Dr. Natarajan started her medical career with a MBBS degree in 1979 from the prestigious Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal. She stayed on at KMC and completed her DGO and MD degrees after which she came to Coimbatore. She took a sabbatical to train herself in laparoscopic surgical techniques at Tuttilingen, Germany in 1995. She returned to India to start her career as a consultant in G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore. She eventually took over and spearheaded a busy Obstetrics/Gynecology department at the hospital for almost two decades. During this time, apart from running a high volume clinical practice, she also managed to give back to her academic community by conducting several international conferences and training postgraduates at the institution and beyond. Over the course of her career, she has published several high-impact articles and book chapters in peerreviewed journals and textbooks, and has delivered lectures as an expert speaker in several national and international conferences.
AN ESTEEMED VETERAN
Beyond her clinical and academic endeavors, she has also taken up multiple leadership roles in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has led two successful terms as President of the Coimbatore Chapter of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Societies of India (FOGSI). She is also a member of prestigious organizations like Indian Medical Association (IMA), Ultrasound Society of India, Society of Urogynaecologists of India, Indian College of Maternal and Child Health, Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction (ISAR), and Indian Fertility Society (IFS). Notably, she also leads the very popular “Labour Congress” conference every other year and has made a mark for herself in the academic community in India. In pursuit of greater challenges, Dr. Suma moved her practice to Ganga Women and Child Centre, Coimbatore in 2007 where she started the Obstetrics and Gynecology division and continues to serve as the head of the department. Her keen interest in the field of Infertility led her to establish a State-of-the-art infertility treatment center, the Esjay Craft Fertility Center in Ramnagar, Coimbatore.
As a result, she has been able to provide affordable infertility treatment options to struggling couples and give them a chance at experiencing the joy of parenthood. Furthermore, she also serves as Chairman of InHouse Medicare, a facility that has been successfully providing vital in-home services and assisted nursing facilities to many of the vulnerable elders in the community since 2015.
A PASSIONATE PROFESSIONAL
Her achievements have earned her numerous prestigious awards in the medical field including the Mahila Ratna Award in 2014, Acharya Award in 2015, Women’s Achievers Award in 2017, and Lifetime Achievement Award by IMA in 2018 and Lifetime Achievement Award by Coimbatore Obstetric & Gynaecological Society in 2018.
Over the decades, Dr. Suma Natarajan has made her mark as a pioneer in the OB/GYN field and her ultimate vision is to expand her clinical practice with the aim of providing her patients with the most affordable and up-to-date solutions to all of their healthcare needs and ultimately transform the city into an excellent hub for advanced gynecological, infertility and obstetric care.