Prof. Arjun Karki is Chief Consultant and Head of Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine at HAMS Hospital, Nepal. He started his career as an innovative health care worker in the rural hills of Nepal. Later completing his medical degree from Brown University, USA, he has been working towards strengthening the health and education framework in Nepal. Dr Karki has a principal role in the establishment of Kathmandu University and Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) and is associated with several health and education institutions in Nepal. Very enthusiastic about changing the academic and R&D ecosystem of Nepal, Prof. Karki is the Chair of University of Nepal Development Board.