Tho Nguyen is in her second year of podiatry residency training at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Healthcare System. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering, including setting up a student-run podiatry clinic for the uninsured population of Sacramento (California) and a going on week-long medication mission to Honduras in 2010.
This will her first time joining the International Extremity Project team in Vietnam. She is excited to be able to visit Vietnam again, and looking forward to being able speak Vietnamese with patients and using her training to evaluate and treat those with lower-extremity conditions.
"Besides my immediate family, all of my relatives are still in Vietnam and rarely get the chance to see a doctor so I understand the value and importance the International Extremity Project provides," Tho says. "I am honored to be part of the team for 2015."