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dr.Puneet K. Kochhar

Dr. Puneet K. Kochhar is a clinician par excellence with extensive experience in the field of ART. She has previously worked as Assistant Professor at the prestigious Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi and as Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF specialist at the world’s First IVF center at Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridgeshire, UK, and has performed thousands of ART related procedures (ovum pick ups, embryo transfers, hysteroscopies and laparoscopies) while consistently delivering high pregnancy rates.

She has numerous publications in national and international journals, and is a reviewer for various journals. She has consistently been awarded top honors in various conferences for oral and poster presentations

Lead Clinician: Dr Puneet K. Kochhar
Education:
• MBBS (MAMC, Delhi)
• MD (Obst. and Gynae, MAMC, Delhi)
• DNB (Obst and Gynae)
• MRCOG (London, UK)
• MICOG
• Diploma in Reproductive medicine (Kiel, Germany)
• Diploma and Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (WALS)

Faculty Experience:

• Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF specialist, Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK
• Assistant Professor, Lady Hardinge Medical College and SSK hospital, Delhi

Professional Memberships

• Member of Association of Obstricians & Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD)
• Member of Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
• Member of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (RCOG, London)
• Member of Indian Fertility Society (IFS)
• Member of World Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons (WALS)
• Member of Indian College of Obstetricians & Gyaecology (MICOG)
• National Association for Reproductive & Child Health of India (NARCHI)
• International Society on Mild Approaches to Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR)

Research Work

1. Title: Pattern of cyclin E, p27 and integrin αvβ3 in women with infertility and pregnancy outcome
The paper was presented at the ISMAAR, 4th World Congress of International Society on Mild Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, held at Calcutta, 14th-16th January, 2011 & at The 6th Annual Conference of Indian Fertility Society, Nagpur, 19th-21st November 2010 – awarded 1st Prize (for best Paper presented) at both conferences.

2. Title: Evaluation of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of pregnancies less than 20 weeks of gestation with absent cardiac activity.
3. Comparison of two dose regimens of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of missed abortion up to 20 weeks of gestation.
4. Visual Inspection of cervix with Lugol’s Iodine for early detection of premalignant and malignant lesions of cervix.
5. Role of Doppler in the Management of Fetal Growth Restriction.

Publications:


  • Zutshi V, Mehta S, Kochhar PK, Batra S. Re-operative gynecologic surgeries – a 5 year retrospective study. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India 2007;10(2):30-33.

    Kochhar PK, Gandhi G, Batra S, Zutshi V. Evaluation of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of pregnancies less than 20 weeks of gestation with absent cardiac activity. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2010 Jun;36(3):626-33. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2010.01230.x. PMID: 20598047

    Zutshi V, Kochhar PK, Ghosh P, Batra S. Case Report: Massive ovarian bleeding in a case of Bernard-Soulier Syndrome, mimicking an ovarian tumor. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India 2010;13(3):204-206.

    Kochhar PK. Prevention and Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage – Summary Greentop Guideline No.52, RCOG. AOGD bulletin May 2010, Vol 10(1); 11-13.

    Kochhar PK, Ghosh P. “The prevention of malaria in pregnancy” & “The diagnosis and treatment of malaria in pregnancy” – Summary Greentop Guideline No.54A,54B RCOG. AOGD bulletin March 2011, Vol 10(11); 17-21.

    Kochhar PK, Zutshi V, Shamsunder S, Ghosh P. Emergency aortic valve replacement and caesarian section in a primigravida with severe aortic stenosis – a case report. Heart Asia 2011;3:72-76 doi:10.1136/ha.2010.001909.

    Kochhar PK, Zutshi V, Batra S, Ghosh P. Comparison of two dose regimens of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of missed abortion up to 20 weeks of gestation. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India 2011;14:248-252.

    Kochhar PK, Ghosh P. A Comparative study of use of different Energy sources in Laparoscopic management of Endometriosis associated infertility. World Journal of Laparoscopic Surgery 2011;4(2):89-95.

    Kochhar PK, Ghosh P. Recent developments in Reproductive Medicine. AOGD bulletin October 2011, Vol 11(6):7-12.
  • Puri M, Kochhar PK. Easy and free accessibility to contraceptives: A boon or bane for adolescents. NARCHI focus October 2011: 24-26.

    Zutshi V, Kochhar PK, Ghosh P, Batra S. Role of Doppler in the Management of Fetal Growth Restriction. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India 2011;14:403-406.

