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P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans

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Quy Ton, 2003

MD, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Quy Ton is an immigrant from Vietnam

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

QUY TON is an adult and pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellow under the mentorship of Carey Farquhar.

Quy was born in Saigon, but at 18 months old, his family fled Vietnam, eventually settling in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Quy holds an MD from University of Minnesota Medical School. He earned a BA in international relations from Carleton College and a master's of public health from University of California at Berkeley.

Quy received a Larson International Fellowship and a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship to study acupuncture in Vietnam, China, Japan, and Korea.

Quy has cycled from San Francisco to Los Angeles and from Hanoi to Saigon to raise funds and awareness for AIDS treatment and injury/tobacco use prevention. In the winter of 2004, he visited Haiti, where he photographed communities affected by AIDS. He has participated in the Global Health & Human Rights Political Leadership Institute and organized Vietnam-CDC-Harvard AIDS Partnership training workshops in Hanoi and Saigon. He has also conducted research in Peru with Partners in Health's sister organization, Socios en Salud and returned to Haiti to help out at one of the organization's satellite health clinics.

Quy completed his residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities, and continues to be involved with Worldwide Orphanages in Vietnam to help identify and treat HIV positive orphans.