Dr. Vasudha Apte is the former head of the department of ‘Forensic Medicine and Toxicology’ of the Nair Hospital and the Topiwala Medical College in Mumbai. Having done her M.B.B.S. and then M.D., Dr. Apte chose Forensic Medicine as her field of work and in order to enhance her knowledge in the field, graduated in law. In Maharashtra, Dr. Vasudha Apte is the only lady Forensic expert with such a profound and extensive experience. Also, she was the only woman member of the panel of Deputy Coroners of Mumbai.
Due to her exceptionally successful career, she was elected President of the National Body of Medico-legal Experts. Following are five awards worthy of special mention that Dr. Apte received:
1) Woman of the year 1995
2) Woman of the decade 1999 and
3) The outstanding teacher award, as also 4) Woman of the millennium and 5) Nyaayavaidyak chikitsaa Ratna award 2001