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Robert (Nap) Hosang, MD, MPH, MBA

 

Nap Hosang is also a member of the Maternal and Child Health Program faculty at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley. He has 25 years' experience in Maternal and Child Health service delivery in developing countries. He is also the Director of Berkeley's Online Professional MPH degree program.

 

Nap has had 30 years' experience as a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist. The last 24 years were spent at Kaiser Permanente, a large multi-specialty group in Northern California. At Kaiser Permanente he was a senior physician administrator overseeing all hospitals and outpatient operations for this 300+ physician group till his retirement from clinical practice in 2010. Dr. Hosang received his medical degree at The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and his MPH and MBA at UC Berkeley. Before joining the Berkeley faculty he was on the medical faculty at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica.

 

Nap is also chairman of two California based non-profit companies. The first is Impact Carbon, a carbon emission mitigation firm that popularized the production of cleaner burning biomass-fueled cookstoves and clean water systems for use in the least developed countries. The other is Venture Strategies, Innovations (VSI) a firm that championed national FDA approvals for the use of misoprostol in many developing countries to mitigate mortality from bleeding after childbirth. This innovation is now a widely adopted standard of care by WHO and bilateral aid agencies serving the least developed countries worldwide.

 

Nap has been a technical advisor and board member for a number of for-profit and non-profit companies. He is currently CEO and co-founder of Pelagius Inc., a small Pharma start-up in its first year.

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