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Dr Nihal Thomas, is Associate Professor in the Department of  Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College Vellore

 and Deputy Medical Superintendent.

MBBS, MD, DNB (Endo), MNAMS at Christian Medical College.

FRACP (Endo) at Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia.


Publications: 60 indexed articles in international and national journals and two books.

Developed the Diabetes Clinical trial unit and Diabetes Nurse Educator training and counseling programme, and Diabetes Educational programme at CMC, Vellore.  Projects: >15 clinical trials in Diabetes Mellitus. Runs a World Diabetes Foundation Project covering 100 hospitals in rural India in low GDP states and a basic science project involving low birthweight patients. He has given several talks at the international level.Has won the Young Investigator award of International Clinical Epidemiology network, 2003 and several other awards.

Is an accredited examiner and inspector for endocrine superspecialisation in India and accredited trainer for the Royal Australasian college of physicians.

Has intiated the Teleconferencing project in Vellore.

Areas of Interest:

  Macroencapsulation of insulin producing cell lines and low birth as a cause for diabetes and dabetes otreach and educational techniques