Emily Nguyen

Emily Nguyen is a 4th year undergraduate student double majoring in Physiology and Health and Disease at the University of Toronto. She is also the lead of a research team in the Multi-Organ Transplant Department at Toronto General