Dr. Tung Nguyen, is chair of AAPI Progressive Action and 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 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 Asian American Research Center on Health, UCSF Multi-Ethnic Health Equity Center, and UCSF Dean’s Diversity Leader. Dr. Nguyen and his colleagues made news earlier this year 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.