I was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at the age of six. I grew up in Bellevue, Washington near Seattle.
After earning my medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, I did an internship and my residency in internal medicine at the University of California at San Diego. I did a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of California San Francisco. I am board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and I am a member of the Hawaii Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
I enjoy being engaged in my community, and have appeared on Hawaii Public Radio.