Dr Kodati Vijalakshmi, MBBS, FRCOG, PhD
Dr Vijayalakshmi is reputed consultant gynaecologist and obstetrician of Hyderabad, a High Technology driven city situated in northern part of south India. She has over twenty five years of hands on experience. She has shares her rich experience and knowledge with youngsters who aspire to excel in field of medical science through her professorial pursuits. She is a recognized academician and a professor in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Dr Kodati has a long association and deep involvement in medical research in the field of genetics. The research projects under her tutelage are approved by the Departments of Science and Technology and Scientific and Industrial Research. She is also awarded the Doctorate in Philosophy (PhD) by the Osmania University, Hyderabad for presentation of the research paper on endometriosis.
Her academic pursuits of yesteryears have left a trail of brilliance. Dr Kodati having completed basic medical education (MBBS) in Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, India, 1978 on Merit Scholarship of the Govt. of Andhra Pradesh for entire five years of MBBS. Thereafter, she did post graduation in Gynaecology & Obstetrics in United Kingdom and acquired MRCOG(Member of Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists) in 1985. Thereafter, FICMCH (Fellow of Indian College of Maternal and Child Health) in 1995. In 1997, she was given merit scholarship from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists from the Overseas Travel Fund. She was awarded the FRCOG (Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) in 1999. Osmania University awarded her PhD in Genetics in 2007. Dr Kodati has presented and published scores of well received papers in many reputed national and international seminars/ workshops.
Her teaching interest and skills have been developed and honed since 1982 since her posting in the National women’s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand and in 1984 in Princes Mary Maternity Hospital, New Castle Upon Tyne, UK. After return to India since 1985, Dr Kodati has continued her interests in academic activities as Professor, Head of Dept OBGY, Convenor, Academic Committee of AMS-Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital Research Centre, Hyderabad, India. She teaches Post Graduate Medical Students of OBGY affiliated to National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Govt of India, New Delhi. Dr Kodati is in the forefront of CME (Continuing Medical Education) to medical practioners in many hospitals in India as a guest professor. She a approved and certified examiner for the prestigious Diplomate in National Board Examination.
Dr Kodati’s clinical experience spans from 1979 to 2007, i.e. twenty eight years of rich and varied experience. Her well earned reputation precedes her presence and her experience gives her the high ability skills and patient trust to attend high risk and complicated pregnancies. She has that specialized knowledge of fetal medicine and genetics that give her the high grade skills to treat infertility and congenital birth defects. She has considerable expertise and experience in surgical procedures in general and laparoscopic (key-hole) surgery in particular. Her diagnostic ability and skill is the essential driving factor behind the large base of patient trust.
Dr Kodati has been involved in several research projects and clinical trials 1983. She has done research projects in India and abroad. She has to her credit over twenty projects. The latest bein endometriosis for which she was awarded PhD in 2007 by the Osmania University. She is a recognized Project Coordinator by the Dept of Science & Technology and the Dept of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India, New Delhi.
Her appointment as Medical Superintendent of the Durgabai Hospital and Research Centre a 250 bed multi-specialty medical facility with over 400 personnel from 2003 to 2007 stands as testimony to her administrative skills in managing a complex organisation and multifarious problems. Her Ability, Dexterity, and Vibrant out-of-box ideas has seen the charitable hospital like Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital & Research Centre make over in to an efficient corporate styled image without loosing the charitable characteristic of offering affordable, concessional and free treatment to patients. She has ability and rich experience in conceptualization and implementation of practical ideas.
Dr Kodati Vijayalakshmi comes from a family of freedom fighters of India. Her mother, Srimati Kodati Devaki Devi is a freedom fighter and recognized so by the Govt of India. Her late father, Sri Kodati Rajamallu was not only a freedom fighter but also took proactive and critical part in the political, social and economic development of the State of Andhra Pradesh and the Union of India. He was a highly respected leader of the people in the Chennur Legislative Assembly segment of Adilabad district in the state of Andhra Pradesh continuously without a break from 1952 (the first Assembly after India became independent) to 1978 and thereafter, up to 1982 he continued as an elected member of the Indian Parliament from Bellampally constituency when he died in harness as the Chairman, Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Commission, Govt of India, New Delhi. He was also hitherto the Cabinet Minister of Health & Family Planning in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Sri Kodati Rajamallu was a self made man and being himself from the backward class as defined by the Constitution of India, was the natural champion of the economically weaker sections of the Indian Society, with particular emphasis on the Scheduled Castes and Tribes. He was a staunch believer in Gandhian principles of social justice and equality. He believed in national reconciliation rather than confrontation. Dr Vijayalakshmi being the eldest daughter and close to her father imbibed his charitable ideals and the will of a do-gooder. She has developed a strong will to carry on her father's unfinished agenda for the region from which he was supported unflinchingly by the people from 1952 to 1983. Consequently, a society was registered after her father as Rajamallu Education Society to further charitable work in the field of education and health in Chennur mandal of Adilabad district in Andhra Pradesh state. Dr Kodati Vijayalakshmi has the will, characteristics and the acquired ability to implement the charitable programme from start to finish. Her intention is testified by the fact that even in her professional career options she chose to spend more time in charitable institutions like Durgabai Deshmukh Hospital and Research Centre rather than more economically beneficial corporate health care sector of Hyderabad.