Dr. Usha Kiran
Pioneer of Scarless Surgery and Global Healthcare Advocate
- Dr. Usha Kiran, is a prominent figure in the field of gynecology and advanced laparoscopic surgery. With a career spanning over three decades, Dr. Kiran has made significant contributions to women’s health and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
In the domain of women’s health, Dr. Usha Kiran shines as a symbol of innovation and excellence. With a distinguished career spanning over three decades, she has achieved remarkable progress in the field of gynecology and advanced laparoscopic surgery. Currently holding the position of Consultant Gynecologist at Prime Hospital, Dubai, Dr. Usha Kiran has been a pioneering figure in introducing scarless surgical technique,- vNOTES surgery, in the United Arab Emirates. she was the first to introduce scarless vNOTES hysterectomy and has done the maximum cases so far Dr. Usha Kiran embarked on her medical career with the pursuit of an MBBS degree from Mysore Medical College, India. Her dedication to women’s health led her to further specialization, culminating in an MD from Bombay University, as well as FCPS and DGO from the same institution. Dr. Usha Kiran’s relentless pursuit of excellence extended to the United Kingdom, where she achieved a CCT (Certificate of Completion of Training), and obtained fellowships from prestigious bodies, including the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (FRCOG) and MRCOG.
During her role as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Royal Gwent Hospital NHS Trust in the UK, Dr. Usha Kiran spearheaded various specialized services, leaving an indelible mark on maternal medicine. She introduced advanced ultrasound scanning services and played a pivotal role in services like transvaginal placental localization and External Cephalic Version (ECV). Her commitment to excellence earned her recognition as a trailblazer in the field. In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Usha Kiran is a seasoned educator. She was a honorary tutor for medical students at Cardiff University of Wales. Her passion for teaching and mentoring is evident in her role as an Associate Professor at Cama & Albless Hospital, Government Grant Medical College, and her current position in Dubai. She imparts practical knowledge and skills in general obstetrics, gynecology, and minimal access surgery to her registrars and junior colleagues. Furthermore, Dr. Usha Kiran is a respected figure in the licensing panel at the Dubai Health Authority, where she plays a pivotal role in evaluating candidates for Consultant licensing. Her commitment to medical education extends to her involvement in various examination and preceptorship programs, including her contributions to PLAB viva and OSCE courses. Dr. Usha Kiran’s influence extends beyond the clinical and educational realms. She has actively contributed to clinical governance, serving as Head of the Department and providing managerial care and support to a team of specialist doctors and registrars. Her role as Chairman of the Trust Guidelines Committee further demonstrates her dedication to enhancing departmental protocols and guidelines.
Throughout her career, Dr. Usha Kiran has been an avid researcher, presenting her work at regional and national conferences and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Her contributions to clinical research have not only advanced the field but have also earned her accolades and recognition.
Outside the realm of medicine, Dr. Usha Kiran is a fervent mountaineer, having conquered peaks like Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp. in 2023 she also became the oldest woman to have scaled the 8163 m Mt Manaslu. She also has spearheaded several charity campaigns for charity surgeries in India. In summary, Dr. Usha Kiran’s impact on women’s health is nothing short of revolutionary. Her pioneering work in scarless surgery, dedication to medical education and research, and leadership in healthcare management have raised the standards of healthcare in the UAE and beyond. She holds the distinction of being the first surgeon in the UAE to perform vNOTES (scarless) surgeries, revolutionizing gynecological procedures. Her future plans include continuing her pioneering work in minimally invasive surgery, expanding into robotic gynecological surgery, and conducting charitable surgical camps in remote areas of India.
- World record for removing the largest ovarian cyst (42 cm with 15 litres of fluid in a 140 kg woman) laparoscopically
- The only surgeon in the UAE removing largest number of fibroids (168) in a single woman and still saving the womb (uterus).
- Modernizing and improving antenatal services.
- Prioritize patient care and trust in medical practice.
- She is the only urogynecologist in the UAE performing surgeries for female in continence.
“Being a gynecologist was not part of my plan or fruition of a dream. I chose to be one, following in the footsteps of my elder sister who I always emulated. However, if given a choice today, I would not choose anything else. My profession has given me an insight not just into a woman’s physical body and its issues, but a deeper look into the working of a woman’s mind as well. As a woman I have personally undergone all the challenges of teenage years, pregnancy and childhood and the challenges of motherhood and so on. Therefore, I have this great empathy that gives me an insight into the mind of the women who come to me. At the end of the day, we are not just treating the body, but a whole person who is a wife, mother, sister, and daughter. “