|Born||December 18, 1953|
|Died||June 18, 2018 (aged 64)|
|Education||FRCS in Neurosurgery|
|Alma mater||Amar Jyoti Janata Secondary School Gorkha; Amrit Science College Kathmandu.|
|Occupation||Neurosurgeon / Consultant|
|Years active||1973 ; 1999—2018|
|Spouse(s)||Madhu Dixit Devkota|
Upendra Devkota (18 December 1953 – 18 June 2018) was a Nepali neurosurgeon and founder of the first neurological trauma unit in Nepal, located at Bir Hospital. He held the post of Minister for Health, Science and Technology, Government of Nepal. Devkota was the founder of the National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences.
He was born in Gorkha in 1953 and received his high school education in Amar Jyoti Janata High School (commonly known as Luintel High School of Gorkha), Palungtar, Gorkha, Nepal. He was a classmate friend of Baburam Bhattarai from class eight to Isc. He did intermediate of sciences (I Sc) education from Amrit Science college, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal and got Colombo Plan fellowship to pursue medical education in India. He completed Bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) in 1978 from Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Assam, India and worked some years in Bir Hospital under Dr DN Gongol. He had also been a Health Minister of then His Majesty government of Nepal.
For advanced training in neurosurgery, he went to the United Kingdom, where he trained at Atkinson Morley Hospital (now part of St Georges Hospital), Southern General Hospital Glasgow. He returned to Nepal in 1989 and started Neurosurgery in Bir Hospital. He established NINAS in Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal.
- "Renowned neurosurgeon Dr Upendra Devkota admitted to Neuro Hospital". 1 May 2018.
- Times, Nepali. ""I want to live my last among friends"". www.nepalitimes.com.