Bill Cook is Director of Business Development Asia-Pacific for Global Healthcare Resources, Developer, Trainer, and Surveyor for Global Healthcare Accreditation and Developer and Trainer for the Medical Tourism Association’s (MTA) Certified Medical Tourism Professional (CMTP) programs. Since 2006, Bill has been deeply involved in medical tourism in a number of different capacities: as a provider of medical services, a facilitator and later consultant, educator and speaker focused on the topic of international patient services.
Prior to joining the Medical Tourism Association in 2014, Bill was co-founder and vice president of Medical Tours Costa Rica, a pioneering organization that played a key role in positioning Costa Rica as a leading medical tourism destination. Between 2006 and 2013, Bill and his team managed offshore medical care for over 3,000 patients treated at Costa Rica’s three JCI accredited facilities. During this time (December 2006 to October 2011), Bill and his brother Brad Cook developed and managed Hospital Clinica Biblica’s international patient department, helping to position the facility as one of the region’s premier international hospitals.
In 2012, Bill worked with Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association, to help develop the first version of the International Patient Services Training and Certification program (IPSC). Bill has also worked as a consultant in medical tourism for several Latina American governments and has spoken or presented workshops in a number of countries including Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jordan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and the United States.
Over the past several years Bill has been leading the MTA’s initiatives in the APAC region, having helped organize several trade missions and conferences focused on facilitating B2B and B2G connections between East and West.
Bill is an author and a regular contributor to the “Medical Tourism Magazine (MTM), published by the U.S. based Medical Tourism Association. Bill has coauthored several books, guides and written many articles related to medical tourism and the international patient experience.