One of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region, the Centre for Fertility at Aster Medcity offers highly specialised and comprehensive services for management of Infertility, ranging from assisted reproductive techniques including IVF/ICSI and male infertility management to high-risk pregnancy care and neonatology services. Our exceptional team of doctors comprising highly experienced Gynecologists, Embryologists, Andrologists, Endocrinologists and Fetal Medicine experts take time out to listen to patients carefully, understand their problem holistically and recommend the best way forward. Multidisciplinary in approach, they provide high quality, guideline-based treatment to couples, with the help of an award-winning team of nurses, technicians and counsellors. The unit also provides state-of-the-art Neonatology care to pre-term/ high-risk delivery babies and medically unstable newborns.Aster Centre for Fertility works on a no-donor model, which means only the sperm and egg retrieved from the couple are used for the procedure.
Dr. Shameema is also a highly skilled laparoscopic and robotic surgeon, with expertise in complex/ fertility-preserving procedures like myomectomies, endometriosis surgeries as well as hysterectomies.
MNAMS (Member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences) | FICRS (Fellow Of International College Of Robotic Surgeons) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, United Kingdom) | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (JIPMER)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thrissur)
Advanced training in assisted reproductive technology Extensive training in robotic surgery
Advanced training in laparoscopy
Training in advanced life support in Obstetrics
Worked as Specialist in IVF department of Al Sabah Maternity Hospital, Kuwait
Worked as Senior Gynaecologist in Al Sabah Maternity Hospital, Kuwait
Tutor in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, St. Vincent De Paul Hospital, Thrissur
Presented papers in national and international conferences
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic
Master of Clinical Embryology (Monash University, Australia) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Proficient in English, Malayalam, hindi
Key member of the medical teams responsible for the first IVF baby in Calicut (2009), Alappuzha (2013) and Kasaragod (2014).
Well versed in IVF unit design; set up more than a dozen units across the country.
Trained several medical and laboratory professionals in various aspects of ART.
Helped develop IVF protocols in many fertility units across South India
Founder and principal consultant - Aztec ART Solutions.
Chief Embryologist - Life, Lakshmi Hospital, Cochin
Consultant Embryologist, SAT Fertility Centre, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
Consultant Embryologist - New Life Fertility, Erode, Tamil Nadu
Consultant Embryologist, JJ IVF & Gynaecology Centre, Calicut
Consultant Embryologist, Vijayalakshmi Medical Centre, Cochin
Consultant Embryologist, Dream Flower Fertility, Kasaragod
Consultant Embryologist, Kinder Women’s Hospital, Cherthala
Consultant Embryologist, Surabhi Fertility, Madurai
Senior Embryologist, MCIRM, MIMS Hospital, Calicut
Clinical Embryologist, CRAFT Hospital & Research Centre, Kodungalloor
Proficient in English, Malayalam, hindi
Qualifications FOGSI (Advanced Infertility Training) | FOGSI (Advanced Hysteroscopy And Laparoscopy Training) | FMAS (Association Of Minimal Access Surgeons Of India) | MNAMS (Member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Specialist, Badr Al Samaa Group Of Hospitals, Al Khoud, Sultanate of Oman.
Assistant Professor, Department of OBG, Azeezia Institute Of Medical Sciences, Kollam.
Senior Resident, department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic.
MRCOG & CCT (UK) | DNB in Obstetrics & Gynaecology | DGO | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
20 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in the most reputed and leading Hospitals in UK
Underwent higher Specialist training in UK leading to CCT
Expertise in crucial specialty areas of OBG like high-risk Obstetrics, Gynaec oncology, Maternal medicine and Critical care
Trained in applications of Robotic Surgery in Gynaecology at leading centres in USA
Presented lectures & talks in National and International meetings
Written articles in more than 10 peer reviewed publications
Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil
MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (KMC, Manipal) | DGO (KMC, Manipal) | MBBS (MR Medical College, Gulbarga)
Consultant Gynaecologist and Laparoscopic Surgeon & coordinator for DNB teaching programme at Lourdes Hospital, Kochi
Specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecologist, Preventive Medicine, Al Ain, UAE
Gynaecologist, New Medical Centre, Abudhabi
Gynaecologist, Kalyani General Hospital, Chennai
Gynaecologist, Armugam Nursing Home, Chennai
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada and Arabic
MRCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, UK) | MD in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (KMC Mangalore) | MBBS (KMC Mangalore)
Advanced training in Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynaecological ultrasound by IAHR & IFEE.
Gynaecological endoscopic workshop by Daniel, Roy Garry & J. Hamou in Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi
Advanced hands on training in Laparoscopy & Hysteroscopy at Cochin Gynaecological Endoscopic Centre.
Emergency obstetrics care and life support training programme by KFOG.
Advanced provider course of Indian Academy of Paediatrics – LDSC on Neonatal Resuscitation.
Specialty training in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus conducted by FOGSI & DIPSI.
Senior Consultant & HOD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Lakshmi Hospital, Aluva, Kerala
Consultant, Indira Gandhi Cooperative Hospital & Assistant. Professor, Cooperative Medical College.
Consultant Gynaecologist, Carmel Hospital, Aluva, Kerala.
