Dr Rajendra Koju, is the principal investigator of the Nepal TREIN project. He is currently serving as Dean in KUSMS to look after all academic programs of Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences.
Rajendra Koju (MD) born in Dhulikhel in 1967, has graduated his medical degree in 1994 from Nepal. He joined Dhulikhel Hospital in 1996 during establishment. He did his postgraduate training in Cardiology in 2003 and he has been serving as a cardiologist since then. He has a significant contribution to the establishment and expansion of Dhulikhel hospital.
Dhulikhel Hospital in collaboration of Kathmandu University is also running academic programs in different health sciences – medical, nursing, dental, physiotherapy and specialties subject under Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS). He is currently serving as Dean in KUSMS to look after all academic programs of KUSMS.
He has been involved in various research projects and also supervising PhD students in collaboration of Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has published scientific papers in national and international journals. He is involved in academic program as Professor and mentor for undergraduate and postgraduate students. He is enormously involved in the expansion of community program of this hospital in various remote areas. Dhulikhel Hospital has 21 outreach centers in periphery districts.
He has also been invited to speak on various lectures on hospital management, cardiology, medical education, health care delivery, policy planning.
He has been awarded young investigator awards in 2006, 2007 from Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension for the work in cardiovascular disease and hypertension. He also received national awards and felicitations from various organizations for his service to community and health care service development.
His past history of working in remote areas of western Nepal for 2 years has significantly impacted his present work of establishment and expansion of Dhulikhel Hospital and Kathmandu University of School of Medical Sciences in health care development, community services, academics and research potentials.