Surgeon Rear Admiral Arti Sarin has assumed charge as the Command Medical Officer, Southern Naval Command, on promotion to the rank of Surg Rear Admiral.
She is an alumnus of Timpany School Visakhapatnam and graduated from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. She was commissioned into the Armed Forces Medical Services in Dec 1985. She has the distinction of having completed two post-graduate degrees - MD in Radiology at AFMC Pune and in DNB Radiation Oncology from the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. In addition, she has trained in Gamma Knife Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, USA.
In a long naval career, she has done tenures at Naval Science & Technology Limited Visakhapatnam and served in the naval hospitals at Port Blair, Visakhapatnam, Kochi and Mumbai.
She has also served as Prof & HOD Radiation Oncology at Army Hospital R & R Delhi, Command Hospital/ AFMC, Pune and INHS Asvini. She is an examiner for the National Board of Examination in Radiotherapy and is a recognised teacher and examiner at various universities. She has several medical publications to her credit in peer-reviewed journals. In the administrative cadre, she has served as Senior Registrar (Med Superintendent) at INHS Asvini , Mumbai and Principal Medical Officer Naval Dockyard, Mumbai.
She has been in Kochi now since Feb 20 and has been spearheading the Southern Naval Command, Kochis fight against COVID 19 pandemic by overseeing the designing and developing innovative solutions and setting up quarantine facilities in Southern Naval Command, Kochi. Her Spouse, Surg RAdm CS Naidu, VSM is presently serving as Command Medical Officer, Eastern Naval Command, at Visakhapatnam.