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Buddha Basnyat, Honorary Consul of Canada in Kathmandu, Nepal

Buddha Basnyat, Honorary Consul of Canada in Kathmandu, Nepal


Buddha Basnyat, a graduate of St. Xavier’s Godavari, is a medical doctor practicing medicine in Kathmandu, Nepal. His research interests are infectious disease and high altitude medicine both of which are in ample supply in Nepal. He has published widely in both these fields in prestigious medical journals and written chapters with co- authors in the latest standard medical textbooks (for example, Harrison's Textbook of Internal Medicine, Oxford Textbook of Medicine, and Manson’s Tropical Diseases). He has almost 250 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, in all likelihood more than anyone else from Nepal. He is the Director for the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit\Nepal and is also the Medical Director for the Nepal International Clinic (a travel medicine clinic), The Himalayan Rescue Association (dealing with high altitude medical problems), and the Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal. In all these institutions one of his primary interest is to encourage young people to do clinical research. He also works at the Patan Hospital as a consultant in the internal medicine department and is a Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh). He is also the Principal Investigator at Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. He is the Honorary Consul for Canada in Nepal.

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