P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Ngoc-Phuong Luu, 2007

MD, University of Washington

Ngoc-Phuong Luu is an immigrant from Viet Nam

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at University of Washington

NGOC-PHUONG LUU was born in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The family was given asylum in the US in 1990 and settled in Seattle. They are now naturalized US citizens.

Phuong was an undergraduate at Seattle University, where she majored in biology and graduated in 2005, magna cum laude. She completed her MD at University of Washington School of Medicine, where she was part of the Underserved Pathway Program and is specializing in primary care.

At Seattle University, Phuong was a Gates Millennium Scholar and Sullivan Scholar. As a Truman Fellow, she served as staff member of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

As an undergraduate, Phuong worked with Habitat for Humanity; as a medical student, she has worked at various health clinics and on the Hepatitis B campaign through the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association and has served as the lead student for the University of Washington ImproveHealthCare.org project.

Phuong intends to be a primary care physician with commitment to serve the underserved. She envisions a public policy-related career.


  • MD Medicine | University of Washington 2010
  • | George Mason University 2006
  • BS Biology | Seattle University 2005
Work History
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine, Instructor
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