Infectious disease and surveillance, Thematic Committee

Dr. Sabin Thapaliya

Dr. Thapaliya is an Infectious Diseases Physician at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH). Besides routine ID patient care and running the ART clinic at TUTH, he has also worked as a consultant for the development of various national guidelines and protocols including National Antimicrobial Treatment Guidelines 2023 and Post COVID-19 Management Protocol. He is also a national trainer for clinical management of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C and Infection Prevention and Control. For his diligence as a frontline care-provider and pivotal role as COVID Focal person, he was awarded with the COVID-19 Distinguished Award by Barbara Foundation in 2021.

His field of interest for both clinical care and research include HIV and opportunistic infections, tuberculosis, fungal infections, parasitic infections, and infections in the immunocompromised host. Considering the bulk of infectious diseases patients under his care, Dr. Thapaliya is open for collaborative research in various infectious diseases including tuberculosis.


  1. Use of Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor among patients of chronic liver disease in a tertiary hospital in Nepal: a pilot study. MJSBH. 2019;18(2):53-9.
  2. Prevalence of Hepatitis B and C among HIV Infected Patients in Nepal over 1990-2020. Kathmandu Univ Med J. Online First
  3. New-onset diabetes in COVID-19 and clinical outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. World J Virol2021; 10(5): 275-287 [DOI: 5501/wjv.v10.i5.275]
  4. Challenges and Complexities of Providing Emergency Medical Services During Covid-19 Pandemic in Nepal. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, 38(S1), S172-S173. doi:10.1017/S1049023X23004478
  5. Extraintestinal Clostridium difficile infection: Scrotal abscess. Anaerobe. 2020;61:102147.
  6. EDTA-dependent pseudo thrombocytopenia mimicking dengue fever-associated persistent thrombocytopenia: A case report. Clin Case Rep. 2021; 9:e04999.
  7. A Case Report on Deliberate Self-poisoning with Imidacloprid in a Young Female – Overview of a Newer Insecticide Poisoning. Journal of Institute of Medicine Nepal. 2021 Apr; 43(1): 60-62
  8. A Case Report on Scalp edema in a case of HSP in a young adult. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine8(2), 35-37.
  9. Socio-demographic and Clinical Characteristics of Patients with Ulcerative Colitis at a Tertiary Care Centre in Nepal. Journal of Advances in Internal Medicine8(2), 26-29.
  10. Prevalence of Covert Hepatic Encephalopathy in A Tertiary Care Centre . Journal of Nepal Medical Association58(221).