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Young doctor follows in his father's footsteps

June 29, 2016

Young doctor follows in his father’s footsteps

By Elaine Schmidt Elaine Schmidt

Club foot.  Scoliosis.  Pigeon toes. The images of impoverished Vietnamese children suffering from these disorders–all easily corrected by surgery in the U.S.–are forever seared in Harry Mai’s brain. The 26-year-old visited Vietnam dozens of times as a child and possesses a strong connection to its most vulnerable citizens.  He credits his father, Hong, for both. […]

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Tags: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Harbor-UCLA, Long Beach, low-income patients, medically underserved, orphan, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, UCLA, Vietnam