Christian Medical College and Hospital - Vellore

Vellore, India

Hospital Lead:
Dr Thilak Jepegnanam
Total Enrollment:
Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore (CMC Vellore) is an educational, research institute and tertiary care hospital located at Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.

It is one of the most prominent and well known medical destinations in India, having reputations nationally and internationally. It is also one of the top-ranked medical colleges in India. Founded in 1900 by an American missionary, Dr Ida S. Scudder, the institute has made significant achievements in the past such as starting the first college of nursing in India in (1978), performing the first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the World (1948), performing the first successful open heart surgery in India (1961), performing the first kidney transplant in India (1971), performing first bone marrow transplantation (1986) in India and performing the first successful ABO incompatible kidney transplant in India (2009).