Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar, Dean, AFMC, Pune was promoted to the rank of a Lieutenant General. This historic promotion makes her the third woman officer and the first paediatrician to rise to the second-highest rank in the Indian Armed Forces. She is also nominated to the Prime Minister’s Science Technology Innovation Advisory Committee.
She has a number of firsts to her credit as a woman. She has been the first Pediatric Nephrologist of the Indian Army Medical Corps setting up a facility in Pune and Delhi, the first woman to take over as Dean at Armed Forces Medical College, the first serving officer on the PM-STIAC and on Board of Governors (BOG), Medical Council of India. She has been the first clinician in the AMC to complete a FAIMER fellowship and now many have followed in her footsteps. She has recently become the first Pediatrician to be selected for the rank of Lt Gen and she and her husband are the first couple in the Commonwealth to both reach the rank of Lt General.
Dr. Madhuri shared…. “My Faimer experience has been the best thing that happened to me. It added wisdom to my knowledge by leaps and bounds and opened avenues beyond imagination.”
Dr. Madhuri Kanitkar has served in the Indian military for 37 years. Her project in FAIMER fellowship was ‘E-Mentoring young pediatricians, working in peripheral hospitals in the Armed Forces for continuous professional development’.
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