Mrs Nitu Bajekal MBBS, MD (Obs & Gynae), MRCOG (UK)

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Barnet Hospital, London UK
Training Programme Director, NTE London Deanery (Obs and Gynae)

Mrs Nitu Bajekal’s initial training as a medical student and postgraduate medical training was in Jipmer, Pondicherry and at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. She came to the UK for higher training in 1994 and became a consultant in 2000.

She is currently a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Barnet Hospital in North London. Between 2002 and 2008, she was also the Royal College Tutor for training junior doctors in the hospital.

She has a special interest in Ectopic Pregnancy, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and Recurrent Miscarrage. She is actively involved in high risk Obstetrica and is the Lead for HIV pregnancy and women with Female genital mutilation (FGM) and Teenage pregnancies.

Over the last twenty years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, she has developed and maintained a keen interest in Medical Education. Since June 2007, she has been elected as the Training Programme Director for the London Deanery in Obs and Gynae.

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