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Associate Professor Krisna Piravej, M.D.'s Profile

Specialty:
- Neurorehabilitation

Languages Spoken:
Thai, English

Hospital Privileges / Affiliation:
- King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital , Bangkok, Thailand

Board Certification:
1994: Diploma of Thai board of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
1995: Diploma in FIMS Basic Course on Sports, Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT)

Education Background:
1987: Doctor of Medicine (MD), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2008: MiniMBA in Health, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Advanced Training:
1996: Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, Massachusettes General Hospital, Harvard University, USA           
1996: Fellowship in Stroke Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Harvard University USA     
2009:
Short course in Electrodiagnosis, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA.
2010: Intensive course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation,  Berenson-Allen Center
for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Harvard Medical School, USA                                                         

Award / Achievement:
2005: “Distinguished Award” for paper presentation in Asian and Oceanian Symposium on Clinical Neurophysiology, Chiang Mai, Thailand
2006: “Excellence Paper Presentation” in annual meeting of the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand
2009: “Award of Excellence” for paper presentation in Asian and Oceanian Symposium on Clinical Neurophysiology , Korea 

Publication & Presentation:
- Piravej K, Tangtrongchitr P, Chandarasiri P, Paothong L, Sukprasong S. Effects of Thai Traditional Massage on Autistic Children’s Behavior. The  Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 2009  Dec; 15: 1355-61
- Piravej K, Pasutharnchat N, Deesudchit T, Limotai C , Bhidayasiri  R, Locharernkul C. Electrophysiologic Studies in a Thai Family with autosomal Dominant cortical Myoclonic Tremor with Epilepsy (ADCME). Clinical Neurophysiology 2009 April; Suppl.1:S41.
- Permsirivanich W, Tipchatyotin S, Piravej K, Juntawises U, Kuptniratsaikul V, Ma-A-Lee A. Factors influencing home modification of stroke patients. J Med Assoc Thai. 2009 Jan; 92(1):101-7
- Kuptniratsaikul V, Kovindha A, Dajpratham P, Piravej K. Main outcomes of stroke rehabilitation: a multi-centre study in Thailand. J Rehabil Med. 2009 Jan; 41(1):54-8.
- Piravej K, Paothong L, Sukprasong S, Tangtrongchitr P Chandarasiri P.Effects of Thai Massage on Behavior in Autistic Children: A preliminary study. J Rehabil Med 2008; Suppl 46: 82
- Kuptniratsaikul V, Kovindha A, Massakulpan P, Piravej K, Suethanapornkul S, Dajpratham P, Manimmanakorn N, Permsirivanich W, Archongka Y, Kuptniratsaikul PS. An epidemiologic study of the Thai Stroke Rehabilitation Registry (TSRR): a multi-center study. J Med Assoc Thai. 2008 Feb; 91(2):225-33.
- Suwanwela NC, Eusattasak N, Phanthumchinda K, Piravej K, Locharoenkul C.Combination of acute stroke unit and short-term stroke ward with early supported discharge decreases mortality and complications after acute ischemic stroke. J Med Assoc Thai. 2007 Jun;90(6):1089-96.
- Pansombut A, Piravej K, Charnarong N. Knowledge about Stroke and Ability in Assessing Activity of Daily Living by Stroke Patients and Family Members. J Thai Rehabili Med 2007;17(1):7-13 
- Piravej K, Kitisomprayoonkul  W, Jongprasitkul H, Aramrussameekul W.  Effectiveness of thumb stabilization splint on the hemiplegic hand functions in chronic stroke patients: A pilot study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine/Stroke Rehab 2006, Gothenburg, Sweden, 26-28 April, 2006
- Piravej K, Boonhong J. Effect of ultrasound thermotherapy in mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. J Med Assoc Thai 2004;87(Suppl 2): S100-S106. 

Member of Club & Association:
2005-Present: Subcommittee for Board Training and Examination. The Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand

2005-Present: Subcommittee for board examination. The Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand





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