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Pranoot Tanpaiboon, MD

Service: Genetics
Pediatric Genetics
Board Certifications:
American Board of Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics: Thai Board of Pediatrics
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Metabolic disorders and lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs)
Medical school - Chiangmai University, Thailand (1997)
Residency - Pediatrics, Chiangmai University, Thailand (2001)
Fellowship - Clinical Genetics and Clinical Biochemical Genetics, NHGRI, NIH, Bethesda, MD (2006)
Awards & Recognition:
Best research award, Dep of Pediatrics, Fac. Medicine, Chiangmai (2001)
Honorable Certification for highest total marks in clinical science (1998)
Doctor of Medicines-First class honor, Gold Medal Achievement Award presented by H.M.K. Bhumipol Adulyadej, King of Thailand (1997)
Clinic Locations: Fairfax
Keystone Publications:

Tanpaiboon P. Methylmalonic acidemia minireview.IEM digest.Mol Genet Met 2005;85:2-6. (PMID:15959932)

Pranoot Tanpaiboon and Grisel Lopez. Lysosomal storage disorders and epilepsy. In Phillip L Pearl. Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies. New York: Demos Medical Publishing, LLC; 2013:287-316.

Regier DS, Oetgen M, Tanpaiboon P. Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IVA. 2013 Jul 11. In: Pagon RA, Adam MP, Bird TD, et al., editors. GeneReviews™ [Internet]. Seattle (WA): University of Washington, Seattle; 1993-2013. Available from: (PMID:23844448).

Pranoot Tanpaiboon. Lysosomal Storage Disorders. J Ped Biochem. 2014 4(4):217-229.

Service: Genetics
Where did you grow up?
Chiangmai, Thailand
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I grew up in a hospital environment. My mother was a pediatric nurse, and I was always fascinated by how a doctor treats patients. When I was a pediatric resident, I was very interested in how human genetics works and changes our lives. Then I decided to pursue it more.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
7 years. The melting pot culture of DC.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
Playing with my daughter.
Do you volunteer? If so, where?
Genetics and metabolic consultation and clinic in Chiangmai, Thailand, twice a year.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
An attorney.
Personal Sketch:
4 - Years Married
1 - Daughter