David Duong, M.D., Ph.D.

A practicing urologist since 2009

Charlotte Office

Dr. Duong was born in Saigon, Vietnam and arrived with his family in the United States as war refugees. He grew up in Knoxville, TN as the eldest of three children. With the help of private scholarships, he earned a B.A. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Religious Studies at Yale University. He subsequently earned both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Molecular Physiology & Biophysics at Vanderbilt University in the NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program. He completed his internship in general surgery and residency training in urology at Stanford University. Over the course of his career, he has published numerous scientific articles and presented his work at national meetings.

In 2009, Dr. Duong established a well-respected private practice in the heart of San Francisco, specializing in minimally invasive urologic surgery. He served on the board of directors for the Saint Francis Foundation, the Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, and the San Francisco Marin Medical Society. He recently moved back to Tennessee to be closer to family, and has joined Urology Associates, P.C.

Dr. Duong is engaged to David Matthews, a fourth generation farmer in North Carolina. They enjoy travel, food & wine, and spending time with family. His sister, Dr. Joy Cox, practices obstetrics and gynecology at Heritage Medical Associates, and his brother-in-law, Dr. Charlie Cox, practices orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University.


Minimally Invasive Urologic Surgery

Other involvements and memberships:

  • American Urological Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Endourological Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, Saint Francis Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Francisco Marin Medical Society

Academic distinctions:

  • NIH Medical Scientist Training Program
  • Leopold Schepp Scholar
  • Elizabeth Buford Shepherd Scholar
  • Elias Kulukundis Scholar
  • Century III Leaders Scholar