Dr. Dhakal is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, the National Board of Echocardiography and Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.


The Heart Institute
911 Bypass Road
Pikeville, KY 41501

Phone/Schedule an Appointment (606) 218-2201
Speciality Cardiology
Degrees M.D., F.A.C.C.
Areas of Expertise
  • Cardiology

About Dr. Dhakal

Dr. Dhakal chose to be a physician because he wanted to help people.

“I have always wanted to do things to make people feel better,” he said.  “I am the first physician in my family and am committed to providing compassionate care for my patients.”

When asked why he chose PMC he said, “The PMC Heart Institute has a fantastic team of physicians.  I feel this part of Kentucky is an area where I can put my skills and knowledge to work.

Dr. Dhakal has been published and was voted “best teacher” by the medical students during his residency.  He was also appointed as Chief Resident of the residency program.

He enjoys soccer, music, bicycling and spending time with his wife, PMC Hospitalist Dr. Shalinee Jha, and their two children.

Medical Education

B. P. Koirola Institute of Health Sciences

SUNY Upstate Medical University

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Pikeville Medical Center