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NAME : Dr. Leena Wadhwa


: Professor (Obst & Gynae)& Unit Incharge IVF Incharge,ESIC IVF & Fertility Research Centre

Complete Postal Address, Telephone Number, Fax, e-mail etc.
Add for communication : Flat No 225, DDA/SFS flats, Sector -9, Pocket-1, Dwarka New Delhi – 110075
Telephone No. : 9910933447
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Exam passed Instititue/Univ Year
MBBS L.L.R.M. Medical College MRT (Ch. Charan Singh University 1994
M.D. (Obst. & Gynae) L.L.R.M. Medical College MRT (Ch. Charan Singh University 1999
D.N.B. (Obst & Gynae) National Board of examinations Delhi 2002

Work Experience:

SNo Institute Designation From Till Duration Recognized by MCI
1 St Stephens Hospital, Delhi Senior- resident 27th Aug. 1999 26th Aug 2000 1 year No
2 L.N.J.P. Hospital (MAMC) Senior- resident 12th Feb. 2001 11th Feb 2004 3 years yes
3 L.N.J.P. Hospital (MAMC) Senior research associate 16thJuly 2004 13thJune2006 1 year 11months yes
4 L.N.J.P. Hospital (MAMC) Assistant professor 14thJune 2006 9th Nov 2010 4 year 5 months yes
5 ESI-PGIMSR, Basaidarapur N-Delhi Assistant professor 10th Nov 2010 24th July 2015 4 years 81/2 months yes
6 ESI-PGIMSR, Basaidarapur N-Delhi Professor 25th July 2015 Till date 3 years yes

Total teaching experience-17 years 1 month

Special Field of Interest-Infertility and fertility enhancing endoscopic surgery

Publications & Presentations

40 publications in various indexed and scientific journals. Presented paper in various National and Regional conferences. Delivered guest lectures in different conferences/CMEs.

List of Publications:Indexed Journal

1. Wadhwa L, Sharma JB, Arora R, Malhotra M, Sharma S. Severity, affect, family and environment (SAFE) approach to evaluate chronic pelvic pain in adolescent girls. Indian J Med Sci 2004 July; 58(7): 275-282.

2. JB Sharma,Wadhwa L, M.Malhotra, R.Arora, S.Singh. A case of huge enlargement of cystosarcoma phylloides of breast in pregnancy. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2004 Aug 10; 115(2): 237-9

3. Malhotra M, Sharma JB, Wadhwa L, Arora R. A prospective study of glove perforation in obstetrical and gynecological operations: are we safe enough? : J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2004 Aug; 30(4): 319-22.

4. Sharma JB, Wadhwa L, Malhotra M, Arora R. Minilap versus conventional laparotomy for abdominal hysterectomy: a comparative study.Indian J Med Sci. 2004 May; 58(5): 196-202.

5. Sharma JB, Wadhwa L, Malhotra M, Arora R, Garg A, Singh S. Huge localized vaginal neurofibromatoses: An unusual cause of postmenopausal bleeding. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2004 Apr; 30(2): 96-9.

6. Malhotra M, Sharma JB, Wadhwa L, Singh S. Disseminating myxoid leiomyosarcoma of the uterus. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2004 Jan 29

7. Malhotra M, Sharma JB, Wadhwa L, Arora R. Successful pregnancy outcome after cesarean section in case of gravid uterus growing in an incisional hernia of the anterior abdominal wall. : Indian J Med Sci. 2003 Nov; 57(11): 501-3

8. SharmaJB, Wadhwa L,Arora R, Malhotra M. Recurrent aggressive angiomyxoma of vagina: A rare case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2004 July; 47(3):425-27.

9. Sharma JB, Wadhwa L,Mittal S.Letter to Editor: "Knowledge, attitude and practices of urogynecology in New Delhi,India" Indian J Med Sci. 2005 Jan; 58(5): 196-202.

10. Tempe A, Singh S, Wadhwa L, Garg A. Conventional and Color Doppler sonography in preoperative assessment of ovarian tumors. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2006 Jan; 92(1):64-8. Epub 2005 Nov 21.

