SSR International Foundation is conveniently located at Camden Medical Centre, Orchard Boulevard, Singapore. It was established in October 2001 to continue the work of Late Emeritus Professor Shan S. Ratnam, the former head of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Singapore’s National University Hospital (NUH). He specialised in human reproduction research and was the founder of the IVF program for childless couples. SSR International is named after him and is now being run by his nephew Dr. C. Ananda Kumar.
Dr. Ananda is an award-winning obstetrician and gynaecologist with over 35 years of experience and special interests in feto-maternal medicine. He introduced several groundbreaking antenatal diagnostic tests in Singapore including foetal echocardiography, chorionic villus sampling, ultrasound-guided amniocentesis, foetal blood sampling, intrauterine fetal therapy and surgery, 3D ultrasound, and genetic foetal abnormality scan. Driven to impart his knowledge to advance his field of expertise not just in Singapore but also in developing nations, he conducts regular workshops on foetal medicine and imaging care in different countries in the Pacific region.
Dr. Ananda plays a crucial role in the field of feto-maternal medicine in Singapore. He ran NUH’s antenatal diagnostic centre from 1985 to 1998 and was in charge of the hospital’s ultrasound distance learning course for the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists until 2001. He also served as chairman of the ultrasound subcommittee (1997 to 2008), deputy secretary general (1998 to 2007), vice president (2007-2009), president-elect (2009-2011), and president (2011-2012) at Asia Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG).
The clinic is fully equipped to offer a complete range of prenatal diagnostics that are performed using cutting-edge technologies and only proven safe and effective methods as the clinic is committed to ensuring patient safety and comfort. The clinic also offers obstetric services including assisted delivery, caesarian section, and normal delivery.
Dr. C. Ananda Kumar graduated with an MBBS degree as well as Masters in [Obstetrics and Gynaecology](http://www.docdoc.com/info/specialty/obstetricians-gynaecologists) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He became a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (London) in 1982 and won the Singapore National Technology Award at the 1988 Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (AOFOG) where he served as chairman of the ultrasound subcommittee (1997 to 2008), deputy secretary general (1998 to 2007), vice president (2007-2009), president-elect (2009-2011), and president (2011-2012). Prior to his position at SSR International Foundation, Dr. Ananda ran NUH’s antenatal diagnostic centre from 1985 to 1998. He was also in charge of the hospital’s ultrasound distance learning course for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecology until 2001. With a keen interest in the field of feto-maternal medicine, Dr. Ananda has introduced several antenatal diagnostic tests in Singapore, namely: * Foetal echocardiography (1984) * Chorionic villus sampling (1984) * Ultrasound-guided amniocentesis (1984) * Ultrasound-guided foetal blood sampling (1984) * Intrauterine foetal therapy and surgery (1984) * 3D ultrasound in obstetrics and gynaecology (1998) * Biochemical marker screen for Down syndrome (1992) * Genetic foetal abnormality scan (1995) Dr. Ananda, who is a member of the Singapore Medical Association, is one of the few who trained under Professor Shan S. Ratnam, a widely recognised authority in the field of human reproduction and the former head of the obstetrics and gynaecology department of Singapore’s National University Hospital (NUH). Aside from his private practice, Dr. Ananda also lends his time for the advancement of foetal medicine and imaging care. As a deputy secretary general of AOFOG, he conducts regular ultrasound workshops in various countries including Malaysia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. His goal is to make world-class but affordable prenatal diagnostics readily available not just in Singapore but also in developing nations across the Pacific region.