Division of Dermatology,
Department of Medicine / Research Center Clinic

King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital


Academically excellent through freedom of thought and professional ethics

The Division of  Dermatology was established in 1947, it was a part of the Department of internal medicine. In the past, skin disease wasn’t treated as a single subject because there was no specialized dermatology professor. There were two senior professors which were Professor Doctor Luang Prakitvejsak and Professor Doctor Apai Chamunee who examined patients with skin disease.

In 1952, Professor Doctor Amnuay Viphagool became the Professor in the Department of internal medicine; he examined and treated skin disease patients in the out-patient ward, Jakkapong Building with Professor Doctor Luang Prakitvejsak and Professor Doctor Apai Chamunee. 

In 1956, Professor Doctor Sunit Jermsiriwat who studied dermatology in the USA, transferred from Bangrak hospital and became the Professor at the Department of internal medicine. He began to examine skin disease and also started to teach dermatology to resident doctors and medical students of the Department of internal medicine. So, the Department of internal medicine opened a dermatology and venereal disease clinic for the first time; it was situated in the room next to the stairs in the out-patient ward, Gynecology. 

In 1967, there was an examination room for skin disease at the out-patient ward, Jakkapong Building.

In 1973, it was established as the division of dermatology in the Department of internal medicine, it was located at the Department of internal medicine Building, Ground floor. It consisted of 2 on-call rooms, 1 dermatology operating room for biopsies and a pathology laboratory for resident doctors to study derma-pathology. Professor Doctor Kajorn Pranit from Microbiology was there to support the teaching. All 3 professors collaborated, developed and improved the education system; as a result there were increased numbers of professors, scientists and nurses. 

In 1982, it was moved to the department of internal medicine building, 2nd floor and the name was changed from the Dermatology Division to the Department of Dermatology. There were lots of professors to support the education and improve to western countries’ standards. 

In 1989, All examination rooms were moved to Bhor Por Ror Building, 2nd floor, back then its construction had just been completed. There were 15 examination rooms, 1 operating room, 3 laser rooms, 1 radiology room, 1 medical procedure room and 1 library.

In 1992, the skin laser center was established and provided a service at the out-patient ward, to Bhor Por Ror Building, 2nd floor, The King Chulalongkorm Hospital, Weekdays, 09.00 – 12.00 hrs.

In 2000, There was a significant increase in numbers of patients, so that the skin laser center extended its operating hours

From 1999 – 2009, the Department of Dermatology  moved to Jiraprawatsanti and Sighaseinee, 2nd floor. There was 1 operating room, 1 examination room, 1  lecture room , 1 resident doctor on-call room, 5 professor rooms, 5 full time professors and 4 staff. 

In 2003, from June 1st,  the Department of Dermatology opened 2 specialized disease clinics at Bhor Por Ror Building, 2nd floor:  a work-related and environment skin diseases clinic opened Weekdays 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. and a psoriasis clinic every Monday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. with associate professor Doctor Porntip as the consultant. 

In 2008, the Department of Dermatology opened a hair and scalp disease clinic, open from January 7th, 2009, every Thursday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs., Professor Doctor Pravit Asawanonda as the consultant.

Since then, many specialized disease clinics have been opened to characterize the different symptoms and also become the residency training program as shown below:

  1. Dermatology clinic
  2. Chronic Immune mediated skin diseases clinic.
  3. Adverse Drug Reaction clinic.
  4. Dermato Immunology clinic
  5. Work-related and environment skin diseases clinic.
  6. Skin Laser clinic.
  7. Skin tumor clinic. 
  8. Hair and scalp clinic.
  9. PORE clinic.
  10. Psoriasis multidisciplinary team clinic.
  11. Psoriasis MDT and arthritis clinic.
  12. Psoriasis MDT and metabolic syndrome clinic.
  13. Psoriasis MDT and Cirrhosis clinic.
  14. Psoriasis MDT and nutrition clinic.
  15. Photobiology clinic.
  16. Photo testing clinic.
  17. Photodynamic therapy clinic (PDT).
  18. Phototherapy and monitoring clinic
  19. P-PRIME clinic for photo-genodermatoses and cutaneous porphyrias. 

In 2009, it was moved to the Lecture Building, 2nd floor from July 18th to December 22nd, 2015.

In  2015, It was moved to Bhumisirimangalanusorn, 5th floor, Zone C, on December 23rd. There are offices, study rooms, and a clinic for the research project. 

On February 26th 2018, the skin clinic was moved from the Bhor Por Ror Building, 2nd floor to 14th floor, The King Chulalongkorn Hospital.

Graduated Degree 

We opened one residency doctor program for dermatology. The Residency Doctor Program for dermatology from 1974 to 2004 was developed from the Residency Doctor Program for dermatology under supervision of the Medical Council of Thailand to Graduated Diploma of Dermatology under supervision of Chulalongkorn University. 

