Robert (Nap) Hosang, MD MPH MBA FRCOG FACOG is the inaugural director of the online (hybrid) MPH degree program at UC Berkeley. Before that he led the Interdisciplinary MPH program at UC Berkeley for 17 years. These roles allowed him to develop a keen understanding of higher education for working professionals. He currently co-teaches a course on design thinking applied to solution finding in public health. He has more than 20 years of experience advising many national governments on the design of maternity health services to reduce maternal mortality and improve birth outcomes. His work as a senior medical group administrator at a Kaiser Permanente (KP) Medical Center in Northern California for 12 years made him extremely familiar hospital operations, including vendor contracting, pharmacy operations oversight, prenatal care protocols, labor ward and operating room management, neonatal services to support high risk obstetrics and the use of the integrated electronic medical record system at Kaiser Permanente. Nap is also familiar with the hospital accreditation system in the USA, having successfully coordinated compliance preparation of pharmacy and maternal health services for tri-annual Joint Commission Accreditation (JCAHO) exercises for more than a decade. From 2005 to 2007 he was on the team coordinated the service and space planning for a new 250 bed (adult general and specialty) hospital in California. A practicing obstetrician/gynecologist for 30 years, he cared for more than 3,000 pregnant women from their first trimester through delivery and the postpartum period and the preconception and reproductive health management for many. He retired from active clinical practice in 2010 to spend more time on public health endeavors. Nap is also the founder and chairman of Impact Carbon, and the chairman of Venture Strategies Innovations.
With his extensive expertise in maternal and child health, health systems, and public health innovation, Nap brings indispensable insight to his role as a Bixby Faculty Associate.