Right in the heart of the city of Chennai is Dr. Kamala Selvaraj’s dream project, the “Fertility Research Centre”, pioneering Assisted Reproductive Technology with a state-of -the -art IVF laboratory.
She is the daughter of the famous yesteryear cine star late Mr. Gemini Ganesan. After graduating from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Dr. Selvaraj completed her DGO and MD from Madras Medical College Chennai.She got trained in ‘In vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer’ techniques in Monash University in 1985 followed by several training programmes in Singapore and Monash University. Dr. Kamala Selvaraj commissioned the FIRST TEST TUBE BABY of South India in August 1990 and since then had many achievements to her credit. In 2001, she was awarded PhD for her thesis on “Premature Ovarian Failure and its management”.
She has published many papers in National and International journals. She has also attended many National and International conferences. Last but not the least she has achieved more than 25,000 babies delivered through test tube baby method.
|1992||First Gamete Intrafallopian Tube transfer(GIFT)twins in South India|
|1992||First Pronucleus Stage Transfer(PROST)baby in South India|
|1994||First Surrogate Baby of India|
|1994||First test tube baby to a 50-year-old woman put on HRT in India.|
|1994||Test tube baby to a patient with premature ovarian failure donor oocyte programme with HRT|
|1995||Programmed and delivered the first baby in India with the Fallopian Replacement of Oocyte with Timed Insemination (FROOTI) Technique invented by her.|
|1997||First pregnancy in a Single Woman in India|
|1997||First Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection(ICSI)baby of South India|
|1998||South India’s First baby(triplets)from frozen embryo|
|2001||Asia’s First(twins)born to a patient with Mayer-Rokintansky-Kustner-Hauser-Syndrome through a surrogate in January|
|2008||India’s first frozen oocyte baby – male|
|2009||India’s first twin baby by vitrification method – 2 male babies|
|2014||South India’s First test tube turns India’s first mother – female baby through Normal Conception|
|1991||Rajiv Gandhi National Unity Award|
|1993||Best Lady Doctor Award|
|1995||Mahila Shironmani Award|
|1995||Rajiv Gandhi Memorial National Integration Award|
|2001||Seva Ratna Award|
|2005||The latest being Jeeva Bharathi Award on International Women’s day by LIC of India for her achievement in medical field.|
|2007||Mademoiselle of the year 2007|
|2009||Best women achiever’s award – Mega TV|
|2009||Life time achievement award – Music Connoisseur’s Club|
|2009||Paramacharya Award –by Call Teachers – Chennai|
|2011||Vocational Excellence Medicine Award – Rotary Club of Chennai Towers|
|2011||Woman Empower Award – Central Government Welfare Association|
|2011||Woman’s Achiever Award – Lions Club of North Chennai|
|2011||Best Motherhood Award – Ajanta Fine Arts|
|2011||Life time achievement award – The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University on 5/9/2011|
|2011||Best Woman Entrepreneur Award – TIE organization|
|2012||Sigaram Thotta Pengal Award – Vijay TV|
|2012||Woman Achiever award – Rotary Club, Porur|
|2013||Woman of Excellence – Jaya TV|
|2013||Penniyam Award – Dhinamalar|
|2013||Life time achievement award –Dr. MGR University|
|2014||Women Extraordinaire award – Only Success – 12/2/2014|
|2014||Life time achievement award – 7/3/2014|
|2014||Women Achiever award – Rain drops – 9/3/2014|
|2015||Eminent Women Achiever Award – Rajalakshmi Engineering College – 10/3/2015|
|2015||Best Doctor Award – Women and Child Foundation – 1/7/2015|
|2016||Femina Super Mom & daughter Award – 13/2/2016|
|2016||Jeppiaar Icon award – 24/2/2016|
- International Membership in American society for Reproductive medicine. (ASRM).
- International Membership in European society of Human Reproduction & Embryology (ESHRE).
- Indian Medical Association. – Life Member
- Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)
- The Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
- The Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society of Southern India (OGSSI) – Life member.
- Member of the Executive Committee of the Indian Society to Assisted Reproduction.
- Member of Editorial Board of The International Journal of Basic and Applied Biomedicine.
- Life Member of Indian Society for the study of "Reproduction and Fertility" in the year 1997.
- Currently President of TAMIL NADU AND PONDICHERRY CHAPTER OF ISAR(TAPISAR)