Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases
King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital
Dealing with specific diseases in tropical medicine
and AIDS as well as the infectious disease.
The Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital makes an effort to improve medical care for infectious diseases and provides better medical services. The Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases, in cooperation with The Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University provides servicecopes with certain tropical diseases (malaria, leptospirosis, enteric fever, rickettsia, parasitic diseases, etc) and AIDS which are among major clinical issues. We also work with other Divisions in the Department in caring for patients with infectious diseases. We collaborates with the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology and Parasitology diagnostically.
We work under the philosophy ‘Treatment as a Prevention’ to prevent infections from spreading to other patients.
Apart from infectious disease treatment, we also aim to build a conceptual immunity for disease prevention of HIV, using appropriate knowledge sharing and personal protection to reduce the amount of new patients in the future, to benefit public health and society in alignment with the mission of The Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine.
The Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases cooperates with The Division of Infectious Diseases,
under the Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of medicine, Chulalongkorn University and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital.
The Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases, King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital makes an effort to improve medical care for infectious diseases.The Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases, in cooperation with The Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, provides services for certain tropical diseases (malaria, leptospirosis, typhoid, paratyphoid, rickettsia, intestinal parasites.) and AIDS which are among major clinical issues, as well as infectious diseases consulted from other divisions in The Department of Medicine. The service is supported by the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and by The Department of Parasitology, resulting in more rapid medical services.
National AIDS Program, NAP, was also established for services and study of drug resistance as well as studies of potential side effects of ongoing HIV treatments with AIDS Research Center, Thai Red Cross Society, for over 10 years. An aim is to attain accurate medical treatment by creating genetic databases from HIV-infected patients in Asia. The expected outcome is to apply for further use in patients both nationally and internationally.
The Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases also supports R&D projects in alignment with the strategic goals of King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital that focuses on both service and research works.
Regarding the R&D, the Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases pay attention to emerging and reemerging pandemic diseases such as dengue virus, leishmania, tuberculosis, and pathogenic microorganisms that are resistant to antimicrobials. There is continuous support for the personnel in The Center to advance knowledge and services. For example:
- The Microscope and Fluorescence Microscope Project for time reduction of pathogen diagnosis. Formerly, the diagnostic process took several weeks. However, the new microbial staining methods take only 10-30 minutes. The Center opens its laboratory to the KCMH community for education while the dsRNA research is in progress. It can be used as a screening test for viral infections before sending respiratory specimens to detect viral genetic materials. With this method, the antibiotic overuse is reduced accordingly.
- Oxford Nanopore Sequencing is used for pathogen diagnosis, antimicrobial resistance genes and real-time sequencing of antimicrobial resistance.
- Acinetobacter baumannii R&D project by bacteriophage is used for precision medicine in the future.
- Intestinal microbial transplantation research to control CRE (carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae) bacteria, utilizing stool from volunteers who do not carry bacteria with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) enzymes.
- The team have a high potential to create R&D projects resulting in manuscripts to be published nationally and internationally.
The Excellence Center also provides training and educational experiences at both bachelor’s degree and postgraduate levels. We also provide specialized medical training courses. The Center thrives to enhance its capability to be a national and international training center.
Service Time and Locations
Division of Infectious Diseases, Bhumisirimangalanusorn Building, 5th Floor, Zone C
Monday – Friday 08.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Infectious Disease Clinic, Bhor Por Ror Building, 14th Floor
Wednesday 13.00 – 16.00 hrs.
Excellence Center for Infectious Diseases, Division of Infectious Diseases
Bhumisirimangalanusorn Building, , 5th Floor, Zone C
02 256 4000 Ext. 80506, 80507