MEET OUR INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR and MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DR. HUY NGUYEN
Dr. Huy Nguyen joined the Boston Public Health Commission as medical director in December, 2011. Among other projects, he is working on improving the integration of the city's public health initiatives with Boston's many primary care resources.
As the Executive Director of the Boston Public Health Commission, the city's health department, Dr. Nguyen manages a $162 million budget and oversees 1,100 employees. In addition to operating a broad range of public health programs, the Commission oversees Boston Emergency Medical Services, school-based health centers, several substance abuse treatment facilities, and the largest homeless services program in New England. In his capacity as interim executive director, Dr. Nguyen serves as an advisor to the mayor of Boston on health issues and continues to build innovative partnerships across city agencies to leverage changes in housing, economic development, transportation, education and environmental policy to positively affect the health of vulnerable residents.
Since 2003, he has worked as a primary care pediatrician at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, a community health center in Fields Corner, Dorchester. His focus has been on promoting early childhood literacy and culturally competent care for families of different backgrounds. Dr. Nguyen has also worked to create a teen-friendly clinic environment by ensuring that adolescents have ready access to care that acknowledges their increasing independence and concerns for confidentiality. He continues to provide pediatric primary care part-time at the Dorchester House.
Dr. Nguyen received his medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric training in Seattle at the University of Washington. He lives with his wife and two children.
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