Surgeon Vice Admiral Arti Sarin, VSM, relinquished the command of the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College on 10 Jan 2023. The Flag Officer has assumed the prestigious appointment of Director General Medical Services (Air).
Surg Vice Adm Arti Sarin, an alumna of AFMC is an academician and administrator par excellence. She has the distinction of having completed two post graduate degrees, in Radiodiagnosis from AFMC and Radiation Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai complimented with training in Gamma Knife Surgery from University of Pittsburgh.
In an illustrious career of 36 years, the Flag Officer has held prestigious academic and administrative appointments including Professor & Head Radiation Oncology Army Hospital R & R Delhi and Command Hospital / AFMC Pune, Senior (Medical Superintendent) Registrar INHS Asvini Mumbai, Commanding Officer INHS Asvini, Mumbai, Command Medical Officer, Southern Naval Command Kochi and Command Medical Officer Western Naval Command Mumbai. In recognition of her dedication to patient care and service she has been awarded the Presidential award ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’ in 2021. She has also been conferred with Chief of Army Staff Commendation (2017), Chief of Naval Staff Commendation (2001) and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Commendation (2013) for distinguished service.
During her tenure as Commandant AFMC, the institution excelled exemplarily in academics, research and extracurricular activities. Establishment of Centre for Preventive Oncology at AFMC, Pune; MoUs with premier institutions like NIV, Pune; Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and IIT, Mumbai for collaborations in biomedical research and innovations in healthcare planning and delivery are some of the significant projects envisioned during her tenure.
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