GME Program Leadership


David Bangsberg, MD, MPH

David Bangsberg, MD, MPH

Provost, VinUniversity

Dean, College of Health Sciences

Professor Dr. David Bangsberg will assume the position of Provost cum Dean of the College of Health Sciences at VinUniversity, starting from the 2023-2024 academic year.

Dr. David Bangsberg most recently served as the founding Dean of the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in his hometown, Portland, Oregon. Under his direction, the school has made great strides in helping to expand community knowledge, understanding and interest in the importance of public health. Of note, enrollment in the school’s MPH program has increased by more than 76%. This helps to expand Oregon’s public health workforce — a crucial need as the state continues to respond to the unique impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Dean, Dr. Bangsberg implemented several programs to increase public health awareness and education. He established the School of Public Health Dean’s Scholarship Fund to help support a good and diverse student body. The fund has distributed more than $500,000 in tuition support to 54 first-generation public health students. With his influence, Dr. Bangsberg has attracted significant funding from local and federal sources for research activities at OHSU-PSU. As of 2022, the school has received over $26 million in funding to support research on health, healthcare reform, and social aspects.

Previously, Professor Bangsberg was the director of MGH Global Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest teaching hospital of the Harvard Medical School. Under his leadership, MGH Global Health has transformed from a single program to an institution-wide global health initiative that now includes programs in medical technology innovation, global disaster response, cancer care, obstetrics/gynaecology, radiology, pathology, infectious diseases, and community health.

As a physician scientist, he has raised over $70 million in research and programmatic funding from federal, foundation and philanthropic sources. In 2007, he was recognized in science as the second-highest RO-1 funded HIV/AIDS researcher globally. His 498 publications on social, behavioral, virologist and immunologic aspects of HIV/AIDS have been cited over 54,000 times and earned an h-index of 116 per Google Scholar. He received the Clifford Barger mentoring award given annually to 5 of 11,000 Harvard Medical School Faculty. He has been recognised as one of the world’s top medical scientists and is among the most outstanding HIV researchers.


Le Cu Linh, MD, PhD

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. Before joining Vingroup, Dr. Linh worked almost 17 years at the Hanoi University of Public Health and served with dedication in different positions: Chair of Dept. of Demography, Head of Graduate Education Office, Chair of the Institutional Review Board of Biomedical Ethics. He contributed significantly to the development and successful implementation of different education programs, such as Master of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health, and Master of Hospital Management. Dr. Linh is a member of the editorial board of the Vietnam Journal of Public Health, International Journal of Cuban Health & Medicine (MEDICC Review), and peer reviewer of several other professional journals worldwide. He provided technical support as a consultant to numerous projects and organizations including EU, WHO, UNFPA, UNICEF, etc. in Vietnam, China, The Philippines. In 2013, he served as an international key expert at the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare in New Delhi under an EU-funded program to the Government of India that helps to build up the capacity of doctors and health professionals in India.


Le Van Phuoc, MD, MPH

Le Van Phuoc, MD, MPH

Vice Dean of Medical Education, Designated Institutional Official, 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.


Phung Nam Lam, MD, PhD

Phung Nam Lam, MD, PhD

Deputy CEO of Medical Affairs, Vinmec Healthcare System

Vice Dean for Hospital Engagement, College of Health Sciences

Dr. 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.


Nguyen Thi Tuyet, MD, PhD

Nguyen Thi Tuyet, MD, PhD

Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Nguyen Thi Tuyet graduated from Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in December, 2004. From 2005 to 2008, she was recruited into the Internal Medicine residency training at Hospital 115 in Ho Chi Minh City. Following that, she performed research training and postdoctoral research at Yonsei University, Wonju College of Medicine on the toxicity of high phosphate in insulin-secreting cells and vascular smooth muscle cells. Her research has been published in American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and Metabolism, FASEB journal, Journal of Biological Chemistry and other journals. She spent one year at Tan Tao University, School of Medicine as lecturer cum Head of the training department before joining the VinUni Internal Medicine Residency Program as Curriculum Development Director since 2017.


Thanh Ngoc Tien, MD, MSC

Thanh Ngoc Tien, MD, MSC

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr Thanh Ngoc Tien completed his MD degree at Hanoi Medical University. From 2010 to 2013, he was a clinician at Hanoi Lung Hospital and Saint Paul Hospital, where he treated patients with respiratory and cardiac diseases. Dr Tien obtained his master’s degree in Internal Medicine in 2015 from Hanoi Medical University at which point he was recruited to be a lecturer there. He spent the next 4 years working as a medical educator at various missions in addition to his clinical activities. With a desire to contribute to the effort of creating a new advanced teaching and learning environment for medical students, he decided to take part in VinUni Internal Medicine Residency Program.


Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa

Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa

Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator

Ms. Hoa comes to VinUni with nearly ten years of experience in increasingly responsible role in planning and management at several governmental and non-governmental organizations including project housed by Ministry of Health; Vinmec hospital; General Department of Preventive Medicine; World Health Organization; and Viet Duc University hospital. These experiences helped her get a large portfolio of work. Ms. Hoa’s expertise is enhanced by her master’s degree in Public Health awarded by Hanoi Medical University in 2017. In her most recent position before joining VinUni, she managed to conduct CME training courses, workshops, conferences for doctors, nurses and health workers. In October 2021, she joined College of Health Sciences of VinUni as an Academic Assistant and now moves to Internal Medicine Residency Program Coordinator with the desires of providing the best support to faculty members, staff, and residents toward obtaining the corporate aims of achieving a breakthrough in educational quality at the university level in Vietnam.


Bryn Carroll, MD

Bryn Carroll, MD

Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

Dr. Bryn is an Attending Physician in the Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. She received her BA in Public Health Studies and her MD degree from Johns Hopkins University. Bryn then completed her residency training in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and served as a Chief Resident during the 2019-2020 academic year. Clinically, Bryn works on attending-only hospitalist services and general pediatrics resident services. She is a member of the Physician Supervisor for Patient Flow team and is the Co-Medical Director of the Care Team Assistant Program. Bryn remains actively involved in residency education at CHOP, serving on the Intern Selection Committee, as an inaugural member of the clinical skills coaching program for trainees, and as a frequent leader or facilitator for educational sessions.


Bui Thi Thanh Huyen, MD, MSC

Bui Thi Thanh Huyen, MD, MSC

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

Dr. Bui Thi Thanh 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.


Phung Tuyet Lan, MD, PhD

Phung Tuyet Lan, MD, PhD

Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

Dr. Phung Tuyet Lan graduated in medicine from Pediatric Institute in Leningrad, Russia in 1992. Coming back to Vietnam she started to work at National Children Hospital from 1994. She completed 1 year of pediatric residency at Saint Antoine Hospital, Lille, France, then one year of fellowship in pediatric hematology- oncology at Rennes University Hospital, France. She received Diploma of Pediatric Oncology at Paris University XI and PhD Degree at Hanoi Medical College.

She was appointed as Vice Head of Oncology Department at National Children Hospital from 2009. With the great ambition to develop the domain of Pediatric Oncology, she and her colleagues successfully initiated the model of multidisciplinary tumor board meetings at National Children Hospital. This led to the advances in technical procedures and protocols for the diagnosis and the treatment of solid tumors in children.

She joined the Vinmec International Hospital Times City in 2016 and continues to dedicate to developing the Pediatric Oncology and Pediatrics.

Vinmec Profile: Doctor Phung Tuyet Lan – specialty Oncology | Vinmec


Nguyen Thi Tam

Nguyen Thi Tam

Pediatrics Residency Program Coordinator

Ms. Tam Nguyen has been working in the health care field for nearly seven years. She has invested her effort in coordinating training activities for health professionals when working as a Training Coordinator in the Vinmec hospital system from 2016 to 2018. She then worked as an Organizational and Learning Development Coordinator in a Family Clinic, where she was responsible for regulating training activities, as well developing and administer the managing system to incorporate technologies into managing home care services’ quality. Before working in Health Care system, she had experienced in many energetic and international standard-setting environment such as UN Women, ChildFund Australia and SNV Netherlands that could set a foundation for her to join in GME Team as Pediatrics Residency Program Coordinator.


Ari D Brooks, MD, MS, Ed

Ari D Brooks, MD, MS, Ed

Co-Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Brooks is a Surgical Oncologist with a special interest in Breast, Thyroid, Melanoma and Sarcoma. He has built several surgical oncology programs through collaboration and a focus on high quality outcomes. He has been mentoring and training fellows, residents, and medical students in a wide range of clinical environments for more than 20 years.

