Dr. Paisan Ruamviboonsuk
President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand and Assistant Director of the Centre of Medical Excellence (Rajavithi Hospital), Thailand
Dr. Paisan Ruamviboonsuk received his medical degree from Mahidol University, Thailand, in 1987. He is currently Chair of the Department of Medical Policy Development and Strategic Planning, and Assistant Hospital Director, Center of Medical Excellence, Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. He is also a retinal specialist serving in the Center of Excellence for Vitreous and Retina Diseases at the same hospital.
Since 2012, Dr. Ruamviboonsuk has been President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand. He is also a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists, a council member of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society, and Secretary General of the ASEAN Ophthalmology Society. He was President of the Thai Retina Society from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Ruamviboonsuk received the United Nations Public Service Award for his project on prevention of blindness from diabetic retinopathy in 2012. He also received the APAO Distinguished Service Award and APAO Achievement Award in 2007 and 2014.
Dr. Ruamviboonsuk is one of the pioneers in the field of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy in the Asia-Pacific region. His published work also includes studies on diabetic retinopathy imaging and economic impact of AMD. He has been an invited speaker at many international ophthalmologic meetings and a reviewer for numerous international peer-reviewed journals.