Suraj Bhattarai


Institutional Contact

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)

Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT, London, UK


Dr. Bhattarai is a scholar of Tropical Medicine & International Health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK. His research interests are in Infectious diseases, particularly vaccine-preventable and emerging infections, Neglected tropical diseases, and neuroscience. Before moving to London, he worked as Clinical research fellow at Patan Hospital (Kathmandu) getting involved in several studies sponsored by the Oxford University: invasive bacterial diseases, nasopharyngeal carriage, and PCV vaccine impacts on Nepalese children.

In 2016, he was selected as Young Physician Leader from Nepal by Inter Academy Medical Panel (IAMP) to participate in a series of leadership training and attend World Health Summit. As an offshoot of that program and under his initiative, Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) was awarded IAP grant to coordinate research training workshops for early-career scientists. He has represented his country in high-level meetings such as World Science Forum and BioVision, also serving as Steering committee member & South-Asia panelist for the workshop titled 'Strengthening clinical research capacity in LMICs' hosted by the Academy of Medical Sciences (UK) in London. He has drafted scientific reports and published research articles.

Dr. Bhattarai obtained his medical degree from BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences under Golden Jubilee Scholarship scheme of the Embassy of India and later received training in pediatrics and neuroscience from various medical/research institutions in the USA.

Passionate about undertaking leadership roles, he looks forward to utilizing the platform given to him by Global Young Academy in order to raise a strong voice for science advocacy and strengthening the role of young scientists globally.