NCAPIP BOARD MEMBERS
President & CEO
Vice Chair - Policy
Fund Development Committee Chair
Seated (left to right): David Chiu, Daisy Saw, Wilson Ko, Dexter Louie, Ho Tran, L. Eric Leung, Winston Wong, Ed Chow Standing (left to right): Nanci Yuan, Jhemon Lee, Son Do, Albert Yu, Alice Chen, Susan Wu, Raynald Samoa, Ricky Choi
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Dexter Louie, M.D., J.D., MPA
Dr. Louie is an otolaryngologist with Pacific ENT Associates in Chinatown, San Francisco, in practice since 1977.
He was born in San Francisco and received his BA from Stanford University and his MD and residency training from Tulane University. Dr. Louie then received his JD/ MPA degrees from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.
He was Associate Medical Director of the Chinese Community Health Plan, a community-based HMO in Chinatown. He served on the Board of Children's Garden for 12 years and the Board of the Hanna Boys Center for 15 years. He is a Past President of the San Francisco Medical Society.
Dr. Louie is on the Board of Trustees (elected 1999) of the Moraga School District, Moraga, California. He is the current Chair of the Board of the California Medical Association Foundation, Chair of the Board of the National Council of API Physicians (NCAPIP), and Vice-Chair of the Board of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF).
He recently joined the Board of the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. He is a consultant to the CMA Foundation's Obesity/Type II Diabetes Prevention Project. The project focuses on obesity/diabetes prevention at a grassroots, community level, including a physician-based model for community leadership. This physician-based model has evolved into a national Physician Champions program to address obesity. Dr. Louie also serves on the Physicians Advisory Committee for the San Francisco Health Plan, a county Medi-Cal program.
Dr. Louie is a member of the AMA Commission to End Healthcare Disparities, the Steering Committee of the Network of Ethnic Physicians Organizations (a project of the CMA Foundation), and the Council on Multicultural Health (State of California). These organizations focus on issues of minority health and healthcare disparities, healthcare access, workforce diversity, and cultural competency.
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PRESIDENT & CEO
Ho Luong Tran, M.D., MPH
Dr. Ho Luong Tran came from a compelling history as a Vietnamese refugee and built an inspiring twenty year government and public health service career. She is a recognized visionary leader and compassionate advocate for the advancement of well-being of ethnic communities.
Dr. Tran received a doctor of medicine degree from Saigon Medical School, completed a Pediatrics residency at St. Luke Presbyterian Medical Center in Chicago, and received a master's degree in Public Health at the University of Illinois.
Dr. Tran chaired the State of Illinois Governor's Advisory Council on Asian Affairs and the City of Chicago Mayor's Council on Immigrant and Refugee Affairs. She has been appointed to many commissions, including the HHS Secretary's National Minority Health Advisory Council. Dr. Tran also served as the Special Assistant on Asian Affairs within the Center for Minority Health of the Illinois Department of Public Health, helping minority populations by providing information and technical assistance, and by developing, maintaining and enhancing health care services.
Dr. Tran was the President & CEO of the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national advocacy organization whose mission is to enable AANHPIs to attain the highest level of health and well-being. In less than five years, she grew the organization's budget from $2.9 to $6 million, developed health policy initiatives such as creating the Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Alliance and NCAPIP, and led her policy staff to develop the Blueprint for Achieving Optimal Health and Well-Being of AANHPIs.
Recently, Dr. Tran was recognized for excellence in bringing Asian health issues to the forefront when she received the Trailblazer award from the Office of Minority Health, Health and Human Services. She received local recognition when she was featured in ABC7 KGO-TV San Francisco News Profiles of Excellence series.
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Wilson Ko, M.D.
Dr. Ko graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in Biochemistry, followed by a medical degree from Chicago Medical School. He completed five years postgraduate training in general surgery at New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical College.
He published 32 peer reviewed scientific papers. Dr. Ko joined Cornell faculty of the department of cardiothoracic surgery at New York Hospital - Cornell University Medical Center. He founded a new Cornell satellite heart surgery program at New York Hospital of Queens where he served as the director (1999-06).
He specializes in caring for Chinese Americans in New York and brought down cultural barriers by bringing non- English speaking Chinese patients to NY Hospital. His colleague quoted: "It is wonderful that you have opened up this world class service at Cornell to all those who would not have had the opportunity to receive it."
In 2006, he was professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the State University of New York - Downstate University Medical Center in Brooklyn, where he is currently forming a multidisciplinary team with aims for a center of excellence. Dr. Ko was a visiting professor in the First Municipal Hospital of Guangzhou, China where he gave lectures and performed surgeries.
He is the president of the Chinese American Medical Society (CAMS) with over one thousand physician members and has served on CAMS board of directors for eight years in varied roles (treasurer, vice-president and president). Dr. Ko works with Charles B. Wang Chinatown Health Clinic and Chinese American Independent Physician Association to formulate community based research projects on data on ethnic differences in common medical illnesses among Chinese Americans.
Dr. Ko has been consistently listed in the Castle Connolly Guide to New York Metro Area Top Doctors, and New York Magazine Best Doctors list and was awarded the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2008.
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Karen Kim, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Kim is an Associate Professor of Medicine, in the Section of Gastroenterology at the University of Chicago, an associate member of the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center, an affiliate faculty in the Center for the Study of Race, Culture and Politics and Center for Gender Studies. Dr. Kim serves as the chair of the Department of Medicine's Women's Committee and the co-chair the Women in Medicine committee for the Division of Biological Sciences. Her leadership in women's health, work life balance and mentorship has been widely recognized. Her educational interests include health disparities, cultural competency, patient centered communication, cancer prevention and women's health. Dr. Kim has received numerous educational awards including best teaching faculty among medical students and gastroenterology fellows, and she chosen as a fellow in Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators at the University of Chicago.
Dr. Kim has been actively involved in community-based participatory research focusing on understanding the attitudes, knowledge and beliefs regarding cancer screening in minority populations. Dr. Kim uses comparative effective research to understand the impact of culturally competent, linguistically specific educational messaging on improving cancer awareness and prevention among Asian Americans, specifically in the areas of hepatitis B, breast and cervical cancer and colorectal cancer. Dr. Kim had led many clinical trials on chemoprevention for colorectal cancer and continues to study the uptake of vitamin D for colorectal cancer chemoprevention in African Americans. Dr. Kim¡¦s community advocacy and research has resulted in numerous community-based awards including the American Cancer Society's Community Partnership award and the Asian Health Coalition¡¦s Public Health Advocacy Award.
Dr. Kim has been an advocate for ensuring equal access and delivery of health care to underserved populations. While she works full time as a clinical educator at the University of Chicago, Dr. Kim is devoted to enhance capacity building among community based organizations for independent, community directed research. She is currently the president of the Asian Health Coalition of Illinois, advisory member of the CDC's Hepatitis B Task Force, board member for the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians and the Asian Health Foundation and the past chair of the American Cancer Society, Illinois Division, Early Detection and Prevention committee.
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Edward A. Chow, M.D.
Dr. Chow is a practicing internist in San Francisco. He attended the University of San Francisco, and St. Louis University School of Medicine and completed his post graduate training in internal medicine at the Southern Pacific Memorial Hospital, SF. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Chow is the Medical Director of the Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP), organized to meet the linguistic and cultural needs of the Chinese community in San Francisco. He is also the Executive Director of the Chinese Community Health Care Association (CCHCA).
Since 1989, he has served on the SF Health Commission, which has responsibility for over $1 billion of services and facilities including SF General Hospital, and Laguna Honda Hospital and is currently Chair of the Joint Conference Committee for SF General Hospital. He is a principal investigator for the SF Chinese site of the NCI Project, Asian American Network for Cancer, Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART). He chairs the Asian Pacific Islander American Diabetes Association Action Committee (APADAC) and serves on the Physicians Relations Committee for Anthem Blue Cross of California. He was Chairman, first President, and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the NICOS Chinese Health Coalition.
