Dr. Dhruba Shrestha, MD

Senior Consultant Pediatrician 

Head of Pediatrics Department

Siddhi Memorial Hospital ( For Women and Children), Bhaktapur

NMC Reg. No: 7469

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Bronchiolitis: Parental Information

Bronchiolitis is a common respiratory infection that primarily affects young children, typically those under the age of 2. It's most commonly caused by the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), although other viruses such as...

Mumps: Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment

Introduction: Mumps, a contagious viral infection, caused by Mumps virus. It is characterized by swollen salivary glands (Parotid Submandibular and sublingual), causing discomfort and pain. Although the incidence of mumps has significantly reduced due to widespread...

के तपाईको बच्चालाई समय समयमा सास फेर्न समस्या हुने गर्छ ?

बाल्यकालमा हुने स्याँ स्याँ (Childhood Wheezing) ः बुझाइ, कारणहरू, र व्यवस्थापन बाल्यकालमा स्याँ स्याँ (Childhood Wheezing) एक सामान्य श्वासप्रश्वासको समस्या हो, जुन श्वासप्रश्वासको क्रममा उच्च-पिचको सिट्टी जस्तो आवाज आउने गर्दछ । यो एक पीडादायी अवस्था हो जसले...

Echocardiography in Congenital heart diseases

Echocardiography plays a crucial role in the diagnosis and management of congenital heart disease (CHD). It is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses ultrasound waves to create real-time images of the heart's structure and function. In the context of CHD,...

Pediatric Cardiology

Pediatric cardiology is a specialized branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases in children, from birth to adolescence. Pediatric cardiologists are medical doctors who have completed additional training to become experts in the...

The Vital Role of Fetal Echocardiography in Prenatal Heart Assessment

Introduction: Pregnancy is a time of joy and anticipation for expectant parents. During this period, various medical screenings and tests are conducted to ensure the well-being of both the mother and the developing fetus. One crucial diagnostic tool that has...

नवजात शिशुको हेरचाह

नवजात शिशुलाई हुन सक्ने संक्रमणबारे जानकारीनवजात शिशु जन्मेदेखि २८ दिनसम्मको बालबालिकाहरुलाई भनिन्छ । पूर्णरुपमा नयाँ वातावरणमा आउने हुनाले शिशुहरूलाई नयाँ वातावरणमा घुलमिल हुन समय लाग्छ । त्यसै कारणले गर्दा यो समयमा विभिन्न समस्याहरु आउने गर्दछन् , ती समस्याहरूमध्ये...

Do you feel that your child is short? What are the available options?

We come across a lot of parents complaining “My baby is not growing…….”, “My baby is very small and not gaining height. What can I do Doctor?” I will be discussing about the some of the important causes of short stature and different ways available to increase height...

जाडो मौसममा नवजात शिशुको हेरचाह…….

विश्व स्वास्थ्य संगठनको तथ्याङ्क अनुसार नेपालमा नवजात शिशुको मृत्यूदर अत्यन्त बढी छ । प्रत्येक हजारको जन्ममा २३ शिशूको मृत्यु हुने गरेको छ र यो मृत्यूदरमा कमी ल्याउन धेरै प्रयासहरु भएपनि अझै सफल हुन सकेका छैनौ । कतिपय कुराहरुलाई जस्तोः समय अगावै कम तौलको जन्मिनु ,...
Dr. Dhruba's Newborn and Child Clinic, Bhaktapur Health Concern Pvt. LTD., Sallaghari and Kamalbinayak, Bhaktapur
6613100, 6615422, 9813587060

Clinic time: Everyday (6PM to 7 PM)

Echocardiography: Everyday (6 PM to 7PM)

Siddhi Memorial Hospital Bhimsenthan-7, Bhaktapur
6612945, 6610570, 9851157020

OPD: Wednesday (9 AM to 1 PM)
EHS: Everyday after 1 PM

Pediatric Echocardiography: Tuesday and Thursday (12 PM  TO 2 PM)

Committed to improving your life through better healthcare


Dr. Dhruba Shrestha is a senior pediatrician in Nepal, known for his expertise in Pediatric Medicine, Critical Care, Pediatric/Fetal Echocardiography, and Pediatric Nutrition. He currently serves as the Head of the Department of Pediatrics at Siddhi Memorial Hospital in Bhaktapur, Nepal. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, he also oversees the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the hospital, which is renowned as one of the best in Nepal.

