Dr. Lavavej added to medical staff

SPRING VALLEY — Dr. Sripen Lavavej, (OB/GYN), has joined St. Margaret’s Hospital’s medical staff, effective Sept. 1. At that time, Lavavej will also join the St. Margaret’s network of clinics at the new St. Margaret’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Center in Princeton.

Dr. Lavavej was born in Bangkok, Thailand. She studied at the Faculty of Medical Science and Faculty of Medicine in Bangkok and Chiangmai University of Medicine in Chiangmai, Thailand. After receiving her Doctor of Medicine there, she completed Internships at Women’s Hospital in Bangkok and also the University of Illinois-affiliated MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn. She also completed residencies at both of these hospitals, obtaining her U.S. license in 1973.

While in the Chicagoland area, Dr. Lavavej was a faculty associate at Rush Medical College and a clinical instructor with the University of Illinois-Chicago. She made the move to Princeton in 1982, where she joined the medical staff at Perry Memorial Hospital. She is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology and a fellow with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). She is also a member of the American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and Bureau County Medical Society.

Lavavej and her husband, Manoon Inpanbutr, have two children and one grandchild. Matt Inpanbutr, their son, lives in Seattle, Wash., with his wife, Abigail, where he works as an architect. Their daughter, Mellisa Inpanbutr-Martinkus, is a physician and lives in Indianapolis, Ind., with her husband, Benjamin, and their son, Sebastian. Lavavej, who still has some family in Thailand, very much enjoys gardening, cooking, golf and travel to see her children and family in her spare time.

“I’m very much looking forward to providing care through St. Margaret’s Hospital for women of all ages,” Dr. Lavavej expresses. She can be reached at (815) 875-4428, and her clinic is located at 530 Park Ave. East, Suite 202, Princeton.