The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi was established in the year 1958 under Dr P K Malkani. It is currently under the leadership of Dr. Neerja Bhatla who envisions making the department an apex centre of patient care, research and education in the country.
Over the years the department has grown keeping pace with the ever-increasing advances in the field of medicine. Currently the department has a state of the art set up and expertise in the fields of Gynecological oncology, In Vitro Fertilization & Reproductive Medicine, Fetal medicine, High risk obstetrics and Gynecological endoscopy.
In addition to providing the latest in patient care, the department under a dynamic leadership, strives to maintain a high standard of research and also train the young doctors to become eIxperts in the field.
Admission to post graduate courses is quite coveted and students from all over the country compete in an All India entrance examination. Postgraduate course (MD) is of three years duration and includes a thesis. Selection of junior residents for postgraduate course is made twice a year i.e. in January and July.
The department also offers super-speciality courses like D.M. (Reproductive Medicine), M.C.H. (Gynecologic Oncology), Fellowship in Fetal Medicine, Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Surgery and Fellowship in Uro-gynecology.
Apart from the Post graduate and superspeciality courses the department offers training to the senior residents who obtain an overall comprehensive experience in all the sub specialties of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department also offers short term and long term observerships in Gynecological endoscopy, IVF and Fetal medicine. Keeping in with the spirit of the AIIMS mandate of teaching and research along with patient care, the department regularly organizes conferences and workshops in various subspecialties.
As a part of commitment towards the National Family Planning program, the department has an active family planning unit, which offers all the modalities of reversible and permanent methods of contraception. The Department also has an active role in the management of the Comprehensive Rural Health Centre at Ballabhgarh and the out reach OPD and operation facilities for gynecologic cancer patients at National Cancer Institute, Jhajjar.