nguyen-vuNguyen Vu Nguyen M.D.

Nationality: Vietnamese American

Attended GYV: Participant 84-’88

Education: Harvard University 1990-1994 AB in Biology . Emory University School of Medicine 1995-1999. Training in pediatrics at Oakland Children’s Hospital. Training in pediatric cardiology at Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON. Training in pediatric cardiac intensive care at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Current work: Pediatric cardiologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago.  I also volunteer with Operation Smile, Children as the Peacemaker Foundation, and Project Vietnam.

Biography: I was born and raised in Viet Nam, and immigrated to the USA in 1982 as part of the Boat People Movement. I currently live in Chicago, IL.  My most treasured memories of Legacy were being able to have experiential learnings through one-on-one meetings with young people from other cultures and walks of life. It was at Legacy that I experienced the safety of living without threat of wars, conflicts, violence, and poverty. What I have done with my life since those summers, has been to accrue education and skills to empower others, particularly, children of our planet.  In addition to being a pediatric cardiologist, I hope to return to school for a master of public health and spend more time in Africa and Asia.

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