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Tsetan Dorji Sadutshang


Born in Tibet, Dr. Tsetan Dorji Sadutshang did his schooling at St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling, India. He received his undergraduate training for degree in Bachelor of medicine and surgery from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research in Pondichery from University of Chennai in 1978.

In 1979-80, Dr. Tsetan did his Junior Residency at the same university. He was a Clinical observer at the Dept. of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Free Hospital, London in 1980-81. He also did Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases at the University of Wales, UK in 1982. The same year, he also completed the course in ‘Health Care in Refugee Camps’ at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.

In 1983, Dr. Tsetan also passed Examination Certificate for Foreign Medical Graduates, to qualify for practice in USA.

Till 1987 Dr. Tsetan worked as the Chief Medical Office at Tibetan Delek Hospital, Dharamsala. In 1987, he again went to UK and did a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the University of Liverpool.   

In 1988, Dr. Tsetan was appointed the Junior Personal Physician to H.H. the Dalai Lama. The same year he was also appointed as the Medical Consultant to Department of Health, Central Tibetan  Secretariat, Dharamsala, India.

In 1991, Dr. Tsetan received his Masters Degree in International Public Health from University of Harvard, USA. After two years of this, Dr. Tsetan was once again appointed as Administrator cum Chief Medical Officer of Tibetan Delek Hospital.

Dr. Tsetan is also one of the founding members of the Tibetan Allopathic Physician  Network (TAPN), where he also served at Executive Secretary in 1998. In 1988 he was elected as the Council Member of International Society for Health and Human Rights, Norway.  In 2004, he was appointed as a board member of Council for Traditional Tibetan Medicine. He has brought out many medical publications and has received numerous awards.

Dr. Tsetan is currently working as the Chief Medical Officer, Tibetan Delek Hospital.

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