GME Program Leadership

Le Cu Linh, MD, PhD

Assoc. Prof and 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, Doctorate 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
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

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.

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.UPenn Center for Global Health Profile

Nguyen Thi Tuyet, MD, PhD
Associate 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 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, 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.

Toni Biskup, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP,
Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program

Toni Biskup, MD, MPH graduated from Georgetown University in 1999 with a BS in linguistics and French and worked in France and then in the US teaching before changing career paths to medicine. She completed her MD and MPH degrees at the University of Iowa in 2008 and internal medicine-pediatrics residency from the University of Maryland in 2012. She went on to complete a fellowship in international emergency medicine from University of Illinois, Chicago before joining the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium as a hospitalist in 2014. From 2013-2015 she was co-director of the Laude fellowship in pediatric critical care and emergency medicine at Hospital de los Valles and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, in Cumbayá, Ecuador. She has faculty appointments at the University of Washington School of Medicine teaching clinical faculty and at the University of Anchorage, Alaska School of Medicine teaching medical students. She has taught and practiced in multiple countries including work in disaster response, refugee health, and medical education with physicians, nurses, psychosocial support teams, and community health workers. She has a special interest in disaster medicine, refugee health, addressing health inequities, and medical education in low-resource settings. She enjoys working with and learning from each team and is excited to join the team at VinUni and VinMec.

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

Elijah Riddle, MD, Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Elijah Riddle is the Program Director of the Vin University General Surgery Program and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to moving to Vietnam to work at Vin University and Vinmec Times City International Hospital, he worked as a general surgeon in the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Dr. Riddle graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science with Highest Honor in Biomedical Engineering and a Minor in Spanish. He was selected as the 2008 Outstanding Senior in Biomedical Engineering. He completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed residency training in General Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. During residency, he spent two years as the Minimally Invasive Surgery Design Fellow at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where his work focused on surgical education and surgical technology, including co-founding the Certificate in Academic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine. In 2019, he was awarded the Leonard D. Miller Award for excellence in clinical instruction of medical students by a surgical resident. Dr. Riddle is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery. His interest in global health dates back to his university days, when he spent time shadowing and translating in healthcare facilities in Mexico and Ecuador. As a resident, he traveled twice to Guatemala as a member of a surgical mission team and completed a global surgery rotation at Princess Marina Hospital in Botswana through the Botswana-UPenn Partnership. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and Association for Academic Global Surgery.

Nguyen Dac Nghia, MD, PhD, Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency Program

Dr. Nguyen Dac Nghia graduated in medicine in 1978 from Pécs Medical School of Hungary. During the war, he served in the army as Military Medical Officer for 6 years. Dr Nghia then registered for the course of specialization in Orthopedics in 1987.  Since the year of 1989, he has become Orthopedic Surgeon and working as the Head of Orthopedic Surgery Department of Saint Paul Hospital in Hanoi before joining Vinmec as Head of Orthopedic Surgery Unit, Vinmec International Hospital Times City in 2012

He has four research trials that were approved by Hanoi Department of Sciences and Technology, and nine publications from 1997 to 2010. He was the former Secretary – General of Vietnam Orthopedic Association and currently a member of Asian Orthopeadic Association.

Vinmec Profile: Doctor Nguyen Dac Nghia – specialty Orthopedic | Vinmec

Nguyen Thi Tam, GME Coordinator

Ms. Tam Nguyen has been working in the health care field for more than five 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.

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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