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Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, M.D., M.S.

Uyen-Khanh Quang-Dang, M.D., M.S., is a geriatric psychiatry fellow at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She was born in San Jose, California and received her B.A. from Harvard College in 2002, graduating cum laude with honors in History and Science. (Her application essay to Harvard was featured in the book, “50 Successful Harvard Application Essays”).  For her summa cum laude undergraduate thesis, she received a grant to conduct field research in Vietnam’s psychiatric hospitals. 


Dr. Quang-Dang went on to earn her M.S. from the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Population and International Health in 2005 and she received her M.D. from New York Medical College in 2010. Dr. Quang-Dang completed her general adult psychiatry residency training at UCSF in June 2014. She received the UCSF Edwin F. Alston Award for Leadership in Psychiatry, which is awarded annually to a post-graduate year four resident who is judged to be an outstanding psychiatric physician leader. Dr. Quang-

Dang was a founding member of the Cultural Psychiatry Area of Distinction at UCSF, as well as its first graduate. 


In 2013-14, Dr. Quang-Dang was Chair of the American Psychiatric Association Leadership Fellowship and a non-voting member of the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the American Psychiatric Association Foundation as well as for VietHope, Inc., an educational nonprofit organization she cofounded in 2002 as an undergraduate. VietHope is celebrating its 13th year and has provided over 5,000 scholarships for disadvantaged students in Vietnam. Her professional interests include geriatric psychiatry, cultural psychiatry, individual, family, and group psychotherapy, and advocacy. More recently, she has become fascinated by the opportunities for advancing the field of psychiatry by promoting the leadership of women and minorities in psychiatry.

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