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Medical educator

Kurien Thomas, Indian medical educator. Grantee, United States Agency for International Development, 1986—2006.


Thomas, Kurien was born on February 22, 1952 in Trivandram, India. Son of M. M. and Elizabeth Thomas.


Degree in Medicine, University Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 1975. Doctor of Medicine, University Kerala, India, 1980. Master of Science, McMaster University of Canberra, 1989.


Intern St. John's Medical College, University Bangalore, Karnataka, 1975—1976. Resident Thiruvella Medical Mission, University Kerala, 1978—1980. Consultant physician Thiruvella Medical Mission Hospital, 1980—1981.

Physican Christian Medical College Hospital Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India, since 1981, lecturer department medicine, 1981—1985, reader department medicine, 1985—1989, associate professor department medicine, 1990—1991, professor department medicine, 1992—2001, head department medicine, since 2002. Deputy director Christian Medical College, 1994, director clinical epidemiology, 96. Teacher Magister Medical University, Chennai, India.

Consultant in field.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board: Indian Journal Medical Microbiology, since 2002, Indian Journal Chest Diseases, since 2002, Post Graduate Medical Journal, since 2002.


Member midterm review committee national Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome control program World Bank, 2003. Member central planning team National Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Control Program, since 2006, member technical research group, since 2007. Member disease control priority working group Ministry Health Government India, since 2007.

Member disease control priority project World Health Organization, 2007. Member of International Clinical Epidemiology Network (chairman global meeting subcommittee since 1998, member working group since 2007), Indian Clinical Epidemiology Network (chairman global meeting subcommittee 1998, chairman research subcommittee 2000-2003, president elect since 2006).


Married Mary Kurien; children: Reuben, Roshan.

M. M.

Elizabeth Thomas

Mary Kurien

Reuben Thomas

Roshan Thomas