Curriculum vitae of

Name                  :               Dr. Mrs. Aparna Nishikant Shrotri

Qualifications     :               M. D.; D. G. O.

Address               :               40/1 - A, Karve Road, Pune - 411 004

Phones                :               Landline  +91-20- 2543 32 33,   

                                           Mobile  +91- 94225 13482      

Email                  :               shrotriaparna@gmail.com

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Positions Held

  • Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at B. J. Medical College, Pune from 1998 to 2003, Reader/Associate professor from 1975 to 1998.  Undergraduate teacher in Ob-Gyn  for 31 years, postgraduate teacher for 24 years
  • Officer in charge of Human Reproduction Research Centre - Indian Council of Medical Research at B. J. Medical  College, Pune  for 13 years (1990 to 2003)
  • Program In charge of Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal & Child Health, a distance education course by Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi (IGNOU), at B. J. Medical College Pune  for 5 years from 1997 to 2002
  • Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, for Phase I Preventive HIV Vaccine clinical trials at National AIDS Research Institute, Pune, India for 6 years( 2004 to 2010)
  • Consultant (Short term) for ICMR-WHO pilot study, on AYUSH practitioners in Maharashtra ( 2011)


Honorary Positions:

  • Member, Project Review Committee (RHN div. ICMR,):“Strengthening linkages between SRH &HIV".
  • Member, Ethics Committee, National AIDS Research  Institute, Bhosari, Pune
  • Member, Advisory committee, SHSRC (NRHM), Govt of Maharashtra, Pune
  • Chairperson, Ethics Committee, Krisna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad
  • Chairperson, Ethics Committee, MIMER Medical College, Talegaon, Pune


Honorary Positions held in past :

  • Member of Panel of Experts for Scrutiny of Research Project Proposals, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GOI for 2 years
  • Member of State Advisory committee for The Preconception & PNDT Act
  •  Member of Design Team for preparing  project implementation plan for RCH Phase II for Maharashtra
  • Member, Board of Studies, Surgery, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nasik for 2 yrs
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Committee,  NIH funded Clinical Trial Unit ,B. J. Medical college, Pune 
  • Advisory committee member for rural research project at Krisna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad



  • Publications : 57 Scientific Papers published in National and International Journals
  • International
    • Phase 1 preventive HIV vaccine trials sponsored by IAVI, at NARI, India from 2004 to 2010
    • Co-investigator in NIH funded Clinical Trial with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA on Use of Nevirapine for PMTCT of HIV at B. J. M. C Pune, 2000 to 2004
    • Consultant Obstetrician in WHO funded Rural Based Intercountry Project on "Risk Approach in MCH" from 1981 to 1984.
  • ICMR  ( As Officer in charge)
    • Clinical Trials :  
      • Newer Spacing Methods including Norplant 1
      •  RU 486 and Prostaglandin analogues for early pregnancy termination,
      • PGE2 Gel for Pre-MTP cervical dilatation
      • Once a Month Combined Injectable Contraceptive Lunnelle
      •  Misoprostol for Prevention of PPH at rural health centers
      • Community Based Rural Research Projects :
        •  Intervention Study in MCH at 3 Primary Health Centres in Satara district,
        • Integrated delivery of Reproductive Health Care Package to rural population

Experience in Qualitative Rresearch

  •  Short term consultant ICMR Study (2011) : Engagement of AYUSH practitioners for delivery of skilled birth attendant services : Consultant for Maharashtra component of study.
  • Pune Health Care Management and Research Centre:  Evaluation of IEC programme


Coonvestigator in Rural based projects in Pune district 

  • Innovative Approaches for Training of Birth Attendants in Partographic Principles (GOI funded)
  • Intervention of Stopping Smokeless Tobacco on Outcome of Pregnancy (GOI funded)
  • Efficacy and Feasibility of Primary Prevention of Low Birth-Weight – (UNICEF Funded)

State Government funded project: (As Investigator)

  • Training of Female Health Workers from Pune district  in Intrapartum Referrals.
  • Special Training

    •  Training in Good Clinical Practices  by international agencies
    • Good Clinical Practice & Source Documents (2002)- PPD Development  ( 3days)
    • AIDS VaccineTrials and GCP-Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2004(3days)
    • Advanced GCP Workshop: Johns Hopkins  Bloomberg  School of Public Health, 2006 (3 days)
    • GCP Workshop : International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) US;   2009 ( 2 days)
    • Summer Epidemiology courses at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, US in HIV and Emerging Infections in June, 1999 – Fogarty Fellowship for three weeks
    • Annual Certificate Course in Nutrition,  National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad,1986-87, 3 months


    • International Conferences on Global Strategies for the Prevention of HIV Transmission from Mothers to Infants at Montreal, Canada (1999), Kampala, Uganda (2001) – Posters Presentation
    • International AIDS Conference at Barcelona (2002) &  Toronto (2006) – Poster Presentations
    • International Conferences on Maternal & Perinatal Mortality, MTP & Sterilization – Presented Papers at Mumbai (1979), New Delhi (1980) and Mumbai (1997)
    • Presented papers at 9 National Conferences in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 
    • Guest speaker / Panelist/Chairperson  in National, State & District Conferences and CME Programmes

    Educational Publications

    • Module on Intrapartum Care in Marathi  for Female Health Workers
    • Coauthor,’ Surgical Principles in   Obtetrics & Gynecology’  in English
    • Co-author of  a Book  on Family Planning & MTP in Marathi
    • Preparation of Three Educational Video Cassettes for Paramedical Health Workers
    • Contribution to development of video films on maternal and child health for Skill Lab, NRHM, GOI


    Memberships :

    • Indian Medical Association, Pune branch, life member
    • Pune Obstetrics &  Gynecological society ( Affiliated to FOGSI)



    • Participation as Invited Expert in several workshops organized by Health & Family welfare ministry GOI, Public Health Dept. GOM, NACO, UNICEF, WHO and NGOs. 

    • Participated in preparation of Modules on educational material on contraception, RCH, RTI/STI

    • Resource Person For Training and  Community Educational Activities :Resource person for training programs for medical officers, private practitioners, nurses, counselors, ICDS functionaries, field staff of NGOs in  RTI/STI/HIV, PPTCT, PCPNDT Act, Safe motherhood, RCH, safe abortion- FW, Organized by several Government & nongovernmental organizations

     Community Educational Activities

    • Participation in over 25 Health Educational Programmes on TV and All India Radio.
    • Health educational articles and talks for lay people
    • Family Life Education Programmes undertaken for Adolescent Girls
    • Training programmes for field workers organized by various NGOs