Dermatology is a field which is the academic foundation of internal medicine. Skin and tissue are organs which cover the entire body’s surface. This makes possible detection of skin diseases either direct skin diseases and skin disorders which are the symptoms of internal diseases of other systems. Moreover, dermatology covers medical technology in a broad spectrum. Skin disease is abundant, complex, severe and emergent. Dermatology progress, academically, is moving at a fast pace, it is a challenge to the doctor’s knowledge and abilities to deliver diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. 

Aside from knowledge and skill in dermatology, the dermatologist needs to be continuously learning with good intentions, ready to be a life-long learner, produce more research, be professional, be communicative and interactive and collaborate their work. Multidisciplinary operations, understanding public health systems, understanding the importance of healthy skin for community and society, good management, quality and safety, be responsible, be moral, have good attitude towards patients, appropriate behavior among colleagues and within our own profession and other fields, be kind and caring based on patients. The process of molding medical workers is based on a Public health system for society to benefit our country.  

Vision

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, is one of the best training facilities in the country. We are academically excellent through freedom of thought and are professional and moral.

Value

Dermatology Chula –  excellence  
Behaviour – morality.

Mission

Division of Dermatology’s mission is to follow the faculty of medicine’s mission which is “To build knowledgeable graduates and obstetricians. To develop the valuable medical services research and academic research to help society. To be a good reference source for our nation and internationally.  For our society to be healthy, living a quality life and to be proud of the institute.

Strategy 1: To develop to become the leading medical institute for our nation and internationally.

Strategy 2:  To develop education standards at all levels, integration and quality care for patients.

Strategy 3: To improve the department’s operational sustainability.

Strategy 4: To make people in the department feel happy and have good relationships.


Assistant Professor Dr. Marisa Pongprutthipan
Head of Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine

Services

1. Dermatology Clinic.

2. Specialized skin disease clinic.

  • Chronic immune mediated skin diseases clinic.
  • Adverse Drug Reaction clinic 
  • Dermato Immunology clinic

3. Work-related and environment skin diseases clinic.

4. Skin Laser clinic.

5. Skin tumour clinic.

6. Hair and scalp clinic.

7. PORE clinic.

8. Psoriasis multidisciplinary team clinic

  • Psoriasis MDT clinic.
  • Psoriasis MDT and Arthritis clinic.
  • Psoriasis MDT and Metabolic syndrome clinic.
  • Psoriasis MDT and Cirrhosis clinic.
  • Psoriasis MDT and Nutrition clinic.

9. Photobiology clinic.

  • Photobiology clinic.
  • Photo Testing clinic.
  • Photodynamic therapy clinic (PDT).
  • P-PRIME clinic for photo-genodermatoses and cutaneous porphyrias. 

10. Phototherapy center.

Operating days/hours and locations

1. Dermatology Clinic

  • Weekdays, 08.00 – 12.00 hrs.
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

2. Specialized skin disease clinic

  • Immunology skin disorder
    Mondays, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Adverse Drug Reaction clinic
    Wednesday, 09.00 – 12.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 3rd Floor
  • Dermato Immunology clinic
    Wednesday, 09.00 – 12.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 3rd Floor

3. Work-related and environment skin diseases clinic

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08.00 – 12.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

4. Skin Laser clinic

  • Skin Laser clinic  I
    Weekdays, 08.00 – 12.00 hrs.
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Skin Laser clinic  II
    Thursday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Skin Laser clinic III
    Tuesday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

5. Skin tumour clinic

  • Skin tumor clinic I for tumor and skin cancer surgery
    Monday, 08.00 – 15.30 hrs.
    Bhumisirimungalanusorn Building 5th floor, Zone C
  • Skin tumor clinic II for following patients with tumors and skin cancer
    Weekdays, 08.00 – 12.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

6. Hair and scalp Clinic

  • Monday, 13.00 – 15.30 hrs.
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

7. PORE clinic

  • Tuesday, 13.30 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

8. Psoriasis multidisciplinary team clinic

  • Psoriasis MDT clinic
    Monday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Psoriasis MDT and Arthritis clinic
    2nd Monday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Psoriasis MDT and Metabolic syndrome clinic
    3rd Monday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Psoriasis MDT and Cirrhosis Clinic
    4th Monday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Psoriasis MDT and Nutrition clinic
    Monday, 13.00 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

9. Photobiology Clinic

  • Monday, 13.30 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Photo Testing Clinic
    Wednesday, 09.0 – 12.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Photodynamic Therapy Clinic
    Wednesday, 09.0 – 16.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • P-PRIME Clinic for photo-genodermatoses and cutaneous porphyrias
    Thursday, 09.0 – 12.00 hrs. (appointment only)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

10. Phototherapy Center

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
  • Weekdays, 16.30 – 20.00 hrs. (after hours)
    Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor

Contact

Name

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine
Bhumisirimangalanusorn Building, 5th Floor, Zone C

Tel

02 256 4253 

Fax

02 256 4253 Ext. 102



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