Freddy T. Nguyen, MD, PhD

Transfusion Medicine Fellow @ Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Research Fellow @ Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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 leadership experience in community building in healthcare innovation, research, medical, and physician-scientist communities.

Chronicle of Higher Education: The Need for More M.D.-Ph.D. Hybrids, and What Colleges Are Doing About It


Chronicle of Higher Education – Paul Basken – January 16, 2017

Physician-scientists are uniquely adept at translating basic discoveries into cures. But graduate programs aren’t producing many such scholars.

Back in 1979, The New England Journal of Medicine warned of a crisis: The ranks of physician-scientists — typically, holders of both an M.D. and a Ph.D. — were fast shrinking, threatening science’s ability to translate basic discoveries into actual cures.

Some 37 years later, the warnings are still coming. They might have even intensified.

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