Nursing PhD student Bikash Regmi selected for Heart of Healthcare Award

Bikash Regmi.

Published November 25, 2019

Congratulations to Bikash Regmi, FNP, UB SON PhD student, who was recently honored with the 2019 Excellency in Healthcare - Heart of Healthcare award presented by Bankers Healthcare Group. This award honors volunteers in the health care field who make a positive impact and change for people they have contact with on a regular basis.


Regmi was born in Bhutan but forced to leave when he was seven years old; he then spent 17 years in a refugee camp in Nepal. His experiences in the refugee camp inspired Regmi to pursue a career in the health care field. Regmi came to the U.S. 10 years ago and received his FNP from SUNY Polytechnic Institute in 2017. He is now a nurse practitioner in the Optum & Mohawk Valley Health System.

Regmi is a passionate advocate for the refugee population and serves as a medical interpreter for the Nepali refugee community. He and his wife also organize charitable events each year, including breast cancer awareness programs, voting awareness seminars and disease prevention programs.