Binod Dhakal, MD, MSBinod Dhakal, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Binod Dhakal, MD, MS, is Assistant Professor of Medicine, at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Hematology, specializing in multiple myeloma and plasma cell disorders. He graduated from Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara Nepal in 2004, completed Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Francis Hospital Evanston Illinois, and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he also served as a Chief Fellow. Prior to joining the fellowship, he was Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College in Wisconsin in the Division of General Internal Medicine. He has authored numerous publications, including journal articles, meeting abstracts and book chapters. He has also won several awards during his fellowship which include the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Merit Award; Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) research award; Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research (CSCTR) best oral abstract and travel trainee award; American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (ASBMT) clinical research training course; and, Outstanding Medical School Teacher award. Additionally, he was the recipient of the Mazie Froedtert Willms and Sue Froedtert Cancer Scholarship, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical and Translational Science. His current research interests focus on novel drug treatments for patients with multiple myeloma and related plasma cell disorders by designing and conducting early phase clinical trials.

Recent Publications

  1. Dhakal B, Veltri LW, Fenske TS, Eastwood D, Craig MD, Cumpston A, Shillingburg A, Esselman J, Watkins K, Pasquini MC, D'Souza A, Hari P, Kanate AS, Hamadani M Hematopoietic Progenitor Cell Mobilization with ICE Chemotherapy Versus Plerixafor-Based Strategies in Patients with Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2016 Jun 21. pii: S1083-8791(16)30173-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2016.06.016. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Krishnan A, Vij R, Keller J, Dhakal B, Hari P. Moving Beyond Autologous Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: Consolidation, Maintenance, Allogeneic Transplant, and Immune Therapy. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2016;35:210-21
  3. Dhakal B, D'Souza A, Martens M, Kapke J, Harrington AM, Pasquini M, Saber W, Drobyski WR, Zhang MJ, Hamadani M, Hari PN Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Multiple Myeloma: Impact of Disease Risk and Post Allograft Minimal Residual Disease on Survival. Clin Lymphoma Myeloma Leuk. 2016 Mar 30. pii: S2152-2650(16)30013-1. doi: 10.1016/j.clml.2016.03.001. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Dhakal B, Vesole DH, Hari PN Allogeneic stem cell transplantation for multiple myeloma: is there a future? Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Apr;51(4):492-500
  5. Dhakal B, Brazauskas R, Lara CA, Hari P, Pasquini M, D'Souza A. Monocyte recovery at day 100 is associated with improved survival in multiple myeloma patients who undergo allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2016 Feb;51(2):297-9
  6. Dhakal B, D'Souza A, Arce-Lara C, Pasquini M, Saber W, Falvo F, Esselman J, Zellner K, Fenske T, Hari PN, Hamadani M Superior efficacy but higher cost of plerixafor and abbreviated-course G-CSF for mobilizing hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPC) in AL amyloidosis. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Apr;50(4):610-2
  7. Dhakal B, Singavi A, Cohen EP, Dangal M, Palmer J, Dall A, D'Souza A, Hamadani M, Hari PN. Chronic GVHD and concurrent new-onset nephrotic syndrome in allogeneic transplant recipients. Incidence, pattern and therapeutic outcomes. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015 Mar;50(3):449-51
  8. Dhakal B, Strouse C, D'Souza A, Arce-Lara C, Esselman J, Eastwood D, Pasquini M, Saber W, Drobyski W, Rizzo JD, Hari PN, Hamadani M Plerixafor and abbreviated-course granulocyte colony-stimulating factor for mobilizing hematopoietic progenitor cells in light chain amyloidosis. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2014 Dec;20(12):1926-31
  9. Dhakal B, Eastwood D, Sukumaran S, Hassler G, Tisol W, Gasparri M, Choong N, Santana-Davila R. Morbidities of lung cancer surgery in obese patients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 Aug;146(2):379-84
  10. Biswas R, Dhakal B, Das RN, Shetty KJ Resolving diagnostic uncertainty in initially poorly localizable fevers: a prospective study. Int J Clin Pract. 2004 Jan;58(1):26-8.