Dr. Nidesh Sapkota


Prof. Dr. Nidesh Sapkota

Consultant Neuropsychiatrist , Dementia Specialist


Monday - Friday
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Professional Journey


  • Working as the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Patan.
  • Served as the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at B P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal (BPKIHS) for three years (March 2015 – March 2018).
  • Engaged in the field of health for the last 25 years and focused on Mental health for the past 16 years.
  • Worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist for UNHCR for more than 10 years.
  • Served as a Member of the Geriatric Expert Committee of the National Human Rights Commission, Nepal.
  • Vice President of Alzheimer and Related Dementia Society Nepal, ARDSN (2016 – Aug 2019).
  • President of Alzheimer and Related Dementia Society Nepal, ARDSN (2019-2021).
  • Chair of the Quality Control Unit at BPKIHS (2013 – 2015).
  • Member (PHF) of Rotary Club of Dharan Ghopa.
  • Former Member of the Health Professional Education Department, BPKIHS.
Scientific Programme Experience
  • Member of BPKIHS XVIII Annual Scientific Programme, 2011.
  • Member of BPKIHS XX Annual Scientific Programme, 2013.
  • Member of the 5th National Conference of Psychiatrists’ Association of Nepal, Pokhara, 12-13 April, 2013.
  • Chairperson, World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation National Workshop, April 1 – 2, 2016.
  • Convener, Scientific Committee of 27th All Nepal Medical Conference, Dharan, Nepal (Nov 10-12, 2016).
  • Convener of BPKIHS Continuing Medical Education (CME).
  • Convener of BPKIHS XXIX Annual Scientific Programme, September 6-8, 2017.
  • Convener, Continuing Medical Education (CME/CPD) at BPKIHS, 2016 till February 2021.


  • Mini Fellowship (Geriatric Psychiatry, USA)


  • Founder General Secretary of Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia Society Nepal(ARDSN).
  • More than 28 scientific papers publication both in National and International Journals.
  • Co-author of the book” Dementia first aid” which has been written in Nepali language for readers ranging from care takers to general practitioners.