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Ajay Dhakal, M.B.B.S.

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Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 486-0557

Fax: (585) 321-1724

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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.



  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine


MBBS | Nepal - Kathmandu Medical College

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

Dhakal A, Matthews CM, Levine EG, Salerno KE, Zhang F, Takabe K, Early AP, Edge SB, O'Connor T, Khoury T, Young JS, Opyrchal M. "Efficacy of Palbociclib Combinations in Hormone Receptor-Positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients After Prior Everolimus Treatment." Clinical breast cancer.. 2018 Dec 0; 18(6):e1401-e1405. Epub 2018 Apr 28.

Kharel P, Uprety D, Chandra AB, Hu Y, Belur AA, Dhakal A. "Bortezomib-Induced Pulmonary Toxicity: A Case Report and Review of Literature." Case reports in medicine.. 2018 2018:2913124. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Dhakal A, Chen H, Dexter EU. "A 51-Year-Old Woman With an Increasing Chest Wall Mass Years After Resection of an Early Stage Lung Cancer." Chest.. 2017 Dec 0; 152(6):e151-e154.

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