Dr. Chow served as President of the SF Medical Society and the California Society of Internal Medicine, and a past member of the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association. He is currently secretary of the board of the Institute of Medical Quality, a subsidiary of the California Medical Association.
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Jhemon Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee is a private practice radiologist and a partner in Los Alamitos Radiology Group. He received his bachelor's degree in Engineering Sciences at Harvard University, and obtained his medical degree from the University of Maryland. He completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Chicago and a fellowship in abdominal imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Lee is on the Steering Committee of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians (NCAPIP), and is co-chair of the Programs committee. He is Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), and was one of the original student organizers that helped lead to the formation of APAMSA in 1995. He has been involved with the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) since 1994, serving many roles including National President, President of its Chicago chapter, and co-chair of the 2008 National Convention. He is a former president of the Orange County chapter of OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans).
Honors include being named to "Who's Who in the World," "Who's Who in America" and "America's Top Physicians," and a NAAAP National Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Lee also does acting and comedy on the side in Los Angeles, as a member of the Advanced Team of Cold Tofu Improv, and taking classes with East West Players' Actors Conservatory, including studio project performances of "The Laramie Project," "Twelfth Night," and "Ivanov."
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Winston Wong, M.D.
Chair, Policy Committee
Dr. Wong has over 25 years of experience in leadership positions in community and public health, federal service, and health care systems. He is the Medical Director, Community Benefit at Kaiser Permanente (KP), and Director of Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives. KP is the nation¡¦s largest prepaid, multi-disciplinary health care provider, with 8.7 million members, 12,000 physicians and 134,000 employees. He is responsible for developing partnerships with communities and agencies to advance population management and evidence based medicine, emphasis on safety net providers and the elimination of health disparities.
A previous Captain of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, Dr. Wong was awarded the Outstanding Service Medal while serving as both the Chief Medical Officer for the Health Resources and Services Administration, Region IX, and Director of California Operations.
He serves on both Institute of Medicine Roundtables on Health Disparities and Health Literacy. He co-chairs the Steering Committee on Cultural Competence for the National Quality Forum, and is the President of the KP Asian Association.
Dr. Wong is bilingual in Cantonese and Toisan dialects and practices Family Medicine at Asian Health Services in Oakland, where he served as Medical Director. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his Masters and medical degrees from the UC Berkeley-UCSF joint medical program. He completed his residency in Family Medicine in Seattle, and lives in San Francisco with his wife and three teenage children.
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Daisy Saw, M.D., FCAP
Chair, Fund Development Committee
Daisy Saw is the immediate past Chair of the Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies. She was the Chair of the Department of Pathology and Clinical Laboratories at New York Hospital Queens, and Associate Professor of Pathology, Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Saw is Board certified in the USA, UK, Australia and Hong Kong.
After graduation from the Rangoon Medical College, Burma, she did her residency in Pathology in Hong Kong and completed a Fellowship in Oncologic Pathology at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London.
In 1978, Dr. Saw became the Chair of Pathology and Director of Laboratories at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong, a position she held until 1986.
Because of her broad experience in Clinical and Anatomic Pathology, she was recruited by Technicon Instruments Corporation, NY, where she worked from 1986 to 1989. She then joined New York University as Associate Professor of Pathology, and in 1991, joined the Department of Pathology at New York Hospital Queens, formerly Booth Memorial Hospital. She was appointed Chair of the Department in March 2004. Dr. Saw has published 50 full length papers and 20 abstracts and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
She became the President of the Chinese American Medical Society (2001-2003), having served on the board in various capacities for 10 years. She is on the Advisory Board of the American Cancer Society, Asian Initiative, and because of her commitment and dedication to the community was honored by the ACS.
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L. Eric Leung, M.D.
