RYAN MCAULEY, MD, MPH, Program Director, Internal Medicine 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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NGUYEN, THI TUYET, MD, PhD, Associate Program Director

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 have 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, Program Manager

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.


Khac Linh currently works at the College of Health Sciences at VinUni as a Program Coordinator of Residency Training Programs. He helps coordinate the collaboration activities between the GME team and its partners and develop curriculum for the internal medicine and pediatric residency programs. Khac Linh holds a medical diploma with honors from Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and a PALS Instructor Certificate from MSR – Israel Center for Medical Simulation Center.



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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