Our Team

Our Team


Nguyen Hoang Long, RN, PhD

Assoc. Prof  – Program Director, Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Nguyen Hoang Long gained his Bachelor of Nursing from Hanoi Medical University. With other colleagues, he founded the first-in-country Bachelor of Nursing program at a private institution, enabling the involvement of private sectors in higher education for nurses nation-wide. At VinUni, he has been serving as the Chief of Curriculum Development and then Program Director of the Nursing program.

Le Cu Linh, MD, PhD

Assoc. Prof – Executive Vice Dean, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Linh has held different positions at Vingroup since 2014 — Director of Human Resources and Director of University Project at Vinmec. In 2017, Dr. Linh joined VinUni as Director of Health Sciences Education. He has been instrumental in collaborating with the University of Pennsylvania to design the MD Course. He will also be leading the Research theme in the program.

Phung Nam Lam, MD, PhD

Deputy CEO of Medical Affairs, Vinmec Healthcare System

Vice Dean for Hospital Engagement, College of Health ScienceDr. Phung Nam Lam joined Vinmec Healthcare System since opening in January 2012. He took the role of Head of ICU in Vinmec Times City, Chair of Internal Medicine, Chair of Emergency & Intensive Care, Chair of Clinical Training before being appointed as Deputy CEO of Medical Affairs in Vinmec Healthcare System in 2018.

Dr. Lam completed his residency in Intensive Care in 1995 and PhD in 2011 from Hanoi Medical University, residency (FFI) in France (1997-1998 and 2004); attended training courses at International Medical Center of Japan (IMCJ) and Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney (Australia) -2009; visiting physician at St Anthony Hospital, Colorado and Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (US).

Before joining Vinmec Healthcare System, Dr. Lam had over 15 years of experience working as a physician and lecturing in Emergency and Intensive Care at Bach Mai Hospital and Hanoi Medical University (from 1996 to 2011). Furthermore, he was former Deputy Head of Emergency Department at Bach Mai Hospital between the years 2007 and 2011. He has published more than 20 papers on medical journals in the field of Emergency, Critical Care and Internal Medicine.

He has been an active member of Executive Committee- Vietnam National Association of Emergency, Intensive Care Medicine and Clinical Toxicology. Previously, he played a role of General Secretary of this Association over the period from 2011 to 2016.

Le Van Phuoc, MD, MPH

Professor, Vice Dean of Clinical Education, College of Health Sciences

Prof. Le Van Phuoc graduated from Dartmouth College in 2000 with a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures. He then matriculated at Stanford Medical School where he earned his MD. During his time at Stanford, Prof. Le also obtained a Master’s of Public Health from the University of California Berkeley with a focus on global health. He completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Global Health Equity at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.Prof. Le is dedicated to creating opportunities all over the world for doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to better serve vulnerable populations.

Most recently, he was a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at UCSF. He co-directs the Global Health-Hospital Medicine Fellowship at UCSF. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health where he directed the Interdisciplinary MPH program. In 2015, he co-founded the HEAL (Health, Equity, Action and Leadership) Initiative, which trains, transforms, and builds a community of healthcare providers to make service to the underserved their lifelong commitment. HEAL operates on Native American reservations and safety net hospitals in the U.S., as well as in some of the poorest villages in Nepal, Haiti, India, Mali, Malawi, Liberia and Mexico. In its first seven years of operation, HEAL became the largest academic global health fellowship in the United States, with over 170 program participants who collectively provide high quality health care to over 1 million underserved people annually. In 2018, he co-founded Arc Health, a public benefit corporation that focuses on physician staffing in underserved areas. Since its founding, Arc Health now operates in 10 states and over 40 health care facilities.

In addition to health equity programs like HEAL and innovations like Arc Health, Prof. Le is passionate about interprofessional medical education. He teaches and trains students including undergraduates, residents, fellows and junior faculty. He has won numerous teaching awards from both UCSF and UC Berkeley. Prof. Le has conversational knowledge of Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish.

Nguyen Thi Hoa Huyen, RN, PhD

Faculty, Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Huyen has more than 15 years teaching in nursing field. She was awarded prestigious scholarships of Australia and Vietnam to gain her Master and Doctoral Degree at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia. With her research interests in chronic diseases and cancer care, she has joined a number of national and international research projects. Dr. Huyen’s passion is to create active and science-based lectures to bring a global view to VinUniversity Nursing Students.

Giap Thi Thanh Tinh, RN, PhD

Faculty, Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Tinh gained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Hanoi Medical University, and Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, and Postdoctoral Fellow from Chungnam National University, South Korea. She received the Distinguished Graduate Award 2022 by the President of Chungnam National University.

Dr. Tinh is passionately helping VinUni nursing students in acquiring knowledge and skills to become internationally qualified nurses, especially associated to patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, safety, and informatics competencies. She strongly believes that VinUni nursing students are future nurses who would significantly contribute to the development of nursing discipline, as well as the health industry in Vietnam.

Hoang Lan Van, RN, PhD

Faculty, Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Van has been teaching for over 10 years in public and private nursing institutions in Vietnam. She gained both Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. Her research interests are kidney disease, social support and nursing education. Joining VinUniversity, Dr. Van’s enthusiasm is to help nursing students to develop their abilities in evidence-based practice, independence and collaboration which are essential requirements for working in health industry.

Huynh Dinh Chien, MD, PhD

Professor, College of Heath Sciences

Dr. Chien is the Professor in Immunology and is leading the pre-clinical phase of the program. He is also the chair of the Year 1 committee.

