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Dr Lê Hồng Vân

Clinical Research Fellow

Le Hong Van, MD, MSc, PhD works on pleural diseases, tuberculosis and auto-immune diseases.

Her PhD Project at OUCRU studied the host determinants of treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant pulmonary tuberculosis. The incidence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is increasing in Vietnam and worldwide. The mortality is still high despite a prolonged and expensive combination of drugs. Yet both the genetic and non-genetic determinants of treatment outcome remains poorly understood.

Her PhD project focused on the impacts of host inflammatory phenotypes regulated by leukotriene A4 hydrolase genotypes and comorbidities, including diabetes mellitus and vitamin D deficiency, on the treatment outcome of MDR-TB. A better understanding in the pathophysiology of MDR-TB might provide a foundation for comprehensive management and a novel personalized therapy.



Received her PhD from Oxford University, UK.


Completed her Diplome Universitaire en Pulmonology from Paris Descartes University

2010 – 2017

Worked as a medical doctor at Nguyen Tri Phuong Hospital


Received her MSc. from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy

2006 – 2010

Worked as a medical doctor at Cho Ray Hospital

2006 – now

Lecturer of Internal Medicine at the Department of Ho Chi Minh city University of Medicine and Pharmacy


Graduated from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy


Van LH, Phu PT, Vinh DN, Son VT, Hanh NT, Nhat LTH, Lan NH, Vinh TV, Trang NTM, Ha DTM, Thwaites GE, Thuong NTT
BMC Infect Dis
February 22, 2020
DOI: 10.1186/s12879-020-4887-1
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