Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Introduction to Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD) is the referral hospital for infectious diseases for the south of Vietnam under the direction of the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City. HTD has 10 functional departments, 17 clinical wards and 4 sub-clinical wards. In addition to emergency, diagnosis and treatment for patients, HTD is also the practical hospital to train health care staff, implement scientific studies in medicine, and provide the guidance and support the lower level hospitals to improve the diagnosis and treatment quality. HTD is the founding partner and hosts OUCRU. VITAL project was implemented in collaboration between OUCRU and HTD to create a new model for intensive care unit where critical ill patients receive the better health care thanks to new technology and devices.

Team of Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau

Director of Hopital for Tropical Disease

Dr. Nguyen Van Hao

Head of Adult Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen

Vice head of Aldult Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Ha Thi Hai Duong

ICU doctor

Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

Intensive care physician and physiotherapist

Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Vice Head of PICU
PhD Student of Oxford University

Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Head nurse of AICU

About

Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau (MD, PhD)

About

Dr. Nguyen Van Hao (MD, PhD)

Dr Hao is the head of the AICU at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases. He is also the head of Infectious Diseases Department of University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC (UMP). He graduated as a medical doctor in 1989 and completed his residency in 1992 at UMP. He earned his Master’s degree in 1997 and doctoral degree in 2017.

Dr Hao sits on the Executive Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Emergency and critical care Society and is a key member of Ho Chi Minh City Association for the study of liver diseases. He wrote books for medical universities and academic guidelines of infectious diseases.

About

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in 2009 as a medical doctor. He has worked as an intensivist at the ICU in Hospital of Tropical Diseases since then. He completed specialist training in 2016. His research interest is intensive care

About

Dr. Ha Thi Hai Duong (MD, MPH)

Dr Hai Duong graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in 2010 as a medical doctor and worked in Emergency Department at Tan Phu District Hospital. From 2012 to present, she has worked as an intensivist at Hospital of Tropical Diseases. She also earn her Master degree of International Health and Tropical medicine at Oxford University in 2019. Her research interests are critical care and infectious diseases.

Publications

1/ Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Autonomic Nervous System Disturbance in Tetanus. Ha Thi Hai Duong, Girmaw Abebe Tadesse, Phung Tran Huy Nhat, Nguyen Van Hao, John Prince, Tran Duc Duong, Trịnh Trung Kien, Le Thanh Hoang Nhat, Le Van Tan, Chris Pugh, Huynh Thi Loan, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Lam Minh Yen, Tingting Zhu, David Clifton, Louise Thwaites. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Feb;102(2):403-407. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0720.

2/ Cardio-haemodynamic Assessment and Venous Lactate in Severe Dengue: Relationship With Recurrent Shock and Respiratory Distress. Sophie Yacoub, Trieu Huynh Trung, Phung Khanh Lam, Vuong Huynh Ngoc Thien, Duong Ha Thi Hai, Tu Qui Phan, Oanh Pham Kieu Nguyet, Nguyen Than Ha Quyen, Cameron Paul Simmons, Christopher Broyd, Gavin Robert Screaton, Bridget Wills. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 10;11(7):e0005740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005740. eCollection 2017 Jul.

3/ A Pregnant Women With Acute Cardiorespiratory Failure: Dengue Myocarditis. Thuy Duong Bich, Oanh Kieu Nguyet Pham, Duong Ha Thi Hai, Nguyet Minh Nguyen, Hao Nguyen Van, Trung Dinh The, Bridget Wills, Sophie Yacoub. Lancet. 2015 Mar 28;385(9974):1260. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60239-2.

4/ Severity Detection Tool for Patients with Infectious Disease. Girmaw Abebe Tadesse, Tingting Zhu, Nhan Le Nguyen Thanh, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Ha Thi Hai Duong, Truong Huu Khanh, Pham Van Quang, Duc Duong Tran, Lam Minh Yen, Rogier Van Doorn, Nguyen Van Hao , John Prince, Hamza Javed, Dani Kiyasseh, Le Van Tan, Louise Thwaites, David A Clifton. Healthc Technol Lett. 2020 Apr 14;7(2):45-50. doi: 10.1049/htl.2019.0030. eCollection 2020 Apr

 

About

Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

Nguyen Thi Kim Anh earned her Doctor of Medicine with good degree classification from the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in 2017 and worked as a physician in adult intensive care unit (ICU) at HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases for nearly 3 years. In 2019, she completed a 6-month rehabilitation training course at an outstanding rehabilitation centre in Southern, Vietnam in a collaboration with OUCRU team to improve the long-term outcome of critically ill patients not only in Vietnam, but also in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One of her career goals is to implement a form of rehabilitation for critical illness that is feasible and scalable within the Vietnamese healthcare system with the expertise gaining from a future MSc or PhD programme. In addition, she aims to develop innovations in intensive care medicine through high-quality collaborative research in low- and middle-income settings to improve outcome from critical illness in her hospital and other hospitals in Vietnam.

