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Prof. Thawatchai Akaraviputh

Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University
Deputy Dean of International Relation
Prof. Thawatchai Akaraviputh is a lecturer of the Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital and an endo-laparoscopic surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree and surgical training from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. In 1999 he received Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarship for training in advanced endoscopy at Germany. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in advanced surgical endoscopy and obtained “Doktors der Medizin” degree with Professor Nib Soehendra at University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany. He returned to Bangkok in 2002, where he continued his training in laparoscopic surgery and subsequently in robotic surgery. He has many international publications in a variety of endoscopic and laparoscopic surgery and has been promoted to Professor of Surgery in 2014. At present, he is the Editor-in-Chief of Siriraj Medical Journal (SMJ) which is the official journal of Siriraj hospital. He also is the president of Thai Association for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (TAGE) and the International Association of Surgeons, Gastroenterologists and Oncologists (IASGO: Thai chapter).

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