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Thammasat Eye Center in Bangkok, Thailand

Thammasat Eye Center in Bangkok, Thailand


Dr. Setabutr is the Director of Oculoplastic and Orbital Surgery at the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He is one of only a select group of surgeons worldwide to have completed an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS) approved fellowship. Dr. Setabutr has a strong interest in global health, specifically in Southeast Asia. His work in this region has helped build sustainable training and educational programs in the field of oculoplastics and orbital surgery. He lectures extensively in not only this region but around the world. He has a strong interest in clinical research that focuses on maximizing surgical outcomes. He’s published numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Dr. Vajaranant is nationally recognized as an expert clinician and clinician-scientist. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award and three Clinician-Scientist Awards from the American Glaucoma Society. She has secured research funding from the National Institute of Health since 2009. At present, she is the principal investigator of the National Eye Institute funded project, entitled Optic Nerve Aging and Glaucoma and site principal investigator of multicenter drug trials. In addition, she has been listed as one of Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, and Super Doctors. She directed the Ophthalmology Residency Program from 2007–2009, and became Director of the Glaucoma Service in 2010.


In 2014 (need to check the date) the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary entered a formal relationship with the Thammasat Eye Center in Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Pete Setabutr leads a program that teaches surgical courses in Thailand, provides patient care at Thammasat University, supports research, and hosts Thai residents and fellows in Chicago.


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