Khanh Thanh Quach, MD

Khanh Thanh Quach, MD

Vice-Director, Palliative Care Department, Ho Chi Minh City Cancer Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Graduate, International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

E-mail: bskhanhx2@yahoo.com

Khanh Thanh Quach, MD is a graduate of the International Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program and the International Leadership Development Initiative at San Diego Hospice and the Institute for Palliative Medicine. Since 2008, he has been responsible for the development of the Palliative Care Unit at Ho Chi Minh City Cancer Hospital and the Palliative Care Home Care Program in Ho Chi Minh City. He teaches Palliative Care training courses for medical students and lectures extensively on palliative care throughout Vietnam.

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Other Appointments:

  • Palliative Medicine Clinical Mentor, Palliative Care Department, Ho Chi Minh City Cancer Hospital
    Palliative Medicine Clinical Mentor, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and Pharmacological University, Ho Chi Minh City
  • National Trainer in Palliative Care

Key Accomplishments:

  • Established and directs the Palliative Home Care Program in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • Developed medical school curricula and training requirements for oncology residents and fellows at Ho Chi Minh City Cancer Hospital
  • Supported development of palliative care units throughout South Vietnam

Education / Honors:

  • International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, 2009 – 2011
  • International Palliative Medicine Fellowship, The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice, 2008 – 2011
  • Master of Science, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and Pharmacological University, Ho Chi Minh City, 2005 – 2008
  • Oncology Specialty degree, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and Pharmacological University, Ho Chi Minh City, 2002 – 2004
  • Medical degree, Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2000

Key Publications:

  • Quach, T. K., Cung , T.T., A. Dang, H.Q.T (2004). NK Cell Lymphoma: Diagnosis and Treatment. The Medicine Journal of Ho Chi Minh City, Special Oncology. Vol 8, Supplement 4, 103-109.
  • Quach, T. K., Dang, H.Q.T. (2005) Radiation Therapy for Inoperable Laryngeal Cancer. The Medicine Journal of Ho Chi Minh City, Special Oncology. Vol 9, Supplement 4, 201-206.
  • Quach, T. K., Nguyen, C.H, Dang, H.Q.T. (2008) Radiotherapy for Early Glottis Cancer. The Medicine Journal of Ho Chi Minh City, Special Oncology. Vol 12, Supplement 4, 81-92.
  • Cam N.T., Quach, T. K., Stalford, M., Dang, H.Q.T (2010) The Attitudes of Cancer Patients and their Family Toward the Disclosure of Cancers. The Medicine Journal of Ho Chi Minh City, Special Oncology. Vol 14, Supplement 4, 781-787.
  • Quach, T. K., Nguyen H. T.P, Nguyen T. D (2011) Evaluation of Use of Oral Morphine in Palliative Care for Patients with Cancer at the Cancer Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. The Oncology Journal of Vietnam, Vol 3, 742-751


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