About Dr. Dayal
Medical Director, SIRM St. Louis
Dr. Dayal is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, with nearly twenty years specializing in treating infertility. She is known for her individualized, “think outside of the box” approach as well as her personalized care for patients. Having been through fertility treatments, including in vitro fertilization (IVF) herself, Dr. Dayal is acutely aware of many of the hurdles that couples face as they undertake their journey. “One of my greatest joys is seeing couples come to me, scared and uncertain, and then leaving with a sense of calmness and fulfillment, and a baby! I know, all too well, what that journey can entail. And while not everyone’s journey is the same, it is my personal goal to help them achieve a family.”
One of the main philosophies that Dr. Dayal brought to SIRM® St. Louis is the desire to provide the most advanced, state-of-the art fertility technology to patients while providing them a comfortable and safe environment. She also has ensured that her colleagues and staff members feel the same, while striving for the most personalized and individualized treatment available in the region.
Dr. Dayal completed her undergraduate (B.A) and medical degrees from The Johns Hopkins University. Her interest in understanding women’s health on a population level prompted her to complete an intensive one-year Master’s in Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Originally from Washington, D.C., she first moved to St. Louis for her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Washington University in St. Louis, where she served as an Administrative Chief Resident during her last year of residency. Dr. Dayal then completed her 3-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, she authored and presented a Prize Paper at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). After completion of her training, Dr. Dayal joined the academic faculty at George Washington University where she treated patients, taught medical students and residents, and performed cutting-edge clinical research.
Despite winning the prestigious Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO) Excellence Award for Teaching, she realized that her primary passion was taking care of patients and helping them from infertility to family. She returned to St. Louis several years ago to become the Medical Director at SIRM-STL. Outside of work, Dr. Dayal spends time with her teenaged daughter, enjoys abstract painting, reading, doing NYT crossword puzzles, playing volleyball and traveling. Dr. Dayal enjoys her life in St. Louis and is honored to serve the members of the community she calls home.
Honors & Distinguished Awards
- One of America’s Most Honored Physicians (top 1% of Fertility Specialists, since 2017)
- Castle Connolly St. Louis Top Doctor (2012 – present)
- Patient’s Choice Award (2014-present)
- Exceptional Women in Medicine (2017-present)
- Consumer’s Research Council Top Ob/Gyn (2005-present)
“Wonderful, caring, everything you need as you are dealing with infertility.”
“Dr. Dayal is an extremely competent doctor and has helped me with some difficult fertility problems. She also has great bedside manner and seems to genuinely care about patients. She’s very honest in her delivery and does not sugar coat things. I highly recommend her!”