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Dr Vinh Q. Dang

  Position Vice Director
  Org Unit My Duc Hospital
  Email bsvinh.dq@myduchospital.vn
  Telephone +84908225481
  Location 04 Nui Thanh Street, District Tan Binh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Dr Dang is an Ob/Gyn with special interests in obstetrics, menopause and assisted reproduction. He is the Deputy Head, My Duc IVF Clinic, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Viet Nam, where more than 4,000 egg pick up are performed per year. He was Head, Research Laboratory for Reproductive Health Research Centre for Genetics and Reproductive Health, School of Medicine, Viet Nam National University, HCMC, Viet Nam (2012-2017).

MD degree                                       

Pham Ngoc Thach medical school, 1999 (Dissertation: “The prevalence of menopausal symptoms in women living in Ho Chi Minh city”)

Master degree                                

National University of Singapore, 2002, Master of Clinical Embryology (Dissertation: “Effectiveness of a tri-gas system on in vitro maturation of human GV oocytes”)

In 2004, he and his team have been awarded “Best prize for Science and Technology Development” by The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.

In the past 5 years, Dang has received research support of $6800 AUD from the Viet Nam National University and $370,000 AUD for industry supported research. These amounts need to be considered in the context of the lower cost of conducting research in Viet Nam and Dang’s emerging research profile.

  1. Le Thi Bich Phuong, Vo Nguyen Thuc, Pham Thieu Quan, Le Hoang Anh, Dang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Thi Thuong Huyen. Selecting euploid embryo for transfer by preimplantation genetic testing for aneuploidy improved the clinical outcomes in patients with advanced maternal age. Biomedical Research and Therapy. 2019; 6(12): 3541-3549
  2. Le Dang Khoa, Linh K. Nguyen, Loc M. T. Nguyen, Ben W. J. Mol, Vinh Q. Dang. Cervical pessary vs vaginal progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth in women with twin pregnancies and a short cervix: an economic analysis alongside a randomized controlled trial. Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2019 Aug 20. doi: 10.1002/uog.20848
  3. Anh N. Ha, Toan D. Pham, Vinh Q. Dang, Lan N. Vuong, Tuong M. Ho. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonist Versus Human Chorionic Gonadotropin for Ovulation Induction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Patients Undergoing Intrauterine Insemination: A Randomised Controlled Trial. Fertility & Reproduction. 2019; 1(2): 88-92
  4. V.Q. Dang, L.N. Vuong, T.M. Ho, A.N. Ha, Q.N. Nguyen, B.T. Truong, Q.T. Pham, R. Wang, R.J. Norman, B.W. Mol. The effectiveness of ICSI versus conventional IVF in couples with non-male factor infertility: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Human Reproduction Open. 2019; 2019(2): hoz006
  5. Vinh Q. Dang, Linh K. Nguyen, Toan D. Pham, Yen T. N. He, Khang N. Vu, Minh T. N. Phan, Thanh Q. Le, Cam H. Le, Lan N. Vuong, Ben W. Mol. Pessary compared with vaginal Progesterone for the prevention of preterm birth in women with twin pregnancies and cervical length less than 38 mm. Obstet Gynecol 2019;133:459–467
  6. Le Nhat Quang, Le Thi Bich Tram, Nguyen Huyen Minh Thuy, Pham Duong Toan, Dang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Thi Thuong Huyen. Comparison of clinical outcome of frozen embryo transfer after embryo selection based on morphokinetic versus morphologic criteria for freezing. Biomedical Research and Therapy, 5(12):2910- 2917
  7. Lan N Vuong, Vu N A Ho, Tuong M Ho, Vinh Q Dang, Tuan H Phung, Nhu H Giang, Anh H Le, Toan D Pham, Rui Wang, Rob J Norman, Johan Smitz, Robert B Gilchrist, Ben W Mol. Effectiveness and safety of in vitro maturation of oocytes versus in vitro fertilisation in women with high antral follicle count: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.  BMJ Open 2018;8:e02341
  8. Lan N. Vuong, Toan D. Pham, Vinh Q. Dang, Tuong M. Ho, Vu N. A. Ho, Robert J. Norman, Ben W. Mol. Live birth rates with a freeze-only strategy versus fresh embryo transfer in subjects with elevated progesterone levels during IVF: secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. Reproductive Biomedicine Online. 2019;38(3):387-396. (IF 2.93)
  9. L. D. Khoa, T. N. Quang, P. D. Toan, N. M. T. Loc, N. T. N. Diem, V. Q. Dang, H. N. A. Vu, B. W. Mol, D. J. Handelsman. Needle-free jet versus conventional needle injection for local anesthesia in men undergoing surgical sperm retrieval. Andrology. 2019;7(1):69-75. (IF 3.106)
  10. Khoa D. Le, Lan N. Vuong, Tuong M. Ho, Vinh Q. Dang, Toan D. Pham, Clarabelle T. Pham, Robert J. Norman, and Ben Willem J. Mol. A cost-effectiveness analysis of freezeonly or fresh embryo transfer in IVF of non-PCOS women. Human Reproduction, 2018; 33(10):1907-1914
  11. Le Dang Khoa, Tran Nhat Quang, Dang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh, Ho Manh Tuong, Kirsty Foster. The prevalence of job stressors among nurses in private in vitro fertilization (IVF) centres. Nursing Open. 2019; 6(1): 39–49.
  12. Vuong NL, Dang QV, Ho MT, Huynh GB, Ha TD, Pham DT, Nguyen KL, Norman R and Mol BW. IVF transfer of fresh or frozen embryos in women without polycystic ovaries. New England Journal of Medicine. 2018, 378:137-47. This is the first paper to show that in infertile couples without polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing IVF, a freeze-all strategy did not increase ongoing pregnancy rates.
  13. Nguyen TL, Ha TQ, Dang QV. Establishing the protocol for ovarian tissue cryopreservation using bovine model. Science & Technology development. 2016;19:24-30. Based on outcomes of this study, we have introduced ovarian tissue freezing for patients with malignant diseases.
  14. Vuong TN, He TNY, Bui TPL, Dang QV. The prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus in women conceived through IVF/ICSI: a cross sectional study. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2017, 14:36-40. This paper showed that GDM is as high as 25.4% in pregnant women conceived through assisted reproductive techniques.
  15. Le HA, Pham DT, Vuong NL, Dang QV. The effectiveness of in vitro maturation of human oocytes in patients with and without PCOS. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2017, 15:74-8. This paper, for the first time, showed that in non-PCOS patients with a history of moderate/severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), in vitro maturation (IVM) resulted in a clinical pregnancy rate as high as in those with PCOS. These findings will make the IVF treatment safer and at a lower cost.
  16. Tien MDNguyen MN, Bui PL, Ho CC, Dang QV. The effectiveness of cervical cerclage on women with a twin pregnancy and a short cervix: a case-series on 72 patients. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2017; 15:47-51. This paper showed that with twin pregnancy and cervix <25mm cervical cerclage could prevent preterm birth, without severe complications.
  • 2010- Board of Executive, Ho Chi Minh Society of Reproductive Medicine (HOSREM)
  • 2016- Country representative and Member of Accreditation committee for Quality Management System (QMS) in IVF clinic, Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)
  • 2016- Team Member, Prospective Meta-analysis for Pessary Trials (PROMPT)
  • 2017- Board Member, Asia Pacific Menopause Federation (APMF)
  • Dang has been the country representative and member of Accreditation committee for QMS of ASPIRE since 2016. He was appointed to the Board of the Asia Pacific Menopause Federation in 2017. He is frequently an invited speaker and session chair at national and regional congresses. The NEJM paper was awarded with the prestigious Alexandre Yersin Prize 2017.
  • Dang was an invited lecturer in School of Medicine, Viet Nam National University of HCMC (2010 –14). He was the senior lecturer for the 9-month IVF training program (2004 –7). He is a Member of the Scientific Board of CME courses for IVF and Menopause for HOSREM.
  • Dang co-edited the “Textbook in In Vitro Fertilization” (in Vietnamese) and was Editor of the “WHO laboratory manual for the examination and processing of human semen, 5th edition” (full translated from English version with permission from the WHO). He was the Lead author for “The Viet Nam Guidelines in Embryo Quality Assessment”. He is currently a Member of the Editorial Board for “Obstetrics and Gynaecology: from EBM to practice”.

