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Change agents

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Change agent: A person who has initiated significant, positive change within his/her social, professional or larger circles. 

Brand, Paul 
Pioneering hand surgeon who developed tendon transfer techniques that revolutionised the way leprosy patients were treated. Read more 


Chandy, Jacob 
Padmabhushan Jacob Chandy was the first neurosurgeon of India and is regarded as the father of neurosurgery in India. Dr. Chandy, who trained in various places abroad was invited by the then Director, Robert Cochrane, to join CMC Vellore. He started the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at CMC, the first of its kind in the country. Read more


Fillebrown, Rachel 
Rachel Fillebrown, who has born in 1986 in Massachusetts, USA, donated the entire money she received as gifts for her wedding - 10,000 dollars - to CMC, to build the first hostel for staff and student nurses in the year 1922. Sadly, she was not able to visit CMC during her lifetime to see her wedding gift that had been a tremendous blessing to hundreds of nurses. Read more


Gault, Edward 
Missionary, pathologist, surgeon, teacher, academic and researcher: Dr. Gault's commitment and calling represented the best that CMC has to offer in education. Read more


Lazarus, Hilda  
Padmashri Hilda Lazarus, one of the foremost physicians of her time, was CMC's first Indian principal and its first Indian director (1948 to 1954). It was during her principalship that the institution was first granted permanent affiliation to the Madras University, and also opened its doors to male medical students for the first time. Read more


Scudder, Ida Belle 
Ida B. Scudder, niece to Ida Scudder, developed Radiology in CMC and was a pioneer of Radiotherapy, bringing its benefits to tens of thousands of cancer sufferers in southern India. Read more.