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Chinh Le

 
Chinh Le

Position: Geriatrician/Medical Director Fountain Care

Organization: UC Irvine- Senior Health Center

 

Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Dr. Le is a board certified geriatrician. He completed a geriatrics fellowship at UC Irvine and has remained as a faculty member in the Program in Geriatrics. His passion is serving senior patients in longterm care. After studying to be a Medical Director he became the Director of Fountain Care in Santa Ana. In addition he serves as the Director for other daycare settings and home health organizations.


What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Dr. Le has devoted himself to serving patients in longterm care. He has also served as an educator to medical residents, teaching them to care for patients in nursing homes. As one of the few board certified Vietnamese geriatricins in the country, Dr. Le is developing an curriculum in Ethnogeriatricians to teach health professionals the art of caring for older Vietnamese patients.