Associate Professor, Ph.D, MD Doan Mai Phuong

Associate Professor, Ph.D, MD Doan Mai Phuong

Associate Professor, Ph.D, MD Doan Mai Phuong

Languages spoken: Vietnamese


Assoc. Prof. Doan Mai Phuong is former head of Microbiology Department of Bach Mai Hospital, She is the visiting lecturer of Microbiology Department in Hanoi Medical University and Hanoi University of Pharmacy. Assoc. Prof. Phuong is also the former head of Microbiology and Parasitology Department of Bach Mai Medical College. Dr. Phuong was trained in Hanoi Medical University and many top medical centers in the world such as Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, the USA, and Germany… Assoc. Prof. Phuong has had 36 years of experience working in the fields of microbiology, especially working in Bach Mai Hospital – the Top Hospital of Vietnam


Head of Microbiology Unit


  • Others



  • Diagnosis of pathogen: bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites
  • Diagnosis of opportunistic infection in people with weakened immune systems
  • Detection of pathogens cause hospital-acquired infections
  • Measurement of antimicrobial susceptibility (quantitative and qualitative) in pathogens (bacteria and fungi)
  • Detection of antibiotic resistance in bacteria: phenotype, genotype, mechanism of antibiotic resistance

1982: graduated as General Practitioner – Hanoi Medical University

1988: started PhD program – Hanoi Medical University

1993: Defended successfully PhD thesis – Hanoi Medical University

1993 – Present: attending training courses and international conferences in Vietnam and abroad

1982 – 2001: Microbiology Department- Bach Mai Hospital

2001 – 2010: Vice Head of Microbiology Department- Bach Mai Hospital

2010 – 2014: Head of Microbiology Department- Bach Mai Hospital

2009: certified as a high ranking doctor

2010: awarded as meritorious doctor

2011: Ass. Professor Title granted

2014 – 2016: Part time job at Laboratory of Vinmec International Hospital

03/2018 – Present: Head of Microbiology Unit – Laboratory of Vinmec Times City International Hospital

American Society of Microbiology

Asian Network for Surveillance of Resistant Pathogens

Asian Pacific Research Foundation for Infectious Diseases

Editor’s Council of Clinical Medical Magazine- Bach Mai Hospital

Editor’s Council of Vietnam Infectious Disease Journal – Vietnam Infectious Diseases Society

Prime Minister’s Certificate of merit: 2013

Minister of Health’s Certificate of merit: 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2016

Emulative soldier at the grassroots level: Ministry of Health (2011), Bach Mai Hospital (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

Chief author of:

  • Clinical Microbiology, Bach Mai Hospital (2002), Medical Publisher
  • Atlas of Microbiology and Hematology, Ministry of Health, America CDC (2013) – Medical Publisher
  • Guideline of clinical microbiology technical procedures, Ministry of Health (2014) – Medical Publisher
  • Guideline of clinical microbiology practice, Ministry of Health (2017) – Medical Publisher

Training for Postgraduate:

  • Scientific mentor for 01 PhD candidate, 15 Master’s degree candidates, Director of State Projects:
  • Study of molecular application for Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance in some prevalent pathogens in Vietnam (2012-2015)
  • Establishing national network for diagnosis and treatment of melioidosis in Vietnam (RENOMAB) (2013-2017)

Scientific research and articles:

