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Our pioneering role in development of IVF in India

Pioneering Role of GDIFR in the success rate of births of IVF patients Birth by assisted conception has compared in terms of technological sophistication to Man's first landing on the moon!! Our contributions:- The first IUI- Our contribution to this field of science & technology started with the birth of first baby in India – Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI) in 1983, using a technology indigenously developed by Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar.

1st IVF Surrogacy in Asia at GDIFR

A 45-year-old Calcutta accountant is thought to be India's first single man to father an in-vitro fertilised baby. Amitava Banerjee has called his two-day-old son Arjun, after the mythical Hindu warrior. Mr. Banerjee says he always wanted to father a child. Legal experts say he faces hurdles to keep the boy.

Ranked 3rd in India by Outlook Magazine


MD (Ob/Gyn)

Director - GD Institute for Fertility Research, Kolkata, India

Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar played a pioneer role in the development of IVF technology in India. He was inspired to work in the field of infertility medicine by Dr. Subhas Mukherjee - India’s pioneer IVF scientist- who had started an IVF program in Kolkata which led to the birth of a baby - "Durga" in 1978.

However there was a lot of controversy since the program was not perfectly recorded or documented through the stages. Unfortunately the government did not recognize Dr. Mukherjee’s work. He had to suffer humiliation from his community, fellow colleagues and the government, which led him to commit suicide.

After his death Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar & Dr. B N Chakraborty vowed to carry on Dr. Mukherjee’s work. Hence a privately initiated IVF program was started in Kolkata, where Dr. Dastidar developed the laboratory aspect of the program and Dr. Chakraborty developed the clinical aspect.

 Research & Findings

Earliest ultrasound finding of Implantation : Ghosh Dastidar and Ghosh Dastidar Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, Vol. 14, No.3, 1997, pp 148–151.

Training in IVF and embryology, Bourne Hall Clinic, Bourne, Cambridge, U.K. in 1985-86

Training in Reproductive Endocrinology, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Dept. of Ob. / Gyn., Cornell Medical Centre, The New York Hospital, USA, 1988-89.

Visited embryonic Stem cell laboratory, Pittsburg Development Centre for Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Pittsburg, USA – visiting scientist with Dr. J. Schatten in 2008

4th ISMAAR World Congress Gallery

 Patients Opinion

"Myself Renuka. We are married since four years but we don't have any child. I heard about Ghosh Dastidar Fertility Research Institute from one of my friend. Now I am very happy that I have a baby boy and I am really thankful to Dr. Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar."

Renuka Das - Kolkata, India

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