New Faculty

Dr. Surachai Amornsawadwattana joins the Department of Medicine

Dr. Surachai Amornsawadwattana joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology as an Instructor on July 1, 2019. A native of Thailand, he earned his medical degree from the Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, in Bangkok (1996-2002). After completing his 3-year internship at Thammasat University Hospital (2002-2005), he was recruited for his Internal Medicine Residency (2005-2008), and Gastroenterology fellowship training (2008-2010) at the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, Chulalongkorn University. During his Internal Medicine Residency training, he was appointed as a chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety (2007-2008). In addition, he earned a Master’s Degree of Science (2008-2010) while he was a GI fellow. He then joined Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University (2010-2012), as an instructor. Subsequently, he came to Washington University in St. Louis for his United States Internship and Internal Medicine Residency (2013-2015), followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology (2016-2019). During his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology fellowship training, he participated in clinical research on the topic of video capsule endoscopy in left ventricular assisted device recipients, and a quality improvement project in bowel preparation for colonoscopy.

“I am extremely excited and honored to join the Division of Gastroenterology at Washington University in St. Louis. Although I completed my GI fellowship training before coming to the United States, with training at Washington University, I still learned several advancements in the field of gastroenterology, and had the opportunity to take care of patients with complex GI problems during fellowship. This valuable experience has improved my clinical skills in managing varieties of GI disorders. Besides the strong clinical training, the Division of Gastroenterology supports me in conducting clinical research. My research and clinical interests are luminal GI disorders, GI bleeding, and GI oncology.”