Acknowledgment

Even though recently established, TranTien Foundation (TTF) has been bringing primary care and especially reconstructive surgery to those who have little or no access to such care. TTF has improved the lives of more than 20,000 impoverished children and adults. In addition, through the training of local physicians TTF has contributed significantly to the improvement of Hue Central Hospital and Hue College of Medicine Department of Plastic Surgery in particular, and the health care system of Central Vietnam , in general. These accomplishments have been made possible thanks to:

Gifts (in-Kind): The donated equipments, surgical materials are used in the day-to-day operation of the clinic and especially in major reconstructive surgeries and their post-operation follow-up:

  • Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital  Main OR and Oupatient Surgery Center
  • Valencia Surgical Center
  • Tran Institute for Plastic Surgery, Valencia

Contributors: Financial contributions provide support to the Thien Sanh clinic, thus enable the clinic to provide all primary care services to patients completely free of charge

  • Mr. & Mrs. Le Quy Do and San Ho
  • Mr. & Mrs. Nguyen Van Vinh and Nhu Luu
  • Dr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Huyen and Lien
  • Dr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Sum and Yen
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Tien and Minh Ly
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Khanh and Dieu Le
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Hoi and Dieu Huyen
  • Mr. & Mrs. Nguyen Duy Khoa & Nhu Thoa
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tran Minh Phuoc David & Trang
  • Ms. Tran thi Nhu An
  • Dr. Duong Thien Dong & Mrs. Nhu Hao on behalf of Mr & Mrs Tran Tru
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Cong Minh & Thaiha
  • Dr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Ngac & Lan Anh
  • Ms. Nguyen Nhu Y
  • Mr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Hung & TuUyen
  • Dr. & Mrs. Tran Tien Quoc & Kim Loan
  • Mr. Tran Tien Khanh (Kenny)
  • Dr. Justin M. Sacks and Dr  Bethany C. Sacks
  • Dr. Anthony N. Labruna
  • Dr. Alita Mishra
  • Ms. Tran Nhu Mai Trang
  • Dr. John Paul Verderese
  • Mr and Mrs Tran tien Duc & Nhu Hue
  • Dr and Mrs Jacob Rand
  • Mr Tran Tien Chuan and Mrs Ly thi Thu
  • Dr Pham N Bao, PharMD
  • Dr and Mrs Ng Th Vinh and Mai Thai
  • Mrs Tran thi nhu Y
  • Mr and Mrs  Le Thien Ngo  and  Nhu Phu
  • Mr and Mrs Vo Hai Trieu  and Mong Tuong
  • Mr and Mrs  Dang Canh Thin  and  Mong Lan
  • Mr and Mrs Nguyen chi Lang  and Nhu Ngoc
  • Ms Gigi Phuong Tran (Tuyet Phuong)
  • Mr Tran Tien Lang and Mrs Ngo thi Quoi (France)
  • Mr Trinh Thien Bau & Mrs Dieu Huong (USA)
  • Ms Courtney Campbell
  • Ms Wendy Hoffman
  • Don Han Kim, DDS, MD and Michelle Phuong Nam Nguyen, DDS on behalf of Mr and Mrs Tran Dinh
  • Mr Le quy Hai and family in memory of Mrs Tran Nhu San Ho
  • Family of Mrs Nguyen Khoa Tu (Mrs Tran thi Nhu Cung)
  • Mrs Tran Tien Duong
  • Ms Tran Nhu Minh Chau
  • Mr Nguyen An
  • Mrs Tran Thi Nhu Vui
  • Family of Mrs Dao Duy Anh (Mrs Tran Nhu Man)
  • Dr Bao Tien
  • Dr Nguyen Thi Tinh Chau and Dr Le Van Danh
  • Dr and Mrs Chau Son
  • Mrs Nguyen Khoa Dieu Tho
  • Mr David Szego in memory of the soldiers of Company E, Recon Platoon, 3/506 Batallion, 101st Airborne Division killed in action in Thua Thien Province in 1970
  • Dr and Mrs Phan Tien Thai
  • Sons and daughter of Dr Ngac-LanAnh

Volunteers: In particular, TTF would like to recognize the dedication and commitment of all staff working at Thien Sanh Clinic and participating in Project Hue with a donation of time and expertise.

  • At Thien Sanh Clinic, TTF is fortunate to have a team of very compassionate and caring staff working 7 days a week:
    • Physicians
      • Ven. Thich Tam Quang, MD
      • Ven. Thich Phap Minh, MD
      • Ven. Thich Hong Dao, MD
      • Doan van Quynh, MD
      • Vo Xuan Phuc, MD
      • Hoang Kim Tung, MD
      • Thai doan Quang,  MD
      • Tran van Binh, O.MD
    • Pharmacist
      • Tran thi Nhu Mai, RP
    • Nurses
      • Ven. Thich Nu Dieu Chon, LVN
      • Ven. Thich Nu Dieu Tu, LVN
      • Ngo thi Xuan An, LVN
      • Hoang thi Dieu Lien, RN
      • Rose Marinas, RN
      • Sheri Chessani, RN
    • Administrators
      • Tran nguyen Dang
      • Tran thi Nhu The
      • Tran thi Tra Lien
  • Project Hue: From 2007 to 2015, eight trips were conducted with a total of 78 volunteers (from the United States) who donated their time and paid out of their pockets all expenses related to the trips. They performed surgeries, taught specialized surgical techniques, and provided comfort and care to patients. Whether they participated in the surgical or medical team (working 10 hours a day in a 5 day work week), taught a week-end long seminar, or engaged in continuing consultation with the Vietnamese Professor of College of Medicine; they demonstrated a remarkable dedication by taking a 20-hour flight, and forgoing their vacation time and professional practice to provide reconstructive surgical care to the worlds most impoverished children and families. TTF is  indebted to these remarkable volunteers:
    • Plastic Surgeons
      • Lester Silver, MD
      • Richard Skolnick, MD
      • Andrew Salzberg, MD
      • Hengli Li, MD
      • Anuja Antony, MD
      • Phillip Torina, MD
      • Paul Luu, MD
      • Huyen Tran, MD
      • Sum Tran, MD
      • Paul Tran, MD
      • Daniel Maman, MD
      • Leo Keagan, MD
      • Nho (Bill Tran), MD
      • Uldis Bite, MD
      • Michelle Copeland, MD
      • Aron Kressel, MD
      • James Lee, MD
      • Alice Yao, MD
      • R Michael Koch, MD
      • Adam Strohl, MD
    • ENT-Head & Neck Surgeons
      • Satish Vadapali, MD
      • Phillip Amoil, MD
      • David Parker, MA, MB, B Chir, FRCs
    • General Surgeons
      • Sarvotham K. Reddy, MD
    • Internists
      • Loi Vo, MD
      • Ravindra Gupta, MD
      • Patrick Tran, MD
      • Ngac Tran, MD
      • Henry Tran, MD
      • Nicolas Doan, MD
      • Chand Khanna, MD
      • Quoc Tran, MD
    • Anesthesiologist
      • Yen Nguyen, MD
      • Ben Li, MD
      • Matt De Jesus, MD
      • Nadine Keegan, MD
      • Robert Friedhoff , MD
    • Nurses
      • Rose Marinas, RN
      • Sheri Chessani, RN
      • Sheila Tesini, RN
      • Rosanne Valentino, RN
      • Elizabeth Cravitz, RN, MS
      • Maria Spinelli, N.P.
      • Abigail Wilson, N.P.
      • Kathleen Canilang, RN
      • Wendy Duplatis, RN
      • Johanna Trinida, RN
      • Laura Scott, RT
    • Pediatrician
      • HPhuc Nguyen, MD
      • Sunanda R Vadapali, MD
    • Urologist
      • Kenneh Yun, MD
    • Psychiatrist
      • Hien Tran, MD
    • Computer Science and Management Experts
      • Tien Tran
      • Khanh Tran
      • Tri Tran
      • Brent H Tran
    • Non-medical volunteers (teenagers and addults) took the opportunity offered by TTF, joined the trips, and learned how life is in a foreign and developing nation and observed how health care provided to poor children and families by direct interaction with medical staffs. The volunteers spent time at the orphanage and preschool class, played educational games, organized quizzes and competitions, and taught music, dance, creative arts and crafts.
      • Jennifer Nguyen
      • Jessica Phan
      • Jonathan Li
      • Jessica Nissigushi
      • James Nguyen
      • Lan Anh Han
      • MaryAnn Tran
      • Anh Tran
      • Dennis Nguyen, MS
      • Vadapalli, Reshmi Rao
      • Vadapalli, Dhivya Rao
      • Vadapalli, Keerti Rao
      • Reddy, Sunitha K.
      • Reddy,  Rajani  K.
      • Kim Loan Do
      • Evelyn Doan, MS
      • George Tran, BA

Partners: Since the purpose of TranTien Foundation (TTF) is to help poor people have access to primary care and life-changing reconstructive surgeries, it has established partnerships with other charitable groups including local, national and international organizations. One the organizations TTF has the pleasure to work with, is Les Amis de Hue (Hue regional Chapter).  The group, etablished by Mr Le van Long of French for Humanity, operates in Hue with 5 local volunteers (Doan Tu Hoan,Dang Cong Toai,Nguyen thi Thu,Nguyen thi Minh Minh and Nguyen tu Triet). They work with the homeless, the blind and people at the leprosy village.  They refer many patients for reconstructive surgery.  Following is what Ms Minh Minh says about the work of TTF:   "We are very lucky to be able to refer some underprivleged patients to TTF medical and surgery teams and to witness their competence, passion, love and care in most difficult reconstructive surgeries such as Ha Len's and Nguyen Manh's.  All the patients and families are vey happy with results and very appreciative of TTF work. TTF teams bring joy to patients and their families, and lessen the suffering of poor people."

Thank you all for supporting and believing in TTF mission.