Hon-Vu Duong, M.D.
Dr. Duong was born in Hue, Vietnam. In 1975, he and his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Virginia. After high school, he enlisted into the US Army. After four years of distinguished service in the Army, he attended college and medical school. A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, he completed his General Surgery training at The University of Virginia Health Science Center; his ophthalmology residency at Howard University Hospital where he received advance training in oculoplastic and microsurgery; and his fellowship in Ophthalmic Pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
Dr. Duong serves as Assistant Professor of Biology at Nevada State College where he teaches Neuroscience, Anatomy & Physiology, Endocrinology and Microbiology. His primary focus as an instructor is that students not only master course content, but are able to apply the knowledge to novel contexts. This focus carries over in his role as the Director of Continuing Education at the Westfield Eye Center. He ensures that our staff continually learns about the latest developments in procedures and treatments for eye diseases. He also mentors the ophthalmology residents that come through our practice.
Dr. Duong has published in peer review journals. He authored Sickle Cell Retinopathy and Basal Cell Carcinoma of the Eyelid chapters in Roy & Fraundfelder's Current Ocular Therapy, 6th Edition and other ophthalmology textbooks. He has lectured at regional and national ophthalmology meetings. Recently, Dr. Duong along with some of his peers published a Case Study manual for nursing students at Nevada State College and nationwide.
Dr. Duong emphasizes community-based learning. As a professional, he has participated in several humanitarian missions to Haiti and Vietnam. He truly believes that selfless endeavors are an essential part of the medical practice.