About

Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Dr Huynh Trung Trieu graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) in 2006. She then took a 3-year-resident training in infectious diseases of UMP. Early of 2010, after accomplishing resident program, she was awarded a one-year scholarship of Japan International Cooperation agency for her Master of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University in Japan. Back to Vietnam, she has been working at Peadiatric Intensive Care Unit of Hospital for Tropical Diseases.  She is interested in doing research to improve quality of medical care and outcomes. Her PhD project investigates different fluid strategies in dengue shock syndrome management and evaluates novel hemodynamic moniroting techniques used for patients with severe dengue. Her research aims to improve outcomes of severe dengue by using non-invasive monitoring systems.

About

Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Ms Thuy graduated in 1991 to become a nurse and started her job at HTD. She earned Nursing Bachelor degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC in 2006. She has experience working in the ICU for 25 years. She also got 2 year specialized training in Nursing in 2016.

Ms Thuy is the technical supervisor of nursing in the ICU.  She also teaches nursing students from the university on intensive care.

Introduction to Adult Intensive Care Unit (AICU)

Head of AICU: Dr. Nguyen Van Hao

Vice head of AICU: Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen and Dr. Duong Bich Thuy

Head nurse of AICU: Nurse Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Adult Intensive Care Unit is a clinical ward with duties of receiving, caring and treatment for adult patients aged 16 or over who are suffering from severe infectious diseases or life-threatening diseases and need intensive care.

AICU enroll and follow-up patients with tetanus, dengue, sepsis for many studies of VITAL project such as physiological monitoring study, ultrasound and rehabilitation study.

Team of Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau

Director of Hopital for Tropical Disease

Dr. Nguyen Van Hao

Head of Adult Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen

Vice head of Aldult Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Ha Thi Hai Duong

ICU doctor

Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

Intensive care physician and physiotherapist

Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Vice Head of PICU
PhD Student of Oxford University

Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Head nurse of AICU

About

Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau (MD, PhD)

About

Dr. Nguyen Van Hao (MD, PhD)

Dr Hao is the head of the AICU at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases. He is also the head of Infectious Diseases Department of University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC (UMP). He graduated as a medical doctor in 1989 and completed his residency in 1992 at UMP. He earned his Master’s degree in 1997 and doctoral degree in 2017.

Dr Hao sits on the Executive Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Emergency and critical care Society and is a key member of Ho Chi Minh City Association for the study of liver diseases. He wrote books for medical universities and academic guidelines of infectious diseases.

About

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in 2009 as a medical doctor. He has worked as an intensivist at the ICU in Hospital of Tropical Diseases since then. He completed specialist training in 2016. His research interest is intensive care

About

Dr. Ha Thi Hai Duong (MD, MPH)

Dr Hai Duong graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in 2010 as a medical doctor and worked in Emergency Department at Tan Phu District Hospital. From 2012 to present, she has worked as an intensivist at Hospital of Tropical Diseases. She also earn her Master degree of International Health and Tropical medicine at Oxford University in 2019. Her research interests are critical care and infectious diseases.

Publications

1/ Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Autonomic Nervous System Disturbance in Tetanus. Ha Thi Hai Duong, Girmaw Abebe Tadesse, Phung Tran Huy Nhat, Nguyen Van Hao, John Prince, Tran Duc Duong, Trịnh Trung Kien, Le Thanh Hoang Nhat, Le Van Tan, Chris Pugh, Huynh Thi Loan, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Lam Minh Yen, Tingting Zhu, David Clifton, Louise Thwaites. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Feb;102(2):403-407. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0720.

2/ Cardio-haemodynamic Assessment and Venous Lactate in Severe Dengue: Relationship With Recurrent Shock and Respiratory Distress. Sophie Yacoub, Trieu Huynh Trung, Phung Khanh Lam, Vuong Huynh Ngoc Thien, Duong Ha Thi Hai, Tu Qui Phan, Oanh Pham Kieu Nguyet, Nguyen Than Ha Quyen, Cameron Paul Simmons, Christopher Broyd, Gavin Robert Screaton, Bridget Wills. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 10;11(7):e0005740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005740. eCollection 2017 Jul.

