Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen - Co-Founder and Program Director
Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, D.T.M., M.I.I.M., M.P.H., Ph.D. is a leading Tibetan healthcare specialist and the first Buddhist monk to complete a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health (UCLA, 2010). Dr. Gyaltsen holds two masters degrees in Primary Health Care Management from ASEAN Institute for Health Development at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and in International and Intercultural Management from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Dr. Gyaltsen is a Professor and Tibetan Medical Doctor at Tso-Ngon (Qinghai) University Tibetan Medical College and holds various appointments, including Mingyu President of Tso-Ngon (Qinghai) Tibetan Medical Hospital and Kumbum Tibetan Medical Hospital. Dr. Gyaltsen is also the Senior Advisor of Arura Tibetan Medical Group in P.R. China and a Professor at the Shang-Shung School of Medicine in Conway, Massachusetts. Currently, Dr. Gyaltsen is Adjunct Professor of Medicine in the University of Virginia’s Department of Medicine. Dr. Gyaltsen has rich experiences in clinical practice, teaching, management, and leadership. He specializes in integrated healing of body and mind though Tibetan Medicine, lectures widely in the U.S. and elsewhere, and is the author of many books and articles on Tibetan Medicine.