Meet our Expert Team

A Team that Cares.

The heart of Gunasheela is its team - a group of highly skilled and dedicated professionals, including fertility specialists, embryologists, nurses, and support staff, who work together seamlessly to provide personalized care to each patient. Our team is not only adept in their respective fields but also deeply compassionate, understanding the emotional journey that our patients undergo.

Dr. Devika Gunasheela,
Managing Director
MBBS, MRCOG (London), Fellow in Reproductive Medicine


Dr. Devika Gunasheela stands as a luminary in reproductive medicine, bringing an invaluable 25 years of experience to her role as Managing Director. Her tenure in the medical field is marked by a steadfast dedication to advancing patient care and a deep-seated expertise in addressing complex fertility issues.

Embarking on her medical career with an MBBS degree, Dr. Gunasheela laid a solid foundation in understanding the intricate facets of health and disease. Furthering her specialization, she pursued and achieved the prestigious Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG) in London, a testament to her commitment and proficiency in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, with a keen focus on reproductive medicine.

Dr. Gunasheela's quest for excellence in her specialty did not stop there; she completed a fellowship in reproductive medicine, thereby enriching her expertise and enhancing her ability to provide specialized care. This additional training has equipped her with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to tackle a wide array of fertility-related challenges, making significant contributions to the field.

In her role as Managing Director, Dr. Gunasheela exemplifies leadership characterized by innovation, empathy, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. She oversees the strategic direction and operational excellence of the clinic, ensuring that the highest standards of patient care are met and that the clinic remains at the forefront of advancements in reproductive medicine.

Patients consulting with Dr. Gunasheela on Tuesdays from 10 AM to 3 PM have the opportunity to benefit from her extensive knowledge and compassionate approach to care. Her ability to blend scientific rigor with a deep understanding of the emotional and psychological aspects of fertility treatments sets her apart as a practitioner and leader. Under her guidance, patients receive personalized care plans designed to optimize outcomes and support them through their fertility journey with dignity and respect.

Dr. Devika Gunasheela's distinguished career and leadership in reproductive medicine not only reflect her professional accomplishments but also her dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of those seeking to overcome fertility challenges.

Dr. Ashwini N,
Fertility Specialist
MBBS, MS, Fellow in Reproductive Medicine


Dr. Ashwini N. stands as a dedicated Fertility Specialist, bringing 9 years of specialized experience to the field of fertility medicine. Her journey in medicine commenced with obtaining an MBBS degree, laying a comprehensive foundation in medical knowledge and patient care. She further honed her expertise by completing a Diplomate of National Board (DNB) program, an accomplishment that signifies her advanced training and proficiency in her specialty.

Deepening her focus on reproductive health, Dr. Ashwini pursued a fellowship in reproductive medicine. This specialized training equipped her with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in addressing various fertility issues, making her adept at offering tailored treatment options to those facing challenges in conceiving.

Dr. Ashwini’s expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of fertility treatments and technologies, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and fertility preservation methods, among others. Her approach to care is holistic and patient-centered, emphasizing the importance of understanding each individual's or couple's unique situation to provide the most effective and compassionate care possible.

Dr. Ashwini N. dedicates her time to guiding patients through the complexities of fertility with utmost care and professionalism. Her commitment to her patients is evident in her thoughtful approach to treatment planning and her continuous pursuit of excellence in the field of reproductive medicine.

For individuals and couples navigating the often challenging journey to parenthood, Dr. Ashwini N. offers not just expert medical advice and treatment but also support and understanding, making her a valued ally in their quest to achieve their dreams of starting or growing a family.

Dr. Ashwini M,
Fertility Specialist
MBBS, MS, Fellow in Reproductive Medicine


Dr. Ashwini M is a committed Fertility Specialist with 8 years of focused experience in the field of fertility medicine. Her educational journey began with the completion of an MBBS degree, providing her with a broad base of medical knowledge and the clinical skills necessary for patient care. She further expanded her expertise by pursuing a Master of Surgery (MS), which deepened her understanding of surgical aspects relevant to fertility treatments and interventions.

To specialize further in the complex and nuanced field of reproductive medicine, Dr. Ashwini undertook a fellowship in reproductive medicine. This advanced training equipped her with specialized knowledge and skills to address a wide range of fertility issues, enabling her to offer state-of-the-art treatments and techniques to assist couples in achieving pregnancy.

