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

MIT Club of Northern California | COVID 19 Front Lines Situation and Response

During this time, we’ve found that the MIT Alumni community coming together, and there is no one more that we’d love to hear from than our very own making a Better World.

“MIT Alumni Front Lines” series brings forward amazing members of the MIT community who are doing some excellent work fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our first guest is Freddy Nguyen – PGY1 (resident) resident physician in the department of pathology and molecular and cell-based medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.  He is co-leading the MIT COVID-19 challenge a series of virtual hackathons and prior to that he was the co-director for MIT Hacking Medicine.

Ask Freddy about – what the the siutation is on the ground in NY, the motivation around the MIT COVID-19 Challenge – series of hackathon and what makes these MIT hackathons unique and relevant, and more…

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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
Former Co-Director, MIT Hacking Medicine
Regional Director – Europe, MIT Hacking Medicine
Co-Director, MIT COVID-19 Challenge
Co-Director, MIT Hacking Racism Challenge

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139


Resident Physician, PGY-3,
Department of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Mount Sinai Hospital
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1194
New York, NY 10029