Dr. Tangpricha completed his medical degree at Tufts University in 1996 and his internal medicine residency and endocrinology fellowship at Boston University in 1999 and 2001, respectively. During his residency and fellowship, he developed an interest in the endocrine care of transgender patients. After careful investigation of the accepted endocrine protocols for treating transgender patients at that time, in 2003, he published a review on the topic of transgender care inEndocrine Practice. Soon after his publication, he was asked by the Endocrine Society to serve on a committee to formulate guidelines for transgender people. As a member of the task force, the Endocrine Society produced the first endocrine evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of transgender people in 2009.
Dr. Tangpricha is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine and the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director at Emory University School of Medicine. He continues to be involved in this underserved community by serving as a referral center for transgender patients at Emory University.
He is a highly sought-after speaker on transgender issues, having cared for more than 400 people with transgender and gender non-conforming identity. He is a co-investigator with colleagues at Emory’s School of Public Health on two federally funded grants to explore the long-term health of transgender people. He remains active internationally in the field of transgender by serving as the AACE liaison for the revised Transgender Guidelines by the Endocrine Society to be released in 2016.
Furthermore, Dr. Tangpricha also serves on the board for the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and was the conference chair for the 2012 meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, and the scientific programming chair for the 2014 WPATH meeting in Bangkok, Thailand. He was recognized by Emory University by receipt of the Emory University’s Outstanding Transgender Advocate Award. For his work in LGBT issues, he was appointed as a member of the Atlanta Hawks Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
In addition to Dr. Tangpricha’s work on transgender, he runs an active research laboratory on vitamin D in cystic fibrosis and chronic kidney disease. Outside of his work in transgender, he is an avid sports fan and has coached youth baseball and basketball for more than six years. He is married and has a daughter who is a talented ballet dancer and a son who is an outstanding baseball and basketball player.