Minh Nguyen’s life began as a Vietnamese refugee whose heroic family barely escaped war-torn South Vietnam in 1975.
Nearly four decades later, a long odyssey of perseverance and personal triumph has led Nguyen to become a highly esteemed doctor with U.S. HealthWorks.
Minh Nguyen with his Mother (Sau) in 1975.
Dr. Nguyen has been with U.S. HealthWorks for seven years and risen to prominence as the occupational healthcare company’s Western Division Vice President of Medical. He oversees the Southern California and Arizona regions, which includes 51 medical centers.
At age 3, Nguyen escaped with 41 relatives aboard a South Vietnamese Navy vessel during the fall of Saigon. He was literally clinging to his father’s neck as his family climbed a ship’s ladder with a horde of other frightened refugees who were desperate to escape as the fall of Saigon was imminent.
The escape effort was most likely a do-or-die situation for the entire family since Nguyen’s father was a member of the South Vietnam Army and the communist North Vietnamese soldiers were nearing Saigon.
Intrigued by his compelling story, the San Diego Union-Tribune recently did a long profile piece on Dr. Nguyen’s inspirational journey.
Please click HERE to view the story and listen to a short video interview with Dr. Nguyen.