Kavita Shah Arora, M.D., M.B.E.

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Bioethics
Department of OB/GYN, MetroHealth Medical Center

Reproductive Ethics
Reproductive Technology
Perinatal Decision Making
HIV in Pregnancy
Feminist Bioethics

e-mail: Kavita.Arora@case.edu


Kavita Shah Arora is an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, as well as a practicing general obstetrician/gynecologist at MetroHealth Medical Center. She received her BS with a minor in Philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2009, she graduated with both an MD from Jefferson Medical College and a Master's Degreein Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 2013. She has served on the national ethics committees of both the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Dr. Arora is primarily based at MetroHealth Medical Center as a practicing general ob/gyn and also serves as the Department's Director of Quality. She is an active member of the hospital's ethics committee. Her research interests include reproductive ethics, reproductive technology, perinatal decision making, conscience, HIV care in pregnancy, and feminist Bioethics. She is also interested in medical education, especially with the intersection of ethics education.

Selected Publications

Shah K, Batzer F. “Infertility in the Developing World: The Combined Role for Feminists and Disability Rights Proponents.” International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 2010;3(2):109-125.

Kulkarni S, Shah K, Sarma K, Mahajan A. “Clinical Uncertainties, Health Services Challenges, and Ethical Complexities with HIV 'Test and Treat': A Systematic Review.” American Journal of Public Health. 2013;103(6):e14-e23.

Arora K Shah, Blake V. “The 2013 Review of the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act: A Call to Action.” Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2013;121(6):1313-7.

Arora K Shah. “Wombs for Hire – The Ethics of Surrogacy.” Third-Party Reproduction: A Comprehensive Guide. Ed. J. Goldfarb. Springer Publishing (in press).

Arora KS, Blake V. "Uterus Transplantation: Ethical and Regulatory Challenges." J Med Ethics 2014; in press.

Contact Information

Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Bioethics
MetroHealth Medical Center
2500 MetroHealth Drive, G230E
Cleveland OH 44109

Office: 216-778-7557

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