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Get To Know: Tung Nguyen, MD

By | November 15, 2018

Get To Know: Tung Nguyen, MD
Dr. Tung Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). A general internist with a large panel of Asian American patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents about medicine, health disparities, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). 

Among his many distinctions, Dr. Nguyen served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2011 to 2014 and as the Chair of the Commission from 2014 to 2017.

At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program  and a Steering Committee member of the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SFCAN), an innovative effort to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality across an entire city. He lead's the SFCAN’s Liver Cancer Task Force.

For a more personal look into what brought Dr. Nguyen to UCSF, and what continues to inspire his passion to reduce health disparities, view this recent Department of Medicine faculty interview or follow him at @ARCHDrNguyen on Twitter.

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