Dr. Otsang Tsokchen - Founder and Visionary
Dr. Tsokchen holds a medical (M.D.) degree in biomedicine and is one of the leading experts on Tibetan Medicine today. Dr. Tsokchen is Founder and Chair of Arura Tibetan Medical Group, Professor, and the President of Tso-Ngon (Qinghai) University Tibetan Medical College, President of Tso-Ngon Tibetan Medical Hospital, Director of Tso-Ngon Tibetan Medicine Research Institute, and Director of the P.R. China Tibetan Medicine and Cultural Museums. Additionally, Dr. Tsokchen holds the position of President of Tso-Ngon Tibetan Medicine Association and Honorary President of Tso-Ngon Biomedical College of Tso-Ngon University.
Dr. Tsokchen was first appointed as the President of the Tso-Ngon Tibetan Medical Hospital in 1989. He has worked tirelessly on Tibetan Medicine development and preservation with majors of education, quality of care, research and literature preservation, history and cultural preservation, and medicine production. Dr. Tsokchen gradually established the Tibetan Medical College, Tibetan Medicine Research Institute, Tibetan Medicine and Cultural Museums, and Arura Pharmaceutical Company.
Under the umbrella of Arura Tibetan Medical Group (ATMG), every year these institutions serve over 12,000 patients and train students of Tibetan Medicine at the Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degree-levels. These students receive training in clinical medicine, pharmaceuticals, and Tibetan Medicine management. Additionally, ATMG has collected over 3,000 Tibetan Medicine classical ancient texts and published over 100 books including 78 undergraduate and graduate textbooks on clinical medicine, pharmaceuticals, and Tibetan Medicine management. All of these books are based on the ancient classical texts, compiled and edited into a six-volume series on Tibetan Medicine called Tibetan Medicine: An Extraordinary Collection of Classical Texts.
Under the Dr. Tsokchen’s leadership and management, ATMG became the largest center for education, health care, cultural preservation, research, and production of Tibetan Medicine in the world today.
In 2009, Dr. Tsokchen met Mr. Gyaltsen Druknya and shared his vision for establishing Arura Medicine of Tibet along with Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen. In 2010 Arura Medicine of Tibet was established as a nonprofit organization of Tibetan Medicine.