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Dr Santanu Acharya


About the Ambassador

Santanu is a consultant gynaecologist & obstetrician, Person Responsible, Ayrshire Fertility Unit, University Hospital Crosshouse, Scotland. He is Chair, Ethnic Minority Staff Network (EMSN), NHS Ayrshire & Arran health board.

He is a member of the National Fertility group, the Scottish government’s policy-making body and current Chair for the Primary – Secondary care interface of Fertility Scotland National Network.

He is the Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow and is an examiner and educational supervisor for medical students from University of Glasgow & Dundee and West of Scotland Deanery.

Santanu also holds various positions at the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London:

  • Convenor, International MRCOG 2 course in charge of organizing global courses
  • Standard-setting subcommittee, member
  • Disciplinary, Removal & Reinstatement Committee (DRRC), founder fellow that has been newly constituted at the college
  • MRCOG 3 Examination subcommittee panelist
  • RCOG Advisory Appointments Committee (AAC) Assessor group member

He has been a Medical assessor in the Fitness to Practice panel and also a medicolegal expert in the General Medical Council (GMC) as well as a Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examiner.

Santanu has co-authored a number of papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences. He is the Research Champion for the Scottish NRS Reproductive Health and Childbirth Specialty Group from NHS Ayrshire & Arran.

Publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4251-9655

Santanu has always been passionate about global health and was bestowed with the Paul Harris Fellowship, one of the highest honors by Rotary International for his contribution towards the improvement of women and child’s health in the developing world, 2018. As UK Clinical Lead, for global health, a flagship enterprise by the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists he has implemented Essential Gynaecology Skills (EGS) in Bangladesh. He closely works with Kidney Research Scotland in improving organ donation within the South Asian community and supports Dumfries House, Prince’s charity. He is the Global Citizenship program champion in the NHSAA, an initiative by the Scottish government. He is also a medical advisor in the BBC series Casualty.

PCOS Relief is delighted to have Dr. Santanu as an Ambassador, his reputation is a testament to his expertise, leadership, support, and unwavering passion for supporting females diagnosed with PCOS globally.