Dean’s message

Prasit Watanapa
MD, PhD, FRCS, FACS
Professor and Dean

“At Siriraj, we strive to become the medical institute of the Kingdom with International excellence in education, patient care and research”

Established in 1888 by H.M. King Chulalongkorn, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital at Mahidol University is the first medical school in Thailand. Enriched with “SIRIRAJ” culture and traditions for more than a century, the Faculty has produced medical graduates and allied health personnel with distinctive character, vision and ability to serve the health care system around the country. Our Siriraj Hospital, the largest teaching medical center in Thailand, provides exemplary medical services with not only state-of-the-art technology, but also interdisciplinary, comprehensive and compassionate care. Our university has been consistently ranked at the top in the nation for research with increasing amounts of funding and publications each year. The Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital strives to advance medical education, patient care and research by pursuing the H.R.H. Prince Mahidol of Songkla’s philosophy, “True success is not in learning but in its applications to the benefit of mankind ”.

Amidst a tertiary medical center with distinguished faculty in exceptional academic environment, the missions of the Faculty are to: foster our medical students and graduates to become tomorrow’s doctors with outstanding competency, creativity, professionalism and social responsibility; provide the best and appropriate treatment for our patients; promote and share research and scientific discoveries that increase our wisdom and have impact on human health and; formulate a strategic plan that accelerates Siriraj to diversely contribute to the local community, the nation and the world.

As a leading medical institute accredited with international standards in Thailand, the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital has attracted many foreign universities to share global perspectives on education, health care and research. Over the past few years, the number of visitors participating in our various academic programs has been steadily increasing. We are committed to continually embrace international partnership and collaboration.

On behalf of the Faculty, we do hope that you will take advantage to learn more about us from this website. We obligingly welcome all patients and visitors here with sincerity and “Siriraj” hospitality

Prasit Watanapa, MD
Dean and Professor of Surgery