Da Nang Oncology Hospital
Da Nang Oncology Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam is the first fellowship site for the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program.
Mentors travel quarterly to oversee fellow training which includes seeing patients in clinic and performing surgery in Da Nang. Fellows also receive training in chemotherapy, and radiation treatment. Monthly tumor board sessions are held and facilitated by the Project ECHO platform with participation from radiation oncologists, pathologists, and gynecologic oncologists from around the world. Under Dr. Dinh’s supervision tumor board cancer cases are reviewed and discussed followed by didactic lectures. Pathologists are available for consultation and review of histologic specimens. The latest clinical studies are reviewed and cases are discussed in English.
Textbooks and resources are provided. Dr. Van Le has donated the following texts to the fellowship:
- Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology 12th Ed.
- Te Linde’s Atlas of Surgical Gynecology
- Textbook of Radiation Oncology
Dr. Quy Tu Tran is the Director of Danang Oncology Hospital in Danang, Vietnam. Dr. Quy received his medical degree from Hue Medical University and contined at the same institution for both his first and second degree specialty training. He received subspecialty certification in gynecologic oncology via the Attestation de formation spécialisée approfondie (AFSA) program at the Louis Pasteur University in Strasbourg, France. As the senior member of the local supervisory team, Dr. Quy is the head of the IGCS fellowship program at DOH.
Dr. Phan Thi Hong Ngoc graduated the fellowship in 2022 and now serves as a Local Supervisor. Dr. Ngoc is from Quang Nam province in Central Viet Nam. She attended Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school followed by residency in Ob/Gyn. She was Attending Physician and practiced general Ob/gyn at Tu Du Maternal Hospital until she decided to undertake the Gyn Oncology fellowship. “I wish I could become a specialist in gynecologic oncology in order to help the women in Vietnam and develop cancer screening. I joined the IGCS fellowship to broaden my knowledge and enhance the surgical skills to help my dream come true. One of the happiest things when I join the project is that I have opportunities to meet my awesome mentors who are willing to support me and enhance my journey.”
Dr. Nhu Quynh Tran Thi graduated the fellowship in 2020 and now serves as a Local Supervisor at Da Nang Oncology Hospital. She received her M.D. from Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University in 2015, and trained in general Obstetrics and Gynecology before pursuing fellowship. Dr. Quynh has a special interest in gynecologic oncology and wants to improve the knowledge and skills of gynecologists in Vietnam to help more women with gynecologic cancer.
Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung is our third IGCS Fellow at Danang Oncology Hospital from 2022 to 2024. She graduated from Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy after six years of medical student and three years of residency in Ob/Gyn before joining the IGCS Fellowship program. “Being a fellow of this training program brings me valuable experience and precious knowledge about GYN oncology. I hope to become a good gynecologic oncologist to help Vietnamese cancer patients live a better and happier life”.
Dr. Phan Thi Hong Ngoc (2022)
Dr. Nhu Quynh Tran Thi (2020)
Dr. Tri Dinh is an Associate Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, and Chair of the Department of Medical and Surgical Gynecology at Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Dr. Dinh completed his Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and a Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He is the president and founder of Project TVD (www.projecttvd.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care in developing countries, and he leads an annual medical team to Vietnam to teach and work alongside local physicians. Dr. Dinh received the Global Humanitarian Award from IGCS in 2021 and was named the 2019 physician of the year by the Vietnamese American Medical Association.
Dr. Joseph Ng Soon Yau is a Senior Consultant of Gynecologic Oncology at the National University Cancer Institute in Singapore (NCIS). Dr. Ng has special interests in preinvasive diseases of the female genital tract, zero-impact surgical treatment of endometrial cancer and ovarian cancer therapeutics. He is a founding member and Chairman of the GRACES gynecologic robotic surgery program at National University Hospital (NUH) in Singapore.
Dr. Ng completed his basic medical training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in California, his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, in Pennsylvania, and fellowship training at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.
Dr. Linda Van Le is the Leonard Palumbo Distinguished Professor in the Division of Gyn Oncology at UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a member of Lineberger Cancer Center. She served on the Editorial Board for Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Gynecologic Oncology, was a Board examiner for the American Board of Ob/Gyn, SGO liaison to American Society of Clinical Oncology, NRG Principal Investigator for clinical trials, and is the new Co-Editor for Te Linde’s Operative Gynecology, 12th Edition.
Dr. Van Le went to Stanford University, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, then University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship. Dr. Van Le’s family is from Sadec, Vietnam.
Dr. Peter C. Lim graduated from Temple University and medical school from Hahnemann University. He completed internship and residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at L.A. County, University of Southern California, and Fellowship in Gynecology Oncology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.
He is currently the Medical Director of Gynecologic Oncology and Robotic Surgery at Center of Hope and Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine. He has performed nearly 3,500 robotic surgeries and have published in peer-reviewed journals and authored book chapters on the topic of robotic surgery and is an active member of SGO, AAGL and ACOG among other major societies. He was the recipient of the Robotics Technology paper award at the AAGL 2009, 2011, and 2012.
Dr. Joseph Lucci is a Board Certified Gynecologic Oncologist in practice since 1986. He earned his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston now known as McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. This was followed by a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christus St. Joseph Hospital in Houston and a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He serves as Division Director of the Gynecology Oncology Division at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.
Dr. Lucci’s clinical interests include the treatment of gynecologic cancer, cervical cancer, human papillomavirus (HPV) and ovarian cancer. His focus is on the patient’s needs and desires and his priority is to ensures a high level of comfort and compassion.
In the April 2019 edition of International Journal of Gynecological Cancer's Corners of the World, Central Vietnam Needs You! - Dr. Joseph Ng shares the scores from pre- and post-didactic quizzes to demonstrate the potential impact that basic didactic training can have on provider knowledge and practice.
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