Dr. Ashwini M's expertise is invaluable for couples seeking fertility treatments. She provides a comprehensive range of services, from initial assessments and diagnoses to advanced reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), intrauterine insemination (IUI), and other assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Her approach to patient care is characterized by personalization, recognizing that each patient's journey to parenthood is unique.

Dr. Ashwini M is dedicated to offering her patients not only expert medical advice but also compassionate support throughout their fertility journey. Her commitment to staying abreast of the latest developments in reproductive medicine ensures that her patients receive the most effective and innovative treatments available.

For couples navigating the challenges of infertility, Dr. Ashwini M stands out as a knowledgeable, empathetic, and skilled specialist. Her dedication to her field and her patients makes her a trusted ally in their quest for fertility, providing them with both hope and high-quality medical care.

Dr. Rajsekhar Nayak,
Surgical Gastroenterologist
MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Glasgow)


Dr. Rajsekhar Nayak is a distinguished Surgical Gastroenterologist whose extensive training and 25 years of experience have positioned him as an expert in his field. His educational foundation was solidified with an MBBS degree, which provided him with a broad understanding of medicine and surgery. He further specialized by completing a Master of Surgery (MS), focusing on the complexities of surgical procedures and patient care in gastroenterology.

Elevating his expertise, Dr. Nayak attained the prestigious Fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (FRCS) from both Edinburgh and Glasgow. These accolades are testament to his commitment to excellence, rigorous training, and adherence to the highest standards of surgical practice. The FRCS qualification is recognized globally as a hallmark of a surgeon's competence and dedication, underscoring Dr. Nayak's capabilities in handling intricate gastroenterological surgeries.

Dr. Nayak's experience in the United Kingdom has enriched his professional journey with exposure to advanced surgical techniques, multidisciplinary approaches, and cutting-edge research in gastroenterology. This international exposure has equipped him to tackle a wide array of complex cases involving the digestive system, including diseases of the esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and intestines.

As a Surgical Gastroenterologist, Dr. Nayak specializes in diagnosing and surgically treating conditions such as gastrointestinal cancers, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstones, and hernias, among others. His approach to patient care emphasizes precision, safety, and personalized treatment plans that are tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Patients and colleagues alike respect Dr. Nayak for his technical proficiency, comprehensive understanding of gastroenterological diseases, and compassionate approach to care. His commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in his field ensures that his patients receive the most effective treatments available.

With a career spanning over two decades, Dr. Rajsekhar Nayak's contributions to surgical gastroenterology have made him a renowned and trusted professional, dedicated to improving the lives of his patients through exceptional surgical care.

Dr. Vasanth Kumar,
General Surgeon
MBBS, MS (General surgery)


Dr. Vasanth Kumar stands out as a highly skilled general surgeon with a solid foundation of 13 years of experience in the medical field. His journey began with earning an MBBS degree, laying the groundwork with comprehensive medical knowledge and clinical skills essential for any physician. Following this, Dr. Kumar pursued and completed a Master of Surgery (MS) in General Surgery, specializing in the discipline that deals with a wide spectrum of surgical conditions and procedures.

His expertise encompasses managing and performing surgical interventions for various conditions affecting the abdomen, including but not limited to the stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, intestines, and appendix, as well as dealing with surgeries involving the skin, breast, soft tissues, and hernias. The combination of his MBBS and MS degrees signifies a robust understanding of both the medical and surgical aspects of patient care, enabling him to make informed decisions about the management of surgical diseases, consider non-surgical treatment options when appropriate, and perform surgeries with precision and care.

Dr. Kumar's 13 years of experience in the field of general surgery have allowed him to develop a keen eye for diagnosing complex conditions, crafting personalized treatment plans that cater to the individual needs of his patients, and mastering advanced surgical techniques. This experience not only speaks to his technical competence but also to his dedication to patient care, ensuring that each individual receives the highest standard of treatment.

Given his extensive training and years of practice, Dr. Vasanth Kumar is well-equipped to handle a broad range of surgical procedures. His commitment to staying updated with the latest advancements in surgical techniques and technologies further enhances his ability to provide effective, minimally invasive treatments that promote quicker recovery times and improved outcomes for his patients.

Patients under Dr. Kumar's care can expect a compassionate and holistic approach, with an emphasis on clear communication, thorough pre-operative evaluation, and meticulous post-operative care. His aim is always to achieve the best possible health outcomes for his patients, making him a trusted and respected professional in the field of general surgery.

Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar,
Consultant, Gynaecology & Obstetrics
MBBS, MS (Obs & Gyn), Dip. MAS, FMIGS


Dr. Abhishek Mangeshikar is a pioneering gynaecological surgeon, acclaimed for his specialization in endometriosis and pelvic pain disorders. As the founder and director of the Indian Centre for Endometriosis (ICE), he has established a vital international referral center based in Mumbai, dedicated to treating patients with complex cases of endometriosis and associated pelvic pain. His ground-breaking work in this field has earned him the distinction of being the first recognized endometriosis specialist in Asia and the Middle East.

Dr. Mangeshikar's expertise is rooted in his comprehensive fellowship training in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery and gynaecological oncology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. During his fellowship, his exceptional skills and leadership were acknowledged, and he was appointed as the chief fellow in his second year. He currently directs Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Surgery at Saifee Hospital and heads the endometriosis center at Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai. His surgical prowess is particularly notable in performing advanced endometriosis surgeries using laparoscopic and robotic techniques, boasting the largest series of such surgeries in India for bowel, nerve, and thoracic endometriosis.

Dr. Mangeshikar's contributions extend beyond surgery into the realms of education and public awareness. He is a highly respected international expert on endometriosis surgical techniques and dedicates considerable effort to surgical education and training. He serves as the fellowship coordinator and chief mentor for the advanced laparoscopic fellowship program at MGM Medical College in Navi Mumbai, shaping the skills of upcoming surgeons.

His commitment to raising public awareness about endometriosis focuses on revolutionizing gynaecological practice regarding the treatment of pelvic pain. This includes improving diagnostics and modernizing therapeutic options for patients with endometriosis-related pelvic pain. Furthermore, Dr. Mangeshikar is actively involved in cutting-edge endometriosis research, collaborating with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and independent labs in leveraging artificial intelligence to enhance disease diagnostics.

In addition to his clinical and research endeavours, Dr. Mangeshikar's leadership at ICE is instrumental in providing comprehensive information about endometriosis. ICE serves as a rich resource of research data, whitepapers, and updates on endometriosis, both in India and globally. His background, coming from a family of gynaecologists, has undoubtedly fuelled his passion for the field. Having performed more than 250 diverse surgeries, including advanced laparoscopic techniques, his surgical expertise is vast and multifaceted.

Dr. Mangeshikar's educational contributions are also significant. He is a faculty member at CEMAST Mumbai and The Kiel School in Germany, and his recent appointment to the Board of the Asia Pacific Association for Gynaecologic Endoscopy (APAGE) further underlines his influence in the field. He has shared his knowledge globally, serving as faculty at various international workshops.

Dr. Manamohan N,
Consultant Psychiatrist


Dr. Manamohan N. is a Consultant Psychiatrist whose extensive training and diverse international experience make him a standout in the field of mental health and wellbeing. With qualifications spanning across continents, Dr. Manamohan brings a unique and broad perspective to psychiatric care, underpinned by a deep understanding of the cultural nuances that affect mental health.

His foundational medical training was completed with an MBBS degree, providing him with a comprehensive understanding of medicine. Building on this foundation, Dr. Manamohan pursued further specialization in psychiatry, earning an MD and a Diplomate of National Board (DNB), which highlight his advanced knowledge and clinical skills in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.

Further enriching his expertise, Dr. Manamohan achieved the MRCPsych from the United Kingdom, a prestigious qualification that demonstrates his competence and commitment to the highest standards of psychiatric practice as set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. This UK-based training exposed him to cutting-edge research and innovative treatment methodologies in the field of psychiatry.

Complementing his European training, Dr. Manamohan also completed the Specialist Training (SST-RANZCP) from Australia, accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. This experience in Australia broadened his clinical and research skills, particularly in the context of the Australian healthcare system, and deepened his understanding of mental health issues in diverse populations.

Dr. Manamohan's global training and experience have equipped him to provide comprehensive psychiatric care that is both empathetic and expert. He is adept at addressing a wide spectrum of mental health issues, from common conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders to more complex psychiatric illnesses. His approach to care is holistic, integrating biological, psychological, and social perspectives to develop tailored treatment plans that address the individual needs of his patients.

Patients consulting with Dr. Manamohan can expect to receive care that is informed by a wealth of international experience and a commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in psychiatric medicine. His empathetic approach, combined with his extensive qualifications, ensures that patients receive the highest standard of care, tailored to their unique circumstances and cultural backgrounds.

