Post Doc in Infectious and Tropical Microbiology (Kyorin University, Japan) Post Doc in Molecular Microbial Epidemiology (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA) Ph.D. in Tropical Medicine (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK) Masters in Tropical Medicine (Mahidol University, Thailand)
Dr. Jeevan Bahadur Sherchand is a Public Health Laboratory specialist and Tropical Microbiologist. He is a Professor and the head of the Department of Medical Microbiology and Public Health Research Laboratory as well as the chair of Ph.D. Research Committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Tribhuvan University. Dr. Serchand is a leading researcher on diarrheal diseases with a major focus on rotavirus infections in children. His outstanding contribution to diarrheal disease includes extensive collaboration with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta to investigate the effect of diarrheal disease on bivalent oral polio vaccine response in Nepal. Dr. Serchand also has a broad range of research experiences in areas of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, filariasis, encephalitis and enteric infections, in Nepal and abroad. Dr. Serchand is the recipient of several national awards for his scholarly contributions in the areas of tropical medicine and infectious diseases, including the Royal Nepal Academy Award, Nepal Health Research Council Outstanding Research Award, Dirgh Sewa Padak, Mahendra Vidya Bhusan, Chitra Pahari Scientific Medical Award. He is an International member of the World Federation of Parasitology, Life member in different associations such as Nepal Professors Association, Nepal Biotechnology Association, Nepal Public Health Association, Britain Aluminium Association, Nepal Japan Aluminium Association and Nepal Anti-tuberculosis Association. He has more than 200 research papers published in national and international journals.
MPH (University of Philippines, Philippines) MSc. Statistics (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) BA Economics (Tribhuvan University, Nepal) FERCAP (Thammasat University, Thailand)
Prof Gurung Is a Public Health Educationist and Researcher. He was engaged with the Department of Community Medicine& Public Health at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University for about 4 decades in prominent roles in public health academia. Prof Gurung has experiences of leading a wide range of health research projects. He is the author of more than sixty original articles and half dozen of books. Prof Gurung has been felicitated for his academic contribution and social works. He is a recipient of Education Day Medal and Cash Prize from the Government of Nepal as well as Long Service Medal from the Tribhuvan University. He is the Chairperson for Public Health and Infectious Disease Research Centre in Nepal. He is also the Management Board of Dallu-Avasiya High School in Kathmandu and advisor in different social institutions within the country.
MBBS (Nishtar Medical College, Pakistan) MD in Radiation Oncology (Banaras Hindu University, India)
Dr. Aarati Shah is a Professor of Oncology at National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) where she extensively coordinates with faculties and postgraduate medical students in organizing training and curricula in Oncology. She is also actively engaged with the Department of Clinical Oncology at Bir Hospital providing outpatient and inpatient clinical care to cancer patients through chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She is interested in extending quality services to improve outcomes for cancer patients. Dr. Shah also has a wider experience in health research and research ethic. She is a committee member of Ethical Review Board at the Nepal Health Research Council since its establishment and the member secretary of Institutional Review Board at the NAMS. She carries out an extensive review of proposals to assess the technical and ethical standards of the research proposals submitted for the ethical clearance. She is also engaged in facilitating national as well as institutional workshops and training related to health research ethics.
Dr. Sharma is a clinical cardiologist, a senior consultant and the head of the department of cardiology at Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre in Kathmandu. His special interest is on Preventive Cardiology and Echocardiography. Dr. Sharma was a recipient of best young scientist award from the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) for his outstanding innovations in noninvasive cardiology services in Nepal. Dr. Sharma is also actively involved in academic activities. He is a Professor of Cardiology at the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS). He has various scientific publications to his credit which have appeared in prestigious international and national scientific journals. He was the chairman of scientific committees of various international conferences organized by cardiac society of Nepal. Dr. Sharma was also the chief editor of Nepalese Heart Journal and Annual Report of Shahid Gangalal National Heart Centre. He is currently the vice president of Cardiac Society of Nepal – a national forum of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons for sharing clinical evidence and best practices in cardiac care.
MBBS (Tribhuvan University, Nepal), MS General Surgery (Dhaka University, Bangladesh)
After completing his postgraduate studies in General Surgery, Dr. Rai undertook intensive trainings on Plastic Surgery from the South Western Medical Center in Dallas as well as the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He also volunteered as a plastic surgeon in Peru, Ecuador, Vietnam, China, the Philippines and India.His broader experiences across the developing and developed countriesdoes not went unnoticed on visits back to Nepal, where he established a plastic surgery unit at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. In 1999, he started a comprehensive cleft program with the support from Interplast. The program was later incorporated into free post burn reconstructive surgical care.The program has provided free of cost reconstruction surgeries to more than twenty thousand people so far. Dr. Rai is now the coordinator of MCh (Plastic Surgery) program of the National Academy of Medical Sciences where healso serves as a Professor of Plastic Surgery. He has organized a dedicated team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons to providing training and education for next generation of plastic surgeons. Dr. Rai is the recipient of several awards for his outstanding humanitarian service within the country and abroad, including the Interplast Humanitarian Award, American Medical Association’s Nathan Davis International Humanitarian Award, Royal Nepal Academy of Science & Technology Talent Award, World of Children Honoree, Smile Train Hero Award, Don Laub Humanitarian Award, Unsung Hero of Compassion Dalai Lama Award, Best Doctor Award, Prabal Janasewa Shree, and Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist.
Masters in Psychiatric Nursing (Christian Medical College, India) Masters in Public Administration (Tribhuvan University, Nepal)
Prof Sharma has over 30 years working in academia in a University setting. She is a Professor of Psychiatric Nursing at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Nursing Campus, Pokhara, Nepal where she supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of mental health and psychiatric nursing research and practise. She worked as a training coordinator for Mental Health Project of the Institute of Medicine. She is a chief editor for the Nursing Journal of Nepal since 2014 and was an editor of the Journal of Nursing Education of Nepal. Chandrakala is the recipient of several awards, including the 2008 IOM Award of Appreciation for the Best Teacher, CMC Award of Merit for Masters in Psychiatry, and 1988 Aishwarya Vidya Padak. She is a life member of the Nursing Association of Nepal, Centre for Mental Health and Counselling Nepal, and the Indian Society of Psychiatric Nurse. She is also the president of Nepal Nursing Council.
MBBS (Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh), MD in Ophthalmology (National Academy of Medical Sciences, Nepal)
Dr. Shrestha began her career in 1998 as a Medical Officer at the Bir Hospital. She joined Nepal Health Research Council in 2002 as a Research Officer and worked there for two years. She is serving as a Chairperson for Professional Support Service Nepal from 2009. She is currently a Professor of Ophthalmology at the National Academy of Medical Sciences and a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Nepal Eye Hospital. She was also appointed a Medical Director for Nepal Eye Hospital in 2015. Professor Shrestha has more than 15 articles published in different national journals.