Dr. Rajeev Shrestha

Dr. Rajeev Shrestha is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Nepal. He is the head of Public health related livelihood Unit of Nepal Technology Innovation Center. Additionally, he is also the head of Pharmacovigilance Unit at Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital which is one of the WHO regional centers for Nepal. Dr. Shrestha leads the Research & Development Division of Dhulikhel Hospital, Kathmandu University Hospital. As a Chief, his main responsibility is to facilitate the institutional efforts to structure research capacity building and also promote high quality scientific research works at Dhulikhel Hospital and the medical school. He is also leading flagship projects of the institution on chronic disease and infectious disease in collaboration with the Harvard Medical School and the Stanford University, USA. He holds major grants from National Institute of Health (NIH) and Gates Foundation to conduct these studies. He is also leading research on antimicrobial resistance and its socioeconomic burden in collaboration with Cornell University, USA and Wuhan University, China. He is a member secretary of the Institutional Review Committee of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences and also a member of Ethical Review Board of Kathmandu University. As a fellow of Quality Improvement Institute of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, he is also leading the Quality Improvement Initiatives at the hospital. He is mainly involved in quality improvement projects in clinical care, infrastructural strengthening in research capacity and research administration, and incorporation of evidence-based guidelines for treatments in clinical practice. Dr. Shrestha received his doctorate degree from the University of Starthclyde, Glasgow (2011) and has gained his postdoctoral experience from the University of Glasgow and the University of Strathclyde. He has also served as research Scientist at Lilly Research Center, UK.