Dr. Rajata Rajatanavin, MD was appointed President of Mahidol University in December 2011. Previous to this position, he served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine of Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. He continues to teach at the Hospital as a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology. Dr. Rajata Rajatanavin holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Mahidol University, and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Faculty of Medicine in Ramathibodi Hospital in 1975. He holds a Certificate of Fellowship Training in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a Diplomate from the Thai Board of Internal Medicine. Along with serving as a member of several medical societies and associations in both Thailand and the United States, Dr. Rajata Rajatanavin has also been awarded scholarship grants including Best Alumni in 1997 from his alma mater. He has written over 160 publications in English and in Thai.