Dr. Umesh N Jindal is a pioneer; a dynamic and progressive leader with over 35 years of experience in the field of infertility. She is also one of the best obstetrician and gynecologist in Chandigarh.

She was the first to start specialized infertility services in Chandigarh including assisted reproduction techniques such as IUI, IVF and ICSI. Thousands of babies have been born with these techniques.  She established Jindal IVF and Sant Memorial Nursing Home in Sector 20 D, Chandigarh, which is a state of art infertility, obstetrics and gynecology center. The IVF lab is accredited by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR). Comprehensive infertility services including endoscopy, IVF-ET, ICSI, sperm bank, embryo cryo-freezing, ICSI with testicular sperm and assisted hatching are provided at this center with excellent results. The center also provides ‘Fertility-preservation’ services and ‘Pre-implantation genetic testing and counselling’ for genetic disorders.

Dr Jindal obtained her post-graduation in Obstetrics and Gynecology with honours medal from the premier medical institution of north India – the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI), Chandigarh in 1980 after graduating from Government Medical College, Patiala in 1977. Dr Jindal subsequently served as a senior resident and as an Assistant Professor in the WHO (CCR program) at the same Institute. She worked as a Fellow in Maternal Fetal medicine from 1982-83 at the University of Washington, Seattle USA. She received her IVF/ICSI training at the Institute of Human Reproduction, Kolkata India and Reproductive Science Associates, Kansas City, USA. She has also been a visitor to many other IVF centers in USA, India and Turkey.

At PGI Chandigarh during her tenure as an Assistant Professor WHO/CCR and in charge of the infertility clinic she was actively engaged in clinical research, teaching and organizational activities related to human reproduction. She undertook several research projects related to infertility which were sponsored by the World Health Organization. She has continued her research activities in practice also. She has served as a guide for PhD fellows, various trainees and research fellows. She has more than 40 publications in the national and international journals. She is a reviewer for the many international journals.

Dr Jindal is a member of several professional associations and the founder of the Chandigarh Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society and Greater Chandigarh Chapter of IFS. She was vice president of Indian Fertiltiy Society for year 2013-2015 and has held important offices in regional and national societies.

Teaching and training is her passion. The center is recognized by the FOGSI for ultrasound training and many candidates have already gone through the programme. The center also imparts short term training in various fields of ART; two PhD students completed their theses under her, one in collaboration with university of Adelaide, Australia and another with Punjabi university, Patiala. Several students of this institute are performing IVF and ultrasound after obtaining appropriate authorization.

She was instrumental in starting a fellowship program in assisted reproduction techniques by the Indian Fertility Society. The programme is now run by the Amity University. Under this program the candidates undergo one year training program at various recognized institutes in India and are awarded a degree by the Amity University.

She is an accomplished speaker and invited as faculty member for many national international and regional conferences. She is an icon in the dissemination of medical knowledge in the region. The 12th National congress of Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction on ART and Advanced Infertility Management (ISAR-2007) and Fertivision 2008 was held by her at Chandigarh. The 4th National Conference of Indian Fertility Society was hosted and organized by Dr. Jindal in Feb. 2007 and 2008 respectively. She was also the Organizing Secretary for the First virtual Global Conference of IFS in 2020. In addition more than 13 regional conferences have been also organized so far which are attended by delegates from all over North India.

She is also active in the social field. She has started an adoption facilitation centre to help infertile couples to adopt babies through proper channels from government recognized centres. She has been variously awarded such as the “Role Model 2004” at the annual day celebrations KAPSON Woman’s day,  “City Jury Finalist – (Business and Profession)’ Women of the year  by Bhaskar and LICs Madhurima Editor’s Choice of Bhaskar Women of the year, 2011. In 2019, she was awarded as “Icon of the year in IVF (North)” by the Economic Times.

No wonder she is acknowledged to be the best IVF specialist and gynecologist in Chandigarh and North India!

Membership of Scientific Societies

  1. American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
  2. European Society of human reproduction and embryology(ESHRE)
  3. Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR)
  4. Indian Fertility Society (IFS) (Founder Member)
  5. Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI)
  6. International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynecology) (FIGO)
  7. Obstetric & Gynecological Society of Northern India
  8. Indian Society of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology (ISOPARB)
  9. Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  10. Indian Menopause Society (IMS)
  11. Chandigarh Obstetrics & Gynecology Society(COGS) (Founder Member)
  12. Indian Fertility Preservation Society (IFPS)

