- Family Medicine
Di was born and raised in Changsha, the provincial capital of Hunan province in southern China – a “small” city with 7 million people by China standard. When she began college at Clark University in Worcester Massachusetts, it was her first time travelling abroad: besides the expected culture shock, it took her the longest time to get used to having cold milk with cereal for breakfast rather than starting her day with a savory bowl of warm noodle soup.
During college, Di discovered her love for traveling (and sampling all the food that she could get her hands on) as she backpacked to Alaska for the glorious northern lights, immersed herself in the cultural heritages of Florence, and travelled to Siem Reap Cambodia for the sights of Angkor Wat, one of the world wonders. Combining her interest in science with a strong desire to help people from all different cultural background, Di found her true passion of life in medical service. As a member of Dartmouth’s Rural Scholars Program, she went on service trips to Indian Reservations in Minnesota and learned about challenges with health care in rural NH/VT. After completing her family medicine clerkship in Valdez Alaska – a town of 4,000 people at the port of Prince William Sound – she was amazed at the care four family physicians could provide for the town from vaginal deliveries, C-sections, endoscopy or colonoscopy, to hospice care.
Di is thrilled to begin her training at OHSU family Medicine Residency Program as well as a journey to become a family physician with broad spectrum training that would allow her to practice wherever she lands and to provide care to whoever is in need.Read more