An Insightful discussion on Metformin's Role in Women's Health

An Insightful discussion on Metformin's Role in Women's Health


Metformin is an known oral antihyperglycemic drug that acts as an insulin sensitiser in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Several studies showed its use in treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and gestational diabetes mellitus. In this webcast titled metformin's role in women's health, brought to you by USV, let's take a quick glance at the benefits of using metformin and its role in managing health problems specific to women.


Dr. Prof Ashok Kumar Das
Dr. Prof Ashok Kumar Das

Past President RSSDI and API Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist. Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry

Dr Ashok Kumar Das is a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Science (PIMS). He was former Senior Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, Head of Department of Endocrinology and Dean and Medical Superintendent of Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry. He has completed his MBBS, MD (Medicine), Ph.D, DNB, FAMS, FICP, FRCP. Dr Das has taught the medical undergraduates and postgraduates in Medicine and Diabetology for more than 33 years.

Dr. Shehla Sajid  Shaikh
Dr. Shehla Sajid Shaikh

Consultant Endocrinologist at Prince Aly Hospital, Saifee Hospital & Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai

Dr. Shehla Shaikh is a well-known Endocrinologist, with a thriving experience of more than 15 years. Dr. Shehla Shaikh is a consulting endocrinologist attached to reputed Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Wockhardt Hospitals and Prince Aly Khan Hospital. She has professional membership with the Endocrine Society of India., Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India, the American Diabetes Association, and Organizing Secretary, First Asian Metabolic Surgery Taskforce. She has a publication in national as well as international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Usha Sriram
Dr. Usha Sriram

Director Associates in Clinical Endocrinology Education and Research (ACEER), HOD of Endocrinology and Diabetes at VHS

Dr. Usha Sriram is an American board certified Endocrinologist and also has a board certificate in Internal medicine. She has been practicing endocrinology for 25 years in the United States and in India. Her field of expertise include Diabetes, Thyroid, Pituitary, Metabolic, Bone, Calcium and Pediatric Endocrine disorders. Dr Usha Sriram is the founder Director of ACEER. Over the years, she has trained many successful endocrinologists, internists and scientists. Dr Usha has been the executive committee member of the Indian Society for bone and mineral research [ISBMR] for over a decade and last year became the vice president of the society.

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