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Professor Kittiyod Poovorawan

Professor Kittiyod Poovorawan

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Kittiyod Poovorawan

Associate Professor and Research Physician

An Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Tropical Medicine (FTM) at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Kittiyod Poovorawan has been a member of MORU’s Clinical Therapeutics Unit (CTU) since 2019.

A Thai medical doctor board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Kittiyod has expertise in internal medicine, gastroenterology, hepatology, and clinical research of tropical diseases.

Kittiyod specialises in both teaching and clinical research. He teaches students from the Diploma, MSc, and PhD courses at the Bangkok School of Tropical Medicine, works as a gastroenterology consultant physician, and is the deputy director of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Bangkok.

Kittiyod’s primary research area is liver diseases including viral hepatitis, liver abscess, chronic liver disease, and gastrointestinal involvement in tropical diseases. He is experienced in conducting clinical trials on viral hepatitis and tropical infectious diseases. He is a part of an active clinical research team, conducting several research projects including pharmacological studies of antimalarial, platform studies in COVID-19, and The Malaria Infection Study in Thailand (MIST).

Kittiyod has published more than 60 international peer-reviewed research articles and his current and future research focusses on tropical infectious diseases and viral hepatitis elimination.