3/ A Pregnant Women With Acute Cardiorespiratory Failure: Dengue Myocarditis. Thuy Duong Bich, Oanh Kieu Nguyet Pham, Duong Ha Thi Hai, Nguyet Minh Nguyen, Hao Nguyen Van, Trung Dinh The, Bridget Wills, Sophie Yacoub. Lancet. 2015 Mar 28;385(9974):1260. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60239-2.

4/ Severity Detection Tool for Patients with Infectious Disease. Girmaw Abebe Tadesse, Tingting Zhu, Nhan Le Nguyen Thanh, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Ha Thi Hai Duong, Truong Huu Khanh, Pham Van Quang, Duc Duong Tran, Lam Minh Yen, Rogier Van Doorn, Nguyen Van Hao , John Prince, Hamza Javed, Dani Kiyasseh, Le Van Tan, Louise Thwaites, David A Clifton. Healthc Technol Lett. 2020 Apr 14;7(2):45-50. doi: 10.1049/htl.2019.0030. eCollection 2020 Apr

 

About

Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

Nguyen Thi Kim Anh earned her Doctor of Medicine with good degree classification from the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in 2017 and worked as a physician in adult intensive care unit (ICU) at HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases for nearly 3 years. In 2019, she completed a 6-month rehabilitation training course at an outstanding rehabilitation centre in Southern, Vietnam in a collaboration with OUCRU team to improve the long-term outcome of critically ill patients not only in Vietnam, but also in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One of her career goals is to implement a form of rehabilitation for critical illness that is feasible and scalable within the Vietnamese healthcare system with the expertise gaining from a future MSc or PhD programme. In addition, she aims to develop innovations in intensive care medicine through high-quality collaborative research in low- and middle-income settings to improve outcome from critical illness in her hospital and other hospitals in Vietnam.

About

Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Dr Huynh Trung Trieu graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) in 2006. She then took a 3-year-resident training in infectious diseases of UMP. Early of 2010, after accomplishing resident program, she was awarded a one-year scholarship of Japan International Cooperation agency for her Master of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University in Japan. Back to Vietnam, she has been working at Peadiatric Intensive Care Unit of Hospital for Tropical Diseases.  She is interested in doing research to improve quality of medical care and outcomes. Her PhD project investigates different fluid strategies in dengue shock syndrome management and evaluates novel hemodynamic moniroting techniques used for patients with severe dengue. Her research aims to improve outcomes of severe dengue by using non-invasive monitoring systems.

About

Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Ms Thuy graduated in 1991 to become a nurse and started her job at HTD. She earned Nursing Bachelor degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC in 2006. She has experience working in the ICU for 25 years. She also got 2 year specialized training in Nursing in 2016.

Ms Thuy is the technical supervisor of nursing in the ICU.  She also teaches nursing students from the university on intensive care.

Introduction to Pediatrics Intensive Care Unit

Head of PICU: Dr. Phan Tu Qui

Vice head of PICU: Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Head nurse of PICU: Nurse Nguyen Ngoc Mai

Team of Hospital for Tropical Diseases

Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau

Director of Hopital for Tropical Disease

Dr. Nguyen Van Hao

Head of Adult Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen

Vice head of Aldult Intensive Care Unit

Dr. Ha Thi Hai Duong

ICU doctor

Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

Intensive care physician and physiotherapist

Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Vice Head of PICU
PhD Student of Oxford University

Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Head nurse of AICU

About

Dr. Nguyen Van Vinh Chau (MD, PhD)

About

Dr. Nguyen Van Hao (MD, PhD)

Dr Hao is the head of the AICU at the Hospital of Tropical Diseases. He is also the head of Infectious Diseases Department of University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC (UMP). He graduated as a medical doctor in 1989 and completed his residency in 1992 at UMP. He earned his Master’s degree in 1997 and doctoral degree in 2017.

Dr Hao sits on the Executive Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Emergency and critical care Society and is a key member of Ho Chi Minh City Association for the study of liver diseases. He wrote books for medical universities and academic guidelines of infectious diseases.

About

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nguyen

Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in 2009 as a medical doctor. He has worked as an intensivist at the ICU in Hospital of Tropical Diseases since then. He completed specialist training in 2016. His research interest is intensive care

About

Dr. Ha Thi Hai Duong (MD, MPH)

Dr Hai Duong graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City in 2010 as a medical doctor and worked in Emergency Department at Tan Phu District Hospital. From 2012 to present, she has worked as an intensivist at Hospital of Tropical Diseases. She also earn her Master degree of International Health and Tropical medicine at Oxford University in 2019. Her research interests are critical care and infectious diseases.

