Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE, Joins Medical Staff of Frye Regional Medical Center 
Friday, 16 February 2007 
    Hickory, NC - - Frye Regional Medical Center welcomes cardiologist, Pairoj Rerkpattanapipat, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE to its medical staff. 

    Dr. Rerkpattanapipat received his undergraduate degree and his medical degree from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. He completed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he received the Peter Mazzoni Memorial Award in 1997.
Following his residency, Dr. Rerkpattanapipat completed a fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center where he served as chief cardiology fellow in 1999 and received the Louis B. Schatz Memorial Award in 2000. 

    Dr. Rerkpattanapipat has received several other awards during his training including the American Medical Association’s Physician’s Recognition Award 1997 and 2000 as well as the ACC/Bristol-Myers Squibb Affiliate Travel Award in 2000. 

    Following his fellowship, Dr. Rerkpattanapipat served as a faculty member at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina until 2004. Then he served as Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Section at the Perfect Heart Institute in Bangkok, Thailand. He also served as a faculty member at Chulalongkorn University and Ramathibodhi Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. 

    Dr. Rerkpattanapipat is a member of the Thai Physician Association of America, Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, American Society for Echocardiography, and American College of Physicians. 

    He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Echocardiography and has received certifications in Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiovascular CT, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Medical Radiation Protection and Radiopharmaceuticals and Chemistry. 

    “I appreciate the opportunity to bring my expertise in cardiology to the Unifour area,” said Dr. Rerkpattanapipat. “I look forward to becoming better acquainted with this community,” added Rerkpattanapipat. 

    Frye Regional Medical Center, part of Tenet North Carolina, is a 355-bed acute care facility located at 420 North Center Street in Hickory, NC. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of Catawba County since 1911. The hospital’s main campus includes a comprehensive heart center and cardiopulmonary rehab, skilled nursing unit, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, inpatient rehabilitation unit, outpatient rehabilitation services, pediatrics, center for neurosciences, cancer center and women’s pavilion. Frye has several extended campuses to serve families throughout the area including: Frye Wellness and Education Center which houses the Center For Diabetes Self-Management Care, perinatal education and community wellness classes; South Campus for psychiatric services; Viewmont and Tate Surgery Centers; Vein and Wound Center/Infusion Care; Pain Center; Piedmont Therapy, offering sports and industrial rehabilitation; two urgent care facilities; FryeCare, an outpatient diagnostic facility; plus HealthPoint, which provides extensive industrial services and programs to employers. 

    Frye Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about the hospital, visit