Agarwal Asso. Prof shonaliagarwal75@yahoo.com
5 Dr  Purvi  Patel Asso. Prof drpurvipatel@gmail.com
6 Dr Jagruti Brahmbhatt Asstt. Prof. jagrutikareliya@gmail.com 
7 Dr Bijal Rami Asstt. Prof. bijalrami323@yahoo.com
8 Dr Palak Vaishnav Asstt. Prof. drpalak11@gmail.com
9 Dr Garima Gandhi Asstt. Prof. drgarora@gmail.com
10 Dr Riddhi Gor Asstt. Prof ridz.rdg@gmail.com
11 Dr Sheetal Parmar Asstt. Prof sheetal.parmar10@gmail.com 
15 Dr. Shipra Kumari Asstt. Prof Sk2258099@gmail.com
16 Dr. Aneri Patel Asstt. Prof aneripatel2704@gmail.com


There are five teaching units with 190 beds

UNIT OPD Day Head of unit Faculty
A Monday & Thursday Dr A V Gokhale  Prof & Head Dr Shonali Agarwal Asso. Prof
Dr Aneri  Patel Asstt. Prof
Dr Riddhi Gor Asstt. Prof.
B Tuesday Dr  Purvi Patel, Asso Prof Dr Garima Gandhi Asst Prof
C Wednesday Dr Dipti Modi  Addl Prof. Dr Bijal   Rami Asst Prof
Dr  Sheetal Parmar Asst Prof
D Friday Dr Maitri  Shah Addl prof Dr Jagruti Brahmbhatt Asst. Prof.
Dr Shipra Kumari, Asstt. Prof
E Saturday Dr Dipti Modi  Addl Prof  Dr  Palak vaishnav Asst. Prof 


2. Non Teaching Staff 

Dr.Kalpesh Patel M.O(P.P.Unit)  
  A.O Ogdepartment @ gmail.com
 Khushbu Jain Lab.Technician _
Dharmistha Rathwa
Kishorbhai Parmar Medical Social Worker _
Rahul Solanki Jr.Clerk _
D.K.Parmar Jr.Clerk (P.PUnit) _
Tejas C Mane Peon (P.P.Unit) _
Ankit Solanki Peon  

3. PG intake capacity :
Total 20 seats MS ( Obstetrics & Gynecology) per year

Clinical Facilities Available

1. High risk Obstetrics
2. Infertility
3. Operative Endoscopy
4. Microsurgery
5. Gynaec Oncology
6. Urogynaecology
7. Family planning and MTP
8. Ultrasonography
9. Genetic counseling
10 Antenatal Services
11 Gynecological Services
12 High Dependency Unit
13. Colposcopy
14. Cryotherapy
15. Maternal Fetal Medicine
16. PPTCT program

Research Projects in 3 Years

Evaluation of Maternal and fetal outcomes in women diagnosed with GDM or Normoglycemia using IADPSG criteria, among women diagnosed with normoglycemia by DIPSI criteria: Prospective multi centre  Observational cohort study- ICMR task force project.

National Covid registry on Covid -19 infection among pregnant women and neonates-ICMR task force study

Maternal Near Miss Review (MNM-R) and Corrective measures at selected Tertiary hospitals in India

