Assoc.Prof.Dr. Sakkarin Chirapongsathorn


Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Language spoken

Thai, English, Teo Chew


Medical School

- M.D., Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 2005
Board Certifications
- Diploma of the Thai Board of Internal Medicine, 2010
- Diploma of the Thai Subboard of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2012
- Clinical posdoctoral fellowship (Hepatology), Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, 2014 - 2016
Academic Rank: Associate Professor, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine Royal Thai Army, 2019
Special Clinical Interests
- Gastrointestinal and liver diseases
- Cirrhosis and its complications
- Viral hepatitis

Medical Experience

Significance to patient care:| - Dr. Sakkarin Chirapongsathorn is a gastroenterologist, hepatologist at Bumrungrad International Hospital and faculty member of Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand. He attended fellowship at Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA from 2014-2016, and subsequently continued his medical training in Digestive and Liver Diseases. He is currently regular member of Mayo Clinic Alumni Association and The Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology, the international was founded in 1958 in honour of Dr. Henry L Bockus (1894-1982) by his former students, residents and fellows at the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA to promote international medical friendship, and excellence in patient care, education and research collaboration.| - Dr. Sakkarin works to improve understanding of the mechanisms and complications of Digestive and Liver Disease, in the hopes of developing new strategies of prevention and treatment that will improve quality of life and overall outcomes for patients with various digestive and liver diseases. He is also dedicated to the education of the next generation of physicians, who will further advance this work.| - As regular member of Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Dr. Sakkarin had signed up to be part of Mayo Clinic Preferred Response – a Mayo alumni physician network to provide its members with a health care ‘safety net’ through access to Mayo Clinic expertise in their time of need – whether at home or away from home. Whether a member has a health-related question while at home or a medical need while traveling, Mayo Clinic Preferred Response membership extends a Mayo Clinic connection to expert knowledge and guidance|

Research & Publications

1. Nonselective ?-Blockers and Survival in Patients With Cirrhosis and Ascites: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Chirapongsathorn S, Valentin N, Alahdab F, Krittanawong C, Erwin PJ, Murad MH, Kamath PS.Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Aug;14(8):1096-1104.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.01.012. Epub 2016 Jan 30.PMID: 26829026 Review.
2. Comparison of efficacy of pharmacological treatments for chronic idiopathic constipation: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Nelson AD, Camilleri M, Chirapongsathorn S, Vijayvargiya P, Valentin N, Shin A, Erwin PJ, Wang Z, Murad MH.Gut. 2017 Sep;66(9):1611-1622. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-311835. Epub 2016 Jun 10.PMID: 27287486
3. Thirty-Day Readmission and Cost Analysis in Patients With Cirrhosis: A Nationwide Population-Based Data. Chirapongsathorn S, Poovorawan K, Soonthornworasiri N, Pan-Ngum W, Phaosawasdi K, Treeprasertsuk S.Hepatol Commun. 2020 Jan 21;4(3):453-460. doi: 10.1002/hep4.1472. eCollection 2020 Mar.PMID: 32140661 Free PMC article.

Doctor's Schedule
Day Time Location
Mon1 16:00 - 19:0016:0019:00 Digestive Disease Center (Building B 2nd Floor)
Tue2 16:00 - 19:0016:0019:00 Digestive Disease Center (Building B 2nd Floor)
Thu4 16:00 - 19:0016:0019:00 Digestive Disease Center (Building B 2nd Floor)
Sat6 09:00 - 16:0009:0016:00 Digestive Disease Center (Building B 2nd Floor)
Sun7 09:00 - 16:0009:0016:00 Digestive Disease Center (Building B 2nd Floor)