Profile Summary

Qualifications : MD, DNB, FRCOG (London). Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. 

Year of experience : Over 33 years 

Area of expertise :

  • High risk Obstetrics    
  • Fetal Medicine, 
  • Ultrasonography-Guided Interventional Procedures
  • Hysterolaparoscopic surgery
  • Adolescent gynaecology


Dr. Purnima Satoskar  is a senior consultant  in obstetrics and gynecology  at Jaslok Hospital and has a vast experience in the field. Her area of special expertise is in managing high risk pregnancies and in problems affecting the fetus.

Dr. Purnima Satoskar believes that preconception counselling, early screening for pre-eclampsia, endocrine problems and chromosomal abnormalities and close monitoring for fetal anomalies, growth and well-being throughout pregnancy are key elements to ensure a successful outcome in pregnancy. Dr. Satoskar receives referrals for patients with recurrent pregnancy losses and various fetal problems. She is experienced in fetal diagnostic procedures including amniocentesis, chorion villous sampling and fetal therapy including fetal blood transfusions for red cell isoimmunized pregnancies and radiofrequency ablation surgery for identical twin pregnancies with severe Twin-twin transfusion syndrome.

Dr. Purnima Satoskar has authored over 43 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. She is a Professor at Seth GS Medical College and Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, on the board of PCPNDT Committee and Chairperson, Institutional Ethics Committee, National Institute of Immunohaematology of ICMR.

Awards & Publications : 

Awards/Fellowships :

  • She was awarded the prestigious Hargobind Medical Foundation Fellowship in the year 2000 to study Prenatal Diagnosis (Fetal Medicine) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, Harvard Medical College 
  • FOGSI Ethicon Travelling Fellowship in 2000 
  • FOGSI Imaging Science Award in 2001 
  • FOGSI Rhogam Grant in 2002



