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Class of 1999

Monica Manandhar

A graduate of Harvard, Monica Manandhar taught English to Vietnamese refugees during college and helped fourth and fifth graders with their homework in a Boston after-school program. In her native Nepal, she worked one summer at a hospital for disabled children.
Ms. Manandhar will receive both master of public health and M.D. degrees at May’s commencement.

Monica Manandhar Monica Manandhar

Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal Undergraduate major: economics

Residency: internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian

Career aspiration: infectious disease, international health

Favorite P&S course: “Cardiac Pathophysiology”

Favorite P&S teacher: Dr. Jay Lefkowich

Last non-medical book read: Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”

Favorite New York restaurant: Patricia’s in the Bronx

The first job I ever had: organizing cultural events and hikes for expatriates in Nepal Best hospital rotation and why: Medical ICU at St. Luke’s Hospital because of great teaching from Dr. Janet Shapiro

Favorite activity outside medical school: hiking

Personal hero: Mother Teresa

Second choice for a career: Third World development

Why I want to be a doctor: to be directly involved in alleviating suffering

Words I live by: What is this life if full of care, you have no time to stand and stare.

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