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Thuy Lam Ngo, D.O., M.Ed.

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  • Director, Clinical Operations, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Languages: English, Vietnamese


Emergency Medicine, Medical Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine more

Research Interests

Medical education; Emergency medical services for children; Simulation; Patient flow more

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Dr. Thuy L. Ngo is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Ngo received her undergraduate degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry from the University of Virginia. She earned her D.O. from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and her M.Ed. from the University of Houston. She completed her residency at Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children in Virginia and performed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Texas Children's Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. 

Dr. Ngo joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2011. Dr. Ngo’s academic interest and research revolves around medical education across all “generations” of medical training. In particular, she is interested in fostering mentor-mentee relationships and has mentored multiple medical students, residents, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows. Dr. Ngo has been recognized for her teaching and mentoring efforts by both the pediatric housestaff and medical students winning the Frederick J. Heldrich, MD Award and the Alexander J. “Buck” Schaffer Award in 2014 and in 2019, she was inducted into the Distinguished Teaching Society.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. more


  • Director, Clinical Operations, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



  • DO; Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2004)


  • Pediatrics; Inova Fairfax Hospital (2008)


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Baylor College of Medicine (2011)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Ngo TL. “When leg pain is not just a pain in the leg.” Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2012 March;13(1):57-62. 

Ngo T, Doughty C. “Progressive unilateral arm weakness in a 7-year-old boy.” Pediatric Emergency Care. 2010 Sep;26(9):676-7.

Activities & Honors


  • Emergi-Quiz Winner, Best Case Presentation, AAP Section of Emergency Medicine, 2010
  • Sigma Sigma Phi Honor Society, National Osteopathic Medical Honor Society, 2002
  • The Frederick J. Heldrich, MD Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2014
  • The Alexander J. “Buck” Schaffer Award, 2014
  • Distinguished Teaching Society, 2019


  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Emergency Medicine, 2004

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