Dr. Watcharapong Piyaphanee is Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree and Graduated Diploma in Clinical Science from Mahidol University. He has a Diploma Thai Board of Internal Medicine and Diploma Thai Board of Travel Medicine from Thai Medical Council and Certificate in Travel Health (CTH®) from International Society of Travel Medicine. He also holds a Diploma in Travel Medicine from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom.

He is the co-founder of the only Residency Training Program in Travel Medicine, one of its kind in the world. He is also a Site Director of GeoSentinel Surveillance Network based in Bangkok, Thailand. He has done many research works on tropical/travel medicine. He has also attended a Gorgas Course on Tropical Medicine in Peru. He actively participates in all academic activities of D.T.M. &.H. and M.C.T.M. courses as well as the Residency training course. He also takes care of patients/travelers in the Travel Clinic and in the Hospital for Tropical diseases.



Dr. Watcharapong is a medical doctor specializing in travel medicine and tropical medicine. His expertise include treatment and risk assessment of tropical infectious diseases including malaria, rabies, and dengue, particularly among foreign travelers in Thailand and Southeast Asia.

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2008 Diploma in Travel Medicine The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, United Kingdom
2007 Certificate in Travel Health(CTH®) International Society of Travel Medicine (ISTM)
2005 Diploma Thai Board of Internal Medicine The Medical Council of Thailand
2003 Graduated Diploma in Clinical Science (Internal Medicine) Mahidol University, Thailand
1999 M.D. (1st Class Hons), Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital Mahidol University, Thailand

Research of Expertise

  • Malaria vaccines
  • Travel Medicine
  • Tropical Medicine

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