Dr Pramote Imwattana

Acting Director, Thonburi Burana Hospital
Role(s) Acting Director, Thonburi Burana Hospital
Language(s) English,Thai

Lieutenant General Pramote Imwattana has been Director General of the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Royal Thai Army Medical Department since October 2018. He earned a Doctor of Medicine from Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and then served in the Royal Thai Army as a medical doctor at Support Company, 5th Medical Battalion in Nakorn Si Thammarat province for 5 years, from 1985 to 1990.

He performed official duty on a mission of communist suppression in 1986. Then he worked as an obstetrician at Phramongkutklao Hospital and got Obstetrics and Gynecology Board Certification from the Medical Council of Thailand a year later. He was an Engineer Battalion Surgeon supporting the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia: UNTAC mission. He also was Chief of the Royal Thai Army Medical Team in many memorable missions such as the Southern Border Provinces mission, the evacuation of Tsunami victims in 2003, Thailand Mega Floods in 2011, ASEAN HADR Table-Top Exercise (AHX) Brunei 2013 as well as Thai cave rescue in 2018.

Lieutenant General Pramote completed many courses including Command and General Staff Officer, Class 73, Military Medical Executive Course, Class 3, Training Program for Medical and Public Health Executives Course, Praboromarajchanok Institute, Class 24 and Certificate Course in Good Governance for Medical Executives, King Prajadhipok’s Institute and the Medical Council of Thailand, Class 4.

He became Deputy Commandant of the Royal Thai Army Medical Field Service School in 2016. Afterward, he was promoted to Chief of Staff, at Phramongkutklao Medical Center, Royal Thai Army Medical Department in 2017. He has also been the Secretariat of the ASEAN Center of Military Medicine: ACMM from 2016 till now. Lieutenant General Pramote Imwattana has received numerous decorations including the prestigious Knight Grand Cross (First Class) of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand.