Ishana Prema Shetty, MD

Ishana Prema Shetty, MD


Undergrad: University of Florida
Medical School: University of South Florida
Residency: UF Health
PubMed name: Ishana Shetty


Hometown: Ocala, FL
Pronouns: she/her/hers

What are your research interests?
Differences in morbidity/mortality of pregnancy before and after changes to reproductive healthcare policy

What are your hobbies? 
Finding new places to eat with Gabe (my fiancé) and Mr. Buttons (my lil Scottie), playing video games, and getting too competitive at local bar trivia.

What’s one thing most people don’t know about you? 
My undergrad degree is in Film Studies!

Awards & Honors

Golden Apple Teaching Award (2019 – 2023), Award for Excellence in Complex Family Planning (2022), Best Patient Quality and Safety Project (June 2021), Best Performance on Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (2022)


Why did you choose WashU for residency?

In addition to WashU’s stellar reputation for clinical and research excellence, I was drawn to the idea of providing complex care in the sociopolitical climate of STL/Missouri, which so closely reflects that of my home state.

What are you looking forward to the most by being a fellow at WashU?

Working with my new colleagues! The entire Family Planning department has been so kind and welcoming to me from the very first interview.

What advice would you give OBGYN residents applying for your chosen fellowship specialty?

Don’t let the application process take the spark out of you. Complex Family Planning is a wonderful, supportive community of like-minded passionate people dedicated to the cause of Reproductive Justice! Getting to be a part of it is a privilege and a joy.

What are your career goals?

I hope to develop my voice as an advocate for Reproductive Justice, particularly in the current landscape of policy shifts in reproductive rights.