A regular renal transplant service is not available outside Kathmandu. As an ISN-CREED Fellow Shailendra Shrestha, from the Nobel Medical College and Teaching Hospital got advanced exposure to ISN Past Fellow Dibya Singh Shah’s work as well as the renal transplantation program at Monash Medical Center. He hopes to keep the collaboration going to bring transplantation to patients at his institution in Eastern Nepal.
He feels more confident as a nephrologist and renal transplant physician and learned about the adequacy and membrane characteristics of chronic Peritoneal Dialysis patients and endovascular interventions in vascular access.
Live donor transplants have been possible since 2008 in Nepal. Dr. Dibya Singh Shah, after training in Australia, led the first successful renal transplant program at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital.
Transplants have also taken place at Bir Hospital and the Human Organ Transplant Center in Kathmandu.