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About the Department of Forensic Medicine

            Department of Forensic Medicine is one of the five forensic medicine training centers in Thailand. The department serves the forensic medicine course for medical students, which provides hands-on experience on physical examination of legal cases, autopsy techniques, biological specimen handling, and forensic laboratory methods including DNA profiling for parental testing and criminal investigation as well as toxicology. The department also offers a Masters program in toxicology and a Ph.D. course of forensic osteology (in cooperation with Department of Anatomy). The faculties of the department maintain active roles in the national control of substance addiction. This is the first center in the country that offers methamphetamine testing from hair samples. Staff also serves for autopsy and crime scene investigation especially in major disasters in Thailand

                The department is situated on the first floor of MD Building, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Work related to forensic medicine was started in 1958 in the Department of Pathology, responsible by a unit called Forensic Science Unit. The Department of Forensic Science was founded and the name was changed to be 'Forensic Medicine' in 1975. The present head of department is Assist.Professor Chaturong Kanchai . The previous department heads are as follow:

  • Prof. Yongyuth Sajjawanich (1968-1977)
  • Assist. Prof. Sri Srisukree (1977-1982)
  • Assoc. Prof. Soontorn Kumchomnan (1982-1992)
  • Assist. Prof. Karnda Vichairat (1992-1995)
  • Assist. Prof. Pongrak Sribanditmongkol (1995-1998)
  • Assoc. Prof. Paitoon Narongchai (1999-2003)
  • Professor Tanin Bhoopat(2003-2007)

             The Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University is a leading medical institution with international standards.

              1) academic excellence of Forensic Medicine. The forefront of Thailand
              2) managed appropriately Consistent with the working conditions
              3) maintain the quality of teaching.
              4) on the basis of technical reliability is acceptable to the community. Progression to aggressive
              5) support activities for the preservation of art and culture Environment of thai

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Forensic Medicine
Faculty of Medicine Chiang Mai University
MD  Building  1st and 4th floor
Tel.053-945432 fax.053-945432 ext.118