Professor Worawit Louthrenoo is a rheumatologist at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. He completed his Rheumatology Fellowships training at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1986, and at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA, in 1991. His main interests are crystal-associated arthropathy, systemic lupus erythematosus, systemic sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and infectious arthritis. Professor Louthrenoo serves in several professional associations executive committee, including APLAR. He has had over 80 book chapters and 150 journal articles published. He receives frequent invitations to speak at national and international rheumatology events. He has received many awards, including The Best Internist Award in 2010, Best Researcher Award from Chiang Mai University in 2011, Best Teacher Award in 2013, and recently The Dushdi Mala Medal from His Majesty the King Rama X in 2021.