President & Co-Founder, Operation ASHA
Dr Shelly Batra is the President and Co-Founder of Operation ASHA(www.opasha.org). She was selected as Schwab Fellow & Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the World Economic Forum in 2014. She is also an Ashoka Changemaker and a best-selling Penguin author. She is a highly renowned Senior Obstetrician & Gynecologist and Advanced Laparoscopy Surgeon in New Delhi, India. Her dedication to ‘reaching the unreached’ started 2 decades ago, when she went into the heart of the slums in Delhi, providing pro-bono life-saving treatments and operations as well as free consultations, medicines and counseling. She has contributed heavily through various media channels, such as television stations and newspapers, to impart medical knowledge and create awareness.
She has taught on Global Health Issues at the University of Chicago, and has lectured at major universities, including Harvard School of Public Health, University of Illinois, UC Berkeley, Said School of Business (Oxford), Cambridge University, and Indian Institute of Science, among others. She was invited to deliver the Hippocrates Society Women in Medicine lecture at Wellesley College.