Maj Gen Madhuri Kanitkar, VSM 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.
She has earlier been an Associate Professor; Professor and Head of the Department of Paediatrics at AFMC and also a Professor at ACMS and AH(R&R), Delhi. She has guided a large number of post graduate students and been an examiner for various universities. She has vast professional and teaching experience. She has large number of publications and authored 15 chapters in various text books. Her area of special interest is Voiding and Bladder Disorders in children. She has been a guest speaker at various national and international conferences. She is credited with having set up the first Pediatric Nephrology service in the Army Medical Corps and has been a past President of The Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
The General Officer is a thorough professional and an able administrator. She has held the prestigious appointment of Dy DGAFMS (P&T) in the office of DGAFMS in New Delhi.
For her dedicated and committed service to the organization, she has been awarded the GOC-in-C (Southern Command) Commendation in 2004 and COAS Commendations on five occasions. She was awarded the VSM in 2014 for her dedication to duty and contribution to the care of children.