Our Team

Managing Director

Dr Sowmya Dinesh H R

MBBS, MS, FRCOG (UK), Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine (Singapore)

Fertility Specialist and Gynaec Endoscopic Surgeon

KMC Reg number : 50965

Current Position :

Medical Director

  • Santasa Hassan and Santasa Mysore
  • IVF and Endosurgery Institutes, Hassan and Mysuru
  • SSM Multispeciality Hospital, Hassan

Managing Director

  • Santasa Fertility Pvt Ltd, Mysuru
  • SSM Multispeciality Hospital Pvt Ltd, Hassan

Professional Details :

Dr Sowmya Dinesh (MBBS, MS, MRCOG (UK), Visiting Fellow, KKWCH (Singapore), has a unique combination of skills in Endoscopic Surgery, Ultrasound and Infertility Management which is a must for Optimum management of an infertile couple. Her areas of interest include Infertility Management, Endoscopic Surgery, Tubal Recanalization and Gynaec Ultrasound.

MBBS : Graduated from the Prestigious Mysore Medical College in 1997.

MS : Graduated from Bangalore Medical College in 2002, Secured 2nd Rank for the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences which comprises of 35 Postgraduate Institutions.

2002 - 2017 : Director of SSM Superspeciality Hospital, Hassan.

Advanced Gynaec Endoscopic Surgery Training - 2003 : At Cochin Under Dr Hafeez Rahman, Well renowned Endoscopic Surgeon.

Ultrasound Training - 2003 : Foetal Institute of India : Received Formal Ultrasound Training at FFI, Bangalore under Dr Ramamurthy B S.

MRCOG - 2005 : Member of Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, London, UK.

Advanced Training In Assisted Reproductive Techniques - 2007 : KK women's and Children's Hospital Singapore - Visiting Fellow

2008 : Founded Santasa IVF and Endosurgery Institute at Hassan.

2014 : Established Santasa IVF and Endosurgery Institute at Mysore.

Further Advanced Training in Infertility and Laparoscopic Training in various centres of excellence both in India and abroad.

Has delivered the first test tube baby of Hassan District in 2009 and many hundreds so far.

2017 : Started the first Post Doctoral Fellowship Program of Hassan District in Association with Raji Gandhi University of Life Sciences which trains Gynaecologists in the field of Assisted Reproduction.

2017 till now : Managing Director, SSM Multispeciality Hospital Pvt Ltd.

2019 : Awarded the Prestigious Fellowship of Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (FRCOG) at London.

Specialized in :

  • Advanced GynaecEndoscopic Surgeries
  • Gynaec Ultrasound
  • Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Techniques
  • Embryology

Positions held at various Professional Bodies :

Secretary of Hassan Society of Obstetricians and Gyaecologists and has won the best branch award at the national level for the year 2011 - 2012

2018 - 2020 :

  • Executive Committee Member of Karnataka Chapter of FOGSI - Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of India (KSOGA) 2019-21
  • Executive Committee Member of Karnataka Chapter of ISAR - Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (KISAR) 2019 - 2021
  • Active Member of Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologist's of India (FOGSI), Has Organised many State level conferences and Endosurgery Workshops.
  • Member of Indian Medical Association(IMA), Indian Association of Gynaec Endoscopists(IAGE), Foetal Foundation of India(FFI)
  • Guest speaker and Faculty in many state and national Gynaecology conferences.

Social Service Activities :

An active social worker since college days.

1992 - 1997 : Active Member of Swami Vivekanada Youth movement and NSS, Participated in Tribal welfare work and activities at Kenchanahalii, HD Kote.

2008 onwards : Santasa has organized yearly Infertility Checkup, guidance and Free ultrasound camp since 2008 and so far many thousands of couple have been served through these camps. Has assisted may organizations in conducting health and cancer screening camp for women.

2012 - 2014 : Served as Secretary, SPCA(Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), Hassan.

Main Activities so far : Revival of SPCA, renovation of office building, Anti Rabies Vaccination and Stray dog sterilization programs, Public awareness programs, Compassionate citizen program for children.

2012 onwards : Secretary for Paripoorna Charitable Trust (Regd) at Hassan which has helped many poor children with scholarships andhas adopted a school. The trust is carrying out many other charitable activities apart from starting a local newspaper.


Dr. Yogitha Sanjay

MBBS, DGO, PGA (U.K), Msc-clinical embryology & PGD Embryologist & consultant fertility specialist.

