Professor, Department of Medicine, UCSF; Co-Leader, Cancer Control Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Stephen J. McPhee MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine, UCSF
Dr. Tung Nguyen is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and UCSF Professor of Clinical Medicine. He is the Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH), Co-Director of the Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Research Center (MERC), and Program Co-Leader of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center's Cancer Control Program. Dr. Nguyen is one of three Principal Investigators of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART), a national center funded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities to address cancer disparities through research, community involvement, and capacity building since 2000. A first generation Vietnamese American, Dr. Nguyen is the Director of the Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project, a community-academic research unit working on Asian health issues since 1986. Dr. Nguyen’s research program aims to eliminate health disparities through the use of community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods. He has conducted research on health disparities among African Americans, Asian Americans (Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese), and Latino patients. Dr. Nguyen's work included interventions to reduce tobacco use, to increase the use of advance directives, and to promote breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening as well as hepatitis B testing. He is a member of the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population and teaches students, clinicians, and researchers. Dr. Nguyen has served as a Commissioner on President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders since 2011 and the Chair of the Commission since 2014.
Harvard University, B.A., 1986, Philosophy
Stanford University, M.D., 1991, Medicine
Stanford University, 1990, Health Services Research
University California, San Francisco, 1994, Residency, Medicine