AIR MSHL PAWAN KAPOOR VSM & BAR PHS DIRECTOR GENERAL MEDICAL SERVICES (AIR)
Air Mshl Pawan Kapoor, an alumnus of the Armed Forces medical College, was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps on 10 Oct 1979. He holds a masters Degree in Hospital Administration from the prestigious AIIMS, New Delhi. Amongst his other qualifications are DNB (Health & Hosp Adm), DHHM, MMS (Osmania University), MBA (IGNOU) and M Phil (Defence and Strategic Management).
Air Mshl Pawan Kapoor has held numerous administrative and professional appointments during his career spanning 37 years. He has been the Professor & HOD at the Dept of Hosp Adm at AFMC Pune. He has commanded MH Est 22 and held the important Staff appointments of Trg Offr, AMC Centre & College, Lucknow, DS at OTC AMC Centre & College, JDAFMS (P) & Dir AFMS (HR) in the O/o DGAFMS, Brig (Med) HQ 16 Corps, ADG ( Information Systems, Health & Professional Services) in the O/o DGMS (Army) and Addl DGAFMS (HR) in the O/o DGAFMS.
Air Mshl Pawan Kapoor is a Hospital Administrator of national repute. He has published more than 40 papers in various journals and contributed more than 10 chapters in published books. He is a Post Graduate examiner of several Universities. He is the founder member of National Accreditation Board of Hospitals & Healthcare Organisation (NABH) and is presently the Chairman of NABH Accreditation Committee.
He is NDC qualified and is the only AFMS Officer to have been awarded the prestigious Col Pyarelal Gold Medal. He has also undergone LDMC course in which he was awarded the Interservice COAS Integration Trophy, the first for any AFMS Officer. He also won the award for Best Dissertation & Case Study.
He is the Architect of several path breaking projects in the AFMS. The important ones are Cadre restructuring of Armed Forces Medical Services, Manpower augmentation in the AFMS, Project Report of ACMS, Automation of AMC Records and DGMS (Army), Blue print for change for AMC Centre & College, Lucknow, Streaming recruitment procedure for Medical Officers to offset deficiency in AFMS and Upgradation of MH Est 22. He played a pivotal role in the management of Uttarakhand and J&K natural disasters and coordinating management of Ebola virus spread in the continent.
For his distinguished services Air Mshl Pawan Kapoor was awarded the Vishisht Sewa Medal in 2009 and 2017, COAS Commendation in 1981, 2004, 2008 and His Order of Royal Emblem from Sultan of Oman. He has also been awarded with PHS in 2016.
Air Mshl Pawan Kapoor is married to Mrs Vibha Kapoor. They have two children Dr Vidit Kapoor (son) and Unnati Kapoor (daughter). Dr Vidit Kapoor has done MBBS from Army College of Medical Sciences and is presently doing residency in Internal Medicine from School of Medicine at University of New Mexico, USA. Ms Unnati Kapoor has done Masters Degree in Organisational Psychology from Delhi University and is now working in HR Dept in Bain & Coy, Gurgoan.
Air Mshl Pawan Kapoor VSM & Bar PHS has assumed the appointment of Director General Medical Services (Air) on 01 Jul 2016.