Dr. Nikhil Datar
Education: Consultant Gynaecologist & Health Rights Activist MD DNB FCPS FICOG LLB DGO DHA
  • Practicing gynaecologist ( since 1997), medico-legal expert & noted health right activist
    Medical director & senior Gynaecologist: Cloudnine Hospital Mumbai ( Chain of Cloudnine Group of hospitals by Kids India Pvt Ltd )
  • Partner at Lifewave Hospital (Malad) & Yashada Hospital (Goregaon)
  • Ex- Head of the unit and Post graduate medical teacher at R N Cooper Municipal Hospital
    Founder President of Patient Safety Alliance, An NGO that works on empowering patients and supporting health care professionals to prevent medical errors.( www.patientsafetyalliance.in)
    Fought famous case of his patient Niketa Mehta challenging the MTP Act in 2008. We all remember that she was carrying an abnormal fetus and had approached Bombay high court seeking permission to abort the fetus. His case has paved way for the amendment of the MTP Act .
  • Was interviewed in the famous TV show “Satyamev Jayate” by Aamir Khan for his exemplary work on Gender sensitive protocol on examination and evidence collection of survivors of sexual assault. He was invited for national consultation appointed on high level committee by WHO and the Government of India on national think tank.
  • He was recently appointed as a consultant by URC- USAID to work on quality improvement in maternal health with seven state governments in India
    He was awarded a fellowship by the International federation of health and human rights organizations in 2010
  • He was the recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth fellowship from UK and worked on the “patient safety” in the UK and WHO in 2009.
  • He sits on the advisory board of Asian center for entertainment and education (sister concern of Hollywood Health Society) along with eminent Bollywood personalities.
  • Recipient of Dr Purandare gold medal and Dr Dastur gold medal during academic career
    Founder Trustee “Forum for enhancing quality in health care”- NGO working on quality in healthcare.( www.clinic21st.com)
  • Board member Disease management association of India.(www.dami.org.in)
  • He is the former chairman of Association of Medical Consultants a body of over 7000 medical consultants in the city of Mumbai, was the national coordinator of the FOGSI , the national body of gynaecologists in the country and past president of Association of fellow gynaecologists.
  • Dr Datar is a prolific writer. His columns “Vaidyakbhan” In Loksatta & “ Sajag Rugn” In Grahak are remembered even today.
  • Senior Obstetrician, Gynaecologist & Medical Director
  • Cloudnine group of Hospitals . Mumbai ( Leading chain of maternity and gynaecological services in India)
  • Partner Lifewave Hospital LLP & Yashada Hospital
  • Founder President Patient Safety Alliance
  • Recipient of Commonwealth professional fellowship (2009-10) & Austrian American foundation fellowship (2010-11)