11. Tempe A, Wadhwa L, Gupta S, Bansal S, Satyanarayana L. Prediction of maternal mortality and morbidity by simplified acute physiology score (saps II) in obstetric ICU admissions.Indian J Med Sci. 2007 Apr; 61(4):179-85.

12. Kumar S, Satija B, Wadhwa L. Complex mullerian duct anomaly in a young female with primary amenorrhoea, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain. J Hum Reprod Sci 2012; 5:295-7.

13. Wadhwa L, Gupta S, Gupta P, Satija B and Khanna R. (2013) Morbidly Adherent Placenta (MAP): Lessons learnt. Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3, 217-221. doi: 10.4236/ojog.2013.31A040. (

14. Wadhwa L, Batra S, Tempe A. Role of dydrogesterone in the treatment of idiopathic IUGR. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2013; 2:157-60. DOI: 10.5455/2320-1770.ijrcog20130609

15. Wadhwa L, Nain S, Kataria S, Jindal S. Colorectal cancer in pregnancy mimicking tuberculosis. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2013; 2:226-8. DOI: 10.5455/2320-1770.ijrcog20130625.

16. Goswami D,Rathore AM; Batra S, Dubey C, Tyagi S, Wadhwa L. Facility-based review of 296 maternal deaths at a tertiary centre in India: could they be prevented?" J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2013 Dec; 39(12):1569-79. doi: 10.1111/jog.12099. PMID:23875755

17. Wadhwa L, Nain S Jindal S, Gupta S. Mullerian Anomaly Presenting as Chronic Pelvic Pain. Letter to Editor.NJOG 2014 Jan-Jun; 17 (1):87-88

18. Wadhwa L, Pritam A, Gupta T, Gupta S, Arora S, Chandoke R. Effect of endometrial biopsy on intrauterine insemination outcome in controlled ovarian stimulation cycle. J Hum Reprod Sci.2015; 8:151-8.

19. Leena Wadhwa, Sanjana Wadhwa and Sunita Jindal. A rare case of flare up of PID in infertility treatment," Case reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hindawi Publishing Corporation 2015.

20. Wadhwa L, Rani P, Bhatia P. Comparative prospective study of Hysterosalpingography and hysteroscopy in infertile women. J Hum Reprod Sci 2017; 10:73-8

21. Deepika, Gupta S, Wadhwa L, Singh L. Fibroid originated from rudimentary horn in mullerian agenesis. Int J Reprod Contracept Obstet Gynecol 2017; 6:4147-9.

22. Wadhwa L, MishraM.Therapeutic Efficacy Of Endometrial Scratching In Repeated Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) Failure Cycles.J Hum Reprod Sci. March 2018.

National journal:

1. P.Nagar, K. Trivedi,L Wadhwa. Effect of H.R.T. on lipid profile. U.P. Chapter of Obstetrics& Gynecology 1999.

2. JB Sharma,L Wadhwa, M.Malhotra, R.Arora. Recurrent endometrial adenocarcinoma presenting as mediastinal metastasis. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India. July-Aug. 2003; Vol. 6. No. 4.

3. JB Sharma,M.Malhotra,P Pundir, R.Arora,L Wadhwa. Myxoid degeneration in a broad ligament fibroid masquerading as a malignant ovarian tumor. (Obst & Gynae Today Vol. VIII No 2 Feb. 2003)

4. M Malhotra,L Wadhwa, JB Sharma. Successful pregnancy outcome by emergency cesarean section and craniotomy in a case of subdural hematoma caused by head injury. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India in Jan- Feb issue 2004.(Vol 7 No 1)

5. L Wadhwa, JBSharma,M.Malhotra, R.Arora, S.Singh. Corpus luteum hemorrhage masquerading as ovarian ectopic pregnancy. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India in Jan- Feb issue 2004.(Vol 7 No 1)

6. JB Sharma,DN Mendhekar, RC Jiloha, M Malhotra, L Wadhwa. Pregnancy outcome in an illegitimate pregnancy in an untreated schizophrenic patient. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India, May-june, 2004.Vol 7 No 3.

