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Spine Surgery

Education Qualification :

May 1987- March 1993   Secondary School Suankularb Witthyalai Bangkok Thailand

May 1993 – February 1999   Doctor of Medicine (MD) Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, Thailand

April 1999-March 2000   Internship in Srinakarind Hospital, Khonkaen Thailand

June 2000   Certificate in Basic Sciences of Surgery

April 2000-July 2004    Resident of Department of Orthopedics Srinagarind hospital, Khonkaen University

August 2004   Certificate Thai Specialty Board of Orthopedics Surgery Medical Council of Thailand

July 2004- Present   Clinical Instructor Department of Orthopedics Surgery Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Thailand

August 2007 – July 2009    Research Associate and Clinical Observer Orthopedics Specialty Institute Orange, CA Department of Orthopedics Surgery School of Medicine, University of California Irvine Orange, CA

May 2008-June 2009   International Fellow in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Rady’s Children Hospital School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, California August 2009-July 2010 Research Scholar &Visiting Scientist Department of Surgery Cedars-Sinai Medical Center LA, California, the Spine Institute Santa Monica, CA

August 2010-July 2011   Clinical fellow in Orthopedic Spine Surgery Department of Orthopedics Spine Surgery Department Of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Yale School of Medicine

March 2008   USMLE Step 1; Pass

October 2008   USMLE Step 2CK; Pass

April 2009    USMLE Step 2CS; Pass

Current Postion :

July 2004 – Present   Clinical Instructor Department of Orthopedics Surgery Faculty of Medicine Thammasat University Prathumthani Thailand 12120

Medical License   The Thai Medical Council License # 24047 Board Certified, Diploma Thai Board of Orthopedics Surgery ECFMG Certificate # 0-742-576-2


Continuing Medical Education

  1. The 28th Annual meeting of the Royal College of Orthopedics Surgeons Of Thailand and the Thai Orthopedics Association, Chonburi Thailand October 19-22, 2006
  1. The 35th Annual meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society, San Francisco, USA, NOV 28-December 1, 2007
  1. The 75th Annual meeting of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons San Francisco, USA March 5-9 2008
  1. The 76th Annual meeting of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Las Vegas, USA February 25-28,2008
  2. The 17th  IMAST Annual meeting Toronto, Canada, July 21-24, 2010
  3. The 25th NASS Annual meeting Orlando, USA , October 5-9, 2010
  4. The 11th SAS Annual meeting Las Vegas, USA April 26-29, 2011
  5. The 22nd Spine Study Group Symposium West Palm Beach, USA May 19-22, 2011


  1. Arunkul R, MD, Kosuwon W, MD. Patella Resurfacing and Non-Resurfacing in Toatal Knee Arhroplasty; a Meta-analysis. Paper for Orthopaedic Board Examination , June 2004
  1. Nunn T, Varley E, DO, Arunakul R, MD, Aguinaldo A MA, Newton P. MD. Cabalt Chromium Rods: How do they stack up? Proceedings of the NASS 24th Annual Meeting / The Spine Journal 9(2009) 1S-205S
  1. Arunakul R, MD Person B, MD, Varley R, DO, Newton P,MD. The 15-year Evolution of the thoracoscopic anterior release: Foes it still have a role? Orally presentation at 2010 IMAST Annual Meeting and poster presentation at 2010 SRA annual meeting
  1. Rattalerk Arunakul MD, William D.Long III MD, James Yue, MD.Lumbar Disk Replacement. Sditor Doniel H. Kim, MD. Alexander R, Vaccaro, MD Perter G Whang, MD. See Hoon Kim, MD, and Sang Don Kim MD. Lumbo- sacral and Pelvic Procedures. Quality Medical Publishing: editor reviewing process
  2. Blizzard DJ, Haims AH Lischuk AW Lischuk AW, Arunakul R, Gystedt JW, Grauer JN 3D-FSE Isotropic MRI of the Lumbar Spine: Evaluation of a Novel Application of an Existing Technology. Submitting to Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques

Extra Curriculum Activities:

May 1995-March 1996    President of Thai- foreign Music Club, Faculty of

Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

May 1995-March 1996     Captain of Soccer Team, Sports Club, Faculty of

Medicine, Chulalongkorn University

April 2004-July 2004          Chief of Orthopedics Resident, Faculty of

Medicine, Khonkaen University

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