Publications

1/ Heart Rate Variability as an Indicator of Autonomic Nervous System Disturbance in Tetanus. Ha Thi Hai Duong, Girmaw Abebe Tadesse, Phung Tran Huy Nhat, Nguyen Van Hao, John Prince, Tran Duc Duong, Trịnh Trung Kien, Le Thanh Hoang Nhat, Le Van Tan, Chris Pugh, Huynh Thi Loan, Nguyen Van Vinh Chau, Lam Minh Yen, Tingting Zhu, David Clifton, Louise Thwaites. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Feb;102(2):403-407. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0720.

2/ Cardio-haemodynamic Assessment and Venous Lactate in Severe Dengue: Relationship With Recurrent Shock and Respiratory Distress. Sophie Yacoub, Trieu Huynh Trung, Phung Khanh Lam, Vuong Huynh Ngoc Thien, Duong Ha Thi Hai, Tu Qui Phan, Oanh Pham Kieu Nguyet, Nguyen Than Ha Quyen, Cameron Paul Simmons, Christopher Broyd, Gavin Robert Screaton, Bridget Wills. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 10;11(7):e0005740. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005740. eCollection 2017 Jul.

3/ A Pregnant Women With Acute Cardiorespiratory Failure: Dengue Myocarditis. Thuy Duong Bich, Oanh Kieu Nguyet Pham, Duong Ha Thi Hai, Nguyet Minh Nguyen, Hao Nguyen Van, Trung Dinh The, Bridget Wills, Sophie Yacoub. Lancet. 2015 Mar 28;385(9974):1260. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60239-2.

4/ Severity Detection Tool for Patients with Infectious Disease. Girmaw Abebe Tadesse, Tingting Zhu, Nhan Le Nguyen Thanh, Nguyen Thanh Hung, Ha Thi Hai Duong, Truong Huu Khanh, Pham Van Quang, Duc Duong Tran, Lam Minh Yen, Rogier Van Doorn, Nguyen Van Hao , John Prince, Hamza Javed, Dani Kiyasseh, Le Van Tan, Louise Thwaites, David A Clifton. Healthc Technol Lett. 2020 Apr 14;7(2):45-50. doi: 10.1049/htl.2019.0030. eCollection 2020 Apr

 

About

Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Anh

Nguyen Thi Kim Anh earned her Doctor of Medicine with good degree classification from the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in 2017 and worked as a physician in adult intensive care unit (ICU) at HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases for nearly 3 years. In 2019, she completed a 6-month rehabilitation training course at an outstanding rehabilitation centre in Southern, Vietnam in a collaboration with OUCRU team to improve the long-term outcome of critically ill patients not only in Vietnam, but also in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). One of her career goals is to implement a form of rehabilitation for critical illness that is feasible and scalable within the Vietnamese healthcare system with the expertise gaining from a future MSc or PhD programme. In addition, she aims to develop innovations in intensive care medicine through high-quality collaborative research in low- and middle-income settings to improve outcome from critical illness in her hospital and other hospitals in Vietnam.

About

Dr. Huynh Trung Trieu

Dr Huynh Trung Trieu graduated from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City (UMP) in 2006. She then took a 3-year-resident training in infectious diseases of UMP. Early of 2010, after accomplishing resident program, she was awarded a one-year scholarship of Japan International Cooperation agency for her Master of Tropical Medicine at Nagasaki University in Japan. Back to Vietnam, she has been working at Peadiatric Intensive Care Unit of Hospital for Tropical Diseases.  She is interested in doing research to improve quality of medical care and outcomes. Her PhD project investigates different fluid strategies in dengue shock syndrome management and evaluates novel hemodynamic moniroting techniques used for patients with severe dengue. Her research aims to improve outcomes of severe dengue by using non-invasive monitoring systems.

About

Tran Thi Diem Thuy

Ms Thuy graduated in 1991 to become a nurse and started her job at HTD. She earned Nursing Bachelor degree from University of Medicine and Pharmacy at HCMC in 2006. She has experience working in the ICU for 25 years. She also got 2 year specialized training in Nursing in 2016.

Ms Thuy is the technical supervisor of nursing in the ICU.  She also teaches nursing students from the university on intensive care.