After completing under-graduation from Bangalore Medical college with distinction; Dr. Shantala completed her post-graduation from the prestegious Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi and was the recepient of the Jeeven Lata Memorial Medal for the best performance in post-graduate exams. Completing also the National Board Exams in Obstetric and Gynaecology, she worked as a specialist in Manav Charitable Hospital and later in ESI Hospital, Rajajinagar before entering into private practice in Dasarahalli, Bangalore. She then worked for iCare Clinics of Excel Health Care LLC in Dubai, UAE before returning to India. She has been trained in Basic and advanced Colposcopy , Ultrasound and Infertility by International faculty and has an observership from Homerton University, London. She is passionate about Adolescent and Postmenopausal health. Management of Infertility and High Risk Pregnancies are her other interests. She is a freelancing, published bilingual writer (Kannada and English) with several fiction and non-fiction works. Painting is her other hobby-stress buster.