Aneesh Khushman is the son of Indian immigrants whose Christian faith heritage can be traced back to his paternal grandparents who served as a cook and nanny to American missionaries.
Heeding God’s calling to the mission field, Aneesh served as a medical missionary in rural central India, ministering in the same hospital where his grandparents worked as servants. Treating the underserved and unsaved, Aneesh witnessed the saving gospel of Jesus Christ to those suffering from the stigma of leprosy and infant/maternal mortality in the face of local Christian persecution.
Prior to joining the faculty of Cairn University in 2019, Aneesh was Professor of Health Sciences and Biology Coordinator at Manor College in Jenkintown for six years where he developed a broad-ranging experience in assessment, accreditation, and administration. He was also an adjunct instructor of anatomy and physiology at Bucks County Community College, Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, and Salus University in Elkins Park. At Cairn, Aneesh has developed multiple courses and facilities for the Biology program. Examining science through the lens of faith, he inspires students to seek their calling into health missions, as well as to biblically integrate all aspects of the discipline of science.
Aneesh is married to his wife, Tripti. He serves as an elder at Leverington Church in Philadelphia. He enjoys vegetable gardening (as well as being a foodie), traveling, and the sport of cricket. A dual US/Indian citizen, Aneesh regularly returns to his family farm in central India and participates in short-term medical missions there.
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Teaching at Cairn since 2019