7. G Gandhi,L Wadhwa, S Batra, V Zutshi. "Corpus luteum hemorrhage presenting as heterotopic pregnancy". Obs. & Gynae Today. vol ix No 8: Aug 2004.

8. Leena Wadhwa,M.Malhotra, JBSharma R.Arora.Lower uterine segment rupture: An unusual complication of prostaglandin gel induction of labor. Obs. & Gynae Today. vol ix No 9: Sept 2004.

9. Leena Wadhwa, Sachdeva P, Batra S,Arora R. Hemostatic clamping as a mean of controlling massive hemorrhage in association with radical hysterectomy for carcinoma cervix. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India, Nov-Dec, 2004.Vol 7 No 6.

10. Arora R, Sharma JB, Wadhwa L, Batra S,Sharma S.Efficacy of menopace (multi vitamins and minerals) in menopausal symptoms: a placebo controlled prospective trial. Obs. & Gynae Today. vol x No 2: Feb 2005.

11. Wadhwa L, Tempe A, Gambhir S.Successful pregnancy outcome in an operated case of astrocytoma .Obs. & Gynae Today: vol xii No 1: Jan 2007.

12. JB Sharma,Wadhwa L, M.Malhotra. Prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in nurses in a Teaching hospital of Delhi. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics India, Mar-April, 2007.Vol 10 No 2.

13. Wadhwa L, Tempe ABatra S,Gupta R. Case report on 'Use of Mirena in intractable menorrhagia associated with Aplastic anemia . Obs. & Gynae Today: 2010.

14. Leena Wadhwa, Sangeeta Gupta, Abha Jain.Demography and aetiological profile of maternal mortality cases at a tertiary care centre of India– five and a half years retrospective analysis. Indian Journal of Medical Specialties March 2013 .DOI:

15. Gupta Sangeeta, Wadhwa Leena, Gupta Taru, Kumari Sushma, Gupta Nupur, Pritam Amrita. Evaluation of Severe Maternal Outcomes to Assess Quality of Maternal Health Care at a Tertiary Center. JOGI.May 2014.DOI10.1007/s13224-014-0558-8

16. Wadhwa L, Rupali K, Gupta T, Gupta S, Arora S,Nandwani S .Evaluation of Role of GnRH Antagonist in Intrauterine Insemination (IUI) Cycles with Mild Ovarian Hyperstimulation (MOH) - A Prospective Randomised Study.J Obstet Gynaecol India. 2016 Oct; 66(Suppl 1): 459–465.

17. Deepika, Leena Wadhwa, Chandna Shekhar, Jyoti Saini, and Monica Chetani.Successful Obstetric Outcome in Dextrocardia with Situs Inversus and Moderate Pulmonary Hypertension- Rare Case.J Clin Diagn Res. 2016 Oct; 10(10): QD08–QD10.Published online 2016 Oct 1. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2016/20429.8749


Supervisor for thesis:

  • Evaluation of role of GnRh antagonist in Intrauterine Insemination cycles with controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (Dr Rupali Khanna)-2011
  • Effect of endometrial biopsy on Intrauterine Insemination outcome in controlled ovarian stimulation cycle (Dr Amrita Pritam)-2012
  • Comparative study of hysterosalpingography with hysterolaparoscopy in infertile wome (Dr Pooja Rani) -2013
  • Therapeutic efficacy of endometrial scratching in cases of failed controlled ovarian stimulation cycles (Dr Mona Mishra)-2014
  • Impact of Vitamin D Supplementation on Semen Quality In Vitamin D Deficient Infertile Males With Oligoasthenozoospermia (Dr. Srishti Priyadarshini) -2016
  • Impact of intrauterine administration of hCGbefore IUI in infertile women-A Randomised controlled trial(Dr Anupama Rani)-2017
  • Evaluation of reproductive outcome in infertile hypothyroid women on thyroxine therapy(Dr Monica Marghret)-2017
  • Two ongoing protocol submission-2018

