National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 10 February 2019
Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar, Dean, AFMC, Pune becomes first woman Pediatrician to be elevated to highest rank of Lieutenant General for Indian Army Doctors as per sources. She is the only doctor on the Prime Minister’s STIAC (S&T) Innovation Advisory Committee.
Lt. Gen Madhuri Kanitkar, AVSM, VSM, MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), DNB (Paediatrics), Fellowship Paediatric Nephrology, FIAP, Fellow FAIMER has assumed the appointment of Dean and Deputy Commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune on 28 Jan 2017. She is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College of 1978 batch. She has had the distinction of being first in Pune University in all the three phases of MBBS and was awarded the Presidents Gold Medal for the best outgoing student of the graduate wing in academics and extra-curricular activities in 1982. She is also the recipient of the Kalinga Trophy for excellence in academics in 1982. She was commissioned in the Army Medical Corps in Dec 1982. She is a Paediatric Nephrologist who has done her post graduation in Paediatrics from Mumbai in 1990 and training in Paediatric Nephrology from AIIMS New Delhi followed by fellowships at NUH Singapore and GOS London. She has also completed the FAIMER fellowship in Medical Education. To Read her full profile at AFMC website, click here.
Punita Arora is the first woman officer to get the rank of Lt General, second highest rank in Indian Army. She was also the first female Vice Admiral of Indian Navy as the AFMS has common pool, which allows officers to move from one service to another depending upon the requirement.
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