Dr Randeep Guleria was today appointed as the director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.
Dr Guleria joined AIIMS as an assistant professor in 1992 and has been the HoD of the department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders, since April, 2011.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Randeep Guleria, professor and head, department of pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders, at AIIMS, New Delhi to the post of Director, AIIMS,” a DoPT order said.
He has been appointed for five years from the date of assumption of charge or till attaining the age of 65 until further orders, it said.
Dr Guleria has worked as a personal physician to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and has also treated Union ministers Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.
Dr M C Mishra retired from the post of AIIMS director in January after serving for over three years.