Graduated from the University of Chicago and is currently Professor of Medicine and Acting Head of the Gastroenterology Division at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. In 2005 Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Bui were the only physicians invited to a symposium organized by the Vietnamese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Industry to elicit opinions and collaboration of Vietnamese expatriates for the re-building of Vietnam. Dr. Nguyen is advising and helping GI programs in Vietnam, particularly at Thai Nguyen Medical College in HCMC. A recipient of the 2007 Award for Excellence in Medicine from the Vietnamese American Medical Research Foundation, he is helping the Foundation navigate through its early stages, and hopes to raise awareness and facilitate the involvement of different US organization in the different health programs the Foundation supports.