    Ghosh P, Gandhi G, Kochhar PK, Zutshi V, Batra S. Visual Inspection of cervix with Lugol’s Iodine for early detection of premalignant and malignant lesions of cervix. Indian J Med Res. 2012 Aug;136(2):265-71. PMID: 22960894

    Kochhar PK, Sarangal M, Gupta U. Conservative Management of a Rare Case of Cesarean Scar Pregnancy with Uterine Arteriovenous Malformation. J Reprod Med. 2013 Jan-Feb;58(1-2):81-4. PMID: 23447926

    Goswami D, Kochhar PK. Suri T, Zutshi V, Batra S. Obstetric and gynecological outcome in a patient with traumatic pelvic fracture and perineal injuries. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2012 Aug;38(8):1118-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2011.01838.x. Epub 2012 Apr 30. PMID: 22540310

    Kochhar PK, Ghosh P. Reproductive outcome of couples with recurrent miscarriage and balanced chromosomal abnormalities. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2013 Jan;39(1):113-20. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01905.x. Epub 2012 Jun 4. PMID: 22672580

    Kochhar PK, Kaundal A, Ghosh P. Intravenous iron sucrose versus oral iron in treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in pregnancy – A Randomized clinical trial. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2013 Feb;39(2):504-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0756.2012.01982.x. Epub 2012 Aug 26. PMID: 22925176 

Books & Chapters

Books Edited:
“Blood transfusion in Clinical Practice”, © 2012 InTech Publications (Croatia), ISBN 978-953-51-0343-1.
Chapters in book:
• Gauri Gandhi, Puneet K Kochhar, Anju Goel. Chapter titled “Gestational Trophoblastic Disease” in book: “Practical approach to management of common Gynaecological Disease” Eds: Arora R, Goswami D, Batra S © 2006. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi.
• Chapters in book entitled “Diagnostic procedures and minor surgical interventions in Obstetrics & Gynecology” Ed: Manaktala U, Gupta S, Batra S © 2007. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi.
• “Induction of labour” By G.Gandhi, Puneet.K.Kochhar
• “Hysteroscopy” By G.Gandhi, Puneet.K.Kochhar, Meenakshi Garg
• Gauri Gandhi, Puneet K Kochhar. Chapter titled “National Cancer Control Programmes” In book: “Current concepts in contraception & women’s health” Ed: Tempe A, Wadhwa L, Batra S © 2008. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi.
• S.Batra, Puneet.K.Kochhar. Chapter entitled “Postmenopausal Bleeding” in Book: “Case Discussions in Obstetrics & Gynaecology” Ed: Mala YM, Gupta M, Batra S. Jaypee Brothers © 2010, New Delhi. Pg: 339-354.
• Kochhar PK, Ghosh P, Kochhar RS. “Effect of Blood Transfusion on Subsequent Organ Transplantation” in Book: “Blood transfusion in Clinical Practice” Ed: Kochhar PK. © 2012 InTech Publications (Croatia).Pg 245-254.

Awards

  • Presented Paper on “Pattern of endometrial receptivity in women with infertility and pregnancy outcome” at ISMAAR, 4th World Congress of International Society on Mild Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, held at Calcutta, 14th-16th January, 2011.
    • Awarded 1st Prize
  • Presented paper on “Pattern of cyclin E, p27 and integrin αvβ3 in women with infertility and pregnancy outcome” at Fertivision – The 6th Annual Conference of Indian Fertility Society, Nagpur, 19th-21st November 2010
    • Awarded 1st Prize
  • Presented poster on “Emergency aortic valve replacement and caesarian section in a primigravida with severe aortic stenosis – A case report.” at 52nd All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG), 5th – 8th January 2009
    • Awarded Karan Gupta Memorial Prize (1st)
  • 3rd Prize in quiz on “Gynaecologic endocrinology” at 23rd Annual AICC RCOG Conference at Indore, 29th Feb- 2nd March 2008
  • Presented competition paper on “Evaluation of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of pregnancies less than 20 weeks of gestation with absent cardiac activity” at the 28th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD), 18th –19th November, 2006
    • Awarded 1st prize
  • Presented paper on “Fetomaternal outcome in pregnancies complicated with anemia in a tertiary center” at the 26th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD), 9th –10th October, 2004
    • Awarded 1st prize (free communications)