Publications International

  1.  Jindal UN. Reply: endometrial TB-PCR positivity in women with unexplained infertility with no visible, microbiological or histopathological evidence of disease in a high TB burden area: whether to ignore or treat. Hum Reprod. 2013 Dec; 28(12):3378.
  2. Jindal UN, Verma S, Bala Y. Favorable infertility outcomes following anti-tubercular treatment prescribed on the sole basis of a positive polymerase chain reaction test for endometrial tuberculosis. Hum Reprod. 2012 May; 27(5):1368-74.
  3. Jindal UN, Bala Y, Sodhi S, Verma S, Jindal S. Female genital tuberculosis: early diagnosis by laparoscopy and endometrial polymerase chain reaction. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Dec; 14(12):1629-34.
  4. Jindal UN, Jindal S. Use by gynecologists of a modified sensate focus technique to treat vaginismus causing infertility. Fertil Steril. 2010 Nov; 94(6):2393-5.
  5. Mahajan NN, Turnbull DA, Davies MJ, Jindal UN, Briggs NE, Taplin JE. Changes in affect and state anxiety across an in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection cycle. Fertil Steril. 2010 Feb; 93(2):517-26.
  6. Jindal U. N., Y.B. Verma, S. Sodhi, S. Verma. Comparative evaluation of laparoscopy and endometrial polymerase chain reaction for the diagnosis of female genital tuberculosis in infertile women in India. Fertility and Sterility: 2010; Vol. 90: S152, P 128
  7. Jindal, U. N.; Bala, Y.; Sodhi, S.; Verma, S.; Jindal, S. In reply to ‘Early diagnosis of female genital tuberculosis by laparoscopy and endometrial polymerase chain reaction’ [Correspondence] The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Volume 15, Number 8, August 2011, pp. 1135-1135(1)
  8. Mahajan NN, Turnbull DA, Davies MJ, Jindal UN, Briggs NE, Taplin JE. Adjustment to infertility: the role of intrapersonal and interpersonal resources/vulnerabilities. Hum Reprod. 2009 Apr; 24(4):906-12.
  9. IFFS Surveillance 2007. List of Participants Fertility and Sterility 87, Issue 4, Page S1.
  10. Jindal UN. An algorithmic approach to female genital tuberculosis causing infertility. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2006 Sep;10(9):1045-50. PubMed PMID: 16964799.
  11. Jindal UN, Dhall GI. Psychosexual problems of infertile women in India. Int J 1990 Jul-Aug;35(4):222-5.
  12. Jindal UN, Jindal SK, Dhall GI. Short course chemotherapy for endometrial tuberculosis in infertile women. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 1990 May;32(1):75-6..
  13. Jindal UN, Gupta AN. Social problems of infertile women in India. Int J Fertil. 1989 Jan-Feb;34(1):30-3.
  14. Jindal UN, Dhall GI, Vasishta K, Dhall K, Wahi PL. Effect of maternal cardiac disease on perinatal outcome. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 1988 May;28(2):113-5.
  15. Dhaliwal L.K., Jindal U.N., Panigrahi D. and Dhall G.I. Routine screening for genital tuberculosis in infertile women – A cost effectiveness analysis. XV Eastern Regional International Union against Tuberculosis meeting, Lahore, Pakistan. Dec 1987; pp 297-299.
  16. Jindal U.N Dhaliwal L.K., and Dhall G.I. Female genital tuberculosis and XV Eastern Regional International tuberculosis meeting, Dec 1987; Lahore pp 302-307.

Publications (National)

