Dr Hien Thi Nguyen Honored at Transformations Gala
More than 6,000 Vietnamese children have received 8,000 life-changing surgeries from 1,000 ReSurge volunteers on 83 trips. Dr. Nguyen is the key person behind these impressive numbers. Simply put, ReSurge’s Vietnam program would not be possible without her tireless efforts.
“Dr. Hien,” as she is affectionately called, is our volunteer leader and partner in Vietnam—acting as a one-woman advance team, translator, facilitator, and expert pediatric anesthesiologist and educator. She also has volunteered her medical expertise on six ReSurge medical trips as the team’s anesthesiologist, on trips to China, Ecuador, India, Peru and most recently, Mali.
In recognition of her ongoing and outstanding dedication to the poor of her country, ReSurge recognized Dr. Nguyen with the Donald R. Laub Humanitarian Award at our fourth annual Transformations Gala.