Nishanth Arulappan is an alumnus of CMC, Vellore (Batch of 2003). Having completed his service obligation in Vellore, he worked in Lady Willingdon Hospital, Manali, for a year, after which he joined Doctors Without Borders. He deployed for humanitarian relief operations in Yemen and Syria in various capacities from 2014 to 2018, eventually serving as the Medical Coordinator for the Syria mission.
Medically, he is involved in researching attacks against healthcare, including the aerial bombing of hospitals and the targeting of healthcare workers. He did executive training in health diplomacy at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and is currently involved in negotiating a health diplomacy model for implementation in armed conflict zones.
His theological interests include biblical doctrine, missiology, apologetics, and the impact of Christianity on global history.