Director and Professor (Department of Anaesthesia)
Dr. Somervell Memorial C.S.I Medical College and Hospital, Karakonam


DR.J.BENNET ABRAHAM, MBBS, M.D, DA, MBA(HM), a renowned medical professional and administrator with over 28 years of experience, completed his MBBS (1980-1985) and M.D in Anaesthesiology (1990-1994) in Christian Medical College, Vellore, which moulded him to be a Doctor, worthy of the profession. During the period at Vellore, he was the recipient of numerous awards for sports- athletics and basket ball and set seven college records in Athletics which have been unbeaten since 1984.

He joined the 6 bedded hospital on October 16th 1986 as Medical Officer and took charge as Medical Officer-in-Charge of the hospital by the end of the year. He took M.D in Anesthesiology from CMC Vellore and after his return to the hospital in 1994, he was posted as Medical Superintendent and Anesthesiologist. Under his leadership, permission was granted by the Government of India in 2002 to start a Medical College attached to Dr. Somervell Memorial C.S.I Mission Hospital. The activities of the Medical College started with imparting Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) in the year 2002 with the process of admission of 100 students which was later enhanced to an intake of 150 students in the year 2016-17. He played an important role in establishing Post Doctoral Degrees in the year 2012 and presently running with 11 Subjects. Under his guidance, Medical College students’ exhibit excellence in various academic and non academic activities.

C.S.I School of Nursing, a constituent unit of the Medical College established in the year 2000 followed by C.S.I College of Nursing and Paramedical Courses under his leadership and guidance.


Medical Director

Azeezia Institute of Medical Sciences, Kollam

 Finance Administrator

South Kerala Diocese, L.M.S Compound, Thiruvananthapuram

 Member – Public Service Commission, Kerala State Government -2001-07

 Member – Jury of Appeals, Social Audit, Treasury, Kerala State Government - 2008

 Project Director – HelpAge India

·         Community Cancer Screening Project

·         Community Geriatric Care Project

              Project Director -  Christoffel Blindenmission

·         Community Eye Care Services & Preventable Deafness Programme

·         Community Based Rehabilitation

·         Community Multi disciplinary Clinic for Disabled


Hon'ble Treasurer

Church of South India Synod, Church of South India Trust Association


Hon'ble Treasurer

Communion of Churches in India

Member – Governing Board

1.      Madras Christian College, Chennai

                             2.      Women Christian College, Chennai

Member – Christian Medical College Council and Christian Medical College Hospital Association, Vellore

Member – Governing Board – Christian Medical College – Ludhiana

Founder member - International Centre for Mentally Retarded Children, Trivandrum

Secretary – Higher Education Society – C.S.I – South Kerala Diocese

Manager - Christian College,  Kattakkada, Trivandrum.

Honorary Director – South Kerala Medical Mission, Church of South India

Director – Planning and Development Board – South Kerala Diocese, Church of South India

Honorary Director – “KRIPA” – Palliative Care Programme, Trivandrum



  • Led numerous relief camps in needy areas including coastal tribal population
  • Led outreach medical programmes in tribal areas of North India
  • Led Vision/Mission/Strategic Planning exercise for South Kerala Medical Mission and for Dr. S.M.C.S.I Medical College  and Hospital
  • Led a Multi disciplinary team from the mission hospital to the coastal belts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu for immediate and long term Tsunami relief activities.



  1. Paper presentation at International III World Studies on Women’s Health of South India, Kanyakumari, India
  2.  Impact of Globalization on Health Sector, Kodaikanal Association of Third world studies,
  3.  “HIV/AIDS – stigma and response in India; a call for more Christian Commitment” Presentation at International Christian Medical Dental Association (ICMDA 2006), Sydney, Australia
  4.  “Challenges faced by the Mission Hospital” : Biennial Conference of Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI), Bangalore.      
  5.  “An evaluation of the activities of Asia Psycho-Social Rehabilitation   Programme of Christoffel Blindenmission, Germany”,  Srilanka
  6.  “Church’s response to HIV/ AIDS”, United Theological Centre, Bangalore.




  • Award for excellence in E-Governance from Government of India for the computerization of Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC).
  •  Honoured by Centre for Rehabilitation of the Disabled - Trivandrum for selfless service,  2000
  •  Honoured by Rotary Club of Trivandrum – Rural Selfless Service
  •  Best Project partner award – HelpAge India - 2007



  • Bonn Germany Meeting with Christoffel Blindenmission: Establishing links for Preventable blindness initiative.
  • Partnership meet United States of America: Discussions to strengthen ongoing partnership between South Kerala Medical Mission and Global Ministries and Missions of the USA
  • Canterbury Christ Church University United kingdom Partnership meet: To organize Inter-college student exchange programmes
  • Sydney Australia XII international meeting of Medical Doctors Association: For the exchange of ideas for the development of programmes among member institutions and to promote mutual support.
  • Faith United Methodist Church Miami Florida Congregational address regarding the role played by the mission hospital in the rehabilitation of the Tsunami victims.
  •  Hong Kong Sixth International Triennial conference of Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion Singapore Palliative care conference: in relation with the Karakonam Initiative for Palliative assistance.
  •  Germany Meeting of the Church District of Scwabisch Gmund: To discuss issues concerning Medical Mission and Ecumenical Relations
  • Houston United States International Episcopal Healthcare Ministries Conference: Discussions on finding right relations between Church and Healthcare Organizations

He is the Director and currently Professor (Department of Anaesthesiology) of Dr. Somervell Memorial C.S.I Medical College and Hospital, Karakonam.

Last updated at: 08-08-2020

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