About Pramila Yadav, MD (Pramy!)
Collaborator on Babies@Work
I grew up in a small Vermont community where my immigrant parents raised my brother, sister, and me with a strong work ethic and commitment to serving others while respecting the human dignity of all people. During several visits to India, I was deeply influenced by my grandfather’s lifelong devotion to public service and dedication to improving the lives of women in rural Northern India who otherwise lacked access to basic education. It was his humanitarian commitment, together with my parents’ belief that any dream is possible, that led me to devote my life to improving the health and well-being of women.
I earned my undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Psychology at the University of Vermont, and continued at UVM to achieve my medical degree. I then moved to Boston to complete my residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School. After a brief stint at Brigham and Women's Hospital, I decided to start my own practice based on the guidance of mentoring physicians that had served as great role models from the outset of my career, which has evolved into a private group affiliated with BIDMC.
I’ve spent my career over the past 14 years seeing women at all stages of their reproductive lives, delivering babies, performing gynecological surgery, and teaching residents and medical students. Every day, I’m reminded that there is no greater privilege than the opportunity to care for another human being and have them place their trust in me. It is simply extraordinarily humbling.
Through the Babies@Work book and the broader Women at Work platform, I hope to impart some of the pearls of wisdom that I’ve gained and stories I’ve experienced along the way from my patients and teachers to drive meaningful conversations around how to make pregnancy and parenting and work…work together. I’m also eager to learn from you, to hear about what you want to know and what you’ve learned, to engage on the topics and questions that are so needed by so many women but rarely get discussed because they’re taboo or complicated or unknown for one reason or another.
I hope you’ll be in touch!