Sorapop Kiatpongsan, M.D., is a doctoral student in Harvard Collaborative Ph.D. Program in Health Policy (Decision Sciences Track). He is an obstetrician and a gynecologist by training and is a clinical instructor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Before joining the doctoral program, Sorapop was a research fellow in reproductive biology and stem cell biology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He was also a research fellow in Science, Technology and Globalization Project at Science, Technology and Public Policy Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Sorapop's research interests are decision-making, priority-setting and resource allocation for medical innovations still in the research and development; the delivery and commercialization of emerging and rapidly evolving medical technologies; and the markets for and governance of partially developed medical products. Another line of his research interests is in the globalization of the health care industry, which includes medical tourism and medical outsourcing, global competition on value of care, and its impact on health care administration and health care system reform.
Kiatpongsan S, Sipp D. Monitoring and regulating offshore stem cell clinics. Science 2009 Mar 20;323(5921):1554-5.
Kiatpongsan S, Sipp D. Offshore stem cell treatments: Costs, risks, benefits and a call for regulation. Nature Reports Stem Cells 2008 Dec 3;doi:10.1038/stemcells.2008.151.