Dr Mini Sood

Clinical Associate Professor

Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Email: mini.sood@monash.edu
Tel: +607 2190 648
Office: Clinical School, JB

Profile Summary

Dr Mini Sood has worked at Clinical School Johor Bahru, Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences since October 2012. She is Associate Professor in the Women's Health. She has several years of teaching and clinical experience including major and minor research and procedures in the field. Her teaching commitments at Monash University Malaysia includes teaching of Years 4 and 5 students, examinations, research, clinics and supervisory role.

Dr Mini Sood has several ongoing research projects with interdisciplinary team as well as with institutions at Kuala Lumpur. She is also a member of several academic bodies in India as well a member of the Malaysian Medical Association. She is an active participant and learner in the field. She has authored several papers, research projects and books.



Surgical experience

All kinds of major and minor obstetric and gynecological surgeries, including laparoscopy, ultrasonography, colposcopy and others (AIIMS, UCMS, Fortis Hospital Noida, Sungai Buloh, Selayang Hospital and Selayang Campus )


Several years’ experience in sonography and training of senior, junior at local and national level (India)

Involvement in Professional organizations

  • Life member of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Delhi (AOGD), FOGSI, ISPAT, and NARCHI.
  • Member of Adolescent committee Member IMA, Member DMA- Member of Malaysian Medical Association (MMA)
  • Referee for National Medical journal of India, and Journal of global medical research.
  • Health Expert for website- Doctor NDTV- Free service- completed now called Raxa.

Research Interest

Perinatology, sonography, social obstetrics

Current Academic Responsibilities

  • Teaching, research, clinical, supervisor (projects)
  • Co-Chairperson Year 4 (two years)
  • Member research committee
  • Discipline co-ordinator Obstetrics and Gynecology (three years)
  • Year 5 academic supervisor (five years)


Publish online podcasts that will stimulate a better understanding of basic sciences among undergraduates- Project with, Mini Sood Nevein Boutros, Khoo Joon Joon, and Suneet Sood- B Med science project student Yui Khun

Systematic reviews on” meta -analysis on Psychological stress in university students”- On going with Dr. Teng and group- IUM.

Mindfulness and NSAIDS in Dysmenorrhea.”- Chow Lee, Vien Wong, Angga Putra, Mini Sood, Suneet Sood and Lim Tak Yein.- On going

Obstetric Simulation for normal labor- funded by LRTGS 20000 RM

Male medical students and per vaginal examination- with Jayanthi and team- On going

Motivation study WITH- Suneet And team- On going

Psychological effects of lethal fetal anomaly following diagnosis on Ultrasound- Nisha Angela Dominic and team

Noor sham, Mini Sood, Mu Mu Win, Norashikin, Azlin, Aza Miranda –“Effects of prolonged fasting on the blood glucose profile in Insulin – dependent pregnant  diabetic women”  IRDC Funded– 2008- completed

Mini  Sood, Hashim Tahir, Azlinawati, Ambigga Devi,  Haphiza, Radzi, Than Winn- “ New Menstrual score in Evaluating Abnormal Menstrual patterns amongst medical students.,” Funded   by Dana Kecemalangan, Malaysia Nov 2008- 2010  completed.

Maternal and fetal effects of Acinetobacter in PPROM- Shafina, Mini Sood, Azizah, Cheew and Roslan.


Sood M, Charulata (Eds) Demystifying obstetrics and gynecology. AITBS publishers, Delhi, India 2006

Sood M, Biswas A (Eds) The growth restricted fetus of the tropics. New Age publishers, India, 2005

Paun Aminaha, Sood M, Padubidri V (Eds) Obstetric nursing, Oxford university press, Darul Ehsan Malaysia -2009

Mini Sood, Jegajeeva Rao, Hashim Tahir (Eds) Obstetrics revision made easy, Upena, UITM Publishers, Shah Alam, Malaysia. 2010 ISBN 9789673053339.

