CONVERSATIONS WITH GLOBAL HEALTH PROS
Biographies of speakers in Conversations videos.
Cherian Thomas, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
Dr. Thomas is a physician who has worked in global health for over 30 years, in India and then from 2000, in New York with the United Methodist Church. He is Executive Secretary of Health for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church.
Dr. Thomas draws from his medical experience to direct UMCOR’s domestic and international programs of Health and Welfare. His work includes coordinating the hospital revitalization program which strengthens the outreach of United Methodist Hospitals in Africa and Asia; HIV/AIDS ministries in the US and abroad; congregational health ministries; and community-based primary health care programs, among others.
Earning both his undergraduate and MD in internal medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore, South India, Dr. Thomas worked in India for most of his career as a medical doctor, hospital administrator and as the General Secretary for the Christian Medical Association of India.