Forrest Eggleston Tribute Video

This video is a tribute to Dr. Forrest and Mrs. Eggleston who served at the Ludhiana Christian Medical College for 32 years.   He started the Surgery Department and trained over 100 surgeons who are serving in India and around the world.  He also served as Director of the Christian Medical College.  This video was produced by the Ludhiana Christian Medical College Board in the United States to be shown during a special memorial time during the 2017 Alumni Reunion which was held in Orlando, Florida.  Funds are currently being raised to endow a permanent lectureship in their name at the Ludhiana Christian Medical College.  Donations may be sent to the US Ludhiana CMC Office, PO Box 1327, Columbia, MO  65205.

Spring 2017 Review Newsletter

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FISH for CMC (Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization)

Providing FISH (Fluo-rescence In Situ Hybridization) lab capabilities for the Ludhiana Christian Medical College Pathology Department is our 2017 fund raising project.

Max Marble stopped by the Pathology Department in March and visited with Dr. Nalini Calton, Department Head and Dr. Kanwardeep Kwatra, Assistant Professor.  They gave him a tour of the department and helped to produce a video stating the need for the FISH lab.  Currently they are having to send all of their lab work to Chandigarh, two hours away from Ludhiana.  PGI Chandigarh is currently the only lab in the Punjab that can do the tests.  It will be a tremendous boost to health in northwest India and to the Ludhiana Medical College and Hospital to have this lab onsite.  It will also be a great cost saving to do the tests rather than sending them out.  Dr. Cotelingam, in Shreveport is promoting the project among the US alumni.

You may send your donations to Ludhiana CMC US Board, P. O. Box 1327, Columbia, MO  65205.  If you have questions please email Max Marble at


2017 Ludhiana CMC Convocation Guest of Honor

Dr. Joy Paul, was the guest of honor at the 2017 Convocation of the Ludhiana Christian Medical College, his Alma mater, on March 23rd.  Dr. Joy Paul, batch of 1959, received his MS & MCH in urology from the Ludhiana Christian Medical College in 1964 and was a part of the teaching staff.  In 1972 he traveled to UCLA, California to receive further training in urology and he and his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Paul, have been serving in the US ever since.  He is a very active member of the US CMC alumni and serves on the Ludhiana Christian Medical College US Board.

CLICK HERE to go to the link and read Dr. Joy Paul’s speech to the Ludhiana Christian Medical College graduates and friends.


Dr. Chandar Remembers Dr. Eggleston

Dr. Earnest Chandar

Dr. Earnest Chandar




CMC graduates, who learnt the art and science of surgery under his supervision, will have so many fond and happy memories to share about him that, if Rev. Max Marble is not selective, he will have to publish a memorial volume for Dr. Eggleston that will be larger than the contents of his circular letters for the next ten years!  Another volume will be needed to include the memoirs all others who knew him in India and the world over I want to remember him from some very different aspects than his being a world renowned teacher, surgeon, and a researcher. My own familiarity with him is not from being his long-term student. I came to know him well from observing his active Christian living and from an administrative point of view when I was a faculty member and also served as the first alumnus Medical Superintend of CMC, Ludhiana.

Click the link below to read the entire document.


First Year Students Save Life of Classmates

2016 Denver Colorado Alumni Reunion

Christmas Presentations by Ludhiana CMC Students & Faculty

NA CMC Alumni – Are You on the Map?

US CMC Alumni
THIS MAP SHOWS WHERE OUR NORTH AMERICAN CMC ALUMNI LIVE (If you have not been receiving the CMC US newsletter or emails from our CMC US Office please click on the “UPDATE” tab at the top of this page and give us your current contact information so we can put you on the map.)


Ludhiana Christian Medical College Sends Medical Team to Nepal

Left to right:  Dr. Sajan K Sebastian,  Dr. Abhishek Samuvel, Director, Anandaban Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal, Dr. Ashwin Sakharia and Dr Ajay Alex

Left to right: Dr. Sajan K Sebastian, Dr. Abhishek Samuvel, Director, Anandaban Hospital, Lalitpur, Nepal, Dr. Ashwin Sakharia and Dr Ajay Alex

On April 25th, 2015, a devastating earthquake measuring 8.1 on the Richter scale struck Nepal with the small town of Gorkha – roughly 140 kilometers from Kathmandu – being the epicenter. The aftermath of this natural disaster was a great loss of life, homes and livelihood. The devastation was widespread across Gorkha, Kathmandu and other neighboring districts. The approximate numbers were 8000 killed and over 20,000 injured. An International call for help was sent out from Nepal and Missionary Hospitals in Nepal and in Indian towns on the Nepalese border to help with relief process and to manage the scores of patients who had been affected directly and indirectly by this event.

Under the guidance of Dr. Abraham G Thomas – Director, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana – a response and aid team was assembled on the 27th of April, 2015. The team of 4 consisted of an Orthopaedic Surgeon, a Maxillofacial Surgeon, an Anesthesiologist and a Resident in Orthopedic Surgery. The following were the team members –

  1. Abhishek Samuel – Orthopedic Surgeon (Team Leader)
  2. Sajan K. Sebastian – Anesthesiologist
  3. Ashwin Sakharia – Maxillofacial Surgeon
  4. Ajay Alex – Resident, Orthopedics

(Click here to read the full report of the team and to see pictures of the destruction and the team in action.)

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