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Air Vice Marshal (Retd) Dr Rajvir Bhalwar, presently Dean, Rural Medical College, Pravara Instt of Med Sciences (Deemed University). He has rich professional experience of over 42 years, including 37 years in the Indian Armed forces as follows:


  • MBBS from King George’s Medical College, Lucknow University (1976)
  • M.D. (Preventive Medicine) (Public Health) University of Pune – 1984
  • Ph.D. (Preventive Medicine) (Public Health) University of Pune – 1984
  • Post Doctoral Training in EPIDEMIOLOGY (2 years, full time) (INCLEN) 1992 – 94
  • P.G Diploma in Hospital Management (Delhi) – 1991
  • P.G. Diploma in Medical Laws (NLSUI, Bangalore) – 2014
  • F.A.M.S. – 2012; F.I.P.H.A. – 2005

Honours and Awards

  •  “Best Medical Teacher Award” from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences – 2008
  • Awarded “commendations” on four occasions by Government of India for exemplary services in medical care, teaching and administration
  • Defence Minister’s Trophy as Commandant of the Best Hospital of the Armed Forces
  • 12 times “Best Research Work Award” from Government of India and reputed National level bodies
  • WHO – SEARO Director’s (Dr C Mani’s) Gold Medal for Best Intern in Rural Health – 1977

Important Teaching appointments

  • Principal & Dean, Rural Medical College, PIMS (DU), Loni
  • Principal & Commandant, Command Hospital Bangalore
  • Principal, Dean & CMS, IQ City Medical College, Durgapur
  • Prof & Head, Community Medicine (Public Health & Epidemiology), Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Prof & Head, Community Medicine, (Public Health & Epidemiology), Army College of Med Sciences, Delhi

Teaching and Examinership Appointments

  • 25 years of teaching experience, including 16 years as “Professor” in very prestigious medical institutes, including AFMC Pune, ACMS Delhi, Army Hospital (R&R), KGMC Lucknow, and RGUHS Bangalore.
  • Recognized Teacher and Examiner for MBBS, M.D., and Ph.D. for Pune University, MUHS, RGUHS Karnataka, WBUHS West Bengal and Manipal University.
  • Guided a number of students for M.D., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees

Important Administrative Appointments in Hospitals & Healthcare

  • Medical Director, The Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad Region (1000 beds, JCI accredited)
  • Commandant (CEO) Command Hosp. Bangalore (800 beds, super-specialty, teaching hospital)
  • Expert Member, Union Public Services Commission (UPSC), Government of India
  • Expert Advisor, National Disaster management Authority (NDMA), Government of India
  • MCI Assessor and Member of MCI Curriculum Committee

Authorship / Editorship of Books

  • Chief Editor & Lead Author – Textbook of Community Medicine, Published by WHO, 1st Ed, 2009
  • Chief Editor & Lead Author – Textbook of Community Medicine, Wolters Kluwer, 3rd Edition, 2019
  • Sole Editor & Author, Prep. Manual for MBBS – Community Medicine, Elsevier, 2nd Ed, 2018
  • Author of chapter in API textbook of Medicine, 8th, 9th and 10th Editions
  • Author of 5 chapters in Textbook of Environmental Medicine”, Wolters Kluwer, 2nd Ed, 2015
  • Author of Chapter in “5 Minutes Clinical Consult”, 1st Asian Edition, 2020, Wolters Kluwer

Research Work

  • Total; of 75 published papers (54 out of these listed in “PubMed”)
  • 8 large scale research projects from ICMR and DRDO
  • 12 “Best Research Work Awards” from prestigious national level bodies