About Me

The treatment of autoimmune diseases has a lot of risks, and so far the treatment has mostly been nonspecific and non-targeted immune suppression. There is a dire need for better understanding of the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases so we can innovate for more targeted diagnostic and therapeutic modalities with much less toxicity. Training our future generation of physicians is the only way to move medicine forward. Providing education to our learners with the compassion, empathy and humanistic approach but also the skills of modern medicine, research and innovation technology will help better shape our future medicine.

I am an assistant professor of rheumatology and immunology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

I am board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. Conditions I treat in my clinical practice include arthritis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, ankylosing spondylitis, tumor necrosis factor (TNF) and other autoimmune conditions. I perform arthrocentesis and treatment with interleukin 17 inhibitors.

Contributing to the medical community to develop more targeted, effective and safer treatments for complex autoimmune rheumatologic diseases is my passion.

I received my medical degree at Nepal Medical College in Kathmandu, Nepal. I completed a residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center and a residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, both in internal medicine. I completed a fellowship in rheumatology at the Medical University of South Carolina.