Dr. Brooks has been the Clerkship Director for the Department of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for the past 7 years, and now serves as an Associate Program Director in Surgery and a Clerkship Partner for the Department of Surgery at the VinUni School of Medicine. He brings his considerable experience and innovative approach to surgical education.

Dr. Brooks has a special interest in medical device development. He has experience in bringing new technologies from needs assessment to the engineering lab and through pre-clinical and clinical studies. Most of his work is done in collaboration with engineers and small businesses who are looking to solve today’s healthcare problems with new technologies.

One such device, the iBE (intelligent breast exam), is a handheld module that quantifies and records a palpation type breast examination. The device uses capacitance to palpate the breast in each area determining the presence or absence of masses within the tissue below. The readout is a color map that does not require a radiologist for interpretation and would allow other health care providers to do quantitative breast exams. Hundreds of thousands of exams have been done worldwide in medically underserved areas such as India, Africa, and Brazil. Dr. Brooks serves as a medical director for the company and works with physicians, hospitals, and health ministries to introduce and study the use of the device in their own clinical environments/populations.

Dr. Brooks is currently participating in 2 clinical trials studying fluorescent dyes for margin assessment in breast cancer surgery. The Integro Theranostics trial is currently enrolling for a Phase I/II study in patients with breast cancer. The SBI ALApharma study is a Phase III clinical trial evaluating the use of an intra-operative fluorescence imaging device after administration of 5-amino levulinic acid in breast cancer patients undergoing lumpectomy.

In robotics, Dr. Brooks is working closely with Intuitive Surgical on 2 FDA trials looking at the use of the DaVinci SP robot for prophylactic (in high risk patients) and therapeutic (in patients with cancer) nipple sparing mastectomy.

For the past 20 years Dr. Brooks has run a program to provide access to breast screening, diagnostic tests and treatment for uninsured women in the Delaware valley. This program has reached well over 20,000 patients and has provided access to care for over 400 women during this time. During this time, his team has had the opportunity to study the dynamics of healthcare inequity and methods to combat them.


Dang Kim Khue, MD

Dang Kim Khue, MD

Acting Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Khue graduated with a Doctor of Medicine and finished his surgical residency training at Hanoi Medical University. He has been practicing surgery for eight years. After completing fellowship courses in Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan, he strongly desires to improve surgical training and practice in Vietnam. Joining VinUniversity is an excellent opportunity for him to pursue an academic path, work in a professional environment, train a new generation of surgeons, and ultimately improve the quality of patient care. It is a great chance to fulfill his dream and the Hippocratic Oath: “I will respect the hard-won scientific gains of those physicians in whose steps I walk, and gladly share such knowledge as is mine with those who are to follow.

 


Le Trung Thanh

Le Trung Thanh

Surgery Residency Program Coordinator

Mr. Thanh was awarded his Bachelor’s Degree in English Language by University of Languages & International Studies, Vietnam National University, Hanoi. He has recently worked for Vinschool Education System for three years where one of his roles was to assist the Director of Education, Quality Assurance and Accreditation to maintain good operations of the system. Before that, he spent some years working as Assistant to the Project Team Leaders of projects funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Agence Française de Développement, so he has considerable knowledge of bidding and procurement process and a network with Vietnamese Government officials and departments in the Ministries such as MOET, MARD, MONRE, MOT, etc. With the desire to contribute more of his personal values to the community and society, Thanh constantly learns to develop himself and seeks opportunities that help him fulfill his desire.


Tran Trung Dung, MD, PhD

Tran Trung Dung, MD, PhD

Program Director, Orthopaedic Residency Program

Director of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

Director of 3D Technology in Medicine Laboratory, VinUniversity

Affiliate Faculty, College of Health Sciences

Prof. Tran Trung Dung finished his training as a medical student at Hanoi Medical University in 2000 and then he studied and worked as a resident doctor at VietDuc University Hospital from 2001 to 2004. In 2011, he obtained his doctor degree from Hanoi Medical University. Regarding the training and education activities, in 2012 he became Head of the Orthopaedic Division, Faculty of Surgery, Hanoi Medical University and he was appointed as Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in 2015 and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in 2020 by The State Council for Professorship and Hanoi Medical University.

