Dr. Maun R. Baral joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in July of 2023. He was born in Nepal and graduated medical school with Distinction from the Kathmandu University of School of Medical Sciences. During medical school, he served on the administrative and curriculum committee, which enabled him to develop leadership skills early in his career. He also actively participated in numerous outreach clinics and health camps conducted for less privileged people, which helped him develop a strong sense of empathy and compassion toward patients. After medical school, Dr. Baral worked in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, for two years. During this time, he gained valuable experience in various departments, including the Emergency Department and inpatient rotation, which included the medical floors and the Intensive Care Unit.
He also prepared for his USMLE board examinations during this period. Dr. Baral completed his internal medicine residency at Danbury Hospital, CT, a Yale-affiliated hospital in 2023. During residency, he actively participated in the Graduate Medical Education Committee, POCUS, and procedure committee. He showed a strong interest in academics and participated in teaching and oral/poster presentations. He was also actively involved in many case studies and research projects. His current areas of interest are general internal medicine, especially inpatient service, with a special focus on Cardiology and Critical Care medicine. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, trying various cuisines, and playing the guitar. He is also an avid reader. He looks forward to being an important member of the Division of Hospital Medicine and is committed to providing high-quality care to his patients. He is also eager to share his knowledge and experiences with his colleagues and students, reflecting his desire to continue learning and growing as a medical professional.