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Ajay Dhakal, M.B.B.S.

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Appointment: (585) 487-1700

Administrative: (585) 486-0590

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 | 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

Zhang H, Moisini I, Turner BM, Wang X, Dhakal A, Yang Q, Kovar S, Schiffhauer LM, Hicks DG. "Significance of HER2 in Microinvasive Breast Carcinoma." American journal of clinical pathology.. 2021 Jan 25; Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Moftakhar B, Lekkala M, Strawderman M, Smith TC, Meacham P, Fitzgerald B, Falkson CI, Dhakal A. "Impact of early dose intensity reduction of Palbociclib on clinical outcomes in patients with hormone-receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer." Breast cancer research and treatment.. 2020 Jul 15; Epub 2020 Jul 15.

Moftakhar B, Kharel P, Niraula S, Gandhi S, Falkson C, Dhakal A. "Neratinib-Induced Duodenal Ulcer: A Case Report." Breast cancer : basic and clinical research.. 2020 14:1178223420935871. Epub 2020 Jun 23.

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