My family migrated here in 1980 from Vietnam after the war. I was the first of my family to be born in the United states and to become a doctor. I spent the majority of my childhood in Texas, and I am a proud a graduate of University of Texas at Austin. I attended Medical school at UTMB in Galveston.
I later moved to Phoenix to do my Residency at St, Joseph’s Hospital. I had a brief stint in adolescent medicine in Indianapolis and returned to Phoenix and worked as a hospitalist at Phoenix’s Children’s Hospital and Banner Cardon’s Hospital in 2010. I became a primary doctor in 2015 to accommodate my life as a single mother to my 7-year-old son, Akul.
Among my academic and career accomplishments I am an avid traveler who has been to over 20 different countries including stays in Ecuador and Mexico to learn Spanish. I enjoy combining medicine and volunteering, both in the states and internationally.
A time I enjoyed the most was in Kenya in 2019 where I worked in the MAUA Methodist Hospital and provided community health and care to children in rural areas. I love hiking with my son at least 3 times per week and cooking cuisine from all the countries I have traveled to.