Brig. Arvind Lal is a pioneer in bringing laboratory services in India at par with the Western world. He is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, having received his graduate and post-graduate medical degrees from the prestigious institute. In 1977, Brig. Lal took charge of Dr Lal PathLabs, the medical diagnostics laboratory founded in 1949 by his late father. Under his expert guidance and leadership, Dr Lal PathLabs (LPL) has become one of the most reputed laboratories in Asia having to its credit a record of 27 labs accredited from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) with another 10 labs in the pipeline.
Dr. Lal is a member of many expert and advisory bodies constituted by the central and the state governments. He is accredited to having the first PPP (Public Private Partnership) in the field of laboratory testing with the Govt. of Tripura since 2004 and later with Govt. of Gujarat for testing over 30,000 new born babies between 2011-2013.He is currently the Secretary of the newly formed NATHEALTH, Healthcare Federation of India, an association of eminent Healthcare stakeholders on the lines of NASSCOM and is the Founder Treasurer of the same organization.
Dr. Lal was appointed as the Honorary Physician to the President of India in 2001. He has also been serving as a pathologist to almost all the present and past Presidents’ and Prime Ministers of India. Conferred with the Padma Shri, Brig. Lal is also the first civilian doctor to be granted an honorary Brigadier’s rank in Armed Forces Medical Services. He is also the recipient of many other awards from various national and international organizations.