Department of Pathology
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Aiming to be Thailand’s and the region’s leading institution producing professional doctors in the field of pathology and related areas of subspecialties
The Department of Pathology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, started from “The Division of Pathology,” which was founded concurrently with the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn Hospital, University of Medical Sciences, according to the royal decree dated May 22, 1947. It officially started the first semester on June 11, 1947. At first, The Division of Pathology was a division responsible for Pathology, Parasitology, Microbiology, Laboratory Medicine and Forensic Medicine classes, together with the Division of Physiology and Anatomy. These are the basic preclinical courses in the curriculum of The Faculty of Medicine. Prof. Chalerm Prommas, MD. was the first deputy chairman of the department. After that, Prof. Pirom Suvantemiya, MD. became head of the Department of Pathology until 1967.
Later, when The Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn Hospital, University of Medical Sciences was transferred to Chulalongkorn University, the division was renamed The Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University. It has also been the Department of Pathology for King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital until now.
2008: The world’s first diagnosis of “Plasmablastic Lymphoma” in the brain of HIV-positive patients by Prof. Shanop Shuangshoti, MD. and Assoc. Prof. Thamathorn Assanasen, MD.
2010: The world’s first discovery of “Angiomyeloproliferative Lesion” from stem cell therapy for SLE by Asst. Prof. Duangpen Thirabanjasak, MD.
2012: The world’s first discovery of the increased Myofibroblast cells along placental villi in Hemoglobin Bart’s fetus. This condition is the adaptive change of placenta towards birth asphyxia by Prof. Mana Taweevisit, MD.
2015: Report on AIDS patients with EBV-associated smooth muscle tumors which was the largest series that has ever been reported by Prof. Shanop Shuangshoti, MD., together with Prof. Chusana Suankratay, MD.
2015: The world’s first discovery of Chorioamnionitis from tuberculosis by Prof. Mana Taweevisit, MD.
2017: The world’s first discovery of BRAF V600E mutation in intracranial and cranial Juvenile Xanthogranuloma by Prof. Shanop Shuangshoti, MD.
2018: The world’s first discovery of cytological features of Low-grade Myofibroblastic Sarcoma cancerous tumor by Prof. Mana Taweevisit, MD.
2019: The world’s first research and presentation on Compact buds in Thyroglossal Duct Cyst from which the medical journal “Virchows Archiv” in which this research was published displayed the picture of Compact buds on its cover by Assoc. Prof. Somboon Keelawat, MD. and Dr.Andrey Bychkov.
The Department of Pathology, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, aims to become Thailand’s and the region’s leading institution producing professional doctors in the field of pathology and related areas of subspecialties, as well as graduates gaining the higher graduate diploma in Clinical Sciences, Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree, who have qualities and ethics according to the demand and situation of the country. We also provide a diagnostic service for pathological diseases from patient’s specimens with up-to-date knowledge and information technology that meets the international standards. In addition, we provide education and create high-quality research published in medical journals, which are recognized locally and internationally.
We aim to produce medical graduates, medical scientists, and professional doctors in pathology and related areas of subspecialties, who have knowledge and ethics, a willingness to learn, an understanding on learning, an ability to acquire new knowledge and continuously develop themselves as well as a positive attitude to get involved in creating benefits to the national health service system.
Provide a diagnostic service for pathological diseases from specimens and patients by applying up-to-date knowledge and information technology with accuracy, within the appropriate time and in accordance to safety standards. Be a consultant for medical interdisciplinary fields and other medical institutions.
Support the creation of reliable research on anatomical pathology and promote publication in local and international medical journals every year in an appropriate amount for the leading institutions.
Based on our organizational structures, the Department of Pathology can be divided into 4 sections, which are;
- The teaching section.
- A general service and administration section.
- A pathology service and quality assurance section.
- The research section.
In the pathology service and quality assurance section, the Department of Pathology provides pathology diagnostic services in 6 aspects, including;
- Surgical Pathology.
- Intraoperative Frozen Section.
- Electron Microscopic examination.
- Histochemistry, Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology.
- Medical autopsy.
In addition, the department adheres to the quality as the heart of the service. The laboratories in the Department of Pathology have been accredited with ISO 15189/15190 standard and Royal College of Pathologists of Thailand standard. The pathology reports are written by medical professors in pathology, who have completed training in the system with universal standards, resulting in a high level of academic accuracy.
Operating days/hours and locations
Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 16:00 hrs.
H.M. King Ananda Mahidol Building, 13th Floor
Department of Pathology,
H.M. King Ananda Mahidol Building, 13th Floor
02 256 4235 , 02 256 4581
02 652 4208