Dr. Parikh has several firsts to her name, from South East Asia’s first ICSI baby, in 1994 to setting up the first PGD laboratory in India 1999 to pioneering the technique of Cumulus Aided Transfer (CAT) for the first time in the world 2005 and first pregnancy in India for Reciprocal Translocation by PGD in 2011.
She has had a distinguished career with several gold medals and first ranks. After being trained at the Yale School of Medicine in Reproductive Medicine for four years in the mud 1980’s, she returned to India to set up and head the first IVF centre in a private hospital at the Jaslok Hospital in 1989. Within a year of its inception, the Jaslok centre was being hailed as an outstanding international centre and began receiving patients from more than 40 different countries as well as from every state of India. In fact, medical tourism in India started with a large number of foreign patients coming in to see her in the early 1990’s.
Over the years, Dr Firuza Parikh has become a ray of hope for a majority of couples battling infertility. Thanks to her command over In vitro fertilisation (IVF), over 8000 couples have been blessed with children.