Chandigarh: Mandeep Dhillon, head, department of orthopedic, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research has been elected Head, Asia Pacific Region for A.O. Trauma, a global trauma organization.
He is the first Indian and orthopedic surgeon to have been chosen to head the Asia Pacific region of this international trauma organization. The body has five Chairmen across the globe and never before has a Chairman been elected from India.
Dr Dhillon has also been elected President, Indian Orthopedic Association, a body constituting of 13,000 surgeons from all over the country. The decision to make him president was made on the basis of an election held last week in the capital.
Having authored five books and reviewed more than 350 scientific publications, Dr Dhillon has now become the president of all major Indian orthopedic academic bodies.
Dr Dhillon now plans to work on management of 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.
In its 50th anniversary year, the AO Foundation completed the specialization with the creation of AOTrauma, a specialty involving those people interested in musculoskeletal trauma and disease, fractures and its subsequent complications and problems.
The cooperative interaction between AO Trauma and the Foundation and its regions will continue to assure that AO remains the world leader in what it does best – education and research.
As Prof Michael Wagner, Chairperson AOTrauma states:
The time is now for AOTrauma to meet the emerging requirements of the new professional Trauma community. From today, not only the left hand and right hand of Trauma will know what each are doing, but all our fingers too! AOTrauma teams will work and collaborate together to boost innovation, opportunities, and results for all.
AOTrauma is an organization that creates a dynamic environment by fostering self-directed regional and national teams to run their own educational, research, and community development activities – an organization which creates leadership opportunities for senior Trauma surgeons while nurturing opportunities for younger future leaders.