Dr. Vijay Anand Ismavel

Dr. Vijay Anand Ismavel is a paediatric surgeon working at the Makunda Christian Leprosy and General Hospital, a remote rural hospital in Assam (northeast India). Along with his wife Dr. Ann Miriam, an anesthesiologist, he restarted the closed down-hospital in 1993 and has been working there till the present. They did their postgraduate training (M.Ch and MD) at the Christian Medical College, Vellore and were awarded the "Paul Harrison Award" for lifetime achievement by the college in 2016. He is interested in global health, strategic planning, high quality healthcare in low-resource settings, challenging people to consider mission hospital work as a career and in biodiversity documentation. He has over 20 articles and short chapters in journals and books. In 2019, Drs. Vijay and Ann spoke at the LeadTalks 2019 conference in Bangalore, a short video of their testimony is here: https://the-sparrowsnest.net/2020/09/30/a-journey-of-faith/

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