Dr. Anitha Kilari


Date of Birth: ---

Qualification: MD (Ayurveda), Ph.D.

Designation: Assistant Professor


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Phone: Phone: 020-24366920 (ext.312)

Research experience: 13 years

Professional Work Experience (22+ years)
Research Working as an Assistant professor / Scientist at Interactive Research School for Health Affairs (IRSHA), BharatiyaVidhyapeeth University, Pune 2008 onwards
Worked as a Technical Officer at IRSHA,BharatiyaVidhyapeeth University, Pune 2003-07
Clinical Worked as a resident Doctor in a Nursing Home 1996-2002
Teaching Delivered lectures on “Biochemistry” & “Physiology” to M.Sc. [Medical Biotechnology] students 2012-13
Worked as a part-time lecturer for DMLT students 1993-1994

Area of interest: Women’s Health


Name of the Award Title Conference
Best Poster Award Antihypertensive effect of herbal medicine Gokshur Siddha Ghrita (GSG) in a preeclampsia rat model International Conference [Dec,2013]
Travel Grant Award Synergistic role of nerve growth factor and breast milk fatty acids in mothers delivering low birth weight babies at term 6th World Congress on DOHAD, Santiago, Chile [Nov,2009]

Professional memberships:

Life Member in Scientific Societies

  • Nutrition Society of India (NSI), India
  • Society for the natal effects on health in adults (SNEHA), India

Publications : 16

Research Programmes

My research program mainly focuses on health of women from reproductive age to post menopause. Pregnancy and its complications are known to increase the risk for metabolic and neuropsychiatric disorders in later life. Further, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a menstrual disorder and is associated with hormonal and metabolic disturbances. Women exposed to Invitro fertilization (IVF) also are at high risk for metabolic disorders.


  • D'souza V, Kilari A, Pisal H, Patil V, Mehendale S, Wagh G, Gupte S, Joshi S. Maternal nerve growth factor levels during pregnancy in women with preeclampsia: A longitudinal study.Int J DevNeurosci. 2015; 47 (Pt B): 340-346. (IF: 2.580)
  • Kilari A, Deshpande M, Joshi S. A novel molecular mechanistic hypothesis to validate the therapeutic effects of Tribulusterrestris (Gokshur) to ameliorate pathophysiology and improve pregnancy and fetal outcome in preeclampsia. GynecolObstet (Sunnyvale) 2014, 4: 195 Open Access. (ISSN:2161-0932)
  • Dangat K, Kilari A, Mehendale S, Lalwani S, Joshi S (2013) Preeclampsia alters milk neurotrophins and long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 33C:115-121. (IF: 2.580)
  • Dangat K, Kilari A, Mehendale S, Lalwani S, Joshi S (2013) Higher levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor but similar nerve growth factor in human milk in women with preeclampsia. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 31:209-213. (IF: 2.580)
  • D’Souza V, Kilari A, Joshi A, Mehendale S, Pisal H, Joshi S. (2014) Differential Regulation of Cord Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor Levels in Term and Preterm Preeclampsia. Reproductive sciences. 21(2):230-5. (IF: 2.230)
  • Kilari A, Mehendale S, Dangat K, Pisal H, Joshi S (2011) Association of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations with birth outcome in term Indian mothers and their neonates. American Journal of Human Biology 23: 319-24. (IF: 1.7)
  • Kilari A, Mehendale S, Pisal H, Panchanadikar T, Kale A, Joshi S (2011) Nerve growth factor, birth outcome and Pre-eclampsia. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience 29: 71-5 (IF: 2.580)
  • Kulkarni A,Mehendale S, Pisal H, Kilari A, Dangat K, Salunkhe S, Taralekar V, Joshi S (2011) Association of omega 3 fatty acids and homocysteine concentrations in pre-eclampsia. Clinical Nutrition 30:60-4. (IF: 4.476)
  • Kulkarni A,Mehendale S, Yadav H, Kilari A, Taralekar V, Joshi S (2010) Circulating angiogenic factors and their association with birth outcomes in pre-eclampsia. Hypertension Research 33: 561-567 (IF: 2.658)
  • Kilari A, Mehendale S, Dangat K, Yadav H, Gupta A, Taralekar V, Joshi S (2010) Long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in mothers of preterm babies. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 38:659-64 (IF: 1.597)
  • Dangat K, Mehendale S, Yadav H, Kilari A, Kulkarni A, Taralekar V, Joshi SR (2010) Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Composition of Breast Milk in Pre-Eclamptic Mothers. Neonatology. 97:190-194. (IF: 2.649)
  • Kilari A, Mehendale S, Dangat K, Yadav H, Kulakarni A, Dhobale M, Taralekar V, Joshi S (2009) Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids In Mothers and Term Babies. Journal of Perinatal Medicine. 37:513-518. (IF: 1.597)
  • Mehendale S, Kilari A, Deshmukh C, Dhorepatil B, Nimbargi V, Joshi S. (2009) Oxidative Stress Mediated Essential Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Alterations in Female Infertility. Hum Fertil (Camb) 12:28-33. (IF: 0.909)
  • Joshi S, Mehendale S, Dangat K, Kilari A, Yadav H Tarlekar V. (2008) High Maternal Plasma Antioxidant Concentrations Associated with Preterm Delivery. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 53:276-282. (IF: 2.620)
  • Mehendale S, Kilari A, Dangat K, Taralekar V, Mahadik S, Joshi S (2008). Fatty acids, antioxidants, and oxidative stress in pre-eclampsia. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 100(3):234-8. (IF: 1.537)

List of Publications in National Journals

  • Kilari A , Mehendale S, Joshi S (2009) Role of long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in preterm birth. Bharat Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) Research Journal. 6 (2), 51-58