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Interview: Dr. Sunil Abraham, Family Medicine

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In this interview with the Foundation’s Director of Donor Development, Mabel Haro, Dr. Sunil Abraham highlights the Low-Cost Effective Care Unit’s community-based research project that is currently underway.

ABOUT DR. SUNIL ABRAHAM

Dr. Sunil Abraham is a professor and head of the department of Family Medicine at CMC. After completing his MBBS from Calicut Medical College, he worked for a year in a rural mission hospital in Umri, Maharashtra. This exposed him to the realities of health needs in India and the need for more generalists, even as he handled patients in a 45 bedded hospital. Dr. Abraham joined CMC in 2000 in the RUHSA hospital, and is now leading the Low-Cost Effective Care Unit–a 48 bedded unit for the urban poor. Dr. Abraham’s areas of interest include teaching Family Medicine, Family Medicine for the urban poor, and Whole Person Medicine. He serves on the National Board of Examinations’ PG committee for Family Medicine, and was a member of the Medical Council of India’s Expert Committee on Family Medicine.