VG Padubidri, Aminah Hashim, Raja Lexshimi Raja Gopal, Mini Sood (Eds). Gynecological Nursing,   Oxford University Press, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia. 2010. ISBN 13: 978 983 4505 158

Ninad Desai, Suneet Sood. Alamsher Malik, Mini Sood (eds)  AIDS After HAART , Upena ,UITM Publishers, Shah Alam, Malaysia .2009 ISBN 9789673054589 ( Winner of the Prime Minister’s Quality Award)

Mini Sood, Mu Mu Win, Hashim Mohd. Tahir (eds) “Mastering Practicals  in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Lippincott  Wolters Kluwer 2013

Aminah Hashim, Hamidah Hassan, Mini Sood and VG Padubidri (Eds) Obstetric Nursing second edition ISBN 978-983-47-1670-7 Oxford university press, Darul Ehsan Malaysia 2015

VG Padubidri, Aminah Hashim, Raja Lexshimi Raja Gopal, Mini Sood (Eds). Gynecological Nursing,   Oxford University Press, Darul Ehsan, Malaysia- Second edition 2016

“Maternal and Child care in urban slums- A guide for the health care worker”-  Mini Sood, Dr. Harsha Sachdev, Suneet Sood– Amazon e book

On becoming a Doctor- Rafidah Atan, Nor Azim, Siau  Yee May Mini Sood ,

Creating Moments of Balance- Cindy Biding and Mini Sood- On going- seeking publisher

Critical thinking in Obstetrics and Gynaecology- Nisha Angela and Mini Sood- On going to be funded by Monash


Aneesha M Grover and Mini Sood. HIV in unwanted teenage pregnancies. In: MS Bhatia, Grover V, Gupta R , (eds) in A textbook on HIV infection and AIDS in Adolescents. New Age International limited Publishers, New Delhi, 2009.

Sood M. Pubertal menstrual abnormalities. In: Agarwal N, Suneja A (eds) Adolescent Gynecology, Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi, 2001

Sood M. Intrauterine Growth Retardation. In: Rana S (ed) Textbook of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1998

Charulata, Sood M. Birth injuries. In: In: Rana S (ed) Textbook of Perinatology and Reproductive Biology, Islamabad, Pakistan, 1998

Sood M. Amniocentesis. In: Rao K (ed), An Introduction to Genetics and Fetal Medicine, FOGSI, 1996

Sood M, Arora M. Ante partum Fetal Surveillance. In Patwardhan A, Buckshee K, Soonawala R (Eds), Obstetrics and Gynecology for Postgraduates. FOGSI, 1996

Agarwal N, Sood M. Changing Trends in Cesarean Section. In Patwardhan VB, Buckshee K, Soonawala RP (Eds), Obstetrics and Gynecology for Postgraduates. FOGSI, 1996

Abstracts in international journals

P2-CE03 Incidence of Acinetobacter baumannii in pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membrane (PPROM) Z. Mohd-Zain1 *, O. Yahcob1 , M. Sood2 , N.A. Abu1 , C.S. Chiong3 , N.S. Mohd-Nor1 . 1 Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA Selangor, Sungai Buloh Campus, Malaysia, 2 Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, 3 Selayang Hospital, Selangor, Malaysia

Acinetobacter baumanii in normal labor and preterm premature rupture of membranes- A Malaysian Perspective. Mini Sood1, Zaini Mohd-Zain2, Nor Azizah Abu2, Ofelia Yahcob2, Chee Seok Chiong3, Noor Shafina Mohd Nor2*,1 Jeffrey Cheah School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash University Malaysia, 47500 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia, 2 Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia, 3 Department of Pediatrics Selayang Hospital, Lebuhraya Kepong Selayang 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia. Presented at the OGSM, July 2018, KL.

Mini Sood , Ambigga  Devi , Azlinawati,  Aqil Mohd Daher,  Salmi Razali,Haphizah Malawi, Sareena and Hashim Mohd Tahir, Menses and stress related changes in female medical students.  Proceedings of the ASEAN Conference on Environment and Behavioral Studies. At Bandung Indonesia 15-17th June 2011.

Noorsham, M.M.Win, N.Rosli, M.Sood, M.R.A. Halim. The effects of Ramadan fasting on blood glucose profiles in Insulin dependent diabetic pregnant women.-The journal of maternal –fetal and neonatal medicine vol 23, Supple 1. May 2010. Book of abstracts, XX11European Congress of perinatal medicine, Granada, Spain, May 26-29, 2010.

