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Prof. Dr. Desh Raj Kunwar

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Prof. Dr. Desh Raj Kunwar

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Senior Consultant Neuro - Psychiatrist

Dr. Desh Raj Bahadur Kunwar is a highly respected Senior Consultant Neuro-Psychiatrist at Metro Kathmandu Hospital, renowned as the second qualified and currently the senior most psychiatrist in Nepal.

Academic Qualifications:

  • M.B.B.S-September 1962, Government Medical College, Patiala, India
  • D.P.M - Diploma in Psychological Medicine, University of London, March 1973
  • M.R.C PSYCH (Member of Royal College of Psychiatrist), UK, October 1974 Q

Positions Held

  • Joined Royal Nepal Army ie Tribhuvan Chandra Military Hospital (TCMH) as General Duty Medical Officer
  • Joined the Institute of Psychiatry, London at U.K. Maudsely & The Royal Bethlem Hospital from 1st October 1971 till May 1972 and then worked as Psychiatric Registrar from June 1972-November 1975.
  • Founder Consultant Psychiatrist and the Head of the Department of Neuropsychiatry at unit Department Royal Army Hospital (T.C.M.H.) from January 1976-June 1986.
  • Senior Consultant Psychiatrist of NEADAP (Nepal Association for Drug Abuse Prevention) and community Detox Centre at Swayambhu- Kathmandu from July 1986- November 1989, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • N.P.C. (National Project Coordinator) of C.R.C (Community Recovery Centre) that was sub regional SAARC pilot project in collaboration with ILO/UNDP and HMG's.
  • National Project Advisor during Rapid Assessment Survey and Response for AIDS Victim among IV drug users in Nepal during 1998-1999.
  • Professor of Psychiatry in Kathmandu Medical College vill. Locum consultant: General adult psychiatry in N.H.S. of U.K from May 1993 to June 2006.
  • The Chairperson of the second SAARC NGOs meeting held in Kathmandu in the year 1998.
  • Founder President of P.A.N. (Psychiatric Association of Nepal) since 1989 and position held till 2002.
  • Hon. General Secretary of the Nepal Medical Association from 1977-1979.
  • Founder Chairman of NEADAP (Nepal Association for Drug Abuse Prevention) since 1986.
  • Chairperson of the First National Seminar of the Psychiatric Association of Nepal held at Dharan BMHIS in Nov. 1999
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