CMU veterinary medicine professors ranked in top 1% globally on elephant research

18 August 2021

Corporate Communication and Alumni Relations Center (CCARC)

Expertscape, a ranking company specialising in biomedical sciences, ranked Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chatchote Thitaram, DVM from the Centre of Elephant and Wildlife Research, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, CMU, in the world’s top 1% (sixth place), joining the short list of ‘experts’ out of over 4,000 researchers in the field. The ranking was calculated based on the number of publications on elephants, with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chatchote Thitaram coming in at more than 5,000 papers on elephants published between 2011 – 2021 (both Asian and African) on PubMed. (
At the top spot was Dr. Janine L Brown from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, USA, who received an Honourary Doctorate on Veterinary Medicine from Chiang Mai University in early 2020.
Other members of the Centre also made the top 1% list on elephant research, including Assist. Prof. Dr. Chaleamchat Somgird, DVM, Dr. Pakkanut Bansiddhi, DVM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korakot Nganvongpanit, DVM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veerasak Punyapornwithaya, DVM, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kidsadagon Pringproa, DVM, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Jaruwan Khonmee, DVM.