  • Nguyen Thi Vinh, Vo Thi Chi Mai, Doan Mai Phuong et al. (2006). “Pneumonia Pathogens in 2 central hospitals of Vietnam”. APUA Newsletter 2006 APUA chapter Vietnam Vol.24 N.3; 1-3
  • Dang Duc Anh, Phan Le Thanh Huong, Kiwao Watanabe, Nguyen Thu Nguyet, Nguyen Thu Hien Anh, Ngo Thi Thi, Nguyen Tien Dung, Doan Mai Phuong, Susumu Tanimura, Yasushi Ohkusa, Tsuyoshi Nagatake, Hiroshi Watanabe, Kazunori Oishi. (2007). “Increased rates of intense nasopharyngeal bacterial colonization of vietnamese children with radiological pneumonia.” Tohoku J Exp Med. 2007 Oct ;213 (2):167-72 17917410
  • Watanabe K, Anh DD, Huong Ple T, Nguyet NT, Anh NT, Thi NT, Dung NT, Phuong DM, Rusizoka OS, Nagatake T, Watanabe H, Oishi K. (2008). ”Drug-resistant pneumococci in children with acute lower respiratory infections in Vietnam” Pediatr Int. 2008 Aug;50(4):514-8
  • Doan Mai Phuong, Trinh Thanh Trung, Katrin Breitbach, Nguyen Quang Tuan, Ulrich Nubel, Gisela Flunker, Dinh Duy Khang, Nguyen Xuan Quang, Ivo Steinmetz. (2008). “Clinical and microbiological features of melioidosis in northern Vietnam”. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volume 102, Supplement 1, Pages S30-S36, December 2008.
  • Hợp tác toàn cầu về kháng kháng sinh – GARP – Việt Nam. (2010). “Situation analysis Antibiotic use and resistance in Vietnam “. Báo cáo của Bộ Y tế-Việt Nam phối hợp với Dự án Hợp tác toàn cầu về kháng kháng sinh GARP- Việt Nam và Đơn vị Nghiên cứu Lâm sàng ĐH Oxford.
  • M. Johansson 1 , D. M. Phuong 2 , S. M. Walther 3 , H. Hanberger 1 (2011). “Need for improved antimicrobial and infection control stewardship in Vietnamese intensive care units”. Tropical Medicine & International Health. Volume 16, Issue 6, pages 737-743, June 2011.
  • Tatsuya Tada, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Yasuyuki Kato, Norio Ohmagari, Nozomi Takeshita, Nguyen Viet Hung, Doan Mai Phuong, Truong Anh Thu, Nguyen Gia Binh, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Tran Thi Thanh Nga, Pham Hong Truong, Phan Thi Xuan, Le Thi Anh Thu, Nguyen Truong Son, Teruo Kirikae. (2013). “Emergence of 16S rRNA methylase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolaes in hospitals in Vietnam”. BMC Infect. Dis.
  • Douglas J Biedenbach, Samuel K Bouchillon, Daryl J Hoban, Meredith Hackel, Doan Mai Phuong, Tran Thi Thanh Nga, Nguyen Tran My Phuong, Tran Thi Lan Phuong, Robert E Badal. (2014). “Antimicrobial susceptibility and extended-spectrum beta-lactamase rates in aerobic gram-negative bacteria causing intra-abdomial infections in Vietnam: report from the study for monitoring antimicrobial resistance trends (SMART 2009-2011)”. Diagn. Microbial. Infect. Dis.
  • Tran Thi Thanh Nga, Tran Thi Lan Phuong, Tran My Phuong, Doan Mai Phuong, Douglas J. Biedenbach, Prashant Narang, Trong Giao Phan, Robert E. Badal. (2014). “In vitro susceptibility of Gram-negative isolates from patients with urinary tract infections in Vietnam: Results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART)”. Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance. 2014. Vol 2, Issue 4, Pages 338-339;
  • Thi Tuyet Van Dinh, Nguyen Hai Linh Bui, Van Hop Duong, Mai Phuong Doan, Thanh Trung Trinh (2014) “Identification of antibiotic-producing Bacillus sensu lato isolated from national parks of Hoang Lien and Phu Quoc in Vietnam- Phân loại các loài vi khuẩn Bacillus sensu lato sinh kháng sinh phân lập tại vườn Quốc Gia Hoàng Liên và Phú Quốc”. J. Viet. Env. 2014, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 77-83
  • Tatsuya tada, Pham Hong Nhung, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Doan Mai Phuong, Kayo Shimada, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Nguyen Gia Binh, Do Van Thanh, Norio Ohmagari, Teruo Kirikae (2015). “IMP-51, a novel IMP-type metallo–lactamase with increased doripenem and meropenem hydrolyzing activities in a carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolate” Antimicrob. Agents. Chemother. 2015.
  • Pham Hong Nhung, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Doan Mai Phuong, Kayo Shimada, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Nguyen Gia Binh, Do Van Thanh, Norio Ohmagari, Teruo Kirikae (2015). “Evaluation of the Etest method for detecting colistin susceptibility of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative isolates in Vietnam” J. Infect. Chemother. 2015.
