It is one of the eleven departments in the Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol university. The department was established in 1960 by Professor Emeritus Suvajara Vajarasthira who then served as the first head of the department in the same year. The department is located on the 2nd floor of the Anek Prasong Building within the Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, phayathai campus. The department involves teaching and training programs with special emphasis on Helminthology in the course of MSc, PhD and Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene which are conducted at Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine.
The objectives of our department are teaching, training, research and services in the field of tropical diseases caused by medically important helminthes.