Dr. Leung graduated from John Hopkins University and received his ophthalmology training as the University of Pennsylvania. He is a practicing comprehensive ophthalmologist for the past 30 years. Associated with the Chinese Community Health Care Association since its inception 26 years ago, he has served in various capacities as the Board Secretary, Treasurer, and for the past five years, as the President of CCHCA. He also serves on the Board of the Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco. Finally, he has been associated with the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Council (NCAPIP) since its formation three years ago.
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David T.W. Chiu, M.D., FACS
Dr. Chiu received a Bachelor Degree in Biology and Chemistry from University of Missouri and earned his Doctor in Medicine degree in 1973 at Columbia University. After a general surgical training at Washington University Medical Center he completed plastic surgery residency at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 1979.
Dr. Chiu inaugurated two endowed chairs, the Zimmer Professorship of Reconstructive Surgery and the Calvin F. Barbar Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia and was the incumbent till 2001.
He served as president of the NYRegional Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, NY Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, and the Chinese American Medical Society, and is currently president-elect of the Sunderland Society. He founded the Federation of the Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies and was elected as its Founding President in 1994. He also organized the FCMS Foundation, and has served as the founding President since 2000.
Dr. Chiu is professor of surgery, Chief of Hand Surgery, and Director of NY Nerve Center, at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of NYU Medical Center. He holds appointment as Adjunct Professor in Anatomy and Cell Biology at the college of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University.
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Gordon L. Fung, M.D., MPH, PhD
Dr. Gordon L. Fung is a cardiologist specializing in the treatment of heart disease with a special interest in cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular pharmacology, electrocardiography, and preventive cardiology. At UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion, he is Director of the Cardiology Consultation Service, the Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, and the nation's first Asian Heart & Vascular Center. At Moffitt - Long Hospitals, he directs the Electrocardiography Laboratory and is the Associate Director of the Non-Invasive Laboratory. His research explores advances in preventive cardiology and ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease.
Fung earned a master's degree in public health in hospital economics and administration at the University of California, Berkeley and a medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco. He completed an internal medicine residency and was chief resident at Highland General Hospital in Oakland. He completed a cardiology fellowship at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Martinez, California. He is active in the American Heart Association and has served on the association's national board of directors. He is also active in the American College of Cardiology and was a member of its Board of Governors. In 2007, Dr. Fung was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Chinese Philosophy. Fung is a clinical professor of medicine and cardiology at UCSF School of Medicine.
In 2007, Fung was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the Council of Multicultural Health which advises the State Department of Public Health and the State Department of Health Services. In 2006, he was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsome in San Francisco to represent the San Francisco Medical Society Healthy San Francisco Advisory Oversight Committee. At the National American Heart Association, he serves on the Diversity Leadership Committee as well as the Asian Outreach Task Force of the Western States Affiliate and member of the Chinese Community Cardiac Council at the San Francisco Division. Fung also directs an Annual Symposium Cardiovascular Diseases in Asians.
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George W. Ma, M.D.
Dr. Ma came to the US as a foreign student after graduating from high school in Hong Kong (1964) with $100 to his name and a used up one way airline ticket. He went to Occidental college on scholarship and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Chemistry in 1967. He was offered a tuition scholarship to the USC Medical School. He graduated in 1971 after 4 years at USC. Dr. Ma went on to finish his internship and residency at the LAC USC Medical Center in 1974 and joined Roos Loos Medical group (the oldest HMO in the US founded in 1939), as an intern. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Ross Loos in 1978 and the company was bought out by CIGNA health plan in 1980. He was then appointed Chair of the department of Int. Med and subspecialties in 1981 and served till 1987. He also served as the Medical Director of ICU for 10 years. He was elected as Chief of Staff of CIGNA hospital from 1984 to 86. He went on to starting a solo practice in 1988. In 1989, he bought a share of partnership to rescue Chinatown's bankrupt French Hospital in 1989 for $50,000. He served on its Board of Directors since 1992 and was Chief of staff on the Pacific Alliance Medical Center (new name for the old French hospital) in 1994-1996.
