Dr. 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 panel of diverse patients, Dr. Nguyen teaches medical students and residents about medicine, health disparities, and community-based participatory research (CBPR). He has conducted CBPR and intervention research with diverse populations including Chinese, Filipino, Hmong, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans on cancer control, tobacco control, hepatitis B and C screening, nutrition and physical activity, and end-of-life care.
At the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Nguyen is Leader of the Cancer Control Program (http://cancer.ucsf.edu/research/programs/cancer-control/), a Steering Committee member of the San Francisco Cancer Initiative (SF-CAN; http://www.sfcancer.org/), an innovative effort to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality across an entire city, and Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. At the UCSF Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, he is Leader of the Integrating Special Populations Core.
Dr. Nguyen is Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health (ARCH; www.asianarch.org), which has over 40 individual and organizational members dedicated to improving the health of Asian Americans. He is also formerly a Principal Investigator of the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training (AANCART; http://www.aancart.org/), a National Center funded by the National Cancer Institute to address cancer disparities from 2000 to 2016. Through these roles, Dr. Nguyen has addressed health disparities and health equity through research, training, and community outreach.
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.
July 18, 2016 - June 30, 2026 - Clinical and Translational Science Institute , Co-Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: UL1TR001872
September 26, 2014 - June 30, 2024 - SF BUILD: Enabling full representation in science , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: TL4GM118986
September 26, 2014 - June 30, 2024 - SF BUILD: Enabling full representation in science , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: RL5GM118984
September 26, 2014 - June 30, 2024 - SF BUILD: Enabling full representation in science , Co-Principal Investigator . Sponsor: NIH, Sponsor Award ID: UL1GM118985
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