Promoting cooperation on researches with national and international parners:

  • Monash University (https://www.monash.edu)
  • The University of Adelaide (https://www.adelaide.edu.au)
  • Robinson Research Institute (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/robinson-research-institute/)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) (https://www.adelaide.edu.au/robinson-research-institute/about/)/ University Hospital Brussels (UZB) (http://www.uzbrussel.be/u/view/en/212262-UZ+Brussel+and+the+university.html)
  • Dang’s graduation thesis identified the prevalence of menopausal symptoms in women living in HCMC. Together with his mentor, a leading gynaecologist in Viet Nam, he has led the development of education in menopause for middle-life women in 18 provinces of the South Viet Nam. He had a pivotal role in the early 2000’s in establishing the first CME course on menopause in Viet Nam for medical practitioners at Tu Du Hospital, the largest women’s hospital in Viet Nam. Recently, under the Ho Chi Minh Society for Reproductive Medicine (HOSREM), he has conducted a series of full day training workshops on menopause for Ob/Gyn in Viet Nam. Complementing his interest in menopause, Dang has a major interest in ovarian insufficiency in the reproductive and late reproductive years.
  • Dang is considered an expert in technical IVF transfers and assisted reproduction training in Viet Nam and across South East Asia. He was among the team who successfully applied several new techniques of IVF treatment in Viet Nam. As a Centre of Excellence in South East Asia, his clinic provides training courses for more than 30 clinicians/embryologists from across the region each year. His team have assisted in setting up more than 80% of the IVF facilities in Viet Nam. Dang’s research publications in Vietnamese journals have informed and hence, profoundly influenced clinical practice in both menopause and assisted reproduction in Viet Nam.
  • Over the past 5 years, Dang has had a leadership role in the campaign to increase awareness of infertility for couples (booklets, social media, interviews, focus groups). He oversees a public information program on contraception and infertility for people living in the local area and his team provides free yearly medical check-ups for people of low income. He established a program by which his clinic supports IVF at no cost for 30 infertile couples each year (since 2015).