Goral Gandhi is the Laboratory Director and Vice President (Operations) at Rotunda – Center for Human Reproduction, and has many years of experience in the design 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 Hopital, 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.
Over the years, Goral has successfully set up many IVF laboratories all over India for the Rotunda group, and is constantly committed to maintain Rotunda’s exceptional success rate at all the laboratories. In her 16 years career, she has handled thousands of IVF and ICSI cases.
At Rotunda, she is responsible for establishing a world class IVF laboratory. Apart from the IVF laboratory, she has many other achievements to her credit:
Goral regularly participates in meetings and courses conducted by ESHRE, ASRM as well as Indian Organizations. She keeps herself updated with the latest developments in the field and is responsible for standardizing the latest cutting edge technologies offered at the Rotunda lab. She has attended training programs at leading IVF centers in Belgium, Egypt, Israel, Singapore, Spain, Germany, Turkey, USA and Japan.
She has co-authored over 20 chapters in many medical text books. She has been co-author for many publications in national and international journals. She has been the Joint Organizing Secretary for seven international conferences on infertility and assisted reproduction. She has been on the Organizing Committee of four other International conferences. She has conducted several IUI training courses and is very actively involved in the Rotunda IVF fellowship programs. She has trained many junior embryologists who have now blossomed into very competent, independent embryologists.
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. Current research projects are focused on egg and embryo vitrification, single sperm cryopreservation, blastocyst cultures, embryo growth and selection, and gamete/embryo micromanipulation. Having trained at the Kato Ladies Clinic, Japan for embryo and oocyte vitrification, her current passion is vitrification. She has very successfully introduced the Vitrification technique at the Rotunda Laboratory and dramatically improved Rotunda’s cryopreservation program, making it comparable to the best in the world.
Literature, travelling, parenting her two children.