Team Information

  • Designation: Professor and Head of Internal Medicine
  • Company: BPKIHS, Dharan
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Dr. Sanjib Kumar Sharma


“The state of snakebite in Nepal”

Professor and Head of Internal Medicine, BPKIHS, Dharan
Member, WHO Snakebite Envenoming Working Group
Board of Directors, Global Snakebite Initiative
Chief Researcher at Snakebite Research Centre BPKIHS, Dharan

Sanjib Kumar Sharma (MBBS, MD, DM, FISN, FESC, FACC) is Professor and head of internal medicine at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences Dharan, Nepal. Prof. Sharma received his MD (Medicine) degree from Dibrugarh, India. He went to Mario Negri Institute of Pharmacological research, Bergamo, Italy for Fellow of International Society of Nephrology (Italy); Fellow ISPD (Dialysis) (London, UK); Fellow JSN (Mie University, Japan) and DM (Cardiology) from Kathmandu University, Nepal. He has been widely recognized for his medical work and research in snakebite, cardiovascular disease and Kidney disease. His areas of interest and research are snakebite and its prevention; the prevention of kidney and heart disease through community involvement; and the management of chronic disease in resource poor setting. Dr. Sharma is has been invited speaker at a number of national and international congresses. He has published more than 120 papers in national and international journals and written book chapters in related areas; he has also written informative booklets on Snakebite, diabetes, kidney disease and high blood pressure for public awareness. Sharma is involved in several local and international research projects, collaborations and partnerships including international registries, epidemiological studies, diagnostic studies, health system research and clinical trials e.g. ‘0by25’AKI initiative, INVICTUS studies, KHDC-Nepal program, SnakebYte study, national survey on CKD etc. He also plays active role in various national and international technical and scientific bodies. He is also commissioner of Nepal NCDI and poverty commission. He serves as a member of WHO Snakebite envenoming working group, SRC Committee of ISN, International Advisory Committee of AFCKDI, Board of directors of Global Snakebite Initiative, among others.