- February 13, 2019
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Dr. Suraj Bhattarai is a clinician and global health scientist with experience and interest in infectious & tropical diseases, maternal and child health, global vaccines, and transdisciplinary science. He has recently completed advanced training in public health, epidemiology, International health and clinical tropical medicine from the University of London, UK. Additionally, he has received informal training in child health and clinical research from top institutions of Europe and the USA after graduating from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan with a medical degree partly supported by the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme awarded by the Embassy of India.
In Nepal, he worked as a clinical research doctor at Patan Hospital, Kathmandu and is involved in studies on childhood infection and vaccine studies sponsored by the University of Oxford (Oxford Vaccine Group). Additionally, he has independently conducted research on Essential trauma care, Sexual and reproductive health, and Healthcare-associated infections Hep B.
In 2018, Dr. Bhattarai was selected for a five-year membership of the Global Young Academy where he represents Trust in science/medicine and Global health working groups. Because of his continuous engagement in science and a potential to become a global health leader, he was selected for Young Physician Leaders Program in 2016 by Inter Academy Medical Panel and participated in World Health Summit in Berlin. He serves as a member of several professional societies, steering committees, and working groups that discuss, propose, and implement health policies and research projects. Under his initiative, Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) coordinated national-level research training workshops in 2017 and provided research grants to nine early-career health professionals.
Dr. Bhattarai has published scientific reports and peer-reviewed research articles, delivered presentations, and contributed as a reviewer and editorial board member for reputed journals. He has represented young Nepalese scientists in many global forums.