Academic Leadership: Effective leadership | Tran Diep Tuan, MD, PhD
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Tran Diep Tuan, MD, PhD

Course Director

President, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

  • Associate Professor Tran Diep Tuan is the president of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP), which is one of the two most influencing medical universities of Vietnam. Under his tenure, the UMP has demonstrated its strong commitment for innovation and quality improvement.
  • Associate Professor Tran received his M.D. training at UMP with excellent qualification (1989), and then specialized in pediatrics (1990-1993) and later in pediatric neurology.  He got his Ph.D. training at Tokyo University (1998-2003) and post-doctoral training at National Institutes for Physiological Sciences of Japan (2003) and at University of Michigan (2003-2005).  He was a fellow of Asian Youth Fellowship (1997), Monbusho Fellowship (1998), John J. Bonica Award (2002), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (2003), International Brain Research Organization (2003), WHO/NINDS International Neurological Science Fellowship (2003), International Dean’s Course in South East Asia (2010), Program for Leading Innovation with Harvard Macy Institute (2013), and Leadership Development Program (2016). His research interest is pain imaging, pediatric neurology, and children quality of life.  He has published more than 30 articles in international peer review journals. As a president, his main agenda is to make UMP a leading health profession university in Vietnam and an internationally recognized institution in the region