  • Satoskar P.R. , Deshpande A.D.  The value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of adnexal masses J. Postgraduate Med., 1990; 37: 35-9.  
  • Pradhan S.R., Salvi V.S., Satoskar P.R. Does Caesarean Section alter neonatal outcome in low-birth-weight babies? J of Obstet Gynaecol of India, 1998; 48: 2, 51 – 55.  
  • Gupta A, Lokhandwala Y.Y., Satoskar P.R., Salvi V.S. Balloon Mitral Valvotomy in Pregnancy Maternal and Fetal Outcome: J Am Col Surg 1998, 187: 409 – 415.  
  • Satoskar PR, Salvi VS. Operative Intervention for delivery of the dead fetus: Bombay Hospital J 41, No. 2, 273 – 275: 1999.  
  • Sheikh S, Satoskar P, Bhartiya D Expression of Insulin-like growth factor-1 and placental growth hormone mRNA in placentae: a comparison between normal and intrauterine growth retardation pregnancies Mol Human Reprod Vol 7, No. 3, 287 – 292, 2001.  
  • Colah R., Surve R., Nadkarni A., Phanasgaonkar S., Satoskar P, Mohanty D. Prenatal diagnosis of sickle syndromes in India: dilemmas in counseling. Prenat Diagn 25:345-349, 2005  
  • Vora S, Shetty S, Salvi V, Satoskar P, Ghosh K A comprehensive screening analysis of antiphospholipid antibodies in Indian women with fetal loss.  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2007 Jul 16 (Epub ahead of print)  
  • Vora S, Ghosh K, Shetty S, Salvi V, Satoskar P Deep venous thrombosis in the antenatal period in a large cohort of pregnancies from western India. Thrombosis Journal, 5:9, 2007  
  • Satoskar P: Management of severe preeclampsia and eclampsia The Journal of General Medicine Vol 19; 4 16-18, 2007  
  • Sonal Vora Shrimati Shetty Vinita Salvi Purnima Satoskar Kanjaksha Ghosh. Thrombophilia and unexplained pregnancy loss in Indian patients The National medical journal of India 21(3):116-9 May 2008  
  • Rucha Patil Kanjaksha Ghosh Kaizad Damania Vandana Bansal Purnima Satoskar Anjali Darekar Shrimati Shetty: Effect of anticoagulant therapy on cell-derived microparticles and pregnancy outcome in women with pregnancy loss British Journal of Haematology 171(5) April 2015  
  • Satoskar P, Doshi K, Dalmia R, Bansal V, Dastur A: Changing trends in the management of Rh isoimmunization over a 14-year period in a tertiary institution ;1(1):23-25, 2010  
  • Rucha Patil, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Purnima Satoskar, Shetty: Elevated procoagulant endothelial and tissue factor expressing microparticles in women with recurrent pregnancy loss. PLoS One 2013 20;8(11): e81407. Epub 2013 Nov 20 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081407. e Collection 2013  
  • Anirudh B Badade, Amar Bhide, Purnima Satoskar, Darshan Wadekar. Validation of the global reference for fetal weight and birth weight percentiles Indian J Radiol Imaging 2013 Jul;23(3):266-8 doi:  10.4103/0971-3026.120270  
  • Anshul Jadli, Nitika Sharma, Kaizad Damania, Purnima Satoskar, Shrimati Shetty. Promising prognostic markers of Preeclampsia: New avenues in waiting. Thromb Res. 2015 Aug;136(2): 189-95 doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2015.05.011. Epub 2015 May 20.  
  • Anshul Jadli , Kanjaksha Ghosh ,Purnima Satoskar, Kaizad Damania ,Shrimati Shetty. Combination of copeptin, placental growth factor and total annexin V microparticles for prediction of preeclampsia at 10–14 weeks of gestation. Placenta. 2017 Oct;58 :67-73: doi: 10.1016/j.placenta.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Aug 17.  
  • Anshul Jadli, Kanjaksha Ghosh, Kaizad Damania, Purnima Satoskar, Vandana Bansal, Shrimati Shetty: Prediction of preeclampsia using combination of biomarkers at 18-23 weeks of gestation: A nested case-control study. Pregnancy Hypertens 2019 Jul 3; 17:20-27. Epub 2019 May 3.  
  • Purnima Satoskar, Anamika Singh, Hemraj Narkhede. A study to assess the association between umbilical cord coiling index and perinatal outcomes J South Asian Feder Obs Gynae 2019;11 (4):243-245.  
  • Omkar Potdar, Hemraj Narkhede, Purnima Satoskar. Perinatal Outcome After Intrauterine Transfusion in Rh Isoimmunized Mothers: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India (March–April 2019) 69(2):123–128  
  • Neha Singh, Vandana Bansal, Purnima Satoskar, Shameel Faisal. A Retrospective Analysis to Evaluate Role of the New UTD Classification System in Prenatal Prediction of Severity and Postnatal Outcome in Antenatally J Obstet Gynecol India 70, 516–519 (2020).  
  • Purnima Satoskar, Danny Laliwala. Approach to a Woman with Sexual Assault. J Obstet Gynaecol India.2021 Dec;71 (Suppl 2):103-106.  
  • Satoskar PR, Patkar V.D., Badhwar V.R. Abdominal Colposacropexy as a primary operation for massive procidentia. Int. J. of Gynaecol and Obstet (Ireland), 1993, 43 (2): 196 – 7.  
  • Satoskar P.R., Chavan N., Shah P.K., Foetal Interlocking complicating twin pregnancy accepted for publication in J. Postgraduate Medicine 1994.   
  • Satoskar P.R., Badhwar V.R. Pregnancy with scleroderma. Bombay Hospital J., 1997, 39: 2, 372 – 3.  
  • Satoskar P.R., Salvi V.S., Bharucha B. Blepharophimosis, Ptosis, Epicanthus inversus and secondary amenorrhoea – a rare syndrome. Bombay Hospital J., 1997, 39: 4, 762 – 3.  
  • Pradhan S.R., Salvi V.S., Satoskar P.R., Fallopian tube carcinoma – a case report. Bombay Hospital J., 1998, 40: 2, 299 – 300.  
  • Satoskar P.R. Fetus- in-fetu: Ultrasonographic prenatal diagnosis Bombay Hosp J 45; 1, 170-171, 2003.  
  • Balsarkar G, Satoskar P: Leaking PV posthysterectomy – a clinical dilemma Bombay Hosp J 45: 1, 156-157, 2003.  
  • Balsarkar G., Burde G, Jassawalla M J, Satoskar P: Unusual ultrasonographic appearance of a dermoid Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India 52:5,73,2002  
  • Binti R Bhatiyani, Dhvani M Lalan, Purnima R Satoskar: Partial mole with live fetus Bombay Hospital Journal Vol 47. No.3, 2005  
  • Doshi Kausha, Dalmia R, Satoskar P: Placenta accrete An obstetrician’s nightmare (abstract) The Journal of General Medicine Vol 19; 4 46, 2007  
  • Satoskar P. R.: Management of severe preeclampsia and eclampsia The Journal of General Medicine Vol 19; 4, 16-18 2007  
  • Y. Kazi & P. Satoskar: Meckel-Gruber Syndrome: A Case Report. The Internet Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Vol 12 No 1, 2009  
  • Kulkarni KS Satoskar PR et al Foetal arrhythmias: an enigma of the missed beats.  International Journal of Reproduction, Contraception, Obstetrics and Gynecology 2018 Dec;7(12):4862-4869  
  • Shruti Bajaj, Purnima Satoskar, Aadhira Nair, Frenny Sheth: An ultra-rare case of Immunoskeletal dysplasia with neurodevelopmental abnormalities in an Indian patient with homozygous c.953C> T variant in EXTL3 gene: a case report. BMC Pediatrics 22(1) February 2022  
  • Santoshi Prabhu, Nigamananda Mishra, Purnima Satoskar, Rajkumar Shah, Bipin Kulkarni. Successful antenatal management of Foeto-Maternal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia: J Obstet Gynecol India 70, 516–519 (2020).   
  • Satoskar P.R. ‘Sudden Postpartum Collapse’ in Krishna, Tank, Daftary (Eds) 3rd Ed, Pregnancy at Risk, Jaypee, New Delhi, India, 1997, 449-455.  
  • Satoskar P.R. ‘The Neuroendocrine System’ in Walvekar VR, Jassawalla MJ, Anjaria PH, Wani RJ (Ed), 2nd Ed, Reproductive Endocrinology, Jaypee New Delhi, India, 2001.  
  • Satoskar P.R. “Acute Renal Failure in Obstetrics’ in ‘Medical and Surgical Disorders in Pregnancy’ Dr. Vinita Salvi (Ed), 1st Ed, Jaypee, New Delhi, India 2003.  
  • Shilpa Agrawal, Purnima Satoskar. Principles and Practice of Fetal Medicine: Jaypee, 1st Edition.2017  
  • Shilpa Agrawal, Purnima Satoskar. Intrauterine Transfusion in Principles and Practice of Fetal Medicine: Jaypee, 1st Edition.2017  
  • Purnima Satoskar, Shilpa Agrawal: Invasive tests for fetal diagnosis: FOGSI's postgraduate obstetrics. Alpesh Gandhi, Parikshit Tank, Ameya Purandare Ed, 1st Ed Jaypee, 2022 

Memberships :

  • Fellow Representative, AICC West Zone, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
  • Vice President, Association of Medical Women in India, Mumbai Branch 
  • Joint Treasurer, Indian Society of Prenatal Diagnosis and Therapy 
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