Before joining the Vinmec Healthcare System as the Director of the Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, VinUniversity and Director of 3D Technology in Medicine Laboratory, he also served as the leader of some organizations, for example, Head of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department and Vice Director of St Paul Hospital, Deputy President and General Secretary of Hanoi Association of Surgery, Chairman of Surgery Management Board of Hanoi Health Department and Vice Head of Department of Orthopedic, Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery in Hanoi Medical University Hospital. He had a strong passion for bone and joint surgeries; therefore, he spent time getting knowledge and experience from some Orthopaedic centers in Australia, Korea, Japan, Thailand

He is a member of many professional societies: American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Asia Pacific Orthopedic Association, Asian Pacific of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Surgery and certainly Vietnam Orthopedic Association.


Nguyen Khanh Chi, MD

Nguyen Khanh Chi, MD

Associate Program Director, Orthopeadic Residency Program

Dr. Nguyen Khanh Chi graduated from Hanoi Medical University in 2014 and finished her residency training in Rehabilitation in 2017. She spent the next five years working there as a faculty member and got involved in teaching, managing programs, and developing new curriculums. Clinically, she served as a physiatrist at Hanoi Rehabilitation Hospital and later Hanoi French Hospital. She was responsible for providing rehabilitation management mostly for patients with orthopeadic, nurological, and pediatric conditions.


Nguyen Dieu Linh, MSN, RN

Nguyen Dieu Linh, MSN, RN

Orthopeadic Residency Program Coordinator

Ms. Linh Nguyen graduated from the Advanced Nursing Program of Hanoi Medical University in 2017 and obtained her master’s degree in nursing from the National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2020. She has been working as a lecturer at Hanoi Medical University for 5 years. Also, she has been practicing surgical nursing care for 3 years at Bach Mai hospital. Since 2020, she worked as a coordinator of some modules and undergraduate nursing programs where she was responsible for regulating training activities and supporting academic administration.

As a nurse and an educator, she highly appreciates “evidence-based practice” in providing patient care and teaching. That is the rationale why she is coming towards her professional development and cultivating her research skill and leadership. Joining VinUniversity, she hopes that she can bring her experience and skills to the development of the education program. Also, she considers this position as a great opportunity for her to be better in the future.


Lisa M. Bellini, MD

Lisa M. Bellini, MD

GME Lead, Vingroup-Penn Alliance

Dr. Bellini obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1990. She came to Penn to pursue her Internal Medicine residency training followed by a year as a Chief Medical Resident. She subsequently completed a Pulmonary Fellowship and joined the faculty in 1996. She served as Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency for 20 years, stepping down in 2016. From 2005-2008, she was the Associate Dean for GME for University of Pennsylvania Health System. In that role, she had operational responsibility for all policies and procedures related to the training of over 1000 residents and fellows in 68 UPHS sponsored training programs.

Recently, she was promoted to Senior Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and has assumed oversight for leadership searches, and the internal and external chair review processes and clinical chair performance reviews. She remains active in education and is currently leading the development of Graduate Medical Education Programs in Vietnam through Penn’s global initiatives.

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Ryan McAuley, MD, MPH

Ryan McAuley, MD, MPH

Penn Adjunct Faculty, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Dr. McAuley completed his MD degree at East Tennessee State University and his MPH degree at The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Following medical school, Ryan completed his residency training in the combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (“Med-Peds”) program at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. During his time in residency, he participated in the Global Health Equities Track which allowed him the opportunity to travel to Botswana on three occasions with the Botswana-UPenn Partnership.His clinical interests focus on global health and vulnerable populations, specifically refugee health, disaster response, and medical education in developing settings. He was the Med-Peds Chief Resident for the 2015-2016 academic year for the UPenn/CHOP Med-Peds residency program. Dr. McAuley is board-certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as the American Board of Pediatrics. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). He spent the last 5 years in a variety of clinical roles including: adult hospitalist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; physician and medical manager with Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) in South Sudan and Egypt; and as a physician with the Indian Health Service at the Tuba City Regional Healthcare Center in Arizona. In his free time, Ryan enjoys traveling to exotic countries, exploring beautiful beaches, listening to classical music, and hiking in the great outdoors.

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