Dr Pradeep Ninan hails originally from Bangalore and did his MBBS, MS (Gen Surg) and MCh (Paed surgery) from CMC Vellore. He then worked in CMC as an asst prof and then assoc prof in Paed surgery. For some time during this period he also served as Missions Coordinator of CMC. However, over the years, he has also spent about 10 yrs working as a rural surgeon with the Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) in various rural mission hospitals in Assam, UP, Bihar, and Uttarakhand. He has also conducted surgical camps in Orissa, MP, Jharkhand and Himachal. For the last 4 years, he was based in Madhepura, rural Bihar, where in addition to running a 60 bed mission hospital, he spent around 10 days every month working with a project with CARE India, traveling to almost all the district hospitals of Bihar, mentoring the government doctors and nurses and trying to improve the care of the newborn in district hospital and PHC labor rooms, and in SNCUs across the state. Dr Pradeep Ninan is a talented musician and writer. He is currently based in Porvorim, Goa.