Dr. Aroonwan Preutthipan is Professor and Directors of Pediatric Pulmonary Division and also Ramathibodi Hospital Sleep Disorder Center, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. She has been elected as the President of Sleep Society of Thailand since 2016.
For her professional training background, she earned Board of Pediatrics and Subboard in Pediatric Pulmonology in Thailand in 1992. Then she proceeded to gain more experience by working as a visiting faculty for 2 years at Divisions of Pediatric Respiratory Sciences, Pediatric Sleep and Breathing Disorders Center and Pediatric Intensive care, the John Hopkins Children’s Center, Maryland, USA. During that time, Professor Carole Marcus was her main mentor, role model as well as best friend.
In 2003 she was given a prestigious Governors Community Service Award for the project, Home Mechanical Ventilation for Children in Thailand, from the Chest Foundation, the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). In addition, Sleep Society of Thailand, of which she has been the President, have won Distinguished Activity Award from the World Sleep Society 3 years in a row from 2017-2019.
She has written book chapters, research manuscripts, been a reviewer of a number of journals and given talks in international meetings. Her topics mainly focus on obstructive sleep apnea, home mechanical ventilation and respiratory care.