Josephine Nguyen, MD

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year:  (2016-2017)


Josephine Nguyen is an assistant professor of dermatology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Most recently, she served as the Department Head of Dermatology at Naval Hospital Bremerton (NHB), Chair of the Health Ethics Committee, and initiated the Teledermatology Program to increase access to dermatologic care to military members in the Pacific Northwest. Nguyen’s special interests include leadership development, teaching, humanitarian aid, health care legislation, mentoring of college and medical students, and increasing female physician recruitment and retention in the military through mentoring. Nguyen serves as the Navy’s Young Physician Representative to the American Medical Association (AMA), is a Navy Action Officer on the Tri-Service Committee for Female Physician Recruitment and Retention, and recently served two terms as chair to the governing council of the Women Physician Section of the AMA. She also has served on the Regulatory Policy Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology, where she helped coordinate responses to regulatory policy on dermatologic medication. Previously, Nguyen served as assistant program director of dermatology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and directed the contact dermatitis clinic and phototherapy unit. She was selected to serve as director of Medical Student Accessions and completed a 2-year tenure as Board President of the Navy Scholarships for medical school. Nguyen received her undergraduate degree from the United States Naval Academy and received an MD from Stanford School of Medicine. She completed a transitional internship at National Naval Medical Center, went on to flight surgery training, and performed a flight surgery tour in Atsugi, Japan. Nguyen completed a dermatology residency at the University of Pennsylvania and in pursuing a master’s degree in the science of healthcare delivery from Dartmouth College. Nguyen is a board-certified dermatologist and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her personal decorations include four Navy and Marine Corps Commendation medals.

Key Information

2017 Call for Applications Now Open until Nov. 15

The 2017-2018 Call for Applications for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program is open until 3:00pm ET on November 15. Apply now!

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