  • Nguyen Gia Binh, Kayoko Hayakawa, Dao Xuan Co, Nguyen Dang Tuan, Nguyen Hoang Anh, Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy, Doan Mai Phuong, Nguyen Thi Lien Huong, Pham Thi Phuong Thuy, Ngo Qui Chau, Pham Hong Nhung, Do Thi Hong Gam, Tran Thu Huong, Le Van Anh, Nozomi Takeshita, Norio Ohmagari. (2015). “The efficacy and nephrotoxicity associated with colistin use in an intensive care unit in Vietnam: Use of colistin in a population of lower body weight”. Int. J. Infect. Dis.
  • Thean Yen Tan, Li Yang Hsu, Marissa M. Alejandria,  Romanee Chaiwarith , Terrence Chinniah, Methee Chayakulkeeree ,  Saugata Choudhury , Yen Hsu Chen, Hee Shin Jong, Pattarachai Kiratisin , Myrna Mendoza,  Kavitha Prabhu , Khuanchai Supparatpinyo, Ai Ling Tan, Xuan Thi Phan, Thi Thanh Nga Tran, Gia Binh Nguyen, Mai Phuong Doan, Van An Huynh, Su Minh Tuyet Nguyen, Thanh Binh Tran and Hung Van Pham. (2016). “Antifungal susceptibility of invasive Candida bloodstream isolates from the Asia-Pacific region”. Medical Mycology. Oxford Journal.
  • Douglas J. Biedenbach, MS; Phan Trong Giao; Pham Hung Van, MD; Nguyen Su Minh Tuyet; Tran Thi Thanh Nga; Doan Mai Phuong; Nguyen Vu Trung; and Robert E. Badal, BS. (2016). “Antimicrobial-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter baumannii From Patients With Hospital-acquired or Ventilator-associated Pneumonia in Vietnam”. Clinical Therapeutics/ Volume 38, Number 9, 2016.
  • L T Hien, L K Quynh, V T Huyen, B D Tu, N T Hien, D M Phuong, P H Nhung, D T H Giang and N H Duc. (2016). ““DNA-magnetic bead detection using disposable cards and the anisotropic magnetoresistive sensor” Advances in Natural Sciences: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Tatsuya Tada, Pham Hong Nhung, Tohru Miyoshi-Akiyama, Kayo Shimada, Mitsuhiro Tsuchiya, Doan Mai Phuong, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Norio Ohmagari, Teruo Kirikae (2016) “Multidrug- resistant ST235 Pseudomonas aeruginosa clinical isolates producing 2 IMP-26 with increased carbapenem hydrolyzing activities in Vietnam” Antimicrob. Agents Chemother.
  • Vineya Rai; Cheong Yuet-Meng; Rosenthal, Victor Daniel; Mohd Shahnaz Hasan; Mazuin Kamarul Zaman; Mansor, Marzida; Sasheela Sri La Sri Ponnampala; Anis Shiham Zainal Abidin; Jegathesan Manikavasagam; Doan Mai Phuong; Nguyen Cia Binh; Lim, Joelene; Kerinjeet Kaur; Othman, Ainul Auzani; Chuah Soo Ling; Chin Seng Gan; Habibah Abdul Aziz; Nor Harlida Abdul Latif; Haryani Che Hamzah; Hasimah Zainol (2016) ““Device-associated infection and mortality rates, bacterial resistance, and length of stay in hospitals of Malaysia: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC)’s findings”. Canadian Journal of Infection Control . Summer 2016, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p107-112. 6p.
  • Tada Tatsuya, Nhung Pham Hong, Shimada Kayo, Tsuchiya Mitsuhiro, Phuong Doan Mai, Anh Nguyen Quoc, Ohmagari Norio, Kirikae Teruo (2017) ““Emergence of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli clinical isolates harboring mcr-1 in Vietnam”.International Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Tada Tatsuya, Nhung Pham Hong, Shimada, Kayo, Tsuchiya Mitsuhiro, Phuong Doan Mai, Anh Nguyen Quoc, Ohmagari Norio, Kirikae Teruo (2017) ““Emergence of colistin-resistant Escherichia coli clinical isolates harboring mcr-1 in Vietnam”. International Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Korman T,  Ellem J , George N, Coombs G, Ling T, Tsang O,  Balaji V , Mikamo H , Kusachi S , Mizutani T , Kim MJ,  Bae IG , Umur NB , Rajasekaram DG , Taylor S, Roberts S, van der Werff K,  Drinkovic D , Lagamayo E , Mendoza M, Tan TY, Krishnan P, Wang E, Lu PL, Liu CE, Chuang KY, Yu KW, Chen YS, Lu MC,  Panthuwong S , Kiratisin P , My Phoung NT, Phuong DM, Van NT, Thanh Nga TT (2017) ““Distribution of ESBLs, AmpC β-lactamases and carbapenemases among Enterobacteriaceae isolates causing intra-abdominal and urinary tract infections in the Asia-Pacific region during 2008-14: results from the Study for Monitoring Antimicrobial Resistance Trends (SMART)” J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017
  • T. T. Trinh 1 , T. S. Hoang 1 , D. A. Tran 2 , V. T. Trinh 3 , A. Göhler 4 , T. T. Nguyen 5 , S. N. Hoang 6 , R. Krumkamp 7,8 , L. T. N. Nguyen 9 , J. May 7,8 , P. M. Doan 10 , C. D. Do 10 , T. A. Que 2 and I. Steinmetz 4, 11 (2018) “A Simple Laboratory Algorithm for Diagnosis of Melioidosis in Resource-Constrained Areas: a Study from North Central Vietnam” Clin Microbiol infect
  • Nozomi Takeshita, Nguyen Quoc Anh, Doan Mai Phuong, Do Van Thanh, Pham Phuong Thuy, Mai Thi Lan Huong,  Manami Takahashi , Norio Ohmagari (2018) “Assessment of Bacteremia in a Large Tertiary Care Hospital in Northern Vietnam: A Single-center Retrospective Surveillance Study”. Japanese Journal of Infectious Disease.