Dr.Pouru P. Bhiwandi is a physician with a special interest in and commitment to improving women’s reproductive health. She is a practicing obstetrician and gynecologist, who also specializes in public health and teaches at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was formerly the Medical Director and Head of the International Program of Family Health International (FHI), which has projects in more than 50 countries. She was also Chairperson of the International Women’s Health Coalition for eight years.
Dr. Bhiwandi has authored more than 100 publications and co-authored three books. She has traveled extensively and has been invited to teach in countries all over the world. Most recently, she has conducted the training of physicians in the Newly Independent States of the former USSR. She continues to work as a consultant in women’s health and serves on the boards of directors and medical advisory committees of several national and international agencies.