Christian Medical College
Christian Medical College and Hospital is a private, minority-run educational and research institute that includes a network of primary, secondary and tertiary care hospitals in and around Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India.
It is one of the most respected medical destinations in India 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, CMC has brought many significant achievements to India, including starting the first College of Nursing in 1946, performing the first reconstructive surgery for leprosy in the world, performing the first successful open heart surgery in India, performing the first kidney transplant in India, performing first bone marrow transplantation in India and performing the first successful ABO incompatible kidney transplant in India .