Dr. Shrestha joined Nephrological Associates in 2019 after completing her Nephrology Fellowship at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. She began her medical studies in her home country of Nepal after winning a competitive government scholarship to study medicine at Nepalgunj Medical College, Kathmandu University, where she graduated magna cum laude and developed her love for physiology. Following medical school, Dr. Shrestha graduated summa cum laude from the Institute of Medicine in Nepal. She then emigrated to the United States and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in 2017.
It was during her residency that Dr. Shrestha realized her passion for nephrology and for treating patients with chronic kidney diseases. She is devoted to teaching students of all ages, having taught elementary school students, nursing and medical students, and medical residents, and now instructs nephrology fellows as part of her attending physician role. Outside of patient care, Dr. Shrestha enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, and cooking.