Dr. Vandana Lal became a part of the organization in 1983 after completion of MD (Pathology) from Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. She pioneered the enhancement of test menu in the laboratory by introducing the department of Histopathology & Cytopathology, Special Immunology for tests like Western Blot for HIV and Allergy testing with more sophisticated technology. She was trained in Karolinska Institute & Huddinge Hospital, Sweden in the field of Transplantation Immunology following which the laboratory is providing facility for HLA testing for organ transplantation since 1990.
Dr. Vandana Lal is also trained in Quality Assurance and spearheads the quality implementation process in all the laboratories of Dr Lal PathLabs . She is the head of Clinical Research Services being the Chief Technical Officer since 2007, playing a pivotal role in conception, planning, construction, execution & operationalizing the Clinical trials division. She also heads the Research & Development wing of Dr Lal PathLabs by monitoring development of new tests and methods.
She is the Executive Director since 1995. Her job profile includes expansion of activities of the laboratory with assistance in planning and execution of new projects for the company; overall charge of all the technical departments ensuring accuracy, quality assurance, quality control & compliance to standards laid down by the accreditation bodies like CAP, NABL & ISO.
Dr. Vandana Lal has won several awards over the years -
2008: Woman of the year representing India, award by American Biographical Institute
2001: Woman of the year award by American Biographical Institute
1994: Gem of India Award by the All India Achiever's Conference
1993: International Business Council Award
1992: Shiromani Award for Outstanding Achievement in Pathology
1978: Delhi Medical Association award for Best All Round Medical Graduate
1978: University of Delhi, Lala Jeewan Mal Memorial Prize for ENT & Ophthalmology
1977: Certificates of Merit in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pharmacology & Forensic Medicine. Apart from her interest in Pathology, she is a keen trekker, photographer and a voracious reader.