College: University of Rochester
Medical School: Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine and Biosciences
Dr. Anima Ghimire calls many places home, but her origin story starts in Kathmandu, Nepal. She immigrated from Nepal in 2005, and since then has lived in Texas, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, and most recently calls Boise, Idaho her hometown. She attended the one and only University for Rochester for undergraduate studies with a B.S in Neuroscience and a B.A. in American History. She then attended Kansas City University of Osteopathic Medicine and Biosciences for medical school, and it is there she quickly became an avid fan of the Kansas City Chiefs (sorry, Buffalo Bills!).
She returned to U of R for residency with great enthusiasm, as she knew she loved the city and its rich history. From a training standpoint, she was drawn to the diversity of the patient population and the wide range of clinical presentations. Additionally, the program's emphasis an interdisciplinary approach to patient care was quite appealing and spans both the inpatient and outpatient setting. There is a strong sense of camaraderie among co-residents and the faculty members are readily available, encouraging open dialogue and active learning. Additionally, Dr. Ghimire’s interests in the field of rheumatology aligned with the program's emphasis on a balanced experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Through her longitudinal clinic experience, she was exposed to the challenges and rewards of managing chronic diseases, sparking her interest in a specialty that offers a similar balance of inpatient and outpatient care.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Ghimire enjoys cooking, although she probably enjoys trying the dozens of restaurants in the Rochester area even more. She enjoys going on hikes, wine tasting in the Finger Lakes, and is an avid runner.