Professor Worawit Louthrenoo is 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 in both national and international societies, 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 (The Royal College of Physicians of Thailand) in 2010, Best Researcher Award (Chiang Mai University) in 2011, Best Senior Researcher award (Chiang Mai University) in 2013, Best Teacher Award (Thai Medical Council) in 2019, the Dushdi Mala Medals in 2020, and the Best Tearcher award (Chiang Mai University) in 2021.