  1. Umesh N. Jindal, ‘Profertility counselling: when, where and how’, Fertility Science and Research2019 , Volume6, Issue1, pp 2-9
  2. Umesh Jindal, Swati Verma, ‘Oocyte embryo and ovarian tissue freezing in endometriosis: food for thought’. Onco Fertility Journal of Fertility Science and Research 2019, Volume2, Issue2, pp 57-61.
  3. Umesh N. Jindal, Divya Laxmi. Training for Transabdominal Ultrasound Guidance during Embryo Transfer, Proficiency evaluation of Training and its Impact on Improvement in Embryo Transfer Performance- Fertility Science and Research: 2019: Volume : 6: Issue : 2: P: 89-98
  4. Charu Goyal ,Umesh N. Jindal, Sanjeev Maheshwari, Simmi Maheshwari. A Study To Determine The Prefreeze Motility Parameters Suggesting A Favorable Outcome Fertility Science and Research IJMR  2019:  Volume : 6  Issue:1: P 29-34.
  5. Umesh N. Jindal, Mid life fertility challenges and policy planning. Indian J Med Res.2018 Dec;148(Suppl):S15-S26   (Official publication of Indian Council of Medical Research)
  6. Swati Verma, Umesh Nandini Jindal, Sonia Gupta, Sanjeev Maheshwari and Bharti Joshi, Outcome of In Vitro Fertilization in Women with Discordant Values of Anti Mullerian Hormone and Antral Follicle Count Glob J Reprod Med 4(5): GJORM.MS.ID.555648 (2018)
  7. Verma Swati, Jindal Nandini Umesh and Joshi Bharti, Therapeutic Challenge in coexisting infertility pathologies; A rare case report of Concurrence of Endometriosis, Adenomyosis and Tuberculosis., J Gynecol Reprod Med, 2018 ISSN 2574-2728
  8. Swati Verma, Umesh Nandini Jindal, Bharti Joshi Ovarian Maldescent in Unicornuate Uterus; Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge J Gynecol Women’s Health 10(4): JGWH.MS.ID.555800 (2018)
  9. Umesh Nandini Jindal, Sumeet Bajwa, Suman Sharma, Swati Verma, Bharti Joshi, Prevalence and characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome among infertile women; A 10 year study from infertility centre of North India.
  10. Bharti Sharma, Swati Verma, Umesh Jindal Diagnostic dilemmas in the management of a case of azoospermia due to adult onset hypogonadotropic hypogonadism along with posttubercular epididymal obstruction Fertility Science and Research: 2016 Volume : 3 Issue : 1Page : 31-33
  11. Swati Verma, Umesh Jindal Spontaneous conception in 40‑year‑old infertile woman with polycystic ovaries after complete reversal of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia: A case report with review of literature. Journal of Human Reproductive Science Volume 9/Issue 4/Oct – Dec 2016.
  12. Nanda S, Jindal U N, Pandit V L. Pelvic actinomycosis associated with long term use of intrauterine contraceptive device. J Obset Gynecol India; 2010: Vol. 60, No. 4, pg 345-347.
  13. Jindal U.N.Gn RH-antagonists in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation protocol in assisted reproductive technique programmes-current concepts. JIMA2006; 104 (08): 450-456.
  14. Jindal U.N.Management of endometriosis. Current Medical Journal of India; Vol X, No. 9 2004 p 29-32
  15. Jindal U.N., Bhasin N. Tuberculosis and Infertility. Current Medical Journal- North Zone2003; IX (6):19-22.
  16. Jindal U.N.Pregnancy above forty. Current Medical Journal-North Zone 2003; IX(2):63-65.
  17. Jindal U.N., Bhasin N. ICSI- Hope for infertile men. Current Medical Journal- North Zone:2002: VIII (8); 21-24.
  18. Jindal U.N.Management of infertility in females. PGI Drugs Bulletin2000; 24(3):1-26
  19. Jindal U.N.Assisted Reproduction Techniques. Current Medical Journal– North Zone; 2000: VI (5); 15-20.
  20. Jindal U.N.Gonadotrophins – releasing hormone Analogues. Current Medical Journal-North Zone; 2000; V(ii): 15-18.
  21. Dhaliwal L.K, Barik S,Jindal U.N.and Gopalan S. Unusual presentation of conjoined twins-A case report. Bullentin PGI, Chandigarh 1990; 24: 39-43.
  22. Jindal U.N., Gupta I. and Dhall G.I. Endometriosis and infertility. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India. 1989; 39: 702-705.
  23. Jindal U.N., Dhall G.I., Dhall K. and Gupta A.N. Causes of Maternal Mortality in a tertiary care center in Northern India. Journal of Obstetrics and gynaecology of India. 1989; 39: 787-79
  24. Malhotra S.,Jindal U.N.Clinical behaviour of hydatidiform mole. Journal of Indian Medical Association 1989; 87: 157-159.
  25. Jindal U.N., Malhotra S. and Devi P.K. Vaginal agenesis, association with par ovarian cyst- a diagnostic riddle. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India: 1982; 32 602-603.
  26. Jindal U.N.Role of FOGSI member bodies and FOGSI members in reducing maternal mortality and perinatal mortality in India. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India.1988; 38 247-249.
  27. Malhotra S. and Jindal U.N.Management of tuberculosis during pregnancy. Indian Journal of tuberculosis1988; 38:138-140.

Chapter in Books

  1. Jindal S.K. and Jindal U.N.Computers in the hospital administration. in: Hospital administration and management.(1991)  Goel S.L., Kumar R., pp 213-231, Publ. Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi.
  2. Jindal U N .IUI lab setup. In: Step by step Intrauterine Insemination, editor: Surveen Ghuman Sindu2008; Page 151-178. Pub: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
  3. Jindal U N.Sperm preparation techniques for IUI. In: Step by step Intrauterine Insemination, editor: Surveen Ghuman Sindu. 2008; Page 91-106 Pub: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publisher (P) Ltd.
  4. Umesh Jindal,Dr Swati Verma, Luteal Phase Support in Principals and practices in Assisted Reproduction Techniques (Edi. Kamini Rao 2013, pp 604-610).
  5. Jindal UN, Sharma N. Complications of Ovulation Induction in World Cllin Obstet Gynaecol 2015;4(2) ;306-28
  6. Jindal UN, Jindal S. Ovulation Induction in hypogonadotropic hypogonadismeds Ghumman S Principles and Practice of Controlled Ovarian stimulation in ART Springer India 2015, 357-68.

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