Project TVD will be returning to Vietnam July 9th-14th 2023!
PROJECT TVD is a US-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health care of the people of Vietnam. In addition to providing direct patient care, we also elevate our Vietnamese colleagues’ ability to help their own patients through the latest in medical education.
An organization started in 1999, Project TVD began by 3 physicians from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) to lecture in Danang, Vietnam. Organized by Dr. Tung Van Dinh, the former director of Danang General Hospital, Project TVD continues today by his children; honoring this legacy-the name of the Project includes his initials.
The project is the combined efforts of the children of Dr. Tung Van Dinh, with the support of their families and their mother, Mrs. Tonia To Dinh, as well as dozens of physicians and allied health providers.
Since a modest beginning in 1999, Project TVD has recruited physician friends and colleagues to donate their time and expertise to Danang. For a week annually, they work alongside their Vietnamese colleagues to improve the knowledge of local healthcare professionals and provide direct patient care to indigent patients. This is an all-volunteer activity; the physicians volunteer their time, and pay for all of their expenses. Commonly, physicians combine the work week with several days of vacation in Vietnam or surrounding countries of Southeast Asia. In efforts to recruit physicians, it helps that Da Nang is located along the coast and is home to the internationally famous “China Beach.” From Da Nang, several UNESCO World Heritage sites are also nearby.
2022 TVD Accomplishments
~ 25 TVD members in 2022 from the specialties of: Anesthesia, Ophthalmology, Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, Family Medicine, Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, Internal Medicine/Palliative Care, and OB-GYN (Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, and Maternal Fetal Medicine.)
~ 50+ surgeries and procedures done for local patients
·~ 450 overall attendees at our multiple seminars
·~ 100+ high risk pregnancy ultrasounds done by 2 TVD maternal fetal medicine specialists
·~ First breast reconstruction using TRAM flap in Da Nang and taught local plastics surgeons this technique, which is the preferred method for breast reconstruction after mastectomy
·~ First seminar on palliative care in Da Nang, Vietnam presented by Eric L. Krakauer, MD, PhD; Associate Professor of Medicine and of Global Health & Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; attending physician in the Division of Palliative Care & Geriatric Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, USA; and Honorary Chair of the Department of Palliative Care at the University of Medicine & Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
What We Do
Project Team of Volunteer Doctors (TVD) brings US health professionals to Da Nang, Vietnam to treat patients and bring advanced medical education to Vietnamese health professionals…Read More
Worked with over 100 physicians in different subspecialties…Read More
What We Are Proud Of
Our ongoing 20 + years partnership with the local healthcare community to ensure that of work is impactful and meaningful to the patients in Vietnam…Read More
Establish Da Nang Oncology Hospital as the premier training program for Gynecologic Oncology in Vietnam…Read More