Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai
Department of Gynaecology, IVF
M.D., F.R.C.O.G., D.N.B., F.C.P.S, D.G.O, F.I.C.O.G


Dr. Rishma Dhillon Pai has been associated with Lilavati Hospital since last 15 years. and is practicing since past 29 years

She is trained in endoscopy, IVF and ICSI at Antwerp, Belgium, egg and embryo freezing at the world’s biggest IVF centre in Japan. Trained at the Schoysman IVF centre,Belgium.

She has been awarded with the esteemed ‘Fellowship honoris causa’ of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, FRCOG ,London UK, in the year 2017, one of the few Indians to receive this honour from this prestigious 90 year old British society

She is the only Indian to have served as President of all the three leading gynaecological, infertility and endoscopy organizations, The Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), an organization of 35000 gynaecologists from India, The Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) and the Indian Association of Gyanecologial Endoscopists (IAGE).

She is the only Indian selected to be on the board of the International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS), an organization of infertility specialists from 68 countries, as the Asst. Treasurer

She is the first Indian to have been served as the Board Member of the World Endometriosis Society.She is the President Elect of MOGS (The Mumbai Obstetric & Gynaecological society).

She has organized 41 conferences in the capacity of organizing chairperson, organizing secretary.

She has delivered 66 Orations and has been invited speaker at 400 national and international conferences.

Dr.Risha is first Indian to be  Invited as chairperson and speaker at the ESHRE – Annual Conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology at their 2018 and 2019 conference at Barcelona and at Vienna, Europe. This is the largest conference on infertility in the world.

She has been a DNB teacher since many years and adjunct visiting professor at Kasturba Medial College Manipal.

Dr. Rishma Pai launched the YES- Youth Education and Service program, which has offered health checkup and awareness to over 25000 school children and sensitized 6000 teachers.She has also initiated the NARI swastya camp, which conducted health checkup in more than 100 cities in India and have helped more than 25000 women. She has also worked actively for the Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA), launched by the ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India. She has mobilized 1500 gynaecologists from India who have volunteered for free antenatal care services on the 9th of every month.

She has conducted hemoglobin checkups for the eradication of anemia all over the country. This has entered the Limca Book of Records as the maximum number of anaemia tests done in a day. She has launched the Mamata TV- a massive program to install free television in the clinics of doctors, where patient education information will be displayed.

Area Of Interest

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynaecology
  • Infertility
  • Endoscopy

Awards and Recognition

  • 2019 – Received ‘Inspiring Gynaecologist of Western India’ award by the Times of India Group
  • 2018 – Recipient of Midday Health Wellness Award as Icon in Obstetrics, Gyanecology and Infertility.
  • Recipient of the Women Empowerment Award 2017 by the Indian Medical Association.
  • Recipient of RK HIV Research Centre award for excellence in medicine – July 2017
  • Recipient of the Bharat Nirmal Award for Women Entrepreneurship – April 2017.
  • Recipient of 50 Outstanding Women in Health Care Award -2017.
  • Recipient of the Middle East Leadership Award- 2016.
  • She is the recipient of Women’s achievers award
  • She was awarded the Newsmakers Best Doctor award,
  • The GR8 Women Achievers award for excel­lence in the field of medicine;
  • The Navshakti Award;
  • She was the recipient of the award for Distin­guished Alumni, awarded by Jaihind College, Mumbai.

Research Publications

  • She has written chapters in 65 books and published 40 articles in leading journals and other publications.
  • She has written books on IUI, hysteroscopy and Infertility.