MAJ GEN RAJIV MOHAN GUPTA, VSM
DEAN AND DY COMMANDANT
Maj Gen Rajiv Mohan Gupta, VSM, MBBS, MD (Microbiology), DNB (Pathology), Ph.D.(Virology), M.Phil., MNAMS, assumed the appointment of Dean and Deputy Commandant of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune on 23 May 2019. He is an alumnus of Armed Forces Medical College from the 1979 (R) batch. He was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps in Dec 1983. He did M.D. in Microbiology from AFMC Pune in 1990 where he stood first in Pune University. He thereafter did Ph.D. in Virology from AIIMS New Delhi in 2004. The officer was awarded the Fogarty International Fellowship for HIV/AIDS Training at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001 and the Fellowship of Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine at Bangkok, Thailand in 2004..
He has been an Associate Professor & Professor at the Department of Microbiology at AFMC as well as Professor and Consultant (Microbiology) at Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi. He is a recognised Post Graduate teacher & examiner in Microbiology who has guided a large number of post graduates. He has a vast professional and teaching experience of more than 21 years and is a recognised MCI Inspector. The Officer has a large number of publications and has authored chapters in various text books. His special areas of research include Virology including Retro-virology, Molecular Epidemiology and application of Molecular Diagnostic Techniques to Clinical Infectious Disease Diagnosis & follow-up. He has been a speaker at various national and international conferences. He is credited with having set up the first Virology & Molecular Biology Laboratory in Command Hospital (Northern Command).
The General Officer is a thorough professional and an able administrator. He is an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence College of the 2013 batch. The officer has commanded the only tertiary care Command Hospital providing Combat Surgical & Medical Care in the Operational Northern Command. He has also held prestigious staff appointments of Deputy Director General Medical Services (Information Technology) and Deputy Director General Medical Services (Personnel) in the Directorate General of Medical Services (Army) at New Delhi.
For his dedication and committed service to the organization, he has been awarded the Chief of Army Staff Commendation twice. He was awarded the Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) by the President of India in 2016 for his exemplary service and contribution to scientific research.
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