Raju Panta, MD

Director of Masters of Biomedical Science Program

Dr. Raju Panta is the Director of the Masters of Biomedical Science (MBS) Program and an Associate Professor of Physiology in the Department of Clinical and Applied Science Education at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM). He earned his professional medical degree (MBBS) and postgraduate medical degree (MD) in Basic and Clinical Physiology from Nepal. His thoughtful ideas inspired him to accomplish a doctoral dissertation on Diabetes Mellitus where he studied the electrophysiological evidences of central and peripheral neuropathies in type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients before overt peripheral neuropathy. He was awarded the “Certificate of Expertise” in clinical electrophysiology after completion of his doctoral dissertation.

Dr. Panta has been teaching physiology to medical students for nearly a decade. Prior to joining UIWSOM, he worked as an Assistant Professor and Course Director of Physiology at Trinity Medical Sciences University School of Medicine in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, West Indies, where he was honored four times by the “Student Government Association” awards in recognition of best professor. He has published several articles on medical education and diabetes mellitus in peer-reviewed journals and has experienced participation in various international conferences and workshops as a presenter, organizer, judge, demonstrator or trainer. His organizational membership includes the American Physiological Society (APS), International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) and The Physiological Society (UK).

He believes that significant learning occurs in situations that are both meaningful and realistic. Thus, he is excited to work with UIWSOM’s innovative curriculum in the preparedness of future physicians.