Dr. Shrestha has made significant contributions to maternal and child health through his services and research endeavors. He has conducted numerous studies and collaborated with prestigious international institutions……

Academic Qualification


Professional Master’s Degree in Diagnosis and Treatment in Pediatric Cardiology and Congenital Heart Disease.

Tech University, Spain  (05/2023- Ongoing)


Certificate in Tropical Medicine (CTM)

Nagasaki University, Japan  (04/2022- 10/2022)


PG Diploma in Clinical Echocardiography

JROP institute of Echocardiography and Vascular Doppler (Delhi) [Annamalai University]  (08/2019- 08/2020)


Post-graduation in Pediatric Nutrition (PGPN)

Boston University School of Medicine, USA  (03/2015- 12/2015)

MD (Pediatrics)

National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), Kanti Children’s Hospital (09/2010- 10/2013)


B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan (08/2002- 03/2008)

Professional Experience

Siddhi Memorial Women and Children Hospital, Bhaktapur (04/08/2013- till date)

Dr. Dhruba Shrestha is currently working at the Siddhi Memorial Women and Children Hospital, Bhaktapur as a Senior Consultant Pediatrician and the Head of the Pediatrics department. Dr. Dhruba Shrestha also performs regular Echocardiography in neonates and children to diagnose congenital and acquired heart diseases.

Public Health Care Center, Ward no.5, Bhaktapur (1/08/2018- till date)

Dr. Dhruba Shrestha is working as a Consultant Pediatrician in this non-profit community health care center run by the Bhaktapur Municipality. He is involved in serving the poor and underprivileged people in the community.

 Dr. Dhruba’s Newborn and Child Clinic (2015 – till date)

Dr. Dhruba Shrestha also operates a private clinic named Dr. Dhruba’s Newborn and Child Clinic at Bhaktapur Health Concern Pvt. Ltd. in Kamalbinayak, Bhaktapur and Sallaghari, Katunje Road Bhaktapur.


Life Member, Nepal Medical Association

Life Member, Nepal Paediatric Society

Life member, Indian Academy of Echocardiography

Member, American Society of Echocardiography


Past Involvements

Medical Escort, International Organization for MIgration (IOM)

Worked as a medical escort for the Bhutanese refugees who were being resettled to the United States of America

Consultant Pediatrician

Hospital for Advanced Medicine and Surgery (HAMS)

Consultant Pediatrician

Public Health Care Center, Bhaktapur Municipality

Medical Officer

Child Health Research Project (CHRP)

The project conducted a research entitled “Etiology, Risk Factors and Interactions of Enteric infections and Malnutrition and the Consequences for Child Health and Development in Nepal”

Program Coordinator

Bhaktapur Harm Reduction Program

This Program was run by the Siddhi Memorial Foundation in coordination with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). This program dealt with IV drug users in the community and focused on prevention of HIV/AIDS among drug users.

Medical Officer

Pediatrics Department

Siddhi Memorial Women and Children Hospital

 Research Experience

Dr. Dhruba Shrestha is a highly experienced researcher who has conducted numerous research on Pediatrics, Nutrition, Pregnancy, and Echocardiography. Dr. Dhruba Shrestha’s prolific research experience has been listed below.


Assessment of Serum Vitamin D level in pregnant women and their babies in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Worked as  the Principle investigator at Siddhi Memorial Hospital in collaboration with Nagasaki University, Japan funded by Nepal Pediatric Society.

Prediction of Neonatal Sepsis through high vaginal swab and Umbilical Cord blood analysis.

