Dr. Alpa Khakhar

QUALIFICATIONS

PRIMARY MEDICAL DEGREE: MBBS (MPSMC Jamnagar, INDIA) – 1997

POST GRADUATION: MD (Obstretics & Gynecology)(MPSMC Jamnagar, INDIA) – 2001

Fellowship in Uro-Gynecology (University Western Ontario – London ON, Canada – 2003

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Work Experience

2007– till date: Consultant Uro-Gynecologist and Pelvic Floor Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai

2005 – 2006: Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, USA.

2005: Externship in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA.

2002-2004: Fellowship in Uro-Gynecology & Reconstructive Pelvic Floor surgery, S’t Joseph Hospital, University of Western Ontario (UWO), Canada.

2001 – 2002: Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Gosai Private hospital, Gujarat, India.

1998 – 2001: Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynecology at MPSMC, Gujarat, India.

1997 – 1998: Rotating Internship at MPSMC, Gujarat, India.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Etiology, clinical and urodynamic study (UDS) parameters of primary & recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It was a study of 400 patients.

Prospective randomized clinical trial of 30 pts looking at the role of Kegel exercises and biofeedback in pts with SUI.

Importance of Urodynamics in the diagnosis of latent urinary incontinence (UI) in pts with uterine prolapse. We reviewed 100 pts.

Ongoing research projects: Prospective randomized clinical trial of 100 patients looking at the role of single dose antibiotic monusol for urinary tract infection.

Looking at serum vitamin B12 and vitamin D3 level in women with “LUTS” and vaginal discomfort sensations.

PAPERS, ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN INDEXED LOCAL / INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

PUBLICATIONS

Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology Canada, Urethral Parameters in Primary and Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) (Publication), A Khakhar, Q Chou, D Penava, Publication Date: 06 / 2003 , Volume: 25, Number 6, Pages: S35

FOGSI 44th All India Congress of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Anemia among teenaged semi urban girls: Predicting the future. (Podium Presentation 12 / 2000), Alpa C Kotak, AJ Madhani.

Baroda Obstetrics & Gynecological Society, Third Annual Meeting held at Baroda, India. Adolescent Gynecology (Study on hospitalized Adolescent girls in Jamnagar) (Podium Presentation 10 / 2000), Alpa C Kotak, HR Patel.

Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Gujarat, 24th Annual Meeting held at Ahemdabad, India. Gynecological problems in Adolescent girls. (Podium Presentation 10 / 1999), Alpa C Kotak, HR Patel.

Diagnostic Laparoscopy in Chronic Pelvic Pain. Dissertation prepared during residency in OB/GYN and accepted by Saurastra University, Rajkot, Gujarat, India.

Looking at serum vitamin B12 and vitamin D3 level in women with “LUTS” and vaginal discomfort sensations.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Uro-Gynecologist and Pelvic Floor Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India. Teaching residents in OB/GYN registered for DNB.

Registrar in Obstetrics & Gynecoloy at Newark Beth Israel hospital, Newark, NJ, USA : Teaching medical students.

Registrar in OB/GYN at MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, India from 1998-2001. I got an opportunity to teach medical students and junior residents

EDUCATIONAL / PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

PRESENTATIONS

Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada, 59th Annual Meeting, PEI., Urethral Parameters in Primary and Recurrent Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) (Poster Presentation 06 / 2003), A Khakhar, Q Chou, D Penava,

Presented at 24th Annual Confeerence of SOGOG Bhavcon, 1999

Presented on “Mesh in Urogynecology” at 3rd International Conference in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in 2012.

Presented on “Slings in SUI” at 4th International Conference in Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in 2013.