About us

Operation Smile is an international non-profit medical charity founded in the U.S. in 1982 by Dr. William Magee and his spouse, Kathy Magee with the aim of providing safe surgeries to underprivileged children and young adults at no cost to address facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate and burns. This aim has taken Operation Smile across the globe with a presence in 43 countries.

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The first mission in Thailand was undertaken in 1997 with great support from the former Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Anand Panyarachun. In 2001, Operation Smile Thailand was registered and established as an official charitable medical foundation to provide help to indigent patients in remote rural areas across Thailand.  Owing to the tireless devotion of our medical volunteers, non-medical volunteers and our staff, more than 16,000 life-changing treatments were provided.

Operation Smile Thailand has created long-term sustainability by providing educational opportunities to our in-country medical volunteers. This will benefit the planning of medical treatment for patients with cleft lip and cleft palate as well as patients suffering from burn injuries – another area of our expertise. These educational programs range from international medical conferences that involve the exchanging and sharing of new techniques and knowledge, to training programs for medical professionals such as international life support trainings, which are made possible by being a global partner with the American Heart Association.


We envision a future where health and dignity are improved through safe surgery.


Using our expertise and with generous hearts, we operate to create smiles and transform lives for those born with cleft, facial deformities and suffering from burn wounds through safe surgery across Thailand.


“We are fully committed to work with our partners and patients according to the Highest professional standards / Ethics / Integrity / Compassion”

Global Standard of Care

To ensure the safety and quality of care for every Operation Smile patient around the world, we set global policies for medical treatment, medical equipment, and supplies. We also train our in-country medical volunteers and credential them in order to provide the safest surgeries in accordance with global medical standards.


Mr. Anand Panyarachun

Honorary Chairman

Yupares Nimkarn DDS., MS.


Mr. Alan Kam


Dr. Ninie Achalakul


Mrs. Dyan Zimmerman

Board Member

Mrs. Pornsiri Rojmeta


Mrs. Shannon Blocker

Board Member

Mr. David Lyman

Honorary Advisor

Mrs. Daranee Charoen-Rajapark

Honorary Advisor

Dr.Apichai Angspatt, MD

Medical Field Director

Our team


Phanida Phromchanya

Executive Director

Chutarat Wiboolsmai

Resource Development Director

Napat Ratchatawan

Programs Director

Surangkana Usungneon

Accounting Director


Sahathatna Chanprung

Programs Manager

Tidatep Pechjood

Programs Coordinator

Lalada Chittanonda

Outcomes Data and Volunteer Manager

Naphat Singprakasit

Programs Administrator

Resource Development

Tanyalak Moliyasuwan

Resource Development Manager

Dean Adrian Madeira

Resource Development Manager Education and Associations

Rapeeporn Teerawongsa

Corporate Fundraising Manager

Latcha Thangkornsakul

Communication Manager

Saranya Wiratrommanee

Communication Officer


Phattanan Boonmak

Accounting Officer

Apiwat Thaweechai

Administrative Officer

Smile Ambrassador

Ms. Sushar Manaying

Mr. Andrew Biggs

Ms. Torgunn Aas Reggestad

Ms. Leila Carmen Bishop & Ms. Sirinya Bishop

Ms. Tayarawee Rogers

Mr. Craig Somerville

Ms. Apiphawadee Snidvongs Nha Ayuthaya

Ms. Varangkana Jitsakdanont

Ms. Phanpravee Kiwanon

Mr. Nontanun Anchuleepradit

Mr. Tanakrit Aswanichakorn


Mr. Cengizhan Tatar

Ms. Onicha Chansue

Ms. Papichaya Katanyutano

Mr. Thanakorn Siriananmanee

Ms. Pawanpat Katanyutano

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Mr. Arpakorn Dhumrongpiyawut

Mr. Sarin Sukanonsawa

Ms. Sansara Klinsukont

Ms. Jansara Klinsukont​