Radiologist. MBBS, MD Radiodiagnosis
Dr Prajwal Dhakal, working as a full time Radiologist in Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (HAMS) was born in Bajhang, remote district of Far West in Nepal. After completing his primary and secondary schooling from Kathmandu, he joined MBBS at Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), Dhulikhel to fulfil his childhood dream of pursuing a career of a medical doctor. During his 5 and half years period in MBBS, he developed keen interest in various fields of basic as well as clinical sciences, particularly the field of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging. Closely observing and understanding the importance of diagnostic imaging in planning the treatment as well as follow up of patients of all kinds during the period of internship, he dreamed of specializing in the field of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging. Luckily, he got an opportunity of doing 3 years residency in Radiology in one of the most prestigious institution of Nepal, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. Being trained under imminent radiologists working as diagnostic as well as interventional radiologists, he got an opportunity to work with and explore various diagnostic modalities including XRAY, Ultrasound, CT scan, MRI, Fluoroscopy and Digital Substraction Angiography. Apart from diagnostic radiology, he got ample opportunity to perform various USG and CT guided interventional procedure as well as assisting and observing many vascular interventional procedure. He has been working as a full time radiologist in HAMS after completion of his residency where his primary duties include interpretation of CT and MR images and performing ultrasound as well as doing ultrasound and CT guided interventional procedures. Being fascinated by rapidly growing field of minimal invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, he dreams of being trained and pursue the career of Interventional Radiologist in future. His interests apart from field of Radiology include exploring varieties of music, learning and playing guitar, watching movies , reading autobiographies of influentional personalities and spending quality time with friends and closed ones when time permits.