Research Fellow @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Resident Physician @ Mount Sinai Hospital

American Physician Scientists Association Directors’ Award 2014

American Physician Scientists Association Directors’ Award 2014

American Physician Scientists Association – April 15, 2014

The Directors’ Award was given to Freddy Nguyen, founder of the American Physician Scientists Association, in recognition of his innumerable contributions to APSA since the organization’s initiation. To honor Freddy’s legacy, the Board of Directors will present the Founder’s Award (successor to the Directors’ Award) to recognize extraordinary and dedicated service to APSA. Freddy will play a role in selecting the recipient of that honor. Read below for Freddy’s reflections on a decade of APSA.

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Physician-scientist with extensive experience developing and translating nanotechnologies and biomedical optical technologies from the bench to clinic in areas of genetics, oncology, and cardiovascular diseases. Extensive experience in community building in healthcare innovation, research, medical, and physician-scientist communities through various leadership roles.


Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science

Research Fellow, MIT Innovation Initiative
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Resident Physician, PGY-3,
Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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