Dr. Pimkwan Jaru-ampornpan is an American-board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery. She graduated with an academic distinction from Harvard College and began her medical training at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at University of Wisconsin, and a sub-specialized 2-year fellowship in Orbital Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan, which ranks among the top-ten best hospitals for ophthalmological care in the US. This fellowship was accredited by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) and is limited to fewer than 30 surgeons domestically and internationally per year. Her fellowship preceptor is a world-renowned oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Raymond Douglas, and Dr. Pimkwan was selected among a highly competitive pool of eye surgeon candidates for this prestigious position.

After spending 15 years receiving world-class education and training in the US, she returned to her homeland and is currently the chief of oculoplastic service at the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University. She is among very few American-board-certified ophthalmologists who are actively practicing in Thailand. Moreover, she is also the only Fellow member (a member with full-voting privileges) of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)/The Oculofacial Society who is actively practicing in Thailand. Dr. Pimkwan treats patients with eyelid, orbital and lacrimal problems from all over Thailand and its neighboring countries. As a clinical assistant professor, she does clinical research in ophthalmology with a focus on eyelid, orbital and lacrimal disorders. Additionally, she also holds a position as a director of Siriraj Ocular Prosthetic Center.

วุฒิการศึกษาและใบอนุญาติประกอบวิชาชีพเวชกรรม (Diploma and Board Certification)

  • ปริญญาตรีสาขาชีวเคมี เกียรตินิยม Harvard University ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
  • แพทยศาสตร์บัณฑิต Vanderbilt University School of Medicine ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
  • วุฒิบัตรสาขาจักษุวิทยา (American Board of Ophthalmology certified) ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา
  • ประกาศนียบัตรสาขาจักษุตกแต่งและเสริมสร้าง University of Michigan (Kellogg Eye Center) ประเทศสหรัฐอเมริกา ภายใต้การควบคุมดูแลของ American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • ใบอนุญาตเป็นผู้ประกอบวิชาชีพเวชกรรมจากแพทยสภาแห่งประเทศไทย
  • อนุมัติบัตรสาขาจักษุวิทยาจากแพทยสภาแห่งประเทศไทย

ประวัติการทำงานและ Professional Membership

เกียรติคุณและรางวัล (Honors and Awards)

  • รางวัลศิริราช เชิดชูเกียรติ ประจำปี พ.ศ. 2565 Siriraj Honorary Award 2022
  • บุคคลต้นแบบวัฒนธรรมศิริราช ในหมวด Journey to Excellence and Sustainability ในงานวันวัฒนธรรมศิริราช ประจำปี 2563-2565
  • The Richard K. Dortzbach, MD YASOPRS Rising Star Award at ASOPRS 2022 Spring Meeting for the best presentation “Options for One-Stage Reconstruction of a Large Upper Eyelid Margin Defect”
  • The National King’s Scholarship (ทุนเล่าเรียนหลวง) awarded to 9 senior high school students in Thailand each year for a full undergraduate and professional school education abroad
  • J. Donald M. Gass Award for excellence in ophthalmic education and research by a graduating medical student

ผลงานตีพิมพ์ (Papers and Publications)

  • Qureshi Z, Bernard A, Grisolia ABD, Jaru-Ampornpan P, Ozgonul C, Demirci H. Simplified technique for lateral canthal tendon canthopexy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Sep;70(9):3403-3408. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_3126_21.
  • Jaru-Ampornpan P, Tansirisithikul C, Prukajorn M, Sampattavanich S, Pithukpakorn M. Germline ATM mutation and somatic PIK3CA and BCOR mutations found in an infant with aggressive orbital embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2021;23:101189. Published 2021 Aug 4. doi:10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101189
  • Jain AP, Jaru‐Ampornpan P, Douglas RS. Thyroid eye disease: Redefining its management—A review. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. Published online January 22, 2021:ceo.13899. doi:10.1111/ceo.13899
  • Ngowyutagon P, Prabhasawat P, Chirapapaisan C, Jaru-Ampornpan P, Pornpanich K, Ekpo P, Sukon N, Matamnan S. Successful Ocular Surface Reconstruction in Complete Ankyloblepharon With the Simple Oral Mucosal Epithelial Transplantation Technique: A Case Report. Cornea. 2021 Jan 6
  • Lumyongsatien M, Jaru-Ampornpan P, Uiprasertkul M, Selva D. Orbital Infection by Saksenaea vasiformis in an Immunocompetent Host. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2020 Sep 30;2020:8827074.
  • Jaru-ampornpan P, Yu C, Qin J, Douglas RS. Mini-review: Thyroid eye disease in Asians and recent advances in management. Chin J Endocrinol Metab, July 2020, Vol. 36, No. 7
  • Jaru-Ampornpan P, Joseph SS, Grisolia ABD, Briceno CA. Warfarin-associated delayed orbital hemorrhage after orbital fracture repair with smooth nylon foil implant. Orbit Amst Neth. 2019 Dec;38(6):519–23.
  • Weinlander EJ, Wang AL, Jaru-Ampornpan P, Altaweel MM, Nork TM. Two Cases of Acute Retinal Necrosis Due to Varicella Zoster Despite Prior Shingles Vaccination. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2017 Mar 13
  • Azari AA, Kanavi MR, Jaru-ampornpan P, et al. Nevus in a pterygium. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(9):1044.
  • Jaru-ampornpan P, Agarwal A, Midha NK, Kim SJ. Traumatic Endophthalmitis due to Cellulosimicrobium cellulans. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2011;2011:469607.
  • Jaru-ampornpan P, Kuchtey J, Dev VG, Kuchtey R. Primary congenital glaucoma associated with Patau syndrome with long survival. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2010;47 Online:e1-4.
  • Kuchtey J, Rezaei KA, Jaru-ampornpan P, Sternberg P, Kuchtey RW. Multiplex cytokine analysis reveals elevated concentration of interleukin-8 in glaucomatous aqueous humor. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2010;51(12):6441-7.
  • Yeh WW, Jaru-ampornpan P, Nevidomskyte D, et al. Partial protection of Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV)-infected rhesus monkeys against superinfection with a heterologous SIV isolate. J Virol. 2009;83(6):2686-96.
  • Yeh WW, Cale EM, Jaru-ampornpan P, Lord CI, Peyerl FW, Letvin NL. Compensatory substitutions restore normal core assembly in simian immunodeficiency virus isolates with Gag epitope cytotoxic T-lymphocyte escape mutations. J Virol. 2006;80(16):8168-77.
  • Jaru-Ampornpan P, Douglas RS, Joseph SS. (2018). The diagnosis and management of thyroid eye disease. In: Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. JAYPEE brothers. Prajna (Ed.).
  • Burkat C.N., Jaru-Ampornpan P. (2015) Recognizing the Differences in Asian Eyelid Anatomy. In: Hartstein, MD, FACS M., Massry, MD, FACS G., Holds, MD, FACS J. (eds) Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY
  • Burkat C.N., Jaru-Ampornpan P. (2015) Upper Lid Blepharoplasty in the Asian Patient. In: Hartstein, MD, FACS M., Massry, MD, FACS G., Holds, MD, FACS J. (eds) Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery. Springer, New York, NY
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