Dr Aparna Hegde is the Founder, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of ARMMAN, a Mumbai-based nonprofit dedicated to the wellbeing of mothers and children under the age five. ARMMAN’s projects make innovative use of mobile technology to maximize outreach and achieve scale and have impacted more than 6 lakh lives. Dr. Hegde is also one of the very few fellowship trained urogynecologists in the country. She is the Co-Founder and Director of UPHI (Urogynecology and Pelvic Health Institute), a tertiary, clinical and academic centre of excellence in Urogynecology and Pelvic reconstructive surgery in Gurgaon, Delhi NCR, India. She was awarded a two year IUGA (International Urogynecological Association) fellowship which she completed in the prestigious department of Urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida. She is an accomplished researcher with a master’s degree from Stanford University and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Urogynecology Journal and the Education Committee of the IUGA. She is invited internationally to speak on her research in multicompartment imaging of the pelvic floor.
Dr. Hegde is a TEDx speaker and was also featured as one of the five global women leaders featured in the 2015 Voice of America documentary, “A Single Step: Journeys of Women Leaders” narrated by Academy award winning actress Sally Field.