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?

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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.)

Let’s Move Mindfully, by Dr. Zachariah


Click the picture below to read about the book and the author and to order Dr. Prof. Alex Rhema Zachariah’s book, “Let’s Move Mindfully”.  Dr. Zachariah is a graduate of the Ludhiana Christian Medical College, batch 1957.

Graduate Serves in Spite of Ebola

The Ludhiana Christian Dental College has been sending some of their graduates to the Ganta Methodist Hospital in Liberia to treat patients and train dental health care workers. There is an acute shortage of dentists in Liberia. Recently Dr. Sundeep Franklin was called back to Ludhiana because of the Ebola crisis. Now fullly understanding the risks, he has chosen to return as an ambassador for Christ and the Ludhiana Christian Dental College to continue serving the people of Liberia at though Ganta Methodist Hospital.

Walking Normally For First Time

Walking Normally For First Time

Walking Normally For First Time

We visited in the pediatric ward with an 18 year old whose feet were deformed from birth. (See girl in black pants) She had been walking on tip toes since it was impossible for her to walk flat on her feet. We also visited with a nine year old girl (see girl in pink pants) with one of her feet deformed in the same manner. Both were from very poor families who never dreamed of their children walking normally. Both children had to be carried often. With joy we visited both of them after surgery with big smiles on their faces as they showed us how they could now walk with the flat of their feet touching the ground. Such miracles occur on a regular basis through the ministry in Ludhiana that you and I are a part of.

A Visit with Dr. Kenneth Scott – Transition in Leadership

I had the joy of visiting with Dr. Kenneth Scott in March 2012. Dr. Scott served as the Director of the Ludhiana Christian Medical College in India from 1963 to 1974. In this portion of our visit he tells about the transition from western missionary leadership to Indian leadership.  Click picture to listen to the interview.

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