Christina Liew Siaw Cheok, MBChB (UK), MSc (Mal)

Intergrated Teaching Faculty, College of Heath Sciences

Dr Christina Liew Siaw Cheok graduated from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and completed her training at the National Health Service (NHS), United Kingdom. Dr Liew obtained a MSc in Medical Sciences by research (Molecular Medicine) from the International Medical University, Malaysia in 2012. Her PhD thesis with Universiti Malaya, Malaysia is in the field of medical education. Dr Liew is a medical simulationist and educator with 15 years of teaching experience in simulation-based education to undergraduate medical students, focusing on clinical and communication skills.

Dr Liew received her training in medical simulation and patient safety from the University of Galway, Ireland. She has taken many appointments as the chief examiner for undergraduate medical clinical skills assessment utilising the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). She previously served as the Academic Lead of clinical competencies for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) in collaboration with Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2016-2023. She also served as the clinical coordinator of the medical simulation centre of the university, managing the operations of the simulation unit from 2021-2023. In 2022, Dr Liew was the fourth Malaysian to receive a fully funded scholarship to pursue training in health professions education from the International FAIMER Fellowship programme which is based in Philadelphia, USA since its inception in 2001.

Hoang Mai Duy, MSc
Lab Coordinator
Mr. Duy gained his Master of Science Degree in Medicinal Chemistry at Queen’s University, Belfast in 2018. Prior to joining VinUniversity, he took part in a research project aiming at cryopreservation of human stem cells at a private hospital. With his experience in laboratory, he ensures the safety and efficiency of all the labs for all students in College of Health Sciences including nursing students.
Tran Thuy Duong, RN, MN

Clinical Education Trainer

Ms. Tran Thuy Duong graduated with a Bachelor in Nursing from Hai Phong Medical University in 2009, then completed a Master of Nursing in QUT, Australia in 2015. Before joining the VinUniversity Medical Simulation Center, she worked as a nurse teacher, and has built up to 10 years of experience in teaching and curriculum development for the Nursing Undergraduate program. She also got more experience in competence-based curriculum design and development when she participated in MOH’s projects for strengthening training capacity of nursing schools such as SMS, AP/QUT stage 2 or HPET.

Julie Sochalski, RN, PhD

Associate Professor of Nursing, Nursing Curriculum Director Vingroup-Penn Alliance

As the United States’ former chief nurse, Julie Sochalski has one patient: the U.S. health care system. Her intervention is evidence-based reform to heal that system. From 2010-2013, Dr. Sochalski directed the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Division of Nursing and was its principal advisor for health workforce policy, overseeing a $250 million budget.An investigator in health systems analysis and health policy, Dr. Sochalski studies gaps in the U.S. health care system and how policy solutions are devised and implemented to fill them. She also studies the impact – intended and unintended – of health policy decisions. She is particularly interested in how nurses and other health care professionals are best deployed to achieve optimal population health.

Tran Quang Huy, RN, PhD
Affiliate Faculty, College of Health SciencesDr. Huy is Former General Director of Nursing in the Vinmec Health Care System. He is also holding the position as a Vice President of the Vietnam Nurses Association and used to be Chief Nurse of the MoH, Vietnam as well as an adjunct professor to the Nursing School of QUT. He has experienced in teaching nursing management and nursing ethics in different nursing colleges. Dr. Huy will co-teach the management theme in the program.
Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, RN, PhD

Faculty, Nursing Program, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Huong gained her Doctoral Degree in Nursing at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia in 2013. Before joining VinUniversity, she was a Nurse Lecturer at the Hanoi Medical University for more than 15 years. Her research interests include women, children and mental health. Evidence based Practice is Dr. Huong’s commitment with VinUniversity Nursing Students for their future to become leaders in the field of Nursing.

Bui Van Thang, RN, MS

Affiliate Faculty, College of Health Sciences

Mr. Bui Van Thang is now the Chief Nursing Officer at Vinmec Times City International General Hospital. He gained his Bachelor of Nursing Degree from Hanoi Medical University. He then further built up his academic profile with a postgraduate qualification of Master in Hospital Management. Being a person with leadership potential, Mr. Thang has accumulated his management experience through a number of important positions in the Nursing System of both public and private healthcare sectors including Bạch Mai hospital, Viet Duc hospital and Vinmec Healthcare System. Before joining VinUiversity, Mr. Thang has been appointed as a visiting lecturer of Nursing Training Institutes such as Hanoi Medical University, Thanh Tay University and Bach Mai Medical College. Mr. Thang is expected to bring VinUni’s nursing students to real world clinical teaching session.

Nguyen Ngoc Sao, RN, MPH
Affiliate Faculty, College of Health Sciences
Ms. Sao has 20 years working in the nursing field of emergency and intensive care and 10 year experience in clinical teaching. Ms. Sao used to work for Bach Mai hospital for 10 years before joining the Vimec Healthcare System. She is currently the Chief Nurse of Emergency Department, Vinmec Times City International Hospital.

Tran Anh Cuong, RN, MHM
Affiliate Faculty, College of Health SciencesMr. Cuong is a senior register nurse with 30 year work experience. Before acting as the Chief Nurse of the Surgical Department of Vinmec Times City International Hospital, he worked as the Senior Nurse of the Orthopedic Department as well as the Emergency Department of Viet Duc hospital, one of the leading Surgical Hospital of Vietnam. Mr Cuong has involved in nursing education as a clinical instructor at the early date since 1999.
Vu Van Minh, MPH

Affiliate Faculty, College of Health Sciences

Mr. Minh, senior physical therapist, is currently the Chief Technician of the Rehabilitation Department, Vinmec Times City International Hospital. As an expert in physical therapy and rehabilitation with 20 year work experience, Mr. Minh acts as a key instructor of the Vinmec Healthcare System in clinical as well as simulation based teaching.