Community and Family Medicine


  • Develop an Integrated Resource Centre for teaching, outstanding patient care and  research with a focus on preventive and promotive health care.
  • Develop a policy framework based on evidence-based medicine and research to address key public health issues or diseases.
  • Empower community in understanding common diseases and their role inprevention and after treatment care 
  • Create a patient centric healthcare delivery system which is accessible, affordable and available to all.

Mission statement:

  • To mentor the next generation of community medicine personnel through practice-            based            teaching with inter sectoral linkages to cater and respond to the       multidisciplinary needsof the community

Services Available in the department:

Outpatients department:

General OPD:Department will start a Family Medicine OPD in the AIIMS OPD block. This would include diagnosis and treatment of chronic Non-communicable diseases, maternal and child health services including the immunization services, and treatment of common medical ailments.

Specialty Clinics/ services (Diagnostic and/or Therapeutic)

Schedule- day and consultant wise:The Rural Health Training Centre (RHTC): The RHTC of the department is Sub Divisional Hospital, Badal which will serve as a center for the field training of the medical, dental and nursing students of the Institute as well as for research into community health problems.

The health services would be expanded in a phased manner at RHTC for providing specialty services such as ENT, Ophthalmology and Orthopaedics on weekly basis in RHTC.

  1. Expansion planned for the future:
  • Clinical Services: Future plan will include start of Rabies and Yellow fever vaccine clinic (in a phased manner). Additionally, Urban Health Training Centre (UHTC) will be establishedwith an aim to provide comprehensive primary care to the patients in urban resettlement colonies/slums/underserved urban areas.
  • Academics and teaching: To develop national and international collaboration of community medicine experts, clinicians and biostatisticians for developing integrated resource centre for education and research and create pool of trained public health experts. This would be done through academic exchange of scholars/post doc fellows/faculty, CMEs, Workshops etc. The overall goal is to develop a Centre for Excellence for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in public health.
  • Research: To expand the scope of epidemiology from etiologic research to include multilevel analysis, intervention evaluation, implementation research, big data analytics and outcomes research in diverse areas of Public Health.


Photo Name & Qualifications Designation Contact & Email

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Dr. Rakesh Kakkar
Professor & HOD 8218608467

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Dr Pravin Pisudde
Additional Professor

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Dr. Ramnika Aggarwal
MBBS, MD, Course in Preventive Oncology
Additional Professor 9417505893

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Dr. Soumya Swaroop Sahoo
Associate Professor

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Dr. Ankita Kankaria
MD (Community Medicine)
Associate Professor

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Dr. Madhur Verma
MD Community Medicine
Associate Professor


OPD Schedule:

Consultants Day of Week


Title Principal Investigator Co Investigator Collaboration, if any (Department and institute) Funding Agency Projects Status

Expansion planned for the future: