Prof. Ramesh Kant Adhikari had his basic education in different institutions in Nepal and India. He joined Tribhuvan University at the Institute of Medicine in 1979 as a lecturer in the department of Child Health. He served the institute in different capacities including as the Campus Chief of Maharajgunj Medical Campus and Dean. He retired from the institute in 2012. He was instrumental in establishing the Child Health Research Project at IoM in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences and University of Bergen. He has conducted a number of studies related to child nutrition, diarrheal diseases and medical ethics and medical education. He has extensively published original articles and books in the field of his research interest. He is currently an academician at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology.