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Dr. Duong is a general and transplant hepatologist, and board-certified gastroenterologist, who specializes in caring for patients with chronic liver disease, viral hepatitis, fatty liver, autoimmune disorders, hepatocellular cancer and cirrhosis. Raised by immigrant parents, he understands first-hand the complexities surrounding access to care and social determinants of health. To that end, he strives to provide outstanding evidence-based care to every patient. He has been praised for his communication skills, empathy, enthusiasm and bedside manner. To him, every patient has a unique story and comes from different walks of life. Building life-long relationships with his patients brings him joy and continues to motivate him to do better each and every day. He believes in the principle of "cura personalis" which means "care for the person." He believes that the best medical care happens when a provider takes a step back and understands the bigger picture, thinks outside of the box, is open-minded, and marries the knowledge of science and technology with integrity and humanism.He has also dedicated his early career to being a beacon for LGBTQIA+ providers and patients, in addition to mentoring and training the next generation of gastroenterologists and hepatologists. He was one of the founding members, and current executive board member of Rainbows in Gastro. This is a national affinity group that serves as a platform for research, mentorship, and community advocacy. He has shared his experiences as an "out" trainee, patient, and provider and has given talks at local and national levels. He also has a particular interest in medical education and publishing about the fellowship match process providing trainees with tips on how to match, interview, and network.He is a former AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar and is currently an active member of the ACG training committee. During his fellowship, he published over 20 peer-reviewed manuscripts and was awarded the "Outstanding Fellow Scholar Award."Originally from the east coast, Dr. Duong is enthusiastic to experience all that the Bay Area has to offer. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, singing and world travel. He is a classically trained singer and previously performed in national honor choirs and in a cappella. He has also traveled to over thirty countries. Areas of Special Interest: patient reported outcomes in cirrhosis; general gastroenterology; general hepatology; LGBTQIA+ health; medical education and mentorshipTwitter.com/@doctornikkid (Tweets are my own)
LGBTQIA+ providers and patients
My research interests focus on quality improvement and patient reported outcomes in people with cirrhosis. I also have interests in expanding our breadth of knowledge in caring for patients with gastrointestinal and liver disorders who identify as a sexual and gender minority.