Dr. Manamohan N.’s role as a Consultant Psychiatrist is not just about addressing mental health challenges but also about fostering wellbeing and resilience among his patients, empowering them to lead fulfilling lives.

Dr. Sharath S Ghalige, 
Pediatric Consultant
MBBS, CCRI, DCH, MD Pediatrics, DM Neonatology


Dr. Sharath S Ghalige is a dedicated Pediatric Consultant with a comprehensive background in pediatrics and neonatology, evidenced by his MBBS, CCRI, DCH, MD in Pediatrics, and DM in Neonatology qualifications. Registered with the Karnataka Medical Council since 2008, he brings a wealth of experience to his practice.

Throughout his career, Dr. Ghalige has actively contributed to public health initiatives, notably serving as an area supervisor for the Pulse Polio Immunization program and engaging in a project to estimate the prevalence of asthma in rural adult populations. His commitment to community health was further demonstrated during his tenure as a Specialist in Pediatrics for the Government of Karnataka, where he worked at the Community Health Centre in Harohally, Ramanagar district.

Dr. Ghalige's passion for neonatal care is evident in his involvement in specialized training, including Neonatal Point Of Care Echocardiography and the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSID) 3rd edition. He has also participated in the Sonographic Clinical Assessment of the Newborn (SCAN) workshop and is an Advanced NRP Provider, showcasing his commitment to staying at the forefront of neonatal medicine.

As a faculty member for the Online Neonatal Ventilation Course and a contributor to various conferences and workshops, Dr. Ghalige actively engages in the medical community's educational efforts. His research and studies on pediatric and neonatal topics have been presented at prestigious forums such as South Zone PEDICON and NEOCON, and published in respected journals.

Dr. Ghalige holds memberships in professional bodies such as the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), and National Neonatology Forum (NNF), highlighting his active participation in the broader medical community.

His diverse experiences, achievements, and continued dedication to both pediatrics and neonatology underscore Dr. Ghalige's expertise and commitment to improving child and neonatal healthcare outcomes.


Establishment of Gunasheela Hospital under the visionary leadership of Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela


Gunasheela was the first to introduce Obstetrics and Gynaecology Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy in Karnataka in 1982.


First ART baby of South India on December 5, 1988 was born at Gunasheela under the leadership of Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela.


Gunasheela was the first to publish 3 international articles consecutively on human blastocyst hatching and critical evaluation in 2003.


Gunasheela welcomed India's first In-Vitro Maturation baby in the year 2003, paving way for further innovations and success stories.


The birth of the 5th baby in the world through Vitrification of IVM oocytes in 2011 happened at Gunasheela solidifying Gunasheela's presence.


Birth of first Embryo Scope Babies (twins) in South India in 2012 at Gunasheela heralded new hope for aspiring parents.


Gunasheela achieved the first pregnancy in India using in-house NGS based PGS tested on frozen thawed embryos in a 24 hour run in 2016.


India’s First Genetic Testing and Intervention Lab at a Hospital was established in 2020 at Gunasheela mitigating the risk of genetic disorders.

The Legacy of Gunasheela.

The story of Gunasheela Hospital began with the inspiring vision of Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela. She aimed not only to practice medicine but to enrich families with the joy of childbirth. Deeply moved by the struggles faced by couples with infertility and pregnancy challenges, Dr. Sulochana was driven to explore deeper into medical science for answers. This journey was fueled by the birth of the world's first IVF baby, sparking a hope-filled question: could this life-changing technology be brought to India to aid those in need?

Determined and passionate, Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela pursued specialized training in Assisted Reproductive Technology at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA. Her steadfast commitment transformed her maternity home into the innovative Gunasheela Fertility Centre in 1985, marking a new era in South India with its advanced reproductive technologies. The centre achieved a remarkable milestone with the birth of South India's first IVF baby on December 5, 1988, forever changing the landscape of assisted reproductive technology in the region.

Dr. Sulochana Gunasheela's path has been a beacon of hope, guiding countless couples towards the joy of parenthood. Her relentless pursuit of progress in infertility treatment has made her a revered figure in this field, attracting numerous couples filled with hope to the hospital. The commitment of Gunasheela Hospital to research and innovation has continuously led to pioneering advancements in reproductive medicine, touching lives and creating families.

Our Specialised Departments.

Fertility & Reproductive Health

Obstetric & Gynaecology

High Risk Pregnancy

Genetic Testing



General Surgery

General Medicine


Psychiatry & Mental Health

Radiology & Ultrasonography

Bio-Chemistry & Pathology

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