Dr Ho Dang Trung Nghia


Dr Ho Dang Trung Nghia, MD PhD.


Head of Infectious Diseases Department, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine.

Head of Viet-Anh Ward, Hospital for Tropical Diseases.


Dr Ho Dang Trung Nghia is the Head of Department of Infectious Diseases, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City. He has worked as a research physician involved in many clinical trials related to severe malaria, bacterial meningitis, tuberculous meningitis and cryptococcal meningitis at OUCRU/Hospital for Tropical Diseases since 1998. He finished his PhD on epidemiology of human Streptococcus suis infection in Viet Nam at the Open University, UK in 2011. He has been also a member of the Institutional Review Board of the Hospital for Tropical Diseases since 2012.


Dr Nghia has published more than 10 articles in international journals. Key publications are highlighted below:

Ho DTN, Tu LTP, Wolbers M, Hoang NVM, Vinh NT, Minh PV, et al. Aetiologies of Central Nervous System Infection in Viet Nam: A Prospective Provincial Hospital-Based Descriptive Surveillance Study. PLoS One. 2012; 7(5): e37825. PMID: 22662232

Ho DTN, Le TPT, Wolbers M, Cao QT, Nguyen VMH, Tran VTN, et al. Risk factors of Streptococcus suis infection in Viet Nam. A case-control study. PLoS One. 2012; 6(3): e17604. PMID: 21408132

Ho DTN, Ngo TH, Le DL, Campbell J, To SD, Nguyen VVC, et al. Human Case of Streptococcus suis Serotype 16 Infection. Emerg Infect Diseases. 2008, 14(1): 155-157. PMID: 18258097

Wertheim HFL, Ho DTN, Taylor W, Schultsz C. Streptococcus suis: An Emerging Human Pathogen. Clin Infect Dis. 2009. 48:617–25. PMID: 19191650

Torok ME, Ho DTN, Tran THC, Nguyen THM, Thwaites GE, Stepniewska K, Farrar JJ. Validation of a Diagnostic Algorithm for Adult Tuberculous Meningitis. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2007, 77(3): 555–559. PMID: 17827378