Conferences

  • 26th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi (AOGD) held at Hotel Park Royal, 9th-10th October 2004
  • 27th Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi (AOGD) held at Hotel Park Royal, November 2005.
  • CME & 15th Annual conference of National Association for Reproductive & Child Health India (NARCHI), organized by Deptt. of Obs. & Gynae, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, 4th & 5th February 2006.
  • Workshop on “Biomedical Statistics” organized by the Clinical Epidemiological Unit, MAMC in collaboration with Department of Bio-statistics AIIMS, 22nd & 23rd February 2006, Delhi.
  • First National CME cum Workshop on Cervical Pathology, organized by Indian Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology, Deptt. of Obs. & Gynae., MAMC & LNH, New Delhi, 5th & 6th March 2006.
  • Workshop on “Biomedical Information Retrieval” organized by National Informatics Center, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Govt. of India, 18th to 21st July 2006, Delhi.
  • 16th Annual Conference of National Association for Reproductive & Child Health India (NARCHI), 17th September 2006
  • 3rd FOGSI satellite conference on “Life threatening situation - Problems & Solutions” organized by Association of Obstetrician & Gynaecologists of Delhi under the aegis of FOGSI, held at LHMC & SSKH, 7th & 8th October 2006, Delhi.
  • 28th Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi held at Hotel Le Meridien on 18th & 19th November 2006.
  • 15th Annual Conference of the Assoication of Gynaecologic oncologists of India (AGOICON) held at AIIMS, New Delhi, 24th - 26th November 2006.
  • 51st All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG), held at The Ashok, New Delhi, 1st-5th February 2008
  • 2nd Indo-Scandinavian Gynaecologic Oncologists Conference (ISGOC), Held at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, 18th & 19th October 2008
  • 30th Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi (AOGD) held at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, 8th & 9th November, 2008
  • 23rd Annual AICC-RCOG Conference 2008, 29th Feb- 2nd March, Indore, MP
  • 24th Annual AICC-RCOG Conference 2009, 28th Feb- 2nd March, New Delhi
  • 52nd All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG), held at The Ashok, New Delhi, 5th – 8th January 2009, Jaipur
  • 5th Annual conference of Indian Fertility Society (IFS) held at New Delhi, February 2010.
  • Endoscopy update 2010 organized by KJIVF & Laparoscopy Centre and Indian Fertility Society & AOGD, on July 18th 2010 at Laxmi Nagar, Delhi.
  • Hands-on Course in Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, 1st – 14th August 2010 at World Laparoscopy Hospital, Gurgaon, Haryana.
  • Participated as faculty in workshop on “Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics & Gynaecology” held at Ethicon Institute of Endosurgery, New Delhi on 31st July- 1st August 2010; (organized by The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)
  • Participated as faculty in The Complete MRCOG Part 2 Revision Course (Written and OSCE) New Delhi, India, 28th July-30th July 2010 (Convenors of RCOG Part 2 Revision Course in India - Mr S Sharma FRCOG, Liverpool, UK)
  • RCOG – NZ India Advanced Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy Workshop (Under aegis of AOGD) Date: 26th & 27th July 2010 at Max Hospital Saket, New Delhi
  • The Annual Conference of North Zone of India – RCOG, UK. Theme “Changing clinical Practice in Changing Times”, 4th September 2010; and Postconference workshop on Ultrasound, 5th September 2010, at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi
  • CME on “Infertility Update 2010” held at Janakpuri, New Delhi, 26th September 2010.
  • Pre-conference workshop on “Assisted Vaginal Delivery” at 32nd Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi, held at New Delhi, 29th October 2010.
  • 32nd Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi (AOGD) held at New Delhi, 30th & 31st October, 2010
  • The 6th Annual Conference of Indian Fertility Society (Fertivision), Nagpur, 19th-21st November 2010
  • 54th All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG), held at Hyderabad, 6th-9th January 2011.
  • ISMAAR, 4th World Congress of International Society on Mild Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, held at Calcutta, 14th-16th January, 2011.
  • International Symposium & Live workshop on PGD and Infertility, held at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, on 5th- 6th February 2011.
  • Pre-conference workshop & National Conference on Assisted Reproduction held at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, on 12th & 13th February 2011.
  • CME on “Exploring newer developments in Infertility Management” held at Jaipur Golden Hospital, New Delhi, on 20th February 2011.
  • 16th National Congress of Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), held at Agra, 4th March 2011.
  • 15th Annual Conference of National association for reproductive & child health of India (NARCHI), held at New Delhi, 5th-6th March 2011.
  • Participated as faculty in “Weekend MRCOG Part 2 preparatory course” on 24th April, 29th May & 26th June 2011.
  • Participated as faculty in “Endo-learning Video Workshop” held at New Delhi on 2nd & 3rd September 2011.
  • Annual conference of RCOG-North Zone, India, held at New Delhi on 4th September 2011.
  • Annual Conference on “Male Factor Infertility”, held at Bournhall Clinic, Cambridge on 23rd November 2011.
    Medical and Scientific group meeting on “Sperm DNA Fragmentation” held at Bournhall Clinic, Cambridge on 30th November 2011.
    Medical and Scientific group meeting on “Legal Aspects pertaining to the treatment of Infertility” held at Bournhall Clinic, Cambridge on 8th March 2012.
  • Workshop on “When enough is enough – the difficulty of ending treatment” at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge on 13th April 2012.
  • Workshop on “Welfare of the child – Identifying the issues” at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge on 18th May 2012.
  • Training course on “Basic life support” held at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK – 22nd Feb 2013.
  • Workshop on “Introduction to Conscious sedation” held at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK on 20th June 2013.
  • 29th Annual conference of ESHRE, London, UK – 7-10th July 2013.
    Medical and Scientific group meeting on “Meiosis in unfertilized human oocytes” held at Bournhall Clinic, Cambridge on 12th September 2013.
    Participated as faculty in “MRCOG part 2 revision course” organized by RCOG on 25-26th July 2014.
    Participated as faculty in “Basic Practical Skills in Obstetrics & Gynecology” organized by RCOG held at Ethicon Insitute of Surgical Education, India on 27-28th July 2014.
    Pre-conference workshop on “COHS, IVF and ICSI – conventional protocols & modifications in challenging cases” organized by AICCRCOG North zone on 29th Aug 2014 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi.

