Dr. Tantraworasin was awarded the IASLC/Asian Pacific Lung Cancer Conference (APLCC) award for 2016-2017. Through his clinical experience with Dr. Somcharoen Saeteng at the Chiang Mai University Hospital, he has learned the importance of scientific inquiry and methodology in patient care. Since then, he has decided to dedicate himself to a career in academic Thoracic Surgery. His research will focus on the outcomes after surgery for thoracic malignancies and benign conditions. Dr. Tantraworasin will also focus on outcomes after surgery for lung cancer, comparing different surgical techniques. His background in Clinical Epidemiology will help him in developing the research methodology and data analysis.