Dr Punekar is the first National Board Certified Qualified Lady Urologist of India. She was trained from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion, Mumbai and King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, Mumbai. She was a faculty and subsequently headed the department of urology of KEM Hospital. She is associated with Dr. Pattnaik's hospital for over ten years as a specialist in female urology and urethral reconstructive surgery. She has been a guiding force for the organization.