Dr. Giri is Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Respiratory Care Services and Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He received his M.B.B.S. from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and completed his Internal Medicine residency at LAC+USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. He went on to complete his fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center.
He joined faculty at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 2012. His clinical and research interests include pulmonary hypertension, high altitude pulmonary vascular disease, novel therapeutics in pulmonary arterial hypertension and point-of-care ultrasonography in critical care. He has authored multiple articles in scientific journals including: inhaled fasudil in pulmonary hypertension, ischemic preconditioning for high altitude pulmonary hypertension, ultrasonography training for pulmonary and critical care fellows and use of point-of-care ultrasonography for percutaneous tracheostomy.
As founder and director of the Pulmonary Hypertension program at Loma Linda University, he has led the program to its current state which is poised for accreditation as a center of excellence. He is involved in multiple clinical studies involving pulmonary hypertension therapies and is active in the local and national chapters of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. His further interests in this field include cardiopulmonary exercise testing and exercise right heart catheterization for the evaluation of unexplained dyspnea.
He is married for 12 years with 2 children. His hobbies include playing tennis, especially with his kids.
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