Co-supervisor for thesis: –

  • Study of Bone Mineral Density and its Correlation with Serum Estradiol Level in Postmenopausal Women (Dr Manjri)
  • Correlation of vitamin D levels in term normotensive and preeclamptic patients in labour. (Dr Sonika)

Research work


  • To determine the association between male infertility and occupation of industrial workers in organized sector. (2012-2014)
  • To evaluate the endocrine and metabolic characteristic in different phenotypes of PCOS-Multicentric trial (2014-17)
  • Assessment of endometrial receptivity using Doppler ultrasonography in infertile women in controlled ovarian stimulation-Dr Sanjana Narula Wadhwa (Senior Research Associate through CSIR (2016-19)


  • Comparative evaluation of Xpert MTB/RIF assay diagnostic technique with conventional techniques for diagnosis of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and detection of Rifampicin drug resistance.
  • Utility of ultrasound and Magnetic resonance imaging in prenatal diagnosis of placenta accreta, a prospective study.
  • Prospective study of severe acute maternal morbidity (near miss) cases at tertiary care centre.
  • Uterine artery Doppler in the prediction of pre-eclampsia.


1. Manaktala U , Wadhwa L . Hormone replacement therapy in low risk women in 'Problem based approach in obstetrics and gynecology" edited by Zutshi V, Kumar A , Batra S ( Jaypee 2002, pg 53-64).

2. Arora R, Wadhwa L. Vault prolapse: Practical approach to management. Problem based approach in obstetrics and Gynecology; edited by Zutshi V, Kumar A , Batra S ( Jaypee 2002, pg 119-125).

3. Sharma JB, Wadhwa L .Congenital anomalies of the uterus .Common viva discussions in obstetrics and gynecology; edited by Prasad S, Mala Y, Batra S ( Jaypee 2004, pg 19-22).

4. Wadhwa L, A. Tempe. Septic abortion and septic shock: Infections in obstetrics and gynaecology ; edited by Gandhi G, Mehta S, Batra S ( Jaypee 2005, pg 125-135).

5. Tempe A , Wadhwa L.Urinary tract infections in pregnancy: Infections in obstetrics and gynaecology ; edited by Gandhi G, Mehta S, Batra S ( Jaypee 2005, pg 93-98)

6. Wadhwa L, Tempe A. Ectopic pregnancy. Practical approach to management of common gynecological diseases; edited by Arora R, Batra S (Jaypee 2006, pg 32-36).

7. Tempe A, Wadhwa L.Genital prolapse. Practical approach to management of common gynecological diseases; edited by Arora R, Batra S (Jaypee 2006, pg 87-95).

8. Wadhwa L, Hema R. Tests of ovulation and Tubal patency. Diagnostic Procedures and Minor Surgical Interventions in Obstetrics and Gynaecology; edited by Manaktala U, Gupta S, Batra S (Jaypee 2007, pg 194-200).

9. Sharma JB,Wadhwa L. Menstrual Dysfunction.Manual of Gynecology; edited by Saritha Shamsunder(CBS publishers 2007,pg 94-103)

10. Leena Wadhwa: Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Guidelines in 'Current Concepts in Contraception & Women's Health'edited by Anjali Tempe, Leena Wadhwa,Swaraj Batra (Jaypee 2008, pg 231-236).

11. Wadhwa L,Sanwal S. Bleeding disorders in pregnancy. Common medical disorders in Obstetrics;edited by Kumar A, Shamsunder S, Batra S (Jaypee 2009, pg 162-186).

12. Wadhwa L, Prasad S. Cryobiology: Where are we? FROZEN LIFE, A comprehensive manual of cryobiology for assisted reproduction and stem cells; edited by Pankaj Talwar(Jaypee 2009, pg 139-145).

13. Wadhwa L, Nigam A,Sigchi S.Heart disease in pregnancy.Case discussions in Obstetrics & Gynecology(Jaypee 2011, pg 75-86).

