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Bala Bhagavath, M.B.B.S.

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Appointment: (585) 487-3378

Administrative: (585) 275-7891

Fax: (585) 756-5717

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Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Dr. Bhagavath combines his clinical expertise, kindness and compassion with state-of-the-art technologies to meet his patients’ individual needs. After earning his medical degree from the University of Madras, Dr. Bhagavath completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. In addition, he completed a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Bhagavath’s extensive experience includes infertility treatments of all types, including ovulation induction, intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization. He has expertise in minimally invasive robotic surgery for infertility and offers this service for tubal reversals, fibroids and other infertility procedures. He serves as the director of the Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship Program and is , co-director of the URMC Fibroid Center and Director of Third Party Reproduction.

Dr. Bhagavath’s honors and awards include Excellence-in-Teaching, Resident Medical Education and Top Full-Time Faculty Teacher of the Year, from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. In addition, he received the Professor O. Eduardo Talledo, M.D. Award for excellent chief resident performance at Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Bhagavath’s research interests include robotic surgery for infertility and uterine fibroids, IVF and general fertility.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, Endocrine Society and New England Fertility Society.



  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology - American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Medical Degree | University of Madras, 1990

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/24/1996 - 6/27/1997
Internship in at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2007
Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infert at University of Texas Southwestern

7/1/2001 - 6/30/2004
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgia Health Sciences University

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2013 - 2016
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Certificate of Excellence

2010 - 2011
Solvay Educational Scholar
Sponsor: APGO

Solvay Surgical Scholar
Sponsor: APGO

2008 - 2011
Full-Time Faculty Excellence-in-Teaching Award Medical Education
Sponsor: Dept of OB/GYN Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

2008 - 2010
Full Time Faculty Award Given in appreciation to select faculty by graduating chief residents
Sponsor: Dept of OB/GYN Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Top Full Time Faculty Teacher of the Year Resident Medical Education
Sponsor: Dept OB/GYN Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

CREOG Excellence-in-Teaching Award
Sponsor: ACOG

CREOG Award for excellent performance in the CREOG exams
Sponsor: Medical College of Georgia

Professor O. Eduardo Talledo, MD Award for excellent chief resident performance in OB/GYN
Sponsor: Medical College of Georgia

Resident Research Award for outstanding research in women's health
Sponsor: Organon, Inc.

Best Teaching Resident nominated by fellow residents at Medical College of Georgia
Sponsor: Berlex

Professor Donald M. Sherline, MD Award
Sponsor: Junior resident of the year at Medeical College of Georgia

Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

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Journal Articles

Ludwin A, Ludwin I, Bhagavath B, Martins WP, Lindheim SR. "Virginity-sparing management of blind hemivagina in obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal anomaly syndrome." Fertility and sterility.. 2018 Oct 0; 110(5):976-978.

Ludwin A, Ludwin I, Bhagavath B, Lindheim SR. "Pre-, intra-, and postoperative management of Robert's uterus." Fertility and sterility.. 2018 Sep 0; 110(4):778-779.

Bhagavath B, Lindheim SR. "Optimal management of symptomatic cesarean scar defects." Fertility and sterility.. 2018 Aug 0; 110(3):417-418.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Female Hypogonadism in Pediatric Endocrinology and Inborn Errors of Metabolism
Book Title: McGraw-Hill Professional Publications 2nd Edition
Author List: Bala Bhagavath, Gerard S. Conway, Bruce Carr
Published By: McGraw-Hill Professional Publications 2017

Chapter Title: Genetics of Female Infertility in Humans
Book Title: Emery and Rimoin's Essential Medical Genetics
Author List: Bala Bhagavath, Lawrence Layman
Published By: Elsevier 2013

Chapter Title: Genotype and Phenotype of Patients with Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Receptor Mutations
Book Title: Kallman Sydrome and Hypogonadotropic Hypogonadism Frontiers of Hormone Research
Author List: Kim H, -G; Pederson-White J, Bhagavath B, Layman LC
Published By: Basel, Karger 2010