Worked as the Principle Investigator at Siddhi Memorial Hospital in collaboration with  Nagasaki University, Japan.

Assessment of acute malnutrition among hospitalized children in Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Working as a co-investigator in the ongoing research at Siddhi Memorial Hospital in collaboration with Nagasaki University, Japan.

Post-Earthquake (2015) rapid nutritional assessment of children living in temporary shelter in Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Working as a Co-investigator in ongoing third phase research at Siddhi Memorial Hospital.

Lobar Pneumonia-Laboratory parameters, X - ray changes and response to therapy in pre-vaccination time in Bhaktapur.

Retrospective study carried out in Siddhi Memorial Women and Children Hospital. Sample of one and half years collected retrospectively and analyzed.

Assessment of blood lead levels among children aged 06-36 months in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal.

Conducted a Cross sectional observational study to determine the blood lead level among children in the Kathmandu valley.

Determination of the prevalence of non-vaccine serotypes of pneumococcus and co- colonization of pneumococcus with respiratory viruses in infants after PCV10 introduction in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Ongoing prospective study in collaboration with Nagasaki University, Japan


Association between short-term exposure to PM2.5 and daily respiratory hospital admission among children in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Retrospective study carried out in Siddhi Memorial Women and Children Hospital. 


Assessment of role and feasibility of SpO2 screening in predicting critical congenital heart disease in apparently healthy neonates in Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Prospective study to detect critical congenital abnormality in nenates


Nutritional trends and practices among 6-23 months old children: A hospital-based cross-sectional study from Bhaktapur, Nepal.

 Prospective study in collaboration with Nagasaki University, Japan


Etiological profile of pediatric urinary tract infections and antimicrobial susceptibility of urinary pathogens in Siddhi Memorial Pediatric Hospital, Bhaktapur, Nepal.

Retrospective study carried out in Siddhi Memorial Women and Children Hospital. 


Incidence and Clinical profile of Pneumonia before and after introduction of PCV-10 vaccine in a Children’s Hospital in Bhaktapur, Nepal

Retrospective study to compare status of

Pneumonia in the community before and after

the commencement of PCV-10 Vaccine


Characterization of typhoid fever and assessment of LAMP as a diagnostic for typhoid fever among children visiting Siddhi Memorial Hospital, Bhaktapur.

Study of new diagnostic modality for detection

of Salmonella typhi


Effectiveness of point-of-care lung ultrasound versus chest X-ray for the management of childhood lower respiratory infections in low-resource setting: a single center, pragmatic, open-label, randomized, controlled, non-inferiority clinical trial (ELUS study). (Site PI)


Prediction of outcome of neonates in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit using Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology (SNAP –II and SNAP II Perinatal extension).

MD Thesis in Kanti Children Hospital

Guide: Prof. Dr. Chandeshwar Mahaseth

Co –guide: Dr. Bina Prajapati


Azithromycin and cefixime combination versus azithromycin alone for the out-patient treatment of clinically suspected or confirmed uncomplicated typhoid fever in South Asia; a randomized controlled trial. (Site PI)


Comparison of immunogenicity and safety between Sabin and Salk inactivated poliovirus vaccine in the combined bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine schedule: A double blind randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. (Site PI)

Contact Information

OPD: Everyday 6 pm onwards

Pediatric and Fetal Echocardiography: Everyday 6pm onwards


Call: 6613100, 6615422, 9823420045
Dr. Dhruba's Newborn and Child Clinic, Bhaktapur Health Concern Pvt. LTD, Sallaghari,Bhaktapur
Email: info@drdhrubashrestha.com.np

OPD: Regular- Mon, Wed, Fri (11 AM to 12PM)

EHS: Everyday after 10 am on request

Pediatric and Fetal  Echocardiography: Sun, Tue and Thr (12 PM – 2 PM)


Call: 6612945, 6610570, 9851157020
Siddhi Memorial Hospital
Email: info@drdhrubashrestha.com.np