Air Marshal (Dr) Pawan Kapoor

AVSM, VSM BAR (Retd) former Director General of Medical Service (IAF)

Vice Chancellor


Air Marshal (Dr) Pawan Kapoor, AVSM, VSM, and BAR (Retd), Former Director General of Medical Services (IAF) assumed the appointment of Vice-Chancellor of Lincoln American University, Guyana with effect from January 2018 after superannuating from the Indian Armed Forces Medical Services as Director General of Medical Services (Indian Air Force) on December 31, 2017.


Air Marshal (Dr) Pawan Kapoor is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) and was commissioned into the Army Medical Corps (AMC) on October 10, 1979. He holds a Postgraduate degree in Hospital Administration from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Amongst his other qualifications are Diplomate of National Board (Health & Hospital Administration) from National Board of Examinations (NBE), Diploma in Hospital and Health Management (DHHM), Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from Osmania University, MBA from IGNOU and M. Phil. (Defence and Strategic Management).

He has held several professional and administrative appointments in the Armed Forces Medical Services and published more than 40 scientific publications in several journals and written more than 10 chapters in various books to his credit.

Air Marshall (Dr) Pawan Kapoor is a Hospital Administrator of national and international repute. He is one of the founder members of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) and has been holding appointments as Chairman of Technical Committee and Chairman Accreditation Committee of NABH. He is also a member of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) and is also an international assessor for them.

For his distinguished services Air Marshal (Dr) Pawan Kapoor was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2018, Vishisht Seva Medal in 2009 and 2017, COAS Commendation in 1981, 2004, 2008 and His Order of Royal Emblem from Sultan of Oman in 1984. Air Marshal (Dr) Pawan Kapoor had held the appointment of Honorary Surgeon to the President of India with effect from July 01, 2016 till December 31, 2017. He had also held the appointment of Commodore Commandant of Aerospace Medicine with effect from July 01, 2016 till December 31, 2017 and was the President of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine during the same duration of time.

He has joined Lincoln American University as the Vice Chancellor with a vision to create a class of qualified, innovative, and dynamic doctors who will strive hard for the cause of improving the health care delivery to those who need it the most.

On behalf of Lincoln American University, this is what he states to the aspiring students:

“Our commitment begins from day one – to work with you and walk with you through each day and all through the years that you will spend here in the University. Our learned staff members and the ever-accessible management shall always be with you to guide you through your path and help you nurture your dreams and fulfill them by empowering you to realize your true potential...

I invite you to experience LAU first hand by engaging with us as a learner in our medical programs because at LAU, we believe, your future is our future.”





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