Rashmi G. Dhakal, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Clinical Series Track)

Dr. Rashmi G. Dhakal joined the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson in October 2019. She completed her fellowship training at the Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Fellowship Program at the University of Buffalo/State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y., in June 2019. Her residency in internal medicine training was completed at the Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University in Charleston, W.V. Previously, she did a six-month externship at the Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center and an observership at WVU's Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, W.V. Dr. Dhakal earned her medical degree (MBChB) from Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa, afterward completing an internship at the East London Hospital Complex in East London, South Africa. She is fluent in English, Nepali and Hindi.

Research Interests: 
  • Glucotoxicity and Risk of infection in Diabetic patients
  • Enrollment and protocol development for multiple clinical trials
Degrees
  • MBChB: Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha, South Africa, 2006
Honors and Awards
  • Chief Resident: Internal Medicine Residency Program, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, W.V., 2016-17
  • Intern of the Year: Internal Medicine Residency Program, Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, W.V., 2014-15
  • 2nd Prize, Best Poster Presentation, Research Day: Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, W.V., April 2015
Residency
  • Internal Medicine: Charleston Area Medical Center, West Virginia University, Charleston, W.V., 2014-17
Internship
  • General Medicine: East London Hospital Complex, East London, South Africa, 2008
Fellowship
  • Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes: University of Buffalo/SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y., 2017-19
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017-27
  • Adult Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Cardiovascular Life Support (PALS)
  • Basic Cardiovascular Life Support (BLS)