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A senior Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research doctor, who heads the department of orthopedics, has been elected to head the Asia Pacific region of the a global trauma organisation.
Mandeep Dhillon, head, department of orthopedic, PGI, has been elected the chairman, research, AO Trauma for the Asia pacific region. Dhillon is the country’s first orthopedic surgeon who has attained such position in the Global Organidation, AO Trauma.
There are five chairmen across the globe and earlier, the chairman for the Asia pacific used to be elected from countries other than India. Dhillon has also been elected the president of Indian Orthopedic Association, a body of 13,000 surgeons across the country. The results of this election were declared last week in Delhi. Dhillon, the author of five books and more than 350 peer reviewed scientific publications, has now become the president of all major orthopedic academic bodies in India.
Dhillon said he would work on how to manage delayed trauma. “The trauma issues are different from those of the developed world. I will work on how to improve life saving measures for the trauma in the country,” he said.