Dr Linny Phuong

Infectious Diseases Fellow and Deputy CMO, The Royal Children's Hospital

    Linny is an Infectious Diseases fellow and Deputy Chief Medical Officer (Wellbeing) at The Royal Children’s Hospital this year.

    After studying Pharmacy and graduating with honours (Monash), she spent a couple of years working in Pharmacy prior to enrolling for post-graduate Medicine (Melb Uni). She is currently in the process of completing advanced physician training in both General Paediatrics and Infectious Diseases. Not bothered by additional study, she has also completed a Diploma of Child Health (Uni of Sydney) and is currently completing a Master of Public Health by coursework at Melbourne University.

    Linny is the Founder and Chair of The Water Well Project, a not-for-profit organisation which provides health education to refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria and New South Wales. The organisation has delivered over 390 sessions throughout Melbourne, Geelong and Sydney. In addition to her specialty areas, Linny has a genuine interest in public health and medical education. She is the current AMA Doctor in Training of the Year (2017) and has previously received recognition for her contribution to medicine and leadership with a Victorian Premier’s Award (2016) and was a Victorian Young Australian of the Year finalist (2013).