Bui Thi Thanh Huyen, MD, MSC

Bui Thi Thanh Huyen, MD, MSC

Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences


Dr. Huyen is a pioneer in pediatric palliative care (PPC) in Vietnam. Graduating her master’s degree in palliative care at King’s College London, UK, Dr. Huyen leads the development of PPC in Vietnam by establishing the first PPC department at a tertiary pediatric hospital and teaching graduate and post-graduate medical students. Dr. Huyen has more than ten years of working in pediatric hospitals and six years of teaching at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Ho Chi Minh City. She also got involved in program development, international relations, and hospital management. Joining VinUni as an Associate Program Director, Dr. Huyen would like to contribute to the progression of building a prestigious pediatrics residency program in alignment with the vision of VinUni being a world-leading university.

Research interests

  1. Pediatric palliative care
  2. Pain management
  3. Quality of life of patients, families, and healthcare professionals
  4. Pediatric hematology oncology
  5. General pediatrics

Selected Publications

  1. Vietnam Ministry of Health. Palliative Care Guidelines, Pediatric Palliative Care Chapter. Vietnam Ministry of Health, 2022.
  2. Bui Thanh Huyen, Pham Thi Van Anh, Le Dai Duong, et al. Quality of life among advanced cancer patients in Vietnam: a multicenter cross-sectional study. Support Care Cancer 2021; 29 (8) 4791-4798.
  3. Duong Le Dai, Thi Van Anh Pham, Thi Thanh Huyen Bui, et al. Symptom prevalence, burden and correlates among people living with HIV in Vietnam: a two-center self- report study. AIDS Care 2021; 46 (1) 131-41.
  4. Bui Thi Thanh Huyen, Ping Guo, Richard Harding. Pharmacological management of cancer-related dyspnea in palliative care: a critical appraisal of guidelines. Tạp chí Ung thư học Việt Nam (Vietnam Oncology Journal) 2017; 2 pp 98-103.
  5. Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan P, eds. Chăm Sóc Trẻ Toàn Diện – Sổ tay hướng dẫn dành cho nhân viên y tế (transl. Bui H and Nguyen D). Ho Chi Minh City: Nhà xuất bản Thanh Niên, 2012. Translation of: Hagan JF, Shaw JS, Duncan P, eds. Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents, 3rd Edition. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academic of Pediatrics, 2008.

Teching interests

  1. Pediatric palliative care
  2. Pain management in children
  3. Pediatric solid tumors


  1. MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCM City, Vietnam, 2009
  2. MsC, King’s College London, UK, 2016