Strengthening the Bonds Between CMC and the Foundation
Our alumni based in the U.S. are the cornerstone of Vellore CMC Foundation’s efforts, providing us with invaluable support and innovative ideas. Our extraordinary alumni community exemplifies loyalty and dedication to CMC and to one another. They inspire and challenge all CMC graduates to act as a force for good in their community and globally.
Inspiring a Spirit of Healing and Innovation
CMC’s U.S. alumni are building their careers in American medical institutions by delivering care with empathy, contributing to scientific breakthroughs, and sharing their knowledge with the next generation of healthcare professionals. Their commitment to medical excellence and high-quality care are a testament to the quality of their education at CMC Vellore.
CMC Alumni Making News and History
Dr. Nalini Vadivelu (‘70), Professor of Anesthesiology at Yale University, recently invented a special laryngeal mask with inbuilt suction to enable easy access to the hypopharynx in order to remove secretions from the nose and mouth.
Dr. Honarine Ward (‘69), Professor of Medicine at Tufts University, in collaboration with international investigators, is conducting cross sectional and longitudinal studies of infectious diarrheal diseases, particularly among children in resource-limited settings.
CMC Alumni in the News
Amid uncertainty and chaos, Dr. Sarah Alexander (Batch ’60), and her husband, C.J. Alexander, a Ph.D chemist, made agenerous gift to the Hematology Department at CMC for DNA and RNA extraction equipment that will result in highquality and quantity of nucleic acid for all the
In response to an appeal by CMC Director, J.V. Peter, alumni batches are presently and quickly organizing to help mitigate financial hardships brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. While CMC has become an exemplar of COVID19 preparedness and response, they have also been faced with
Dr. Priya Sampathkumar (Batch ’84) is highlighted as one of Minnesota’s “heroes of the pandemic” for her behind the scenes work to fight COVID-19. Dr. Sampathkumar, Chairwoman of infection prevention and control, Mayo Clinic, is studying the effectiveness of PPE. Read the full article at
CMC Alumnus Dr. Ankit Bharat (Batch ’97) led the team at Northwestern University that performed a lifesaving double lung transplant for a 20-year old COVID-19 patient in Chicago. Read the full story in The New York Times.