Nguyen Hoang Thien Huong

+84 28 37242160 ext. 3111 / +84 374788244
VNU-HCM Building, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc City, HCMC, Vietnam

Lecturer, MD, MSc
Department of Pediatrics

Full time


  • DPhil in Clinical Medicine (Doctor of Philosophy) University of Oxford,
    Linacre College, currently enrolled
  • Pediatric Residency (Pediatrics Resident Physician. Children’s Hospital
    1. HCMC) University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city, 2015-2018
  • MSc (Master in Medical Science) University of Medicine and Pharmacy at
    Ho Chi Minh city, 2016-2017
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine) University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi
    Minh city, 2009-2015

Honours, awards and grants

  • Oxford Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) Studentship Prize for the project:
    “Clinical, epidemiology and etiology of pediatric encephalitis in southern
  • Nuffield Department of Medicine Tropical Network Fund, University of
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Grant application for the study of
    encephalitis using next generation sequencing.

Key responsibilities

  • Department of Pediatrics
    • Lecturer
    • Clinical instructor
    • PBL Tutor
    • Clinical skill examiner
  • Teaching Groups
    • Module moderator
    • Scientific Research 1&2
    • PBL core team member
    • PBL tutor
    • The Module of: Cardiovascular system, Respiratory system, Digestive
      system, Neurologic system, Urologic system, Endocrinal system,
      Musculoskeletal system.
    • Lecturer
    • First-aid Module


  • Lecturer
  • Clinical instructor
  • PBL tutor

Research Interests

  • Clinical features, epidemiology and causes of Central nervous system
    infection in children (meningitis, encephalitis…)
  • Application of metagenomics Next Generation Sequencing in diagnosis
    encephalitis etiologies/CNS infections etiologies
  • Characteristics of Autoimmune encephalitis; NMDAR encephalitis in

Lab work

  • mNGS (metagenomics Next Generation Sequencing) application to unravel
    encephalitis etiologies

Professional engagement

Mrs. Nguyen Hoang Thien Huong had worked at School of Medicine, Vietnam
National University from 2018 to 2021 with her main roles as follow:

  • 2018-2021: Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
    • Teaching subject: Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) knowledge and clinical
      skills, PBL tutor in various Modules, PBL core team member.
    • Research subject: Central nervous system infection in children (Escherichia
      coli meningitis), Encephalitis in children (application of Sequencing,
      autoimmune encephalitis)