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Victor V. Tofaeono, M.D., FACS
Victor T. Tofaeono was born in Fiji and raised in American Samoa. He completed his undergraduate degree at Eastern Illinois University and his Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois. He obtained his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, completed an internship at St. Mary's Long Beach Hospital, his surgical residency at the California Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles, and his General surgery residency at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA.
He served as a surgeon and Chief of Surgery in American Samoa in the 1970s before being recruited into the U.S. Air Force as Chief of Surgery at the Nellis Air Force Base Hospital. He went into private surgical practice in Las Vegas (1981 - 2000).
In 2000, Dr. Tofaeono returned to Samoa and became Assistant Medical Director at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center in 2003. He is the Principal Investigator for the American Samoa Community Cancer Network, a National Cancer Institutefunded Community Network Program of the NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. At LBJ Tropical Medical Center, he is the Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Tofaeono is involved with cancer awareness, prevention, education and research through his work with the American Samoa Community Cancer Coalition, the Asian & Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials (APICEM) web portal, and the Cancer Council of the Pacific.
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Arthur Chen, M.D.
Since 1983 Dr. Arthur Chen has practiced as a family physician at Asian Health Services in Oakland, California where he also served as Medical Director. From 2001-2009 he served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Alameda Alliance for Health, a Medicaid Managed Care non-profit health plan. From 1996-2001 he was the Public Health Officer for Alameda County. Prior to that he served as the Associate Medical Director of the Institute of Emergency Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was also the Executive Director of the New York Chinatown Health Clinic.
Board of Directors appointments: 2001 - present (Chairperson, 2006-2008) The California Endowment, a health foundation. From 1988-2006 (Chairperson, 1998-2006) the Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a national policy and advocacy organization. From 1997-2001 (Executive Committee, 2000-2001) the California Conference of Local Health Officers. From 2001-2003 the Task Force on Culturally and Linguistically Competent Physicians and Dentists for the CA Dept of Consumer Affairs. Between 1997-2001 he served on the National Association of County and City Health Officials MAPP (Mobilization for Action through Planning and Partnerships) planning committee. From 2004 to present, he served as an Executive Council member of the Alameda Contra Costa County Medical Association.
Dr. Chen was the recipient of the 2008 California Medical Association Foundation's Robert D. Sparks, MD Leadership Award. He was selected as a fellow to the 1996-7 Public Health Leadership Institute sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and the University of California. During l989-l992 he was a member of the Kellogg National Fellowship Program. He has also served on advisory and planning committees to the Bureau of Primary Health Care of the U.S. Public Health Service, the Office of Minority Health, the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association.
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Alice Hm Chen, M.D., MPH
Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., is the Medical Director of the Adult Medical Center and Director of eReferral Medical Services at San Francisco General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
Her primary interest is in issues of health care access, particularly in how poverty, cultural differences, and policy intersect with healthcare delivery systems to create barriers to care. Her work has focused on developing programs and clinical systems to improve care for underserved communities. This has included improving interpreter services, diabetes care, and access to specialty care for safety net patients; working with community based organizations to educate immigrant patients on how to navigate the healthcare system; and working with organized medicine to educate healthcare providers on the impact of language barriers in healthcare.
She was previously a Soros Physician Advocacy Fellow at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, a staff physician at Asian Health Services, and a Health Policy Scholar in Residence at The California Endowment, where she oversaw its language access grantmaking program. She is currently Vice President of the board for the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network and a board member of the National Council of Asian & Pacific Islander Physicians.
Dr. Chen is a graduate of Yale University, Stanford University Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. Her training includes a primary care internal medicine residency and chief residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the Commonwealth Fund Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy and the California Health Care Foundation Leadership Fellowship.
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Raynald Samoa, M.D.
Raynald Samoa, MD, is a clinical research endocrinologist. He has a lifelong fascination with obesity related disorders and has parlayed that interest into research projects investigating the metabolic conditions that affect Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. His current projects range from a culturally adapted obesity intervention geared towards Samoan adolescents in Los Angeles and the modification of work related environments that reduce cardiometabolic risk factors in Pacific Island populations. His near future aspiration is to assist in establishing the relationship with modernization and Type 2 diabetes by evaluating the populations of Samoa, American Samoa, and the west coast United States.
