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Dr. Ramu Kharel

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Dr. Ramu Kharel is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine with an appointment in the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his Medical Doctorate from UT Southwestern in Dallas and his Masters of Public Health from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. He completed specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Kharel also has completed focused sub-specialty training in Global Emergency Medicine research and Clinical Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Dr. Kharel works clinically in the United States as a practicing emergency care physician and also undertakes global health research focused in Nepal.. His research focuses predominantly on improving emergency care systems. Recently, he led the establishment of the first institutional poison information center in Nepal. He is the PI of this initiative which is a partnership between institutions in the US and Nepal.

Dr. Kharel extensively works with community health workers in rural regionals to improve emergency care. Dr. Kharel is the founder of a grassroots NGO in Nepal called HAPSA Nepal and has worked extensively in earthquake response, COVID-19 response and other disasters, and continues to be active in disaster response in Nepal. Dr. Kharel is very active in social media recognized as namastedoctor, mostly teaching public health measures in the face of population disasters. Dr. Kharel loves basketball and Urdu poetry.