Dr. Phuntsog graduated from the School of Traditional Medicine of the University of Lhasa in 1988, where she also completed a two-year residency after completing the five-year training programme (1983-1990). During that time, she studied with Khenpo Troru Tsenam and Khenpo Gyaltsen – two of the most well-known physicians in Tibet and associated with the re-birth of Tibetan medicine in Chinese Tibet.
She was given the opportunity to expand her clinical training under Khenpo Troru Tsenam for a period of four years. She then spent many years working as a doctor in eastern Tibet, where she collaborated on and led the implementation of ASIA – the non-governmental organisation founded by Chögyal Namkhai Norbu. She has since worked on behalf of ASIA and founded hospitals and training centres in remote regions of Sichuan Province and Qamdo Prefecture.
From 1996 to date, she has been working as the ASIA Project Coordinator in Tibet for the development of the Gamthog Hospital in collaboration with ex-pat personnel, and is also the coordinator and doctor of Tibetan medicine that oversees health-related activities throughout the region surrounding Qamdo Prefecture. Prior to 1996, she worked as a teacher on the faculty of the Shang Shung Institute in Italy, where she gave numerous seminars and lectures on Tibetan medicine.