Dr Hema Divakar

Attained highest level of dedication and achievement in clinical care

Attained highest level of dedication and achievement in clinical care

Graduated and postgraduated in Mumbai & now a leading Obgyn in Bengaluru,Karnataka
Recognised as a distinguished senior consultant with more than three decades of experience.


  • DGO 1986 – (Mumbai)
  • MD 1989-Wadia MaternityHospital (Mumbai)
  • FICMCH 1999-(Calcutta) FICOG 2000 – (Mumbai)
  • Postgraduate diploma in Medical Law & Ethics
  • Diploma from All IndiaInstitute of Management
  • Masters Degree in AlternativeMedicine
  • PG Diploma in Preventive &Promotive Health Care

Established “DIVAKARS SPECIALITY HOSPITAL” in 1990 in Bengaluru, the first private hospital in the State to obtain an ISO 9002 certification for quality standards. With a Passion for Quality Healthcare she has a keen interest in High Risk Pregnancy Care. And have established speciality clinics for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss, Fetal malformation, Diabetic Obstetric clinic, Myoma clinic and Well Women clinic.

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Provided highest level of support to the development of women’s healthcare services through national, local, state organisations.

Organisational positions in FOGSI ICOG – President FOGSI 2013

  • Hon Secretary of ICOG 2009 – 2011
  • Senior Vice President, FOGSI 2005
  • Chairperson Perinatology Committee, FOGSI 2003
  • National Editorial board FOGSI Journal.
  • Organising Chairperson-2nd All India FOGSI Satellite linked Conference
  • National Technical Expert For EmOc Programme ;
  • Governing council member of ICOG ;
  • Member of the Technical Advisory Group of FOGSI
  • Task Force for Policy Making in FOGSI;
  • Principal Investigator for several FOGSI research projects
  • President of Karnataka Societies of ObGyn 2010 ;
  • President BSOG , Bengaluru , India in 2000;
  • Hon secretory BSOG , Bengaluru 1990
  • Hon Fellow of Srilankan Perinatology Society
  • Governing Council Member of South Asian Society for Menopause
  • and a Technical Advisor for the Institute of Public Health
  • and Indian Institute of Management Bengaluru IIMB

National and international recognition and awards

  • Global Award for Music Therapy.
  • Medscape India award for outstanding service for womens health
  • Distinuished community service award by Prapancha
  • Citation and award by State body which defines dr Hema Divakar as a person with determination, commitment, creativity, humility and foresight

Advancement (directly or indirectly) of Women’s Health

  • Passion to reach the adolescent masses and have conducted outreach services like anemia detection and treatment, deworming, menstural hygiene, health awareness camps for 50,000 girls every year since the last ten years
  • Health awareness talks and programmeds in school and colleges through national ornanisation as the lead national co-ordinator
  • Extended services to Primary Health Care Centers (P.H.C.)in collaboration with state government & Karuna trust to fill up the lacunae in accessing health care facilities in rural India
  • Furthered your art of teaching by conducting awareness and advocacy programmes and interacted with the masses on health issues through a tele programme, AVISHKAR.
  • Key Opinion Leader and advocate for social and legal issues related to women and womens health
  • Invited on national television for opinions related to womens health and in a variety of forums such as Health Watch, as a watchdog for ethical practice and quality standards
  • Contributed several articles in the lay press and leading newspapers and magazines on womens health issues.

Advancement of the specialty through research/training/management research

Head of research projects and principle investigator in Rural India on issues related to:

  • Anemia in Pregnancy – prevalence study and operative research on use of Intravenous iron sucrose
  • HIV AIDS – knowledge, attitudes and practices in private sector providers
  • Contraception – expanding the use of IUCD and PPIUCD in public and private providers
  • Postpartum depression – new scoring system in indian women
  • Diabetes in pregnancy – prevalence – longterm outcomes and new methods for screening and diagnosis
  • Cervical cancer and vaccines – awareness and screening / mother – daughter initiatives
  • Collaborated with Columbia Univarsity for community work for pre ecclampsia care
    Coordinated with Indian Institute of management to study the effects of Mid Day meal on Scholastic performance.
  • Established the Asian Training and Research Institute for Skill Transfer


  • Initiated the Helping Mothers Survive training programme for task shifting and training Front line Health Care Workers in PPH and Preeclampsaia management
  • Started the speciality course for Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy for Obgyns pan India.
  • Runs a fellowship course in Ultrasonology and perinatology for Indian college of O and G
  • Conducted several workshops on high risk pregnancy care and focussed conferences and represented India at various international platforms

Development of healthcare delivery with GOVERNMENT of India

  1. Emergency Obstetric care programme
    • Contributed in the capacity of National technical expert
    • Director for standards and quality control
    • Monitoring and evaluation
    • Training and supportive supervision for medical officers in rural India
  2. Technical expert on the hospital accreditation committee for improving standards of health care delivery systems
  3. Technical and training-in-charge for Skilled Birth attendants training programme
  4. for the southern state of Karnataka
  5. Public private partnership with the Government for managing Primary health centres and an FRU (First Reference Unit) for maternal healthcare in Karnataka
  6. Strengthening the PPTTC programme and training private healthcare providers for HIV management in pregnancy
  7. Consultant for PSI – Population Services International – presently working in the areas of unsafe abortions and IUCD insertions

Contributed through highest level of work for the RCOG

Contributions to the RCOG

  1. Conducted MRCOG part two training course for Indian students by sourcing the RCOG faculty from UK – from 2003 to 2007
  2. Participated at the AICC RCOG congress in India as a faculty
  3. Several rounds of discussions with the RCOG team for PROMPT course
  4. Involved in discussions for ways forward for MRCOG exams in India
  5. Represented India at the liverpool RCOG meet
  6. Vice chairman for the world congress of RCOG 2014

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