Human Anatomy Department

A.Introduction:

Department of Human Anatomy of College of Medicine, NAIHS is the major department among the basic medical sciences. The motto of the department is to be one of the preferred learning centers of human anatomy in the southeast Asia region.
The teaching learning activities are focused on innovative media and methods to give a clear concept of complex human anatomy to the students of different health related professions. At present the department is involved in teaching learning activities of undergraduate medical (MBBS) and nursing ( B Sc & BN) students. Preparation of different teaching learning tools and participation in different national and international subject related symposium and seminars are other activities.
As the main role and responsibility of the department is to change the behavior of the newly admitted undergraduate students apart from disseminating the knowledge of human anatomy, honesty and integrity are essential characters of faculties in the department. The total commitment of faculties to create a healthy academic environment is basic philosophy of the department

B.Departmental Goals:

•To actively participate in the teaching learning of human anatomy.
•To integrate the knowledge of human anatomy with other basic medical sciences subjects for complete understanding of common disease process.
•To produce able and competent health professionals in a healthy academic environment.
•To provide quality medical education in human anatomy by applying innovative teaching /learning techniques.
•To adopt and practice reliable scientific evaluation tools for human anatomy.
•To develop teaching learning materials for the department as well as for other clinical departments of the institute.
•To coordinate and collaborate with Shree Birendra hospital for the delivery of quality medical education and service.
•To conduct research activities within the department/ or in collaboration with other departments.
•To participate in subject related national and international seminars and symposium.
•To follow and practice the institutional goals.

C.Current Activities:

•To conduct the theory and practical (dissectio, histology) classes of human anatomy in different undergraduate programs (MBBS, BN, and B.Sc. nursing )
•To facilitate in conducting the problem based learning (PBL) and correlation seminar sessions for complete understanding of common disease process.
•To create a healthy academic environment with the application of total commitment by the faculties as well as students.
•To apply the innovative teaching /learning technique and methods.
•To conduct the theory and practical examination at regular intervals.
•To develop teaching learning materials such as histological slides, charts and specimens for the department as well as for other clinical departments.
•To coordinate and collaborate with Shree Birendra hospital by performing the duty of the SMO, and conducting medical examination of newly enrolled students.
•To conduct research activities in collaboration with other departments.
•To develop evaluation tools and learning materials.
•To help and support the management in fulfilling the institutional goals.


D.Future plan:

•To start post graduate program in the field of human antomy.
•To conduct research activities the field of anthropometry, medical education and neuroscience.

E.Facilities available in department:

•Departmental Library
•Museum
•Histology lab
•Dissection hall
•Prosection and histology slides preparation lab.



F.Department Members:

1.Professor and HOD , Dr. V.M Sathe,MBBS,MS
2.Professor, Dr. Trilok Pati Thapa, MBBS,MS
3.Associate Professor, Dr. Ajaya Jang Kunwar,M Sc,Ph D
4.Lecturer, Maj Dr Rishi Pokhrel, MBBS, MD
5.Lecturer, Maj Dr Poonam Singh, MBBS, MD
6.Lecturer, Capt Dr Samrat Sapkota, MBBS, MD
7.Lecturer, Mr. Sujit Kumar Thakur, M Sc
8.Lecturer, Mrs. Isabela Thapa, M Sc
9.Demonstrator, Dr. Bhupal Shrestha, MBBS
10.Demonstrator, Dr. Bindu Kharel, MBBS
11.Technical Assistant, Mr. Bikash Prajapati
12.Office Assistant, Mrs .Sita Dhakal
13.DH Assistant, Mr. Raj Kumar Shrestha
14.DH Assistant, Mr. Dipak Baram
15.DH Assistant, Mr. Nabin Pode
16.Office Helper, Mrs .Samjhana Goutam

G.Scientific Publications:

1.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Sexing of Mandible using Ramus and Condyle in Indian Population : A Discrimination Function Analysis. European Journal of Anatomy. 2013;17(1):39-42.1. Available from
2.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Audiovisual use in anatomy laboratory facilitates learning. Medical Education 2013;47(11):1119-20. Available from
3.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. A rare anomaly in circle of Willis. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital 2013;12(1):41-2. Available from
4.Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Unilateral high bifurcation of brachial artery. OA Anatomy. 2013;1(4):34. DOI: 10.13172/2052-7829-5-4-982 Available from
5.Bhatnagar R, Tandon A, Pokhrel R. Redeeming Dissection course for Medical Undergraduates by compact structured schedules and frequent in-course-assessments. OA Anatomy 2013 Oct;1(3):26. DOI: 10.13172/2052-7829--3-894 Available from
6.Bhatnagar R, Pokhrel R, Tandon A. Does supplementing traditional teaching with computer based module improve the understanding of developmental anatomy in medical undergraduates. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital,13 (1): 26-32 (2014)
7.Tandon A, Bhatnagar R, Pokhrel R. Phenoxetol as formaldehyde-removing agent for long-term preservation: our expirience. Eur J Anat, 18 (4): 267-272 (2014)
8.Solanke KS, Bhatnagar R, Pokhrel R. The number and position of nutrient foramina in humerus, radius and ulna of human dry bones of Indian origin with clinical correlation. OA Anatomy 2014 Feb 01;2(1):4. Available from
9.Swati S, Bhatnagar R, Tandon A, Bandopadhyay D, Pokhrel R, Solanke K. Chronological Changes in Microanatomy of Pancreatic Tissue in Human Fetuses: Current Insight. OA Anatomy 2014 Mar 15;2(1):7.
10.Solanke K, Pokhrel R, Bhatnagar R. Peculiar formation of medial cord and unusual course of fifth cervical nerve root: A case of bilateral variation in brachial plexus. OA Case Reports 2014 Sep 22;3(8):71.
11.Singh, P., Tandon, A., Bhatnagar, R.,Pokhrel, R. Bilateral Three Headed Biceps Brachii Muscle. Medical Journal Of Shree Birendra Hospital, 2015:12(2), 58-60. doi:10.3126/mjsbh.v12i2.12931
12.Sapkota S, Kumar P H, Pokhrel R. Thyroid isthmus agenesis. Med J DY Patil Univ 2015;8:563-5. Available from
13.Pokhrel R. Medical writing: A Habit and Discipline We Need to Nurture. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital 2016;15 (2):1. Available from
14.Pokhrel R, Tandon A, Bhatnagar R. Integrated Versus Traditional Method in Basic Medical Science Education: A Comparative Study from an Indian Medical College. Medical Journal of Shree Birendra Hospital 2016;15 (1):32-5. Available from