Gastroenterology (GI) has been a focus specialty since the first exploratory group of GI doctors went in 2007. We have built effective relationships with leading Vietnamese GI specialists in Hanoi at Hanoi Medical University, Bach Mai Hospital and E Hospital and in Ho Chi Minh City at Gia Dinh Hospital, Hospital #115 and the University Medical Center. Our teams have included experts in ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), colonoscopy, duodenoscopy and other types of therapeutic endoscopy, surgery, hepatitis and other diseases of the digestive tract. This team has expanded to include other internal medicine specialists like adult cardiologists, pulmonologists and critical care specialists. We would like to further strengthen the team with GI pathologists, radiologists, GI surgeons, hepatologists, and electro-physiologists (EP). This team may develop as a multi-subspecialty team in internal medicine.
Dr. Dick Baerg pioneered the development of this team and has handed the team leadership over to Dr. Larry Kim. Both have developed good partnerships with these hospitals in both Hanoi and HCMC.