Wanicha Chuenkongkaew

Mahidol University and National Health Professional Education Foundation


Professor Wanicha Chuenkongkaew is an Ophthalmologist with medical license from the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thai Board Certification in Ophthalmology from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Fellowship certification in Neuro-ophthalmology, University of Michigan Medical Center, U.S.A. and the Kitasato University, JAPAN. She is currently the President-elect, Royal college of ophthalmologists of Thailand and the Regional Coordinator, Asia-Pacific Network on Health Professional Education Reforms (ANHER). She has high responsibility in Ophthalmology Residency Training program and Board Examination and a founder of Thai Neuro-ophthalmology Society. She also served as an Assistant Dean on Academic Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, a Vice President on Education, Mahidol University. She is well recognized for international achievement by being elected as scientific council member of the Asian Neuro-ophthalmology Society (ASNOS) and Review Editorial Board member of local and international journals in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Health Professional Education (HPE). She was awarded nationally and internationally in her areas of expertise. She successfully developed a new Ophthalmology Residency Training Program based on Postgraduate Medical Education WFME Global Standards for Quality Improvement: the 2015 revision. She serves as audit committee chair under Thai Medical council to oversee academic institutions in Thailand. She actively engages in medical education in Thailand for many years, is working as a secretary on the national commission for strategic movement on the development of Health Workforce Education in the 21st century and the Health Professional Education Reform (HPER) Foundation of Thailand. She is extensively running on the global and regional movement towards HPE reform as members of Technical Working Groups, WHO in responses to the emerging health needs of the population dynamics and accessible health care systems towards UHC in accordance with SDGs.