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Captain (CAPT) Vinh Q. Mai, D.O. was born in Saigon,
Vietnam in 1975. He and his family moved to the great state of
Virginia in 1990. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia
Commonwealth University with honors (top 1% of the graduating
class) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. CAPT Mai
attended medical school at the Kansas City University of Medicine and
Biosciences in Missouri and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree. He joined the United
States Navy in 1998, completed Internal Medicine Residency at the
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in 2005, and then completed
fellowship training in Endocrinology in 2008 at the National Naval
Medical Center Bethesda, Maryland. He served as a general internist
following residency training at the Naval Health Clinic Quantico. He
is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology by the
American Board of Internal Medicine. CAPT Mai is a Fellow of the
American College of Physicians and American Association of Clinical
Following his endocrine fellowship training, he volunteered to
serve a 9-month deployment to Djibouti under the U.S. AFRICOM as
an internist in support of the Operation Enduring Freedom and Global
War on Terrorism. Upon his return, he was featured in the national
newsletter “Member Spotlight” by the American Association of
Clinical Endocrinologists for his service and awards. In 2014, he
volunteered to support the JPAC POW/MIA for a 3-month operation in
Vietnam. His military awards include Navy and Marine Corp
Achievement Medal, Navy and Marine Corp Commendation Medal,
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer
Service Medal, and Navy Expert Pistol Medal.
CAPT Mai served as the Associate Program Director of the
only Army-Navy Endocrinology Fellowship in the Department of
Defense for 6 years as part of the National Capital Consortium. He
was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine of the Uniformed
Services University in 2016 with numerous publications and
presentations. Since 2016, he served as Chief of Endocrinology at the
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for 5 years. Prior to
this, he was the Deputy Chief of Endocrinology and Chairman of the
Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee for 4 years. Since 2016, he
was also Chairman of the Endocrinology Product Line and regional
Secure Messaging Champion responsible for business operations to
promote seamless patient-centered care and innovative healthcare
delivery in the National Capital Region enhanced Multi-service
CAPT Mai has meritoriously served on the USS FRANK
CABLE (AS 40) for the past 2 years amidst the challenges of
COVID-19 pandemic, through 3 INDO-PACOM expeditionary
deployments, and 1 Regular Overhaul availability shipyard period. He
has received orders to the Uniformed Services University of the Health
Sciences for the next 3 years as Senior Faculty cultivating the future
generations of military doctors.


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