Registrar & Clinical Lecturer, Dubai Medical College for Women, Al Wasal Hospital (Now called Latifa Hospital), Dubai.
Specialist Gynaecologist, Ministry of Health Hospital, Government of Sharjah.
Founder Secretary and Member, Cochin Obstetrics & Gynaecological Society (COGS).
Member, Angamaly Society of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Member, Kerala Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Member, Federation of Obstetricians & Gynaecological society of India (FOGSI).
Member, Indian Medical Association, Kochi Branch.
Published articles in peer reviewed journalsProficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Kannada, Tulu, Beary and elementary Arabic
DMAS -including basic Robotic Surgery (World Laparoscopy Hospital) |FMAS (World Laparoscopy Hospital) |DNB (National Board of Examinations, Delhi) | MS in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (St. John’s Medical College) | MBBS (St. John’s Medical College)
Fellowship and Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery including basic training in robotic surgery
Advanced training in obstetric and gynaecologic ultrasonography and obstetric Doppler
High Risk Pregnancy Postgraduate Course by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
1st rank holder, FMAS
Published research articles
Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil
Mch in Urology (Govt. Medical College,Kottayam) ||MS in General Surgery (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College,Thrissur)
Trained in Endourology and Stone Surgery
Ongoing Research on encrustations on DJ Stent FTIR Analysis
Numerous presentations made at general Surgery Conferences
Published multiple articles
Proficient in English & Malayalam
Specialty Certificate in Endocrinology and Diabetes (Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom) | DNB in Endocrinology | DM in Endocrinology (SGPGIMS, Lucknow) | MRCP (Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom) | DNB in General Medicine | MD in General Medicine (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)
Type 1 diabetes (all four islet auto antibodies including ZnT8A, HLA association and also studied type 1 b diabetes)
PCOS (CVD risk assessment in first degree relatives of PCOS)
Work on diabetes mellitus and PCOS published in American Society of Reproductive medicine journal
Gold medal and best outgoing Postgraduate student - MD General Medicine (Year 2011) Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
Best Outgoing student, 2006, Govt. Medical College Calicut
IMA Gold medal - Best outgoing student- MBBS, 45th Batch, Calicut Medical College (Year 2007)
Gold Medals during MBBS – Community medicine; Psychiatry; General Medicine; Surgery; and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
Fellowship in Fetal Medicine (CIMAR) | Certified in Sonography (FMF, United Kingdom) | DGO (Govt. Medical College, Calicut) | DNB (National Board of Examinations) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Kottayam)
Fellowship in Fetal Medicine, CIMAR Fertility Centre, Kochi
Junior Consultant - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Tiruvalla Medical Mission Hospital
Consultant Gynaecologist, Mercy Hospital, Pothy
Consultant Gynaecologist, Sanjivani Hospital, Chengannur
Published research articles in peer reviewed journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi
MRCPCH (Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London) | DCH (Temple Street Hospital, University of Dublin,Dublin) | DCH (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India) | MCPS (College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Nagpur)
Clinical Fellow, Medway Maritime Hospital, Kent, United Kingdom
Worked with the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman
Royal Hospital, Sultanate of Oman
Proficient in Malayalam, English, Hindi and Arabic
FIACTA (HON) | FTEE (HON)| MS (Baroda Medical College)| MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Associate Professor, Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram
Professor and Head of Department, Anaesthesia and Critical Care, AIMS, Kochi
22 years of teaching experience
Examiner for MD anesthesia
Examiner for DNB anesthesia
Examiner for fellowship in cardiac anesthesia
Teacher in Transoesophageal Echocardiography
Published 46 Research articles in International and Indian Journals
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil
Diploma in Anaesthesia and Critical Care (Govt. Medical College. Nagpur) | DNB Anaesthesia and Critical Care (Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences) | MBBS (Govt. Medical College. Nagpur)
Anaesthetist at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
Independently managed all high risk Anaesthesia in surgical and super specialty branches
Published article in International Journal
Written research articles
Proficient in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Marathi.
A highly specialised and advanced assisted reproduction treatment method for couples who are not able to conceive, IVF or In Vitro Fertilisation is the process of fertilising the egg(s), outside the body, with the aid of technology. This mode of treatment is advised and adopted in couples who have the following issues:
Backed by the state-of-the-art medical technology and clinical support, the expert team at the Aster Centre for Fertility offers highly specialised services including:
Embryo Cryopreservation/ Vitrification
Gametes and embryos are preserved/ frozen in personalised storage systems under -196 °C, for optimising survival and implantation post freezing, especially in unfavourable conditions like poor endometrium and hormone related problems.
Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
Frozen embryo from a previous fresh IVF cycle is thawed and transferred back to the uterus. This offers equal/ better pregnancy rates and also increases the cumulative pregnancy rates.
Blastocyst Culture & Transfer
The best quality embryos can be chosen and transferred in a controlled manner to increase pregnancy success rate and reduce multiple pregnancy risks.
Laser Assisted Hatching
Laser technology (Hamilton Thorne – FDA approved Lykos Suite) for hatching embryos in cases with history of recurrent IVF failure.
Freezing and storage of eggs/ sperms for those undergoing major treatment (e.g. Cancer)/ wish to delay parenthood.
Specialised care for high/ low risk pregnancies
State-of-the-art ultrasound imaging
Advanced interventional procedures including: