Da Nang Oncology Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam is the first fellowship site for the IGCS Global Curriculum and Mentorship Program. Dr. Tran Thi Nhu Quynh is Da Nang’s first fellow. She started training in July 2017.
Dr. Tri Dinh, Dr. Linda Van Le, and Dr. Joseph Ng are the International Mentors for the Da Nang site. 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. Tran Tu Quy
Director of Da Nang Oncology Hospital
Dr. Tri Dinh is an Assistant Professor of Medical and Surgical Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic Florida in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Dr. Dinh completed his Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Dinh has been coordinating trips to Vietnam through his organization, Project Team of Volunteer Doctors (TVD), since 1999. Project TVD is dedicated to providing educational outreach and direct patient care to Vietnam. More information about TVD can be found at ProjectTVD.org
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. Nhu Quynh Tran Thi is the 2017-2020 fellow 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. Phan Thi Hong Ngoc is our 2020-2022 IGCS Danang Oncology fellow. 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.”
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.
Photos from 2018 Site Visit
Photos from May 2018 Site Visit
Photos from July 2017 Site Visit