Current Position :

Medical Director

  • Santasa fertility pvt. Ltd. Mysore & Hassan
  • Dy.Director & Asst. Professor-Asia Pacific institute of embryology, Mysore

MBBS, DGO : JSS University

  • Post Graduate Award in Reproductive Technology-Warwick University, Coventry, U.K
  • Msc clinical embryology & PGD
  • Certificate course in embryology-Queensland University of Australia.
  • Trophectoderm biopsy training - Denmark
  • Andrology advanced certification - American Society of Reproductive Medicine ASRM
  • Executive committee member IFS - Karnataka chapter.
  • Associate professor Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology
  • Member of ESHRE, British Fertility Society, ASRM
  • Member of ISAR, IFS, ACE, FOGSI
  • Trained in IVF techniques from Glen eagle hospital Singapore,
  • Sincere fertility Centre Singapore,
  • Thomson fertility Centre Singapore,
  • University hospitals Coventry & NHS trust -UK,

Presentations in Conference & Workshops:

  • Poster Presentation in FERTILITY 2020 conference, Edinburgh, 2020
  • Part of training team in 'EMBRYO BIOPSY HANDS ON WORKSHOP', Chennai, India, International conference conducted by Academy of clinical embryology India, 2019.
  • Conducted a hands-on workshop on 'WHO SEMEN ANALYSIS' at Mysore, India, 2020.
  • Poster presentation 'PLATELET RICH PLASMA IN RECURRENT ASHERMAN'S SYNDROME, in RCOG world congress, London, U.K.
  • 'IVF laboratory conditions', National conference by Indian society for assisted reproduction, Chennai, India, 2018.
  • 'Ovarian rejuvenation with PRP in post-menopausal women' state conference conducted by Indian society for assisted reproduction, Bangalore, India, 2018.
  • 'Effect of PRP in persistent thin endometrial cases' - state conference conducted by Karnataka state ISAR chapter at Bangalore, 2018.
  • 'Sperm DNA fragmentation' National conference conducted by Indian society of assisted reproduction, conducted in Bhopal, India, 2017.
  • Case presentation in Warwick university, U.K, student seminar on 'A case study of G-CSF treatment in a patient with thin endometrium in frozen embryo transfer cycle', Coventry, U.K, 2016.
  • Importance of semen preparation methods in IUI - O & G Society CME, Mysore - 2020.
  • Advance in Embryology - Fetomedicine & ART seminar conducted by O&G Society, Mysore.

Consultant Gynaecologist

Dr. Sri Vidya N B

M.B.B.S, M.S(OBG), FMAS, Fellow Reproductive Medicine(RGUHS).

With 8 years experience in obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr Srividhya NB has special interest in Hight Risk obstetrics and Infertility Management. She is trained in Laproscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries.

MBBS : Graduated from Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute in year 2010 with distinction.

MS : Completed MS in obstetrics and gynecology from prestigious institute University College Of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi University in year 2014.

FMAS : Underwent training in advanced laparoscopic surgery from World Laparocopic Hospital, New Delhi in the year 2016.

Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine : received fellowship from RGUHS in Reproductive Medicine in the year 2020.

Experience :

  • Co-Director, Fertility Specialist, Santasa IVF & Endosurgery Institute, Hassan, Karnataka
  • Director, SSM Multispeciality Hospital Hassan
  • Secretary hassan society obstetrican and gynecologist 2017 - 2018
  • Secretary IMA ladies wing Hassan 2019 - 2021

Credentials :

  • President rotating trophy for the society as secretary 2017 - 2018
  • Paper and poster presentation in RCOG lundon 2018
  • Yuva faculty in AICOG 2019 Banglore.
  • Gold medalist in quiz finals, 57th all India congress of obstetrics and gynecology, Patna
  • Gold medalist in paper presentation, 57th all India congress of obstetrics and gynecology, Patna

Dr. Poornima Mahesh


Consultant Mangala Hospital Hassan - 573201

MBBS : from KIMS Bangalore

DGO : from JMMC Davengere

Areas of interest : Vaginal Surgery

Dr Sridhara S K


DOB : 22.04.1976

MBBS : from JNMC, Belgaum


Designation : Assistant Professor, Department of OBG, SCH Hospital, HIMS, Hassan.

Dr. Kirana K V


DNB : Mother Hospital, Thrissur, Kerala – 2013

MBBS : JSS Medical College, Mysuru – 2008

Experience :

  • Senior Resident, Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Mandya - 2014
  • Resident, Hassan Institute of Medical Sciences, Hassan - 2015
  • Specialist, Community Health Centre, Shanthigrama, Hassan 2015 - Present.

Credentials :

  • Free paper presentation, AKCOG 2013 - 3rd prize
  • Consultant's quiz, KSOGA 2018 - 2nd prize
  • Consultant Gynaecologist

    Dr. Raghupathi, MBBS, MS

    Dr. Shwetha, MBBS, MS

  • Counsellors

    Dr. Shruthi

    Mrs. Suneetha

    Mrs. Kalpana

  • Embryologist

    Mrs. Sowmya Venugopal, B.Sc, M.Sc, (Phd)

    Visiting Embryologist

    Mr. Sandeep Joshi, B.Sc, M.Sc

  • Surgeon

    Dr. Sanjay H.R, MBBS, MS

    Dr. Basavaraj, MBBS, MS

  • Patient Coordinator

    Mrs. Jayashree

    Mrs. Kalpana

  • IVF Coordinator

    Dr. Shruthi Yuvraj, BAMS

    Dr. Sneha, Ayush

  • Physician

    Dr. Sunil.K, MBBS, MD

    Dr. Venugopal MBBS, MD

  • Radiologists

    Dr. Shashidar.k, MD, DM

    Dr. Shailesh Prabhu, MD, DM