Resurge: Quy Nhon 2014

Phan RangI am leaving for Vietnam Saturday April 5th to work with ReSurge in Quy Nhon. I will be back in the office Monday April 21st.

It’s been a little more than a year since my volunteer trip to Phan Rang where one of my patients was Huynh. She was born with a large congenital nevus that covered the left side of her face. Read more about her here.

Dr. Chang and Dr. Fones will be covering the office with Marianne Orton, the nurse practitioner. I still have some packing to do. My list includes many of the items on my travel post.

I will be sending updates during the volunteer trip on this blog. ReSurge will also be blogging here.



About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at,, and She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit
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