An adventure sport enthusiast with a healthy lifestyle, Dr. Shrestha chose to live and work in Chautauqua County for its proximity to Lake Erie and to pursue his love of windsurfing.
As for why he chose to join LEMS in particular, Dr. Shrestha describes how this private physician practice is receptive to his focus on healthy nutrition for healthy moms and families.
He states, “I firmly believe that healthy nutrition and an active lifestyle are an important part of disease prevention in women. Mothers have the power to make healthy meal choices for their family. I encourage my patients to be active with their children; to eat colorful fruits and vegetables; and to cut back on sweets. Healthy moms create healthy families!”
Pujan Shrestha, MD, received his medical degree from Kathmandu University in 2007. After gaining valuable experience working with underserved population in rural Nepal, he completed residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.
Dr. Shrestha was born and raised in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal surrounded by the highest mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. He states, “My foundational experience working in rural Nepal has provided me with an insight to the role of nutrition within the OB/GYN field and how much of a difference healthy habits can make in women’s overall health.”
During his time working in rural Nepal, Dr. Shrestha learned life lessons that he carries with him today. “People in rural Nepal walked for days to get access to healthcare. The community was poor and there were no resources. Seeing this helped me realize the critical importance of access to quality healthcare and nutrition, especially for women”.
Dr. Shrestha is a proud recipient of The Gold Humanism Honor Society Award for clinical excellence and compassion in patient care twice; first in 2011 and recently in 2014. He is currently an active candidate for American Boards of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
LEMS staffs a clinic at Westfield Memorial Hospital from 1 pm to 4:30 pm on the second floor Specialty Services suite. Providing a full spectrum of obstetrical & gynecological services with the personalized care women deserve through each stage of their lives, LEMS Ob/Gyn services are also located in Fredonia and Dunkirk. All major insurances are accepted. Call 672-2000 to schedule an appointment.