Dr. Pakit Vichyanond, MD, was a fellow at National Jewish Health in the late 1980's, he was known affectionately as "Vic" by his colleagues, mentors and friends. Today, Dr. Vichyanond is a driving force behind an effort to improve the field of allergy and immunology in Thailand and other parts of Asia.
After completing undergraduate and medical school training in his native country of Thailand, Dr. Vichyanond came to the United States where he did a pediatric residency at Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital and The Charity Hospital at New Orleans (Tulane University). He then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at The Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He was a pediatrician in private practice in Kansas for four years before coming to National Jewish Health in 1986 for fellowship training in pediatric allergy.
Throughout his training, Dr. Vichyanond knew that he would one day return to Thailand to share what he had learned. He absorbed as much as he could from his mentors, learned cutting edge procedures, collected research papers and tips from colleagues-knowledge that has helped him become the accomplished clinician, researcher, mentor and advocate he is today.