ABOUT Dr. Hari Prasad Dhakal

Senior Consultant Pathologist, HOD

Dr. Hari Prasad Dhakal


Senior Consultant Pathologist

NMC No. 1809

Special Interest

Cancer diagnosis, Molecular Pathology, Prognostic & Predictive markers in cancer,  Tumor Biology, Cancer Research & Prevention, Education.


Dr Dhakal is currently Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, NCHRC since 2016. He  has an extensive experience in the field of cancer care and research for more than 25 years. He is vastly experienced in cancer diagnosis & assessment of prognostic and predictive markers .He started and had been chair of the Tumor Board of NCHRC from 2016 for 4 years. He was a pioneer in establishing and running the Department of Pathology at BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital(BPKMCH) in Chitwan, where he started his work as an In-charge of the hospital, and also as Chief of the Pathology services and Head of Department of Pathology. He spent as Post MD fellow in the Department of Pathology, the University of Granada Spain for one year (1998-1999). He worked as Medical Advisor and Fellow in the Department of Pathology, Norwegian Radium Hospital Oslo Norway for about eight years. He was the recipient of the Nepal government merit scholarship for his MBBS at Chittagong Medical College, Bangladesh. He completed his Doctor of Medicine ( MD) in Pathology as WHO Fellow from Kasturba Medical College India in 1995. He defended his Ph.D. in Breast Cancer from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2011. He was fellow in the Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, USA October 2013 to September 2015.


  • He has several scientific publications in different national and international reputed journals.

Professional Membership

  1. Life member, NMA (Nepal Medical Association)
  2. Life member, ACPN (Association of Clinical Pathologists Nepal)
  3. Fellow and Life member of Association of UICC (International Union Against Cancer Fellows)
  4.  Life member, America Nepal Medical Foundation-Nepal