George Watt, M.D.


International Emerging Infections Program

Thailand Ministry of Public Health

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Collaboration

Tiwanon Rd.

Muang, Nonthaburi 11000 THAILAND

Tel:662 591 1294

Fax: 662 580 0911




Professor Watt is a graduate of the Paul Sabatier School of Medicine in Toulouse, France. He completed Internal Medicine residency in California and then received further training in Tropical Diseases at the London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1981) and with David Warrell at the Oxford University-Wellcome Research Unit in Thailand (1982). Since 1983, Professor Watt has performed clinically oriented research in the tropics. First, with NAMRU-2 in Manila (1983-1987) and then with AFRIMS in Bangkok (1989-2003). He currently works with CDC's International Emerging Infections Program in Thailand and is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.

Professor Watt has a wide range of research interests including snakebite, leptospirosis, schistosomiasis, malaria, scrub typhus, trichinellosis and HIV. He has published over 80 research articles, including more than 50 first author publications, and has written 16 textbook chapters.