Bishnu Dutta Paudel, MD

Bishnu Dutta Paudel, MD

Associate Professor
National Academy of Medical Sciences
Bir Hospital
Kathmandu Nepal

E-mail: bisnupaudel@hotmail.com

Skype: dr.bishnu.dutta.paudel

Dr. Paudel strives to improve the standard of palliative care in Nepal. He actively pursues improving opioid and oral morphine availability and accessibility for optimal pain management in palliative care throughout Nepal. He is currently working with multiple organizations to conduct palliative care educational activities in Nepal.

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Other Appointments:

  • Program Director, Medical Oncology Fellowship, Nepal
  • Mentor, International Pain Policy Fellowship, PPSG, university of Wisconsin, USA
  • Senior Consultant, Thankot Hospice Center, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Secretary, Nepalese Association of Palliative Care
  • Vice President of Nepalese Association of Palliative Care in 2012.
  • Treasurer, Telemedicine Association of Nepal

Key Accomplishments:

  • Helped Ministry of Health in Nepal to start one month palliative care training for health workers from 2013
  • As International Pain Policy Fellow, coordinated with Nepalese drug company, National Healthcare Ltd., and Department of Drug Administration in Ministry of Health to produce oral morphine in Nepal. Drug company started manufacturing morphine syrup since 2009 and tablet, in 2011
  • Annual Palliative Care Training started for residents of National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2011-current
  • Involved in NAPCare Pain Management Protocol release, 2011
  • Former member, taskforce to establish Nepalese Association of Palliative Care (NAPCare) in 2009

Education / Honors:

  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, San Diego, CA, USA, 2012-2013
  • Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, San Diego, CA, USA, 2012-2013
    2011 Palliative Care Award for South Asian Region by Cancer Aid society of India
  • International Pain Policy Fellow, Pain Policy Study Group, University of Wisconsin, USA, 2008-2012
  • MD, University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka, 2002
  • MBBS, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1992

Key Publications

Journal articles:

  • Paudel BD: “A case of relapse ovarian cancer treated with weekly cisplatin and daily oral etoposide”, Journal of Nepal Academy of Medical Sciences. Postgraduate Medical Journal of NAMS 2009 (9)2 67-68
  • Paudel BD: “Hyroxyurea Refractory Chronic Myeloid Leukemia treated with Imatinib”, Journal of Nepal Academy of Medical Sciences. Postgraduate Medical Journal of NAMS 2009 (9)1 49-50
  • Paudel BD. Current use of Analgesics for Cancer Pain. Post Graduate Medical Journal of NAMS, 2009; 8:102-108
  • Paudel BD: Cancer and Treatment Modalities. Bigyan Lekhmala 2007; Vol. 316: 7-9
  • Paudel BD: Vaccine for Cancer. Bigyan Lekhmala; 2007; Vol. 319:1-2
  • Paudel BD: Hydroxyurea refractory Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treated with Imatinib. Postgraduate Medical Journal of NAMS 2009; Vol 9: 49-50 http://pmjn.org.np/index.php/pmjn/article/view/121
  • Paudel BD: A Case of Relapsed Ovarian Cancer Treated with Weekly Cisplatin and Daily Oral Etoposide. Postgraduate Medical Journal of NAMS 2009; Vol 9: 67-68 http://pmjn.org.np/index.php/pmjn/article/view/143

Key Presentations:

  • “Experience as International Pain Policy Fellow to improve morphine availability in Nepal” in Asia Pacific Hospice Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on October 11th, 2013
  • WHO Three Step Ladder in Pain Management, Palliative Care Training, Bharatpur, Nepal, November, 2011
    Importance of Palliative Care in Cancer Management, NNCTR sensitization program for Health workers, Banepa, Nepal, October, 2011
  • Importance of Palliative Care in Cancer Management, NNCTR sensitization program for Health workers, Banepa, Nepal, October, 2011
  • Cancer Pain Management, The first ASCO Multidisciplinary Cancer Management Course, Kathmandu, Nepal, March, 2010

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