Phuoc Anh Nguyen, PharmD, MS
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Internal Medicine/Transitions of Care
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Raised in Houston, Texas, Dr. Nguyen received her Bachelors in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed a combined PGY-1/PGY-2/MS Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and obtained a Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
Throughout her residency, Dr. Nguyen was involved in multiple large projects to optimize the pharmacy workflow, enhance clinical functions and promote interprofessional collaboration through quality management and patient safety. She had worked on gap analysis, which provided her opportunities to coordinate and implement a wide range of system practice changes. For example, she co-chaired a multi-hospital system medication error reporting workgroup and facilitated a national taskforce on standard of excellence for all VA residency programs.
After residency, she obtained a hybrid administrative and clinical position at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as their Internal Medicine/Transitions of Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Some of her responsibilities include implementing a patient-centric pharmacy practice model by project coordination, education and training, mentoring, and oversight and participating in evaluation of outcomes, EHR development, and clinical practice. Working with her team, she has been leading the efforts to develop a pharmacy-driven comprehensive transitions of care program. In addition, she is the primary preceptor for Transitions of Care rotation.
She has been involved with various professional organizations. She is the Chair-Elect for TSHP New Practitioner Executive Section, a Director for GCSHP, and a Board member of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association. In 2015, TSHP recognized her with Leo F. and Ann Godley Residency Fellowship Award and Special Recognition of Organizational Service Award. At a national level, she is an appointed member of Pharmacy Practice Managers Section Advisory Group and New Practitioner Membership and Outreach Advisory Group.
Overall, she has strong interests in transition of care initiatives, clinical management, patient safety/process improvement, and public health. Dr. Nguyen plans to integrate these interests to optimize quality of patient care, empower patients, and promote interprofessional collaboration to enhance the practice of our profession.
Disclosure: Dr. Nguyen has no relevant financial relationship(s), potential or perceived, with commercial or conflicts of interest to disclose.