The Center of Excellence for liver diseases
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Focusing on improving the quality of medical care through technology by placing the patients at the core of the treatment and prevent patients from the start to the final stage of liver disease
Initially operated as the liver disease center for 10 years, the Center of Excellence for liver diseases, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, has been officially established and started our services since April 2016 with the main goals to “prevent patients from the terminal stage of liver diseases”. We focus on creating a public awareness and medical treatment to reduce the risk of liver disease as well as enabling detection and providing medical care at the initial stage.
Associate Professor Dr. Piyawat Komolmit, head of the Center of Excellence for liver diseases and an expert in liver disease and liver transplantation for over 20 years, said that the majority of patients in the center are usually in the final stage of liver disease, which is usually complicated and difficult to treat. Therefore, liver transplant is necessary. Our center preferably focuses on improving the quality of medical treatment by providing patient-center care.
Patients and relatives are accordingly involved with the nursing team and staffs. In addition, we have developed a one-stop medical service, including coordination among departments, rapid diagnosis and prompt treatment, to improve of care for patients.
“Our center preferably focuses on improving the quality of medical treatment
by providing patients-center care.”
We are committed to provide service and medical research and also to promote public knowledge and understanding of liver diseases to people and medical personnel. Our goal is to improve overall health quality for Thai people.
- International standard of medical services with advanced medical science by a multidisciplinary team.
- Training services to graduates and integrated specialized courses in liver disease as an international training center.
- International research on liver diseases.
- Innovation and high technology development for medical diagnosis, precision medicine, precision of treatment response and standard raising of medical care quality.
- Promoting the use of advanced science to increase awareness and prevention of liver disease to related health personnel.
- Promoting medical care in liver disease to improve quality of life for patients.
“The goal of the Center of Excellence in liver diseases is how to prevent patients from reaching the final stage of liver disease”.
The Center of Excellence in liver diseases is a comprehensive one stop service that anyone can get access to effective treatment from medical team with professional coordination in various fields.
To connect our center and patients the “Liver Nurturing Club” has been established. This is the first and only place in Thailand. The club consists of hundreds of liver transplant patients who aim to join good activities such as Liver Care Camp, allowing patients to participate in mutual mental therapy for better treatment outcome.
13th September 2016 was our day of pride for everyone in “Liver Lovers Club”. HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Royal Director of the Thai Red Cross Society, proceeded to officially open the Center of Excellence in liver diseases, King Chulalongkorn Hospital.
Assoc. Professor Dr. Piyawat Komolmit, head of the Center of Medical Excellence in Liver Disease, Mrs Petchara Chaowarat, and the club members also gave a warm welcome to HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. This is the beginning of official establishment of our center.
In addition, “Liver check up on tour project” was launched to provide liver check-up services to people in remote areas. The first event was held in August 2019, which was jointly coordinated by Buddhachinaraj Hospital, Phitsanulok province and Phra Kru Hiran Prachanamanit. The project successfully conducted and the liver check-up was provided to people in Wang Thong district and nearby areas in Phitsanulok province. Knowledge about liver disease was sharing to more than 300 participants who joined the event. For event update, please feel free to check at; https://www.facebook.com/liverunitchula
Service Times and Location
Monday – Friday, 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Closed on public holidays and special holidays.
The Center of Excellence for liver disease, Vachirunahis Building
02 256 4691