Dr Chowdary is a NZ trained doctor and received her medical degree from the University of Auckland and is a Fellow of the New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
After her 6 years training as an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist in New Zealand, she went on to train an extra two years in the AGES (Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy Society) Fellowship in Melbourne.
She is the chair of the Severe Endometriosis and complex surgical planning MDM (Multi-disciplinary meeting) at North Shore Hospital. She is also the project lead for setting up Outpatient Endoscopic Unit at North Shore Hospital.
She has a Masters in Engineering with First Class honours and holds a Medical Engineer position at the Institute of Innovation and Improvement.
She regularly contributes towards innovation and improvement of women's health through research and development. She has several peer reviewed publications and regularly presents at international meetings.
She is currently doing her PhD at the University of Melbourne in novel therapeutics and Translational Medicine in Gynaecology. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland and is actively involved in teaching and training future specialists.
Prathima is happily married mother to two young energetic boys and outside work enjoys swimming, painting and travelling.