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Dr.Porntip Rojanasunan

Dr.Porntip Rojanasunan

Dr. Porntip is Thailand’s most senior forensic pathologist, author and human rights activist, nicknamed ‘Dr. Death’.

Famous Facts

  • Her punk-rock hairstyle, fashionable boots, eccentric clothing and makeup make Dr. Porntip easily recognisable and a favourite among the media. In 2009 artists from Madame Tussauds met with her to get detailed references and accept a costume donation for her wax figure
  • Awarded the Chulchomklao decoration and honoured with the title "Khunying" (the Thai equivalent to Dame) in 2003, Dr. Porntip is also Director-General of the Central Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice (CIFS), which introduced DNA evidence to Thailand
  • Born Porntip Rojanasunan on 21st December 1954 Bangkok, Thailand

“It’s my artistic side; before I became a doctor, I wanted to be an interior designer and the first magazine I subscribed to was fashion magazine (Glamour), the second one was National Geographic. You see, these are two opposite things in my life”

Dr. Porntip Rojanasunan