Global Humanitarian Award

Recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations or programs who work to improve access to quality gynecologic oncology training and services in low- and middle-income countries or in areas of need within more developed nations.

Tri A. Dinh, MD  
USA

Dr. Dinh is being honored with the IGCS Global Humanitarian Award for his commitment to quality patient care that extends to his homeland in Vietnam. As President and founder of Project TVD (Team of Volunteer Doctors), he has trained countless physicians and nurses. As an international mentor, he was instrumental in launching the first pilot site of the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program in Vietnam, which was also the first fellowship program in gynecologic oncology in Vietnam. In all aspects of his work, Tri exemplifies the commitment needed to improve access to gynecologic oncology services in low to middle income countries.

About Dr. Dinh

Tri Dinh, MD is a gynecologic oncologist at Mayo Clinic hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. He has been the director of the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery fellowship, and his clinical interests include quality of life for patients with gynecologic cancers, minimally invasive surgery for gynecologic conditions, and surgical debulking for ovarian cancer.

He earned his medical degree and interned at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed his residency in general obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, followed by a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Dinh has received numerous awards and honors, including the Program Innovation award from the Mayo Clinic Graduate Medical Education office. He has authored a multitude of publications and book chapters and has been an active member in many professional societies and committees, including the Society of Gynecologic Oncology, the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. He is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, and gynecologic oncology.

Dr. Dinh’s commitment to quality patient care extends to his homeland of Vietnam, where he leads an annual medical team to teach local physicians how to better care for their female patients. He is the president and founder of Project TVD, a non-profit foundation dedicated to improving health care in developing countries. In July of 2017, he started a fellowship in gynecologic oncology in Da Nang, Vietnam, as part of the Global Curriculum of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society.

Annkathryn Goodman, Joseph Lucci, Linda Van Le and Tri Dinh with DOH staff at tumor board
Dr. Tri Dinh speaking to DOH staff
Dr. Tri Dinh and participants from Da Hang Oncology Hospital participate in a case discussion during the first Project ECHO video conference.