San Francisco, CA

Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine

Represented: Researchers

Tung Nguyen, MD, is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at UCSF, where he provides primary care to a diverse patient population and teaches students, clinicians, and researchers. Nguyen is a principal investigator for the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research, and Training, funded by the NIH to address cancer disparities through research, community involvement, and capacity building since 2000. He is also Director of the Asian American Research Center on Health and Program Co-Leader of the Cancer Control Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. A first-generation Vietnamese American, Nguyen focuses his research on addressing health disparities using community-based participatory research methods. Nguyen is also Chair of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. He currently holds a PCORI award to conduct research on the use of a mobile application to address hepatitis B and C among Asian-American patients in San Francisco, California. Through his work with PCORI as well as through his clinical, training, research, and policy activities, Nguyen seeks to empower patients to achieve better health and mobilize communities to eliminate health disparities.

Nguyen previously served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Addressing Disparities and a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from August 2016 to August 2019.

Conflicts of Interest

As of February 12, 2018

  • University of California, San Francisco, Employer
  • Gilead Sciences, Employer, Spouse
  • Gilead Sciences, Stock, Spouse


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