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Wichai Churnchongkolkul
MD,Assistant Professor


As part of the Faculty of Medicine, the Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital serves as a training and education center that provides super-tertiary medical care for patients in Chiang Mai province and 17 other provinces in the Northern region of Thailand. As a center for providing medical services, the hospital has developed a collaborative network known as One Region, One Big Hospital (OROBH) among private and public hospitals in these provinces. The hospital provides services in every medical discipline through a number of centers including the Northern Thailand Heart Center, the Northern Neuroscience Center, the Trauma Center, the Cancer Treatment and Research Center, the Respiratory Research Center, and the Lung Health Center.

The hospital maintains 1,400 patient beds, 69 intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 92 sub-ICU beds, and 28 operating rooms. There are approximately 1,300,000 patients in the out-patient departments and 48,000 in the in-patient departments per year. Statistics for major surgical procedures included approximately 1,000 open heart surgery, 800 neurosurgery, and 40 renal transplantation each year. To improve the quality of medical services especially for complicated medical conditions and to provide excellent academic services, the hospital promotes interdisciplinary approaches and utilization of high-technology equipments.






Taninnit Leerapun
MD,Assistant Professor


The Chiang Mai University council established the Sriphat Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine in 1997. It is a 150-bed general hospital which meets the highest international standards of health care and medical treatment. It is staffed by highly qualified medical professionals including members of the Faculty of Medicine,   

Chiang Mai University who can provide the most advanced and expert medical care in a wide range of specialty areas. The hospital uses state-of-the-art equipments in its many departments including the GI Center and Endoscopy Unit, the Hemodialysis Clinic, the Heart Center, the Stroke Center, the Lactation Clinic, the CCU and the ICU.

GI Center and Endoscopy Unit

Liver diagnosis by Fibro Scan Machine is a machine that is used to check the health of the liver, looking for scar tissue which affects the flexibility and strength of the liver. The scan will not cause any pain, nor will it damage the liver afterwards.
Gastrointestinal Wireless Capsule Endoscopy is the latest technology specifically used for investigating the digestive system, even in the farthest part of the small intestine.


1. Hemodialysis Clinic cares for patients with kidney disease, both acute and chronic hemodialysis with continuous renal replacement therapy.  Open 24 hours per day.


2. Heart Center provides  specialized care by board certified cardiologists , and is open daily from 8 am to 8 pm. Treatment and care for patients with heart diseases by transthoracic echocardiography, exercise stress test,  and vascular ultrasound are provided at the Heart Clinic.


3. Labour Room provides peripartum care by obstetricians from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, with electric birthing bed that is the first in the northern region of Thailand.


4. Nursery Unit cares for all newborns at birth by experienced pediatricians and nursing staffs. Breastfeeding and infant care by experienced service teams are provided at Lactation Clinic with 24-hour hot-line.

5. Intensive Care Unit is equipped with positive pressure and non-laminar air flow, which is the first in the northern region of Thailand. Separate section for decreasing infection problems provides the patient better equipped with positive pressure and non-laminar air flow, which is the first in the northern region of Thailand. Separate section for decreasing infection problems provides the patient better service.





Narain Chotirosniramit
MD,Assistant Professor


Center for Medical Excellence is emerging as a vital strategic asset for managing complex change initiatives and promoting collaboration and the application of the best practices, data integration, project management, enterprise architecture, business and IT optimization, and enterprise-wide access to information. 


Center for Medical Excellence, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, will serve as the unit to establish the purpose, objectives, scope, and functions of the center. Positioning is equated with authority in organizational structures; the higher the placement, the more autonomy, authority and responsibility is likely to be bestowed on the center.


1.  To be a center of high technology in investigation.

2.  To be a center of integrated high technology in treatment.

3.  Working with private sectors (Public-Private Partnership: PPP)

4.  To be a learning organization with “routine to research” concept.

5.  Collaborate with the team in the faculty’s departments.

6.  To be the role model in public quality management.

7.  To be qualified in the standard quality assurance with the risk  management system.


Developed projects that need strengthening and measurement:

1.The First Robotic center outside Bangkok.

2.The most advanced technology CMU LASIK Center.

3.PET-Scan and Cyclotron Center.

4.Women’s health Center.

5.Cosmetic surgery and skin care Center.

6.Stem cell technology and research



Thai Traditional Complementary Medicine is the center with Eastern and Western movement-based approaches for treatments. Conventional medicine coordinated by Department of Orthopedics and  the Northern Neuroscience Center integrated with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for high-quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.

CAM practices are grouped into broad categories, such as natural products, mind and body medicine, and manipulative and body-based practices.

CAM "natural products" also include Thai and Chinese herbal medicine.

CAM “mind and body medicine” acupuncture uses a variety of techniques, that are then manipulated by hand or by electrical stimulation. This focused primarily on the structures and systems of the body, including the bones and joints, soft tissues, and circulatory and lymphatic systems. Two commonly used therapies fall within this category:

•          Spinal and body manipulation: The goal of the treatment is to relieve pain and improve physical functioning.

•          Suandok massage therapy encompasses many different techniques to relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general well-being.