Dr. Mua Ngo was born in Kiȇn Giang, Vietnam and immigrated to Oakland, California. During his childhood he saw the importance of healthcare through his father’s challenges in obtaining medical care due to language and cultural barriers and limited resources. Later in his life his own son was hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit. These experiences became the catalyst that armed Dr. Mua with a desire to learn more about the medical industry and its impact on communities. After studying Neuroscience as an undergraduate at Brown University, he began his career in public health. During this time, he had the opportunity to develop programs to assist marginalized communities gain access to medical care. Following this experience, he pursued degrees from John Hopkins and Pacific Northwest University.
Endowed with education and experience, Dr. Ngo is passionate about educating patients about their health and the process of healthcare. One of his philosophies is meeting patients where they are at. His desire is for patients to fully understand the scope of care that they are receiving from the day that they are born through their twilight years. One of his favorite quotes that embody his care philosophy is by George Bernard Shaw who says: “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live.”
In his free time, Dr. Ngo loves to spend time with his wife and two kids hiking and visiting the outdoors. One of their goals is to visit all the national parks. Their two pets, a big German Shepherd named Hemmingway and his cat Henry David Theroux – Everest often join them on their adventures.