Dr. Dhakal received his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his internship at the Lehigh Valley Hospital/Penn State program in Allentown, Pennsylvania and later completed his residency in Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center's Strong Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief resident.
Dr. Dhakal has received several prestigious awards and honors including a High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy Scholarship, Roentgen Resident Research Award, Medical Society of the State of New York Community Service Award, and Joan Jensler Community Outreach Award, among others.
In addition, Dr. Dhakal has first authored numerous publications in leading peer reviewed journals and has presented both locally and nationally on various oncology-related topics.
Bates JE, Dhakal S, Mazloom A, Casulo C, Constine LS. "Benefit from the inclusion of radiation therapy in the treatment of patients with stage III classical Hodgkin lymphoma: A propensity matched analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database." Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology.. 2017 Aug 0; 124(2):325-330. Epub 2017 Aug 01.
Hunter BD, Herr M, Meacham PJ, Barlaskar F, Evans AG, Burack WR, Liesveld JL, Becker MW, Milner LA, Constine LS, Dhakal S, Barr PM, Friedberg JW, Casulo C. "Late Relapses After High-dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation in Patients With Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma in the Rituximab Era." Clinical lymphoma, myeloma & leukemia.. 2017 Mar 0; 17(3):145-151. Epub 2016 Nov 23.
Dhakal S, Advani R, Ballas LK, Dabaja BS, Flowers CR, Ha CS, Hoppe BS, Mendenhall NP, Metzger ML, Plastaras JP, Roberts KB, Shapiro R, Smith SM, Terezakis SA, Winkfield KM, Younes A, Constine LS, . "ACR Appropriateness Criteria® Hodgkin Lymphoma-Favorable Prognosis Stage I and II." American journal of clinical oncology.. 2016 Dec 0; 39(6):535-544.
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