Dr Sophon Napathorn is Thailand's Vice Minister for Education. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University. He received his MD at the Chulalongkorn University. He was awarded a Fellowship by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, and holds a Certificate from the National Defence College of Thailand.
He was previously the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Chulalongkorn University, and Director of the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital and the Thai Red Cross Society. He has also served as the Assistant Secretary General of the Thai Red Cross Society, and been a member of the Prince Mahidol Award Foundation Committee and the Thai Medical Council Committee.
He is listed in Who's Who in the World, 16th edition.