Presentations

  • Presented paper on “Fetomaternal outcome in pregnancies complicated with anemia in a tertiary center” at the 26th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi, 9th –10th October, 2004
    awarded 1st prize
  • Presented Poster on “ Analysis of Caesarian scar dehiscence” at 27th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD), November 2005
  • Presented paper on “An analysis of Re-operative Gynecologic surgeries” at 27th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD), November 2005
  • Presented Poster on “Comparison of short term v/s long term use of prophylactic antibiotics in patients undergoing caesarian section” at 15th annual conference of National association for reproductive & child health India (NARCHI), 5th Feb 2006, Delhi
  • Presented paper on “ Maternal Mortality – Prevention much needed” at 16th Annual conference of National association for reproductive & child health India (NARCHI), 17th September 2006, Delhi
  • Presented competition paper on “Evaluation of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of pregnancies less than 20 weeks of gestation with absent cardiac activity” at the 28th annual conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD), 18th –19th November, 2006
    awarded 1st prize
  • Presented poster titled “ Epidemiological and Histopathological Analysis of Carcinoma Endometrium” at 15th Annual Conference of the Association of Gynecologic Oncologists of India (AGOICON) held at AIIMS, New Delhi, 24th –26th November 2006
  • Presented Paper titled “Evaluation of intravaginal misoprostol for medical management of pregnancies less than 20 weeks of gestation with absent cardiac activity” at 51st All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG), 1st-5th February 2008
  • Presented Paper on “Role of Doppler in management of fetal growth restriction” at 30th Annual Conference of AOGD, 8th & 9th November, 2008
  • Presented paper on “Carcinoma endometrium” at 23rd Annual AICC-RCOG Conference 2008, 29th Feb- 2nd March, Indore, MP
  • Presented poster on “Emergency aortic valve replacement and caesarian section in a primigravida with severe aortic stenosis – A case report.” at 52nd All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AICOG), 5th – 8th January 2009, Jaipur
    Awarded Karan Gupta Memorial Prize (1st)
  • Presented Paper on “Role of balanced chromosomal aberrations in couples with recurrent abortions” at the annual conference of RCOG-North Zone India held at New Delhi, 4th September 2010.
  • Presented paper on “Pattern of cyclin E, p27 and integrin αvβ3 in women with infertility and pregnancy outcome” at Fertivision – The 6th Annual Conference of Indian Fertility Society, Nagpur, 19th-21st November 2010
    Awarded 1st Prize
  • Presented Paper on “Comparative use of Energy sources in Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis related infertility” at 32nd Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists of Delhi (AOGD) held at New Delhi, 30th & 31st October, 2010
  • Presented lecture and demonstration on “Shoulder Dystocia Drill” at Clinical Workshop in High Risk Obstetrics held at Sant Parmanand Hospital, New Delhi on 19th December 2010, organised by RCOG North Zone of India.
  • Presented poster on “Cell mediated immunity to Tuberculosis in women with infertility and correlation with pregnancy outcome” at ISMAAR, 4th World Congress of International Society on Mild Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, held at Calcutta, 14th-16th January, 2011.
  • Presented Paper on “Pattern of endometrial receptivity in women with infertility and pregnancy outcome” at ISMAAR, 4th World Congress of International Society on Mild Approaches to Assisted Reproduction, held at Calcutta, 14th-16th January, 2011.
    Awarded 1st Prize
  • Presented Faculty lecture on “Recent advances in Reproductive Medicine” at Lady Hardinge Medical College & SSK Hospital, on 15th February 2011.
  • Presented Paper on “Injectable Iron Therapy in antenatal women with iron deficiency anemia” at 15th Annual Conference of National association for reproductive & child health of India (NARCHI), held at New Delhi, 5th-6th March 2011.
  • Participated in Panel Discussion on “Maximising outcomes in Infertility & ART” at Annual conference of RCOG-North Zone, India, held at New Delhi on 4th September 2011.
  • Invited speaker for scientific talk on “Conventional IVF- Oocyte retrieval & embryo transfer techniques” at pre-conference workshop on “COHS, IVF and ICSI – conventional protocols & modifications in challenging cases” organized by AICCRCOG North zone on 29th Aug 2014 at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi.