Doan Y. Dao, M.D.
Doan Y Dao, M.D., is a co-founder and the first past President of V-VHA. He is also an Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Dao manages patients with general gastrointestinal diseases or chronic liver diseases. His research focuses on HBV cure. He also dedicates a large portion of his time and efforts to live and work in his native Vietnam towards viral hepatitis elimination.
Fluent in English and Vietnamese, Dr. Dao’s personal passion and professional commitment is the study of and care for patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV). He has worked in the HBV field including clinical research, basic science training, patient care, and outreach and advocacy programs for more than 12 years, beginning early in medical school when he took two years off to do HBV translational research. His devotion to HBV in partly stemmed from the large unmet needs in HBV endemic underserved areas of Africa and Asia. He was born and grew up in Vietnam.