Nepal Cancer Center Advisory Committee

Julie Gralow, MD

Julie Gralow is the Jill Bennett Endowed Professor of Breast Medical Oncology and Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a Member of the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Director of Breast Medical Oncology at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Rakesh Kumar Sah, MD

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Sah is a consultant hepatopancreaticobiliary and gastrosurgery at Grande International Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a former assistant professor at Nepal Medical College.

Bridger Booras

Booras is the executive director of Horizon Home Health and Hospice in the Boise, Idaho, area. There, he is responsible for planning, coordinating, managing and directing all activities and programs of Horizon Home Health and Hospice.

Tina Hoxie, RN, BSN, OCN, ONN-CG

Hoxie has been an oncology nurse for 20 years, having worked with both pediatric and adult patients. She is currently a nurse navigator at Peace Health United General in Sedro-Woolley, Wash, where she helps guide patients through each aspect of their cancer care journey.

Ramesh K.C., MD

Born and raised in Nepal, Dr. K.C. came to the U.S. in pursiot of higher education. He graduated in internal medicine and is a board certified physician currently working in hospital medicine in North Carolina. He has worked in diverse settings including in rural Nepal where there are limited resources, and in areas with modern medicine like the U.S.

Kiran Chaturvedi, MD

Dr. Chaturvedi is board-certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, and hematopathology. She earned her medical degree from King George’s Medical College in India, and completed her residency at the University of Kentucky.

Anil Suwal, MD

Dr. Suwal is the regional medical director for the Winchester region at Valley Health Urgent Care in Virginia, where he helps manage patients for urgent care needs. He received his medical degree from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Nepal.

Aju Mathew, MD

Dr. Mathew is an assistant professor in medical oncology and an attending physician at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. He is also the co-director of the hematology and medical oncology fellowship program. Dr. Mathew’s research focuses on global oncology, breast and gastro-intestinal malignancies.

Prabin Sharma, MD

Dr. Sharma graduated from Tribhuvan University Institute of Medicine in Kathmandu in Nepal. He finished his residency in internal medicine from Mount Sinai-Englewood Hospital. He is currently a fellow in gastroenterology and hepatology at Yale University-Bridgeport Hospital.

Bishal Gyawali, MD, PhD

Dr. Gyawali is a medical oncologist with experience in cancer care in both low- and high-income countries. After graduating medical school in Nepal with seven gold medals, he received his postgraduate training and PhD in medical oncology from Nagoya University in Japan as a MEXT scholar. He then practiced as a medical oncologist at Civil Service Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal until February 2018 when he joined the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School as a research fellow.

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