GME Program Leadership


Le Cu Linh, MD, PhD

Le Cu Linh, MD, PhD

Assoc. Prof, Interim 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.


Phung Nam Lam, MD, PhD

Phung Nam Lam, MD, PhD

Deputy CEO of Medical Affairs, Vinmec Healthcare System

Vice Dean of Clinical Education, 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.


Paul Lu, MD, MSEd

Paul Lu, MD, MSEd

Co-Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Paul Lu is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and an Attending Physician in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Lu graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science with College Honors in Neurobiology. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he co-founded the Einstein HEART (HIV Education And Rapid Testing) club to provide free HIV screening and counseling at several local universities. Dr. Lu completed his training in internal medicine at the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. During his training, he served as a chief resident and was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society, an organization that recognizes exemplars in compassionate patient care. Additionally, Dr. Lu completed a Master of Science in Education with a focus on medical education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lu is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Lu’s clinical and research interests are focused on medical education and international health. He is very involved with both undergraduate and graduate medical education at the Perelman School of Medicine. He co-directs the Global Health Pre-Departure Training Course at the Perelman School of Medicine. In addition, he serves as an outpatient resident care team supervisor for internal medicine residents as well as an outpatient clinical preceptor for both medical students and internal medicine residents at the Perelman School of Medicine. Internationally, Dr. Lu has been involved in various medical related projects in China, Vietnam, Mexico, Botswana, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. More recently, he has worked closely with Gail Morrison (former Vice Dean of Education at the Perelman School of Medicine) to develop the undergraduate medical education framework and curriculum for the VinGroup-Penn Alliance. He also has supported Lisa Bellini (Associate Dean for GME at the Perelman School of Medicine) and Ryan McCauley to develop the graduate medical education curriculum and faculty development workshops for the VinGroup-Penn Alliance.


Nguyen Thi Tuyet, MD, PhD

Nguyen Thi Tuyet, MD, PhD

Co-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.


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.


William Yi, MD MSEd, Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery

William Yi, MD MSEd, Clinical Assistant Professor in Surgery

Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Dr. William Yi is a board-certified general surgeon from Los Angeles, California. He joins us after completing general residency at Georgetown-WHC and 4 years in private practice. Motivated by a desire to be involved in medical and innovation, he has gone on to receive a Masters in Education and worked in the last two years to revamp the surgical simulation program at Penn. In collaboration with computer scientists and members of Penn Simulation Center he is developing a virtual reality surgical simulation platform.


Dang Kim Khue, MD

Dang Kim Khue, MD

Associate 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.


Phung Van Thuy

Phung Van Thuy

GME Coordinator – College of Health Sciences

Mr. Thuy graduated with a major in administrative studies from the National Academy of Public Administration, Vietnam, in 2005 and a master’s degree in Education Management, at The VNU University of Education, in 2015. In addition, Mr. Thuy has 14 years of experience in higher education management at Hanoi University of Public Health and served as Vice head of The Undergraduate Education Management Department for 11 years.

Since 2017, he has participated in many educational accreditation activities, such as higher education institution assessment and university-level training program evaluation with national and regional accrediting organizations. In 2019, he also enrolled in Accreditors for higher education and professional secondary education course to become an education assessor in the future.
Joining VinUniversity is an excellent opportunity for him to pursue his career path by participating in a professional working environment and accessing the educational quality accreditation systems according to international standards.


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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