Laboratory and Scientific Director,
Indo Nippon IVF Mumbai India
Goral Gandhi Laboratory director, Indo Nippon IVF has an inside perspective on infertility. She has seen couples struggling to have children, and understands both the personal implications and the effect on the family dynamic. Ultimately treating successfully the patients with fertility treatments she feels tremendous joy that her job is to help people create families.
Her career in Embryology started in the year 1996 at the Fertility Clinic headed by Dr Sadhana Desai. She has served as the Laboratory Director and Vice President (Operations) at Rotunda – Center for Human Reproduction from the month of January 2000 to January 2017 and holds many years of experience in the designing and establishment of successful assisted conception laboratories in India, for all the franchisee centers of Rotunda Group. Goral earned her master’s in Applied Biology from the King Edward Memorial Hospital, University of Mumbai, for her research work on “Quality Control in Laboratories”. Three months of her research period was spent at the quality control laboratory, Hammersmith Hospital, UK. She subsequently served as a Research Fellow at the In Vitro Fertilization Laboratory of the University Hospital, Belgium and Egyptian IVF Center, Cairo, where she gained extensive experience in all ART techniques and Laboratory management. Goral joined Rotunda – Center for Human Reproduction as Director of the IVF Laboratory in the year 2000, at the conception stage of the lab but her experience in Reproductive Biology spans even further back. Over the years, Goral has successfully set up many IVF laboratories all over India, and is an absolute leader in the field for over almost decades.
Goral Gandhi is currently serving the laboratory/scientific director of Indo Nippon IVF, Mumbai India which was founded by her in the year 2017 using her extensive knowledge and research in the field of reproductive techniques. She has decades of experience in IVF, ICSI, Embryo Transfers.
The last ten years of her career have been dedicated to improving and optimising cryopreservation protocols. Today, she is regarded as a Key Opinion Leader on the subject all over the globe. She has trained over 500 embryologists and clinicians from 19 countries in the techniques of egg freezing and embryo freezing. Her status as one of the world leaders in the field of Cryopreservation and Vitrification and her expertise in the field has led Indo Nippon IVF to be a center of Excellence for IVF , specially for women of advanced maternal age, women with low ovarian reserve and women who want to opt for egg freezing. Women with low quantity of eggs need a treatment called IVF Lite where Vitrification of embryos plays a crucial role in the success. Goral being a world expert in this, Indo Nippon IVF proudly boasts of exceptional success rates for such patients as well as patients of Egg Freezing. She firmly believes that today the technique of Vitrification is advanced to an extent that nothing less than 100% survival for eggs, embryos and blastocysts should be acceptable. IVF practitioners and embryologists form world over come to her to learn this technique.
Goral Gandhi has been a leader in the field of IVF and ART for over 20 years. She also has a rich experience in imparting education in IVF and has been organizing didactic lectures, training and hands on workshops on all aspects of IVF since the year 2000. She has been synonymous with quality and expertise in all aspects of embryology and laboratory management and has trained many embryologists and scientists who are now established embryologists spread all across the globe. She has conducted innumerable ART workshops, including training in IUI, IVF, ICSI, Vitrification, Trouble Shooting and Laboratory Management. She has conducted seven training workshops in UAE. She has trained over 500 embryologists, not only from India, but countries like USA, Australia, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, Turkey, UAE and Singapore. Throughout her career, Goral has been actively involved in clinical research in embryology. Her research activities are geared towards developing innovative culture and cryopreservation methodologies to improve clinical pregnancy outcomes.
Apart from being a successful embryologist and a running her IVF clinic in Mumbai, Goral is a mother of two kids. She loves to spend time with them and goes on holidays with her family. She loves to travel and read. Her son is doing advanced studies in Canada and being a keen Cricket enthusiast, runs a blog called “The cricket talks”. Her daughter, after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu, London, runs a boutique patisserie called Carousel – The Bake About in Mumbai.