Publications during last five years

1)     Anand Nupur,Gokhale AV. Sofa scoring tool for prediction of outcome in obstetric ICU at tertiary care centre – ObsRev : J obstetGynecol 2020:6(2) 32-37/jog.2020i02.01 
2)     Gokhale AV, Agarwal S, Modi Dimpi. Improving pregnancy outcome in tertiary care institution in India through obstetric intensive care unit : three year analysis – Int J  Reprod Contracept ObstetGynecol 2020;9:1965-71
3)     Suman S. Sharma, Ashish V. Gokhale, Shonali Agarwal Abnormal placentation at tertiary care centre: International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology Sharma SS et al. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Sep;9(9): 
4)     Nupur Anand, A. V. Gokhale, Shonali Agarwal. A case report on IgA nephropathy in pregnancy: International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology Anand N et al. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Aug;8(8):3402-3405  
5)     Suman S. Sharma, Ashish V. Gokhale, Shonali Agarwal -Review of ectopic pregnancy at tertiary care center: 2 years analysis: International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020 Oct;9(10): 
6)     Suman S. Sharma, Ashish V. Gokhale, Shonali Agarwal A case report on ruptured interstitial ectopic pregnancy: diagnostic dilemma :Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2019 Jun;8(6):2567-2570
7)     Nobhojit Roy, Prashant Kamble ,Niranjan Mayadeo,Ashish Gokhale- Understanding the Effect of COVID-19 Pandemic on Emergency Surgical Care Delivery in India: A Multicenter Cross-sectional Study International Journal of Surgery: Apr 2022 Doi :210203/rs-1543145/v1
8)     Contribution to-FOGSI GCPR Good Clinical Practice Recommendations On COVID Vaccine in Maternity Care April 2021
9)     Zeel Trivedi, Ashish Gokhale, Shonali Agarwal, Vandana Bhatt. Fetal and maternal outcome of severe pre-eclampsia remote from term: expectant versus interventional management-International J of reproduction ,contraception,Obstetrics and Gynecology 2023 Apr;12(4):1116-1122 
10)Vanisha nambiar,Tanisha das, Ashish Gokhale- challenges in neonatal nutrition in institutional setups. J. of indian dietetic association  VOL 44, No. 2, pp. 33-42, 2021
11)Juhi Vipul Amin , Ashish Vishnu Gokhale , Vidhi Hemantkumar Shah , Aayushi Jitendra Rajani -Comparison of oral mifepristone with intracervical foleys catheterisation for induction of labour in term pregnancy: A randomized control trial-Indian J of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research 2023,10(3):242-246
12)   A Gadgil, M. Khajanchi, B. Sarang, A.VGokhale- IndSurg Collaborative Group- Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on delivery of emergency surgical care in India IndSurg Collaborative Group et al. Br J Surg. 2021 Apr 30;108(4):e154-e155.doi:101093/bjs/znab004
13)   Nupur Anand, A V Gokhale- Sequential  Organ Failure Assessment Scoring Tool for Prediction of Outcome in Obstetric Intensive care Unit at tertiary Care center- Journal Of South Asian Federation og Obstetrics & Gynecology ,Vol15 issue4(July-August2023) Page457-461.
14)   Kajal Gedia,Ashish V Gokhale,Shonali Agarwal –Alternative Birthing Positions and its outcome in labour-Indian Obstetrics &Gynecology vol12,No2,Apr-June 2022 pages 19-22.
15)Dipti A. Modi, Palak P. VaishnavRoutine versus selective use of episiotomy in primigravida: a  prospective non-randomized case-control studyInternational Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2020, 9(3), 1003
16)Megha Chaudhary, Maitri Shah, Nitin Makwana. Placental cord drainage during third stage of labour: a randomized control trial at a tertiary care centre. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Mar;9(3):1143-1147 DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20200890
17)Keyur Patel, Megha Chaudhari, Maitri Shah. Effect of gestational weight gain on pregnancy outcome of Indian mothers. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Apr;9(4):1681-1685 
18)Makwana N, Shah M, Chaudhary M. Vaginal pH as a diagnostic tool for menopause: A preliminary analysis. J Mid‑life Health 2020;11:133-6.
19)Shah M, Parmar C, Gor R. Comparative study of ormeloxifene and low dose oral contraceptive pill for the treatment of dysfunctional uterine bleeding in peri-menopausal age group. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2021;10:3112-8.
20)Koli H, Gopidas M, Shah M. Impact of structured pre-natal counselling on early initiation of breast feeding and adherence to exclusive breast feeding: a comparative interventional study. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2021;10:2699-703
21)Patel SV, Malkhede S, Shah M, Chugh L, Patel JH, Parmar A. Effect of postpartum counseling on adoption of family planning within six months in women delivered in SSG Hospital: an interventional study. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2021;10:3864-9.
22)Sanjay Prabhasbhai Parmar, Maitri Chetan Shah, Shipra Kumari, Vishnu Harkhabhai Solanki. Induction of labour in pregnancies with fetal demise: a randomised control trial. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Jun;12(6):DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog2023????
23)Nagdev N, Shah MC, Dodiya D. Lower genital tractinfections between 18 and 24 weeks of pregnancy and its association with adverse pregnancy outcome. Indian J Sex Transm Dis 2023;44:158-60
24)Aneri Parikh, shonali AgarwalIntravenous Ferric Carboxymaltose versus Iron Sucrose in Iron deficiency anemia of Pregnancy Indian Journal of Obtetrics and Gynecology Research 2022;9(1):10-14 
25)S.Agarwal, Nidhi Thakkar, Vandana Bhatt: Comparision of efficacy of vaginal Fenticonazole Vs vaginal Cotrimazole in treatment of vaginal candidiasis: Indian Obstetrics and Gynecology: 13(2), July- Sep 2023:  36-40
26)Chauhan A, Pandey N, Desai A, Raithatha N, Patel P, Choxi Y, et al. (2019) Association of TLR4 and TLR9 gene polymorphisms and haplotypes with cervicitis susceptibility. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0220330. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0220330 
27)Pandey N, Chauhan A, Raithatha N, Patel P et al.  Association of TLR4 and TLR9 polymorphisms and haplotypes with cervical cancer susceptibility. Scientific Reports (2019) 9:9729 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46077-z
28)Dr. Varsha Maran, Dr. Nandita Maitra, Dr. Purvi Patel, Dr. Tosha Sheth, Dr. Palak Vaishnav. An Unusual Case of Cervical Leiomyosarcoma with Uterine Prolapse: A Case Report. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019:2310-2312.
29)Rano R, Patel PK. Analysis of risk factors associated with caesarean section surgical site infections: a case control study. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2020;9:5075-81. 
30)Rastogi O, Patel PK, Patel MD. Prophylactic Magnesium Sulfate for 6 Hours Versus Conventional 24 Hours Postpartum in Severe Preeclampsia. Pan Asian J Obs Gyn 2021;4(2):66-72.
31)Rano R, Patel P. A Comparative Study of Sonographically Assessed Cervical Funneling and Cervical Length in Predicting Labor Induction Success. Pan Asian J Obs Gyn 2022;5(1):12-19. 
32)Vala SM, Patel PK. Evaluation of risk factors for intrapartum caesarean section in low risk multiparous women with prior vaginal deliveries. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2023;12:1282-6. 
33)Shringarpure K, Baxi R, Sheth M, Patel P, Parmar V, Baxi S. Polycystic ovarian syndrome among young women of a university in central Gujarat – A cross-sectional study. Indian J Public Health 2023;67:575-81.
34)Devada K M,BrahmbhattJ K,JetaniN J,ModiD M,ChaudhariA M,SharmaS S. A study evaluation of tubal factors of infertilityby hysteron-salpingography and diagnostic laparoscopy.Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2020;9;533-9.
35)Jagruti Brahmbhatt, KirtiDevada, Manishkumar Patel.Study of clinical profile and outcome in pregnancy related acute kidney injury; original article, International journal of reproduction, contraception, obstetrics and  gynaecology,2023,Jun;12(6)1849-1855.
36)A study of cesarean section at full cervical dilatation. Rami B, kaul S international journal of reproduction, contraception in obstetrics & gynecology, Apr 2020, 9(4): 1672-75
37)A prospective observational study of breech pregnancy in a tertiary care centre. Kaul s, Rami B. International journal of reproduction, contraception in obstetrics & gynecology, feb 2020, 9(2): 688-91 
38)Study of fetomaternal outcome in twins pregnancy. Rami B, kaul S. international journal of reproduction, contraception in obstetrics & gynecology, dec 2019, 8(12): 4762-65
39)Shock index in the prediction of adverse maternal outcome. Monika chaudhary, nandita maitra, toshasheth, palak vaishnav the journal of obstetrics and gynecology of india, (2019), 1-5 doi 10.1007/s13224-020-01355-z
40)Assessing the new ICD-MM classification for assigning the cause of maternal mortality at a tertiary centerin Western India:a retrospective study. ToshaSheth, PalakVaishnav, NanditaMaitra. Int J ReprodContraceptObstetGynecol Sept 2019;8(9):3629-3634 
41)Association between clinical diagnosis of foetal distress with umbilical artery acidaemia at birth in women undergoing caesarean section for foetal distress. Gandhi Garima, Chandnani Kavita. Int.JReprodContraceptObstetGynecol 2019 Jun; 8(6):2393-99
42)A prospective study of the incidence and outcomes of eclampsia in a tertiary care hospital and teaching institute in India. Gandhi Garima, Chandnani Kavita. Int.JReprodContraceptObstetGynecol 2019 Jul; 8(7):2766-72
43)Vaginal misoprostol alone for first trimester termination of pregnancy. Gandhi Garima, ChandnaniKavita. Int.J.Clin.Obstet.Gynaecol, 2019 Sept-Oct; 3(5): 77-80


Total Outpatient antenatal  visits 35190
Normal Deliveries 4874
Cesarean Section 3456
Gyn major Surgery 1534
Minor Gyn surgery 1821
MTP and Tubal Ligation 993


Education and Training

Undergraduate Teaching: In the form of classroom lectures, clinical bedside teaching, screening of videos, integrated lectures, focus group discussions, seminars and the use of teaching aids.
Postgraduate Teaching: A dedicated teaching program includes didactic lectures, weekly clinical meets, death audits, seminars and journal clubs. Active participation of postgraduates in state and national level conferences is encouraged.
Service Teaching: Training of medical officers in Emergency Obstetric Care, MTP and Laparoscopic TL
National Programs: National Family Planning Program, Anemia Control Program, PPTCT program; Emergency Obstetric Care Training program, Training of Skilled Birth Attendants, VIA training for cancer cervix screening

CME held in the deptt.

1) FORCE 2019-CME for Postgraduates in collaboration with Medical Education Committee FOGSI & Baroda OG Society 2nd & 3rd March 2019
2) Workshop on Strengthening Evidence based Sexual & Reproductive Health services in preservice medical education in India in collaboration with UNFPA ,Deptt of OG & PSM PGIMER Chandigarh on 9th& 10th September 2019.

Prizes won by PG students of the department: last 5 years

2019-State Obstetrics & Gynecological Society conference (SOGOG 2019) held on 27,28 & 29 September 2019 at Vadodara
PG Debate on robotic v/s laparoscopic hysterectomy 1st prize-Dr Dimpi Modi &Dr Monika Chaudhary
PG scientific papers-Gynec 1st Prize-Dr Nirav Jetani
Misc category—1st prize- Dr Kirti Devda
Runners up-Dr Hiral koli
Scientific Poster-2nd Prize-Dr Dimpi Modi
3rd Prize- Dr Riya Rano
PG Quiz- 3rd prize- Dr Suman Sharma & Dr Riya Rano
At MOGS paper presentation 2021 (1st prize) Dr Nidhi Thakkar
Quiz COGSICON 2021 (1st prize) Dr Nidhi Thakkar
DEBATE: Laparoscopic versus vaginal hysterectomy: the preferred route. ( SOGOG 2021) ( 2nd prize). Dr Zeel
Poster presentation (SOGOG 2021)(1st prize). Dr Vandana Bhatt
DEBATE (SOGOG 2021)(3rd prize) Dr Vandana Bhatt
QUIZ (SOGOG 2021) (3rd prize) Dr Vandana Bhatt
Poster presentation SOGOG 2022 (2nd prize). Dr Shivani Shukla
Medha fogsi- diabetes mellitus in pregnancy (4 august 2021) (2nd prize) Dr Shivani Shukla
Poster presentation (SOGOG 2023)(3rd prize). Dr Rajvi Doshi

Prizes/ AWARDS / CERTIFICATION won by the department:
LAQSHYA Certified Labour Room & Maternity OT at Rukhmani Prasuti Gruh,O&G Deptt. Medical College & SSG Hospital,Baroda -8th April 2019 by GOI,MOHFW New Delhi



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