Dr. Samoa received his MD from the University of Washington, and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. He is board certified in the fields of pediatrics, internal medicine, and endocrinology. Currently, Dr. Samoa is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, California.
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Albert Yu, M.D.
Dr. Yu is the Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Chinatown Public Health Center and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. Prior to 2007, he served several years as the Vice Chair and many years as Chief of the UCSF Family Medicine Service and Medical Director of the faculty practice.
Dr. Yu serves on many community organizations including the executive committee of the Asian Pacific Islander Health Parity Council, the steering committee of the San Francisco Hep B Free Campaign, the advisory committees of the UCSF Clinical and Translational Science Institute's community-based participatory research program, the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, and the SF Chinese Council of Asian American Network for Cancer, Awareness, Research and Training. He is the current President of the Board of Directors of the NICOS Chinese Health Coalition.
His professional interests are in eliminating health disparities and improving healthcare access for limited English proficient immigrants and indigent populations, in transforming healthcare delivery systems through primary and chronic care innovations, and in cultivating a pipeline of culturally-competent professionals across health disciplines. He has received several teaching awards including the American Medical Student Association Paul Wright Excellence in Medical Education, the UCSF Essential Core Teaching Award, and the UCSF Achievement Award for Excellence in University-Community Partnership. He is a member of the Academy of Medical Educators.
Dr. Yu is a graduate of Cornell University, the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine, the University of California at Berkeley School of Public Health, and Golden Gate University School of Business. His training includes a Family Medicine residency, chief residency, and a faculty development fellowship at UCSF. He speaks fluent Cantonese, Toisanese, and conversational Mandarin.
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Arvind Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., C.P.E., F.A.A.F.P., F.A.C.P.M.
Arvind K. Goyal currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Medical Director of Linn Community Care, a Federally Qualified Health Center, where he provides medical leadership to the community, manages patient care and clinic staff, and helps train 22 Family Medicine Residents. He teaches Preventive Medicine at the Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University where he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Geriatrics (CAQ).
Dr. Goyal has been recognized extensively, including: Illinois Family Physician of the Year, Life time Achievement Award as a Community Leader in Rolling Meadows, The Heart of Chicago Award, and a Chicago Magazine's Top Doctor.
His previous elected positions include: Chair of the Illinois Medical Licensing Board, President of the Illinois State Medical Society, President and Board Chair of the Chicago Medical Society, President of the Northwest Community Medical Staff, Chair of the AMA's Preventive Medicine Section Council, and President of the American Association of Public Health Physicians. He was recently named Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness Team in the Village of South Barrington, Illinois.
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Susan Wu, M.D.
Susan Wu is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She is also Director of the Pediatric Residency Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Program. She received both her undergraduate degree and medical degree from Northwestern University in Chicago, and completed a pediatric residency and chief residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center at Oakland. Her research interests include healthcare access, injury prevention, and childhood respiratory diseases. She serves on the boards of the California Physicians Alliance, (the state chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program), the American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter 2, and the Asian Pacific Community Fund.
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Son Do, M.D.
Dr. Son Do is a first generation Vietnamese American, who immigrated as a refugee to the US, after the fall of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975. He graduated from the University of Kansas. He completed his residency at the University of Kansas, chief residency at Dwight Eisenhower VA Hospital, and gastroenterology fellowship and University of Arizona in Tucson.
Dr. Do is among the founding Board members of Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), one of the largest single specialty gastroenterology group in the country, with 75 members. He is also currently a volunteer clinical instructor at University of Texas Southwestern.
Dr. Do is actively involved in promoting cancer screening and hepatitis B screening/treatment for Asian Americans. He has served as the Chairman of the National CDC Task Force for Hepatitis B in Asian Americans. He also is participating in clinical researchs for both hepatitis B and C, including the 7-year NIH-directed multicenter hepatitis B Research Network.
