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Tandi Dorji

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Dr. Tandi Dorji, Minister for Foreign Affairs
Founding member of DRUK NYAMRUP TSHOGPA
Born on 2nd September 1968
Married to Karma Choden- 2 daughters

Academic Qualifications:
Faculty of Business and Law, Canberra University Canberra, Australia
Master Business Administration (MBA) 2014 Jan 2015
School of Public Health, Sydney University Sydney, Australia
Master International Public Health (M.I.P.H)/World Bank Scholar (JJWBGSP) 2005-2006
Armed Forces Medical College, Pune University Pune, India
Doctor of Medicine in Pediatrics (M.D) 1997-2000
Mymensingh Medical College, Dhaka University Dhaka, Bangladesh
Bachelor Medicine, Bachelor Surgery (M.B.B.S) 1988-1994
Sherubtse College, Kanglung, Bhutan 1985-87
St Joseph’s School, North Point, Darjeeling, India 1975-1984

Professional Activities
Dr. Tandi Dorji is a Pediatrician by profession and worked as a consultant Pediatrician at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National Referral Hospital, Thimphu, Bhutan from 2001-2007, and at the Eastern Regional Referral Hospital, Mongar, Bhutan from 2001-2004.
Lyonpo has a long experience in health services. He chaired the National Certification Commission on Polio Elimination (2013-till date) and the National Certification Committee for measles elimination and rubella/CRS control from 2015-2018.
Prior to joining politics, Lyonpo was actively involved in various health activities including being a volunteer project assistant for AUSTCARE (Australian Caring for Refugees) Sydney, Australia; Lecturer and Clinical Instructor at the Royal Institute of Health Sciences, Thimphu Bhutan; Member of Council, Bhutan Medical and Health Council, Thimphu Bhutan; Professor, Khesar Gyalpo University of Medical Sciences, Thimphu, Bhutan; Managing Director and Researcher, Center for Research Initiative, Bhutan; and Program Health Specialist as LFA for the Global Fund.