BINAYTARA FOUNDATION

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Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center, Janakpurdham, Nepal

Providing cutting-edge, Evidence-based, compassionate cancer care to people of Nepal.

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15-years of advocating, educating, and innovating to improve cancer care

Our vision is to bring evidence-based cancer care to people living in every corner of the world!

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Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center, Janakpurdham, Nepal

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About Binaytara Foundation

Growing up in rural Nepal in the 1980s, co-founders Dr. Binay Shah and Tara Shah witnessed the human suffering caused by the lack of access to healthcare. During his residency training in Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Shah immediately recognized that inequities in healthcare existed not only in his native country Nepal, but also in one of the world’s wealthiest countries- in the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens in New York City.  A great admirer of Mother Teresa’s selfless care for the poor and vulnerable, Dr. Shah wanted to end the inequities in healthcare. He and his wife Tara established the Binaytara Foundation in October 2007 to improve health equity.

Our Founder’s Vision

Co-Founders Dr. Binay and Tara Shah established the Binaytara Foundation based on their belief that every human being should have access to cutting-edge, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate health care. 

Our vision is to make evidence-based cancer care accessible to everyone in the world! We look forward to collaborating with healthcare providers, healthcare institutions, governments, donors, and supporters to establish programs & services, develop human resources, and design innovative solutions to minimize cancer disparities.

Our Impact

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Our Team

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    Binay Shah, MD

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    Binaytara Foundation - President

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  • Tara Shah, RN

    Binaytara Foundation - Executive Director

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  • Timothy Erickson, MD

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    Brigham And Women's Hospital

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  • David Aboulafia, MD

    Dr. David Aboulafia is a hematologist/oncologist at Virginia Mason Clinic where he has been on staff since 1990, and has served as the Section Head in the department of Hematology/Oncology. His clinical focus involves benign and malignant hematology and primary and subspecialty HIV care. He has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals that have focused on the medical care of patients he sees  in his clinical practice. He is a principal investigator of the National Cancer Institute-funded AIDS Malignancy Consortium and chair of the AMC outreach, education, recruitment, and retention committee. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology at the University of Washington.
    Since 1992, Dr. Aboulafia has been the Medical Director of Bailey-Boushay House in Seattle. Bailey-Boushay provides care to people with HIV disease, promoting their health, well-being, and functional independence. Its goal is to ensure that every person with HIV/AIDS in our community has equal access to positive outcomes. Bailey-Boushay emphasizes acceptance of all people, compassion, safety, and the dignity and autonomy of individuals. Dr. Aboulafia also serves on the University of Washington Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Committee, is Chair of the  Benaroya Research Institute Scientific Review Committee, and is a member of the HIV Medical Association and the International Association of Physicians for AIDS Care.
    Dr. Aboulafia became a BTF board member after taking a trip to Nepal in 2020 and seeing first-hand the work of the Foundation I was truly surprised and inspired by Dr. Shah and his wife Tara's vision to build a cancer center in Janakpur. Equity in cancer care and respect for all people is a guiding principles in all that they do. I came away from that trip knowing I wanted to help make an impact in a larger way on the lives of people with cancer and this was a way to do so. Although small, the BTF has already accomplished goals that I had previously thought were unattainable. Their unwavering but practical vision, their humanitarian goals, and their ethics really resonate with me and have helped inform my vision of what is possible in cancer care on a global stage.

    Virginia Mason Medical Center

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  • Shaji Kumar, MD

    Shaji K. Kumar, MD, is a Consultant in the Division of Hematology and Mark and Judy Mullins Professor of Hematological Malignancies at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is the Chair of the Myeloma, Amyloidosis, and Dysproteinemia Disease Group at Mayo Clinic, Research Chair for the Division of Hematology, and Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine. 
    Dr. Kumar received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, India. His postdoctoral training included a residency in Internal Medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, followed by an Internal Medicine residency and a hematology/oncology fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed a Mayo Foundation Scholar at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. 
    Dr. Kumar’s research focuses on the development of novel drugs and drug combinations for the treatment of myeloma. He is the Principal Investigator of several phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials. He also focuses on the mechanisms of disease progression from precursor conditions and risk stratification of plasma cell disorders. His laboratory focuses on understanding the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in the development and progression of myeloma.Dr. Kumar serves as Co-Chair of the NCI Myeloma Steering Committee and as Chair of the NCCN Multiple Myeloma Guidelines Panel. He is the President-Elect of the International Society of Amyloidosis and the Treasurer of the International Myeloma Society. He is the Editor in Chief of The Hematologist.
    Dr. Kumar has been associated with Binaytara Foundation for over a decade, educating cancer care providers at BTF's CME accredited hematology oncology conferences in different parts of the country.

    Mayo Clinic

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  • Siddhartha Yadav, MD

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Our News

Volunteer Spotlight: Grace Frary

  • November 25, 2022

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Education Committee Highlight: Dr. Fengting Yan

  • November 25, 2022

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Binaytara Foundation October Conference Recap

  • November 25, 2022

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