Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Clinician Educator


Dr. Ramu Kharel is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine with an appointment in the Division of Global Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He received his Medical Doctorate from UT Southwestern in Dallas  and his Masters of Public Health from the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University. He  completed specialty training in Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Kharel also has completed focused sub-specialty training in Global Emergency Medicine research and Clinical Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  Dr. Kharel works clinically in the United States as a practicing emergency care physician and also undertakes global health research focused in Nepal.. His research focuses  predominantly on improving emergency care systems. His work equips community health workers to respond to emergencies in pre-hospital settings. Dr. Kharel is the founder of a grassroots NGO in Nepal called HAPSA Nepal and has worked extensively in earthquake response, COVID-19 response and other disasters. He is on board of non-governmental organizations working in health care delivery in Nepal as well.  Dr. Kharel is very active in social media, mostly teaching public health measures in the face of population disasters. Dr. Kharel loves basketball and Urdu poetry. 

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