Awareness of stem cell use in Diseases- Mu Mu Win, Nizam Yasid, Nur Fiza, Shazwani, Hasmah, AH.Roslan, P.Danielle, Mini Sood Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Faculty of Medicine, University Technology MARA, and Selayang Hospital. Selangor, Malaysia- Malaysian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011, Vol.8. No.21-  at 21st Congress of the OGSM 2-5 June 2011 Penang.- poster

Fadila, Afifa, Rahmatul, Fatimah, A.H. Roslan, Mini Sood - Impact of education on Pap smear awareness. Presented at the  Annual Conference of Malaysian Oncological Society, held at Sabah, November 2008,  poster

Afifa , Fadila, Rahmatul, Fatimah,A.H. Roslan, Mini Sood – Awareness of  Pap smears among women in rural and Urban Areas- Presented at Feto-maternal conference at KL – October 2008 poster

Sood M, Gulati A, Agarwal N, Faridi MMA, Prabhu KM. Fetal feeding by Amnioinfusion: an Indian experience. Int J Obstet Gynecol 1994: Proc of XIV World Congress of FIGO, Montreal, Sep 1994

Agarwal N, Sood M. A prospective study of maternal referrals to a tertiary care center in Delhi. Book of Abstracts, XIVth Asian and Oceanic Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Manila, 16-19 Nov, 1993, p51

Batra S, Sood M, Rusia U, Agarwal N, Madan N, Sood SK. Effect of maternal iron deficiency on placenta and fetus. Int J Obstet Gynecol 1991;46 (suppl 1): 116

Ahmad Faiz, Khairul Anwar, Raja Azmi, Norsham YL, Zaini  BMZ, Kirnpal Kaur, Zatul,  RoslanAH, Mini Sood.  Acinetobacter in Preterm Labor, RANZCOG 21ST TO 24TH March Adelaide. Australia 2010.

Abstracts local UITM

Research Workshop- 4th annual research workshop 2009, UITM ( 1 Abstract- P7)

Research colloquium – UITM Dec 2011 (5 abstracts)

Summit on medical education Dec 2011 ( P12. 21- 2 abstracts,  with posters)


Mini Sood , Ambigga  Devi , Azlinawati,  Aqil Mohd Daher,  Salmi Razali,Haphizah Malawi, Sareena and Hashim Mohd Tahir, Poor Correlation of stress levels and menstrual patterns among medical students. Journal of ASIAN behavioral studies vol. 2, number 7 October 2012, pages, 59-66.

Sood M, Banchita, Sarita, Agarwal N. Quality of life following vaginal hysterectomy: a prospective cohort study. Obstet Gynecol Today, April 2005

Sood M. Ahuja D, Charulata, Agarwal N, Faridi MMA. Amnioinfusion in meconium stained labors. Indian J Pediatric 2004;71:677-81

Gupta V, Sood M, Saini M. Sonographic evaluation of adnexal masses using transvaginal ultrasound. Int J Gynecol Obstet India, 2001;6:

Sood M, Arora N, Agarwal N. Maternal referrals to a tertiary center. Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 1995;31:1

Sood M, Agarwal N, Jain K, Arora N. Amnioinfusion in intrauterine growth retardation. J Obstet Gynecol India 1994;44:523-6

Sood M, Mehra B, Agarwal N. Non-stress test and fetal movement time as predictors of fetal distress. Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 1993;29:267-72

Sood M. Chaudhary R, Agarwal N., Lal H, Talwar v. Genital bacterial flora in preterm labor. J Obstet Gynecol India 1992

Sood M, Agarwal N, Varma S, Bhargava SK. Neural tube defects in East Delhi -- a hospital based study. Indian J Pediatr 1991;58:224-6

Sood SK, Madan N, Rusia U, Batra S, Sood M, Agarwal N. Iron deficiency anemia: the Indian scene. In Lokeshwar MR, Manglani MV (Eds): Anemia in children (Proc International Symposium cum Workshop, Bombay, Feb 1991, pp12.1-12.11). LTMM College and Hospital, Bombay, 1991

Agarwal N, Sood M. Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of intrauterine growth retardation. Ann Natl Acad Med Sci 1989;25:69-74

Sood M, Hingorani V, Kashyap N, Berry M, Bhargava S. Ultrasonic measurement of fetal parameters in normal pregnancy and intrauterine growth retardation. Indian J Med Res 1988;87:453-8

