Dr. Bhuvan K.C.


Contact Details

B.Pharm, M.Pharm (Clin) & PhD (University of Otago, Dunedin,NZ)
Lecturer – Pharmacy

Office: Building 2, Level 5, Room 50
Tel: +603 5514 5885
Fax: +603 5514 6364
Email: bhuvan.kc@monash.edu


Dr Bhuvan KC obtained his undergraduate degree in pharmacy from the Pokhara University in Pokhara, Nepal and his masters in clinical pharmacy degree from the Univiersiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia and PhD in pharmacy practice from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Dr Bhuvan has taught pharmacy practice subject to the undergraduate level pharmacy students in Nepal and New Zealand. Apart from teaching, Dr Bhuvan has worked as a program manager for Apotheker Ohne Grenzen e.V., (Pharmacist without Borders Germany) supported health aid projects in Nepal. He also worked as a consultant for a Nepal based private organization called Sankalpa Foundation Pvt. Ltd. mainly in the areas of health aid projects, patient education, medication safety and pharmacist-led chronic diseases management programs.


  1. Access to and quality use of medicines
  2. Community pharmacy managed pharmaceutical care programs
  3. Pharmacoeconomics (research interest)
  4. Travel health services (research interest)
  5. Pharmacy education (college versus practice)

Academic Qualifications

PhD in Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)
InstitutionUniversity of Otago
Year Awarded 2016
Master of Pharmacy (Clinical Pharmacy)
InstitutionUniversiti Sains Malaysia
Year Awarded2010
Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences 
InstitutionPokhara University                        
Year Awarded2007


KC Bhuvan, Heydon S, Norris P. Health programmes logisitcs and international aid in Nepal: an overview of processes improvement. Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, 7 March 2016, doi:10.1111/jphs.12130.

KC Bhuvan, Heydon S, Norris P. Access to and quality use of non-communicable diseases medicines in Nepal. Journal of Pharmaceutical Policy and Practice, 2015: 8(1): 21.

Sharma S, KC Bhuvan, Alrasheedy AA, Kaundinnyayana A, Khanal A. Impact of community pharmacy-based educational intervention on patients with hypertension in Western Nepal. Australasian Medical Journal. 2014;7 (7):304-313.

Gyawali, S., Rathore, D. S., KC Bhuvan, & Shankar, P. R. (2013). Study of status of safe injection practice and knowledge regarding injection safety among primary health care workers in Baglung district, western Nepal. BMC international health and human rights,13(1),3.

KC Bhuvan, Zuraidah Binti Mohd Yusoff, Alian A. ALrasheedy, Saad Othman. The characteristics and pharmacological management of cancer pain and its effect on patients’ daily activities and their quality of life: A cross sectional-study from Malaysia. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, 2013 Jul;7(7):1408-13. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/5450.3

KC Bhuvan, Alian A. Alrasheedy, Mohamed Izham MI. A case report from Nepalese community pharmacy on levofloxacin induced abdominal pain. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 2013 Jul;21(3):323-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsps.2013.04.006.

KC Bhuvan, Alian A. Alrasheedy, Mohamed Izham MI. Do community pharmacists in Nepal have a role in adverse drug reaction reporting systems? Australasian Medical Journal, 2013; 6(2): 100–103. Published online 2013 Feb 28. doi:10.4066/AMJ.2013.1544.

KC Bhuvan, Poudel A, Mohamed Izham MI. Health Priorities of Nepal Government: Where are essential medicines? Journal of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research, Volume 3, Issue 2 June 2012 Pages 125–126.

KC Bhuvan, Subish P, Mohamed Izham MI. PharmD Education in Nepal: The Challenges Ahead.American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 2011: 75, 2 Article,38.

Timilshina S, KC Bhuvan, Khanal M, Marshani B, Paudyal BR, Basnet NS. The Influence of ethnic origin on the skin photo aging: Nepalese study. International Journal of Cosmetic Science, Volume 33, Issue 6 December 2011 Pages 553–559.


KC Bhuvan, Heydon Susan, Norris Pauline. Nongovernment organizations as healthcare provider in Western Nepal: outcomes, challenges and sustainability, Otago International Health Research Network, 8th Annual Conference, 12-13 November 2015, St Margaret's College, Dunedin.

KC Bhuvan, Heydon Susan, Norris Pauline. Rural households’ access, usage and financing of essential medicines after implementation of the free healthcare policy: findings of two mid-hill villages in Nepal, 9th European Conference on Tropical Medicine and International Health 6-10 September 2015, Basel, Switzerland.

KC Bhuvan, Heydon Susan, Norris Pauline. Access to and use of medicines in a rural Nepalese village: lessons for the essential medicines programme, Otago International Health Research Network, 7th Annual Conference, 12-13 November 2014, Hutton Theatre, Dunedin.

Mishra P, Acharya H, KC Bhuvan. HIV surveillance among TB patient in Regional TB Center, Pokhara, Western Nepal, 42nd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 26-30 October 2011, Lille, France.

International Grants

TitleHealth aid grant 
InvestigatorsCommunity pharmacy based chronic diseases management project (Sankalpa Foundation team) (Bhuvan K.C., Atis Kaundinnyayana, Sushmita Sharma and Dr Aarjan Khanal)
Funding (Start & End Year)2012-2013
Funding Body/OrganisationApotheker Ohne Grenzen (e.V, Germany)
Funding AmountEuro 4,500
TitleHealth aid grant 
InvestigatorsOver the counter medicines safety project (Sankalpa Foundation team) (Bhuvan K.C., Atis Kaundinnyayana, Sushmita Sharma, Dr Aarjan Khanal)
Funding (Start & End Year)      2013-2014
Funding Body/Organisation                                                               Apotheker Ohne Grenzen (e.V, Germany)
Funding AmountEuro 2,500


Name of Association/International BodyInternational Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcome Research
RoleStudent Member
Duration of membership - Month/Year2014 -2015