Sagarika Patyal, SM, VSM (Retd.) is currently a Senior Consultant at Centre for Sight, New Delhi.
Patyal has served as the Assistant Chief of Integrated Defence Staff (Medical) at Army HQ Delhi, Head of Dept. Ophthalmology at Army Hospital (Research & Referral) Delhi, Head of Dept. Ophthalmology at Army Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, Professor at Armed Forces Medical College at Pune, and is the only lady officer to have commanded the world’s highest General Hospital at Leh (11400 ft), where she was instrumental in establishing telemedicine nodes in high altitude (Siachen) to help soldiers stationed in the highest battleground in the world. She is a highly decorated officer, having received the Vishisht Seva Medal in 2016, Sena Medal (Distinguished) in 2014, Chief of Army Staff Commendation in 2004 and 2011, among other prestigious awards.
Patyal has 57 publications with 143 citations in peer reviewed journals in international and national journals to her credit and has written chapters in books and has edited a book “Resolving dilemmas in Perimetry”. She is a recognized as a supervisor to guide post-graduate degree and diploma students by Delhi University, UG & PG teacher and examiner by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and Guru Gobind University, has also served as MCI Inspector for MBBS, Inspector for DNB, National faculty for Glaucoma, and Faculty in Delhi Ophthalmological Society Postgraduate Teaching Program. She is a reviewer for the Medical Journal of Armed Forces of India (MJAFI) Indexed Journal, Reviewer for J Clin Ophthalmology Res, Reviewer Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology and Cureus Medical Publishing online journal.