Dr. Do is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Vietnamese American Medical Association, a national organization with 13 regional chapters. He is also a board member of the National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians. He is a member of the Colorectal Committee at Texas Health Plano hospital and a member or Electronic Health Record Committee for DHAT.
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Nanci Yuan, M.D.
Dr. Yuan is from San Francisco. She received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley. She received her MD in Philadelphia from Hahnemann University. She trained in pediatrics at Kaiser Oakland. Her fellowship training in pediatric pulmonary medicine was at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Yuan joined the faculty at Stanford in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Yuan became Medical Director of the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Sleep Laboratory at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Yuan is boarded in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, and Pediatrics. In the course of her academic career, her medical research has included clinical studies on pulmonary function testing, sleep studies, scoliosis, and neuromuscular disease, of which she has authored several peer-reviewed papers.
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CHANDAK GHOSH, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Consultant for Federal Policy, HHS/HRSA, New York, NY
Attending Physician, Queens Hospital Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Jamaica, NY
A board-certified ophthalmologist and Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Chandak Ghosh is currently with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). As Medical Consultant for Federal Policy, his work led to the development of HRSA's National Performance Review Protocol, utilized to evaluate and improve all Federal health grantees, including hospitals, universities, and community health centers. He is also a practicing eye surgeon, seeing patients and training residents at Queen Hospital Center of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.
Dr. Ghosh stands committed to the health needs of minority and underserved populations and keeps focus on the impact of economic downsizing on quality of care. He has authored numerous landmark publications and research presentations, including the most recent, "A National Health Agenda for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders"(JAMA), which has garnered national recognition. His articles' findings have been presented before Congress and the White House and have energized collaborations among foundations, community-based groups, government, and academia.
Other areas of research concentration include health communication and literacy, uninsured elderly, quality measurement, and ocular disease in diabetes. Dr. Ghosh is also a founding board member of the South Asian Health Project, an initiative working to achieve health equity for South Asians in the United States.
Among his several awards, Dr. Ghosh has been presented with two Outstanding Service Medals, among the highest honors from the U.S. Public Health Service, for "groundbreaking policy research of national significance."
After his undergraduate studies at Yale, Dr. Ghosh received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia and completed a chief residency in Ophthalmology at Long Island Jewish Hospital/Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy and received a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, School of Public Health.
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Suhaila Khan, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Dr. Khan is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the consulting firm SHK Global Health, LLC, which specializes in public health research, evaluation, and policy. Dr. Khan firmly believes that both for-profit and non-profit organizations can and should make efforts to improve the lives of underserved populations.
She is a physician and health economist by training and has over fifteen years of experience in public health research, evaluation, program, and policy on underserved communities in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. She received her M.D. from Dhaka University, M.P.H. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Tulane University.
During her tenure at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF), she managed the Health Through Action initiative funded by the Kellogg Foundation that targeted capacity development of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities. She also helped expand the research capacity of APIAHF and community based organizations by providing technical assistance and mentoring to participate at national scientific conferences (e.g. at NIH). She also procured a grant from the NIH to build the research infrastructure of APIAHF.
Dr. Khan has evaluated health service delivery strategies of community-based organizations to large national programs in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States. The projects have ranged from investigating reasons for turnover of community health workers, trade-offs between equity and sustainability of community health centers, needs assessment of communities, and cost-effectiveness of children's immunization services and reproductive health services. She has worked at Grameen Bank, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee, International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research Bangladesh, Population Council, and Tulane University. Her projects have been funded by the World Health Organization, United Nations Children's Emergency Fund, and United States Agency for International Development.
She currently serves as a board member of A Child In Network - a non-profit dedicated to promoting child education. In the past she has served on various national advisory boards such as the California Health Interview Survey, National Foundation of Infectious Diseases, National Consensus Panel on Emergency Preparedness and Cultural Diversity, Medical Leadership Council California, and National Institutes of Health Director's Council of Public Representatives.
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