VI THUY NGUYEN, MD
Vi Thuy Nguyen, MD recently finished her term as Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Kaiser San Diego. In her professional life, she helped manage over 90 outpatient general pediatricians with special oversight on the South County and Pediatrics After Hours Clinic. She was responsible for Pediatric Quality measures with special emphasis on pediatric asthma health and vaccine measures. She now co-leads the Kaiser San Diego Sustainability Team.
She is a Fellow of Environmental Health as part of the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves as Co-Chair of San Diego’s AAP Climate Change and Health Committee. She is Co-Founder of San Diego Pediatricians for Clean Air, a loose coalition of concerned pediatricians who advocate for pediatric asthmatic patients.
Originally earning her MD at Harvard Medical School and trained in general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Vi has pivoted her career to focus on environmental health. She is a proud trained Climate Reality Leader and hopes to start a Pediatric Sustainability Medicine Fellowship at Kaiser San Diego if she can convince certain people. She actively blogs and Instagrams as an alternate eco-avatar plogger (jogger and beach cleaner) in the Pacific Beach area. She really abhors single-use plastics.