Dr. Rahul Gajbhiye







Scientist 'C'

Phone : +(91-22) 2419-2036
Email  : gajbhiyer@nirrh.res.in

Department of Clinical Research

Coordinator - Andrology Clinic

Member Secretary, Research Advisory Committee,Model Rural Health Research Unit (MRHRU)
Sub District Hospital, Dahanu, Maharashtra

Member Secretary, Project Review Group

Member Secretary, Scientific Advisory Committee

NIRRH Field Units (Former Human Reproduction Research Centers of ICMR)



Academic Background

  • M.B.B.S. Amravati University ; 1999
  • Ph.D. (2012) Mumbai University


Professional Experience

Medical Officer Maharashtra State Medical and Health Services
Demonstrator Department of forensic medicine and Toxicology:
D. Y. Patil Medical College, Pimpri, Pune
Scientist B NIRRH
17.04.2003 to 25.09.2016
Scientist C NIRRH
26.09.2016 - till date




Research Interests

  • Endometriosis
  • Male infertility
  • Post-partum hemorrhage
  • Tribal health
  • Snake bite
  • Tuberculosis
  • Neglected Tropical Disorders
  • Health Policy

Indian Patent: 01

Awards & Achievements

  1. Awarded Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Indo Australia Early and Mid-Career Research Fellowship at the University of Queensland Australia for the year 2017
  2. First prize for the poster presentation entitled Ovary Unraveled 2009 at Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction for the year 2009
  3. Awarded fellowship to participate in Marine Biology Laboratory Training Course“Frontiers in Reproduction: Molecular and Cellular concepts and applications” at Woods Hole Boston MA USA by Burroughs Welcome Fund, USA between 4 th May -15 th June 2008.

Membership of Professional organizations

  1. Life member of Indian Society for Study of Reproduction and Fertility
  2. Life member of Endometriosis Society of India

Publications: (Total Publications: 17; H-index : 8; Cumulative Impact Factor: 40;Total Citations: 144)

Selected Publications:

1. Gajbhiye RK, Suryawanshi AR, Khan SA , Meherji PK, Warty NR, Raut VS, Chehna NA and Khole VV. Multiple endometrial proteins are targeted in autoimmune endometriosis. Reproductive Biomedicine Online Vol. 16 No 6. 2008; 817-824 (IF: 3.2)

2.. Chehna-Patel N, Sachdeva G, Gajbhiye R, Warty N and Khole V. ‘Spot’-ting differences between the eutopic and the ectopic endometrium of endometriosis patients Fertility & Sterility 6; 1964-1971, 2010 (IF: 4.1)

3.. Gajbhiye R, Sonawani A, Khan S, Suryawanshi A, Kadam S, Warty N, Raut V and Khole V. Identification and validation of novel serum markers for early diagnosis of Endometriosis. Human Reproduction, 2012 Feb; 27(2):408-17 (IF: 4.3)

4.. Parte PP, Rao P, Redij S, Lobo V, D'Souza SJ, Gajbhiye R, Kulkarni V. Sperm phosphoproteome profiling by ultra performance liquid chromatography followed by data independent analysis (LC-MS(E)) reveals altered proteomic signatures in asthenozoospermia. J Proteomics. 2012 Oct 22;75(18):5861-71. (IF: 4.8)

5.Bendigeri T, Warty N, Sawant R, Dasmahapatra P, Padte K, Humane A, Chauhan A, Begum S, Khan S and Gajbhiye R. Endometriosis: Clinical experience of 500 Patients from India. The Indian Practitioner. 2015: 68 (7) 34-40.

6. Lobo V; Rao P; Gajbhiye R ; Kulkarni V; Parte P. Glucose Regulated Protein 78 phosphoforms in sperm undergo dynamic changes during epididymal maturation. PLoS One. 2015 Nov 30;10(11) (IF: 4.8)

7. Gajbhiye R, Kadam K, Khole A, Gaikwad A, Kadam S, Shah R, Kumaraswamy R, Khole V. Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene abnormalities in Indian males with congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens and renal anomalies: five case series. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 2016 143 (5) : 613-23 (IF: 1.6)

8. R Gajbhiye, T. Bendigeri, A. Ghuge, K. Bhusane, S. Begum, N. Warty, R. Sawant, P. Dasmahapatra, K. Padte, A. Humane, A. Chauhan, S Khan. Panel of autoimmune markers for non-invasive diagnosis of minimal-mild endometriosis: A multi-centre study. Reproductive Sciences, 2016. (IF): 2.3

Newsletters/Book chapters:

1. Book Chapter: Cystic fibrosis, CFTR gene, and male infertility, Springer Publication, 2017

2. Endometriosis Research in India: The Current Scenario and the Challenges for the Future. Endometriosis Society of India. Newsletter, 2012.


Extra Mural Projects:

Principal investigator: 05 (DBT-2, BRNS-DAE-1, DST-1, ICMR-1)

Co-Principal Investigator: 01 (DBT-1)

Co- investigator: 02 (ICMR-1, WHO-SEARO-1)

Intramural Projects:

Principal investigator: 03 (NIRRH-ICMR)

Clinical Collaborator: 09

Ongoing projects:

  1. A highway to endometriosis intersects pathways to oncogenesis, (as a Co-Principal Investigator),Funded by Department of Biotechnology, Government of India (2015-2018)
  2. Pregnancy outcomes in Indian women with Endometriosis and Biomarker Correlation: A Cohort Study, Funded by Deartment of Scince and Technology, 2017-2020
  3. Prevention and management of snake bite and scorpion bite envenomation including complications within primary health care system in tribal block of Dahanu, Palghar, Maharashtra: An implementation research Project, Funded by ICMR-Tribal Health, 2017-2018
  4. Non- Pneumatic Anti-Shock Garment (NASG) As a First Aid Device for Improving the Maternal Survival following Post-Partum Hemorrhage – A Pilot study in Palghar District of Maharashtra, Funded by MRHRU Core Grant, 2017-2019

Completed Research Projects:

  1. Identification and characterization of antigens detected using sera of women with Endometriosis, Funded by Department of Biotechnology, 2005-2008
  2. Autoimmune markers for diagnosis of endometriosis, Funded by Department of Biotechnology, 2012-2016
  3. A study on cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene screening in Indian infertile men having congenital bilateral absence of vas deferens. Funded by BRNS, DAE, 2013-2016
  4. Study of Prevalence of HIV in unbooked hospital deliveries:A retrospective study in Maharashtra, (as a Co-Principal Investigator), Funded by WHO-SEARO, 2011-2012
  5. Study of preterm birth and neonatal outcome among women conceived by assisted reproduction techniques in Mumbai, (as a Co-Principal Investigator), Funded by ICMR, 2012-2014.