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Ajay Dhakal, M.B.B.S.

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Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Fax: (585) 321-1724

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

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assignmentAccepting New Patients

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Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Hospital Medicine


Dr. Ajay Dhakal received his medical degree and completed his internship at Kathmandu Medical College in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2009. Dr. Dhakal then finished his residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York in 2015. He then completed a clinical fellowship at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York in 2018.

Dr. Dhakal's special interest is breast cancer. His goal is to help breast cancer patients live longer with a good quality of life. Dr. Dhakal is passionate about conducting clinical research to better understand cancer biology and to discover new ways to treat breast cancer.

In his free time, Dr. Dhakal likes to travel and watch movies.



MBBS | Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital (Nepal)

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2018
Fellowship in Hematology & Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

07/01/2013 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Internship in Internal Medicine at Maimonides Medical Center

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2017 - 2018
Nominated for Gerald L. Logue Memorial Travel Award
Sponsor: Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center,
Location: Buffalo, NY

Best Poster, Annual Research Day
Sponsor: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Location: University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Resident-Rock Award
Sponsor: Maimonides Medical Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY

Dean's List in Basic Science Final Examinations
Sponsor: Kathmandu Medical College
Location: Nepal

2003 - 2009
Ministry of Education Scholarship
Sponsor: Kathmandu Medical College
Location: Nepal

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Journal Articles

Arya Mariam Roy; Vasanthan Muthusamy Kumarasamy; Ajay Dhakal;, Ruth O'Regan; Shipra Gandhi. "A review of treatment options in HER2-low breast cancer and proposed treatment sequencing algorithm" . Cancer. 2023; .

Turner BM; Finkelman BS; Hicks DG; Numbereye N; Moisini I; Dhakal A; Skinner K; Sanders MAG; Wang X; Shayne M; Schiffhauer L; Katerji H; Zhang H. "The Rochester Modified Magee Algorithm (RoMMa): An Outcomes Based Strategy for Clinical Risk-Assessment and Risk-Stratification in ER Positive, HER2 Negative Breast Cancer Patients Being Considered for Oncotype DX® Testing." Cancers. 2023; 3(15): 903.

Dhakal A, Anders CK. "Screening brain MRI in inflammatory breast cancer: Is it time?" Cancer.. 2022 Dec 1; 128(23):4055-4057. Epub 2022 Oct 10.

Books & Chapters

Book Title: Angel's Concise Clinical Methods,
Author List: Dhakal A, Magar A, Shrestha S, Shrestha R, Palikhey S
Published By: Makalu Publication House 2006 in Nepal