14. Leena Wadhwa, Apoorva Kulshreshtha. Prenatal Cytogenetics . Manual of Cytogenetics in Reproductive Biology.Jaypee 2014,pg277-83

15. Leena Wadhwa. Ovulation induction in IUI/IVF.Video Atlas of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Clinical Embryology. Jaypee 2014

16. Leena Wadhwa, Shubhi Yadav, Pooja.Endoscopy in Gynecology – principles & equipments. Evidence Based Clinical Gynecology 2016. Jaypee Brothers

17. Leena Wadhwa, Antima Rathore. Contraceptive Practice in India. Text book of contraception. FOGSI 2017

18. Leena Wadhwa, Deepika. Evidence based clinical and investigative work up of RPL couples. Recurrent pregnancy loss. Springer Publication 2017.

19. Dr Leena Wadhwa, Dr Antima Rathore.Preconception Counseling And Antenatal Care. Textbook of Obstetrics.


1. Sangeeta Gupta,Leena Wadhwa. Role of ESIC in reducing Maternal Mortality. "Safe motherhood Bulletin"&FOGSI-FOCUS April 2013.

2. Sangeeta Gupta,Leena Wadhwa. Postpartum contraception.AOGD bulletin ,Jan 2014

3. Leena Wadhwa,Sharmistha Banerjee.Optimising success rates in ART.AOGD bulletin ,Sept 2014.

4. Leena Wadhwa , Sanjana N Wadhwa, Ashish Fauzdar .SURROGACY, Right v/s Law. AOGD bulletin, Jan 2017.

5. Leena Wadhwa,Lata Singh-Cesearean Myomectomy-Trends and controversies.AOGD bulletin, Jan 2018.

6. Col Pankaj Talwar, Leena Wadhwa, Shubhi Yadav.ARText Endometriosis &Infertility-An enigma.IFS E-bulletin, 2017.

Special Achievements:

  • Appointed as Nodal officers for ESIC Medical Education Projects w.e.f 11/11/2013 for Monitoring of MEP all over India for academic session 2014-2015 and follow up for the academic session 2014-15and 2015-16.
  • In charge of ESIC IVF & Fertility Research Centre, at ESI-PGIMSR,Basaidarapur,Delhi.
  • As Mentor activity of ESIC, organized CME on 'Hormone Dysfunction and Infertility' on 24th July 2014 at ESI-PGIMSR, Basaidarapur which was live telecast to all over Medical colleges and PGIMSR of ESIC.
  • Conducted videoconference training on "IVF" on 12th Feb 2015 from Headquarters' Office,ESIC,Delhi

Academic achievements:

