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Dr Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon

Prof of Pediatrics and Chief of Medical Genetics Division

Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Genetics at the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University. She was the Chair of the Medical Genetics Network, Genetics Society of Thailand and a board member of the Asia Pacific Society of Huma​​​n Genetics; is the Vice President of Thai Medical Genetics and Genomics Association (TMGGA); a co-founder and consultant of Prader-Willi syndrome Association (PWSA; 2002) Thailand; and a co-founder and a committee of Thai Rare Disease Foundation (ThaiRDF; 2016-present).


Prof. Duang obtained her MD from Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University; Board of Pediatrics from Ramathibodi Hospital; Diploma of the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Genetics and Clinical Molecular Genetics, from the Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, MA, in 1999. Her researches involved clinical and molecular aspects of various rare genetic diseases; inborn metabolic disorders including lysosomal storage diseases, especially Gaucher disease, and citrin deficiency; genetics of congenital hearing loss. Together with multi-stakeholders, she is one of the leaders driving national policy for advancement of service and medical benefits for rare diseases in Thailand.

Dr Duangrurdee Wattanasirichaigoon
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