Sood M, Hingorani V, Kashyap N, Berry M, Bhargava S. Etiological factors and perinatal risks in symmetrical and asymmetrical intrauterine growth retardation. Indian J Pediatr 1987;54:926-9

Agarwal N, Sood M, Yadav P. Laparoscopic sterilization: a safe and easy method. J Med Sci Family Planning 1987;4:

Sood M. Diagnosis of intrauterine growth retardation by ultrasound. Thesis for MD (Gynecology and Obstetrics). All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1985

Sood M. Medical termination of pregnancy. J Med Sci Family Planning 1985;2:30 (Hindi)

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Research Supervision

Project and thesis supervisor
Yi Khun
B Med Science - Completed
Thesis on Podcasts in medical education

Dr Ophelia
Masters at UITM in Microbiology - Completed

Dr Aneesha Minocha
Doppler indices in postdated pregnancy Ag 2004 completed,
University College of Medical Sciences

Dr Monica
NTG patch evaluation in IUGR Aug 2004.
University College of Medical Sciences

Dr Aneesha Minocha (ICMR research fellow)
Longitudinal study of PI, RI, SD ratio and AFI in postdated pregnancy, and correlation with fetal outcome”

Dr Manisha
Conservative treatment of genuine stress incontinence: an objective assessment of weighted vaginal cones with interferential therapy 1995.
University College of Medical Sciences

Dr Dimple Ahuja
Amnioinfusion of normal saline in patients; with thick meconium during labor 1994.
University College of Medical Sciences

Dr Anjana Gulati
Amnioinfusion of nutrients, a new technique in the management of Intra-uterine growth retardation 1992.
University College of Medical Sciences

Research Projects (Completed)

Elective student supervisor – Awareness about Pap Smear among Women in Rural and urban areas, year three- Fadilla, Afifa, Fatima, Mardzeah, May- June 2008, UITM, Malaysia- Hospital Selayang and Simapang Rengan Health Clinic, Johor. Completed-presented as posters at KL and India

Elective student supervisor – The use of polymerase Chain Reaction in the detection of Acinetobacter sp. In Preterm Labor. Year three Ahmad Faiz, Raja Azmi, Mohd Khairul Anuar. May June 2009. Hospital Selayang, Faculty of medicine UITM and  University Sains Malaysia Kelantan- completed- presented as poster at Australia

Elective student project – Comparison of Obstetric Outcomes in Obese and normal pregnancies- Anis, Atika, Mu Mu Win, AH Roslan*, P. Danielle*, Mini Sood- Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti  Teknologi MARA, and  Selayang Hospital*, Selangor, Malaysia- presented as poster at MASO conference, KL

Elective student supervisor – Awareness of Stem Cell Banking Nizam Yasid, Nur Fiza, Shazwani, Hasmah, Mu Mu Win, AH Roslan*, P. Danielle*, Mini Sood, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti  Teknologi MARA, and  Selayang Hospital*, Selangor, Malaysia,- presented as poster at OGSM, Penang

Courses conducted

  • National Workshop & hands-on training in Fetal Monitoring & Sonography, 17-22 Feb, 1992
  • Symposium on Fetal Medicine, Delhi, 16 Feb 1992
  • Symposium on Fetal Medicine, Jhansi, Sep 1992
  • CME program for postgraduates, New Delhi, 16-17 April, 1994, AND 8-9 April, 1995
  • Organizing committee, NARCHI International conference on reproductive Health, Delhi, 2001, 2002
  • North Zone PG Quiz on Perinatal Medicine, Aug 1990
  • NAVSWFI PG Quiz on Fertility Regulation at AIIMS, New Delhi, Nov 1991
  • Organizing committee GCP workshop  Intekma resort .UITM Oct 2008


2010 Excellent Service Award, Faculty of Medicine UITM, Malaysia.

2008 Second Prize for poster presentation at Annual conference of Malaysian oncological society at Kota Kinabalu, “Pap Smear awareness in rural and urban women” Fadzilla, Afifa, Fatima, Martzilla, Roslan, M.Sood.

1982 2nd prize for thesis paper titled "Diagnosis of Intrauterine Growth Retardation by Ultrasound", Annual Conference of Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, New Delhi

Community service

  • Adolescent health lectures for schools In East Delhi
  • Free camp at Temple of fine arts- KL, Malaysia