Tung Nguyen – AAPI Progressive Action Chair
Dr. Tung Nguyen, chair of AAPI Progressive Action, is the Stephen J. McPhee, MD Endowed Chair in General Internal Medicine and Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is a practicing general internist with a large panel of Asian American patients, and he teaches students and medical residents about medicine, health disparities, and community-based participatory research. Dr. Nguyen's commitment to improving the health of Asian Americans is evident in the various leadership positions he holds with the Asian American Research Center on Health, UCSF Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Center, and as UCSF Dean’s Diversity Leader. Dr. Nguyen and his colleagues made news when they collectively resigned from the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in protest of the Trump Administration's policies that adversely affect Asian Americans. Dr. Nguyen received his B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College and his M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at UCSF.