Dr. Hemang Dixit is a Nepali born at Kathmandu in 1937. Following schooling at Sherwood College, Nainital and Bishop Cotton School, Shimla in India, he went to the U.K. to do his A-Levels. Starting his medical education at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School of London University in 1956 he completed the same in 1961 doing both the MBBS (U.Lond.) and LRCP, MRCS of the Conjoint Board. After his year of internship at the Charing X Hospital on the Strand, he went on to do his DTM & H from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the DCH(Eng) from the Conjoint Board, London.
Returning back home to Nepal in 1965 he started work at the Bir Hospital at Kathmandu. Subsequently in 1970, he was posted to the newly established Kanti Children's Hospital. In 1975 after about 11 years he left government service. He was awarded the Coronation Medal in 1973 and later the Suprabal Gorkha Dakhin Bahu in Dec. 1993. In Feb. 1994 he was awarded a Gold Medal for "Development of Paediatrics in APSSEAR Countries" at the Paediatric Conference held in New Delhi. In 2002, he was awarded the Birendra Aiswarya Sewa Padak.
Joining the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of Tribhuvan University as Reader in Child Health in 1977, he subsequently became Dean of the IOM for almost four years. After his term as Dean, he later became in 1985 the Professor in Child Health. In that capacity he is working once again on deputation at the Kanti Childrens Hospital. Being also director of the Health Learning Materials Centre of the IOM, he has been involved in the production of teaching/learning materials. He retired from the IOM in June 2000. Since Feb 2001, he is the principal of Kathmandu Medical College.
He has been President of both the Nepal Medical Association (1990/91) and the Nepal Paediatric Society (1986/87). He has been in the Nepal Medical Council for a number of years, of which eight ending 1996, were as Vice Chairman.