  • Received scholarships postgraduate studies DR. K. L. CHOPRA award for pursuing postgraduate studies in gynecology for the academic year 1996.
  • Awarded first prize for best paper in endoscopy at 4th Indian conference of Indian Fertility Society held at Chandigarh on 13-14th Dec 2008.
  • Received DR SIULI RUDRA SINHA PRIZE for second best paper on Endoscopy at 52nd AICOG, Jaipur. (5th -8th Jan 2009) Should hysteroscopy be a routine procedure during laparoscopy in infertile women .
  • Received FOGSI-Dr Vasantben Shah overseas scholarship for the year 2010 in the field of reproductive medicine & gynecological endoscopy for training done at Bonn & Kiel University Germany.
  • Received FICOG (Fellowship of Indian College of Obstetrics & Gynecology) at 53rd AICOG at Guwahati on 22nd January 2010.
  • Kamini Rao Yuva FOGSI Oration on the topic "Maternal Mortality-Lesson from past & Mission for Future. FOGSI'S Will & Your Skill" for the year 2010-11 at zonal level at Raipur on 4th Sept 2010 and at AICOG on 29th Jan 2011 at Varanasi
  • Awarded first prize for best paper at 10th annual conference of Indian Fertility Society 'Fertivision 2014' held at Pune on 19th-20thth Dec 2014.
    • Presented paper on at Presented paper on at IFFS ,Munich,Germany 12-16th September 2010
    • Presented paper on Evaluation of role of GnRh antagonist in Intrauterine insemination (IUI) cycles with mild ovarian hyperstimulation (MOH) at IFFS/ASRM ,Boston,USA 12-17th October 2013(Received Travel Grant from ICMR for paper presentation)
    • Poster presentation on 'Effect of endometrial biopsy on intrauterine insemination outcome in controlled ovarian stimulation cycle'at international conference ESHRE 2015, European Society of Human Reproduction and EmbryologyJune 14-17, 2015 Lisbon, Portugal.(Received travel grant from SERB for paper presentation)
    • Presented Scientific paper on "Therapeutic efficacy of endometrial scratching in cases of failed controlled ovarian stimulation cycles "at 22nd IFFS World Congress at Greater Noida from 21st-25th Sept 2016
  • Book edited 'Current Concepts in Contraception & Women's Health'(Jaypee brothers 2008)
  • 40 paper publications in International & National journals.
  • RCT on endometrial scratching in IUI cycles included in Cochrane review 2016
    • Induction for teaching faculties on 22nd and 23rd May 2012 at National Training Academy of ESIC, Dwarka, New Delhi.
    • First orientation programme on clinical research and biostatistics for postgraduates on 11th-13th July 2012 at ESI-PGIMSR,Basaidarapur,Delhi.
    • Attended 12th MCI Basic course /workshop in Medical Education Technologies from 18-21 March 2014.
    • Participated in the workshop/Training programme on "Leadership/Motivation and Team Building" at NTA, ESIC from 14/02/2017 to 16/02/2017 and in Feb 2018

Examiner for Undergraduate and Postgraduate exams since 2014

Post of repute:

  • Joint Academic Secretary Association of Obs.&Gynae,Delhi (AOGD) 2010
  • Executive member of Infertility Committee AOGD 2014-2016
  • Executive member-Endometriosis committee AOGD2014-2016
  • Executive member of Indian Fertility Society 2014-2016
  • Site administrator &Web Editor of Indian Fertility Society 2016-2018
  • Reviewer with the Indian Journal of Medical Research published by ICMR.
  • Reviewer with OJOG


  • Life member Indian Fertility Society.(IFS)
  • Life member Federation of Obs.&Gynae Societies of India (FOGSI)
  • Life member National Association for Reproductive and Child Health of India (NARCHI).
  • Life member National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  • Life member Indian Medical Association
  • Life member Delhi Medical Association
  • Life member Delhi Gynecological Endoscopists' Society (DGES)
  • Life member U.P.C.O.G. (UP Chapter of Obstetrics & Gynecology)
  • Gynae Endocrine Society of India (GESI)
  • Delhi Gynecologist Forum(DGF)

Training in IVF & Embryology

2004 Observership in infertility at Sir Gangaram Hospital IVF-Centre (with Dr Abha Majumdar)
  Ethiskills course" organized at Ethicon institute of surgical education Delhi


FOGSI Ethicon Travelling Fellowship(in the field of endoscopy with Dr Prakash Trivedi and Dr Lalita Badhwar)

Observership in advanced endoscopy at Apollo Hospital, Delhi Training in infertility at R & R Army Hospital, Delhi (with Brig. R. K. Sharma& Col Pankaj Talwar)

Training in Assisted Reproductive Technology at Mata Channan Devi Hospital,Janakpuri, Delhi (Dr Nayar and Dr Sushma Ved)



Worked as faculty in IVF & Reproductive Biology Centre at MAMC (Dr Sudha Prasad & Dr Anjali Tempe)

FOGSI-Dr Vasantben Shah overseas scholarship for training in field of reproductive medicine at Bonn & Kiel university Germany, which included Diploma course in Reproductive Medicine & Embryology Diploma course in Assisted Reproductive Technology for biologists Observership in endoscopy

Training in Embryology at Chennai Fertility Centre, Chennai

Instrumental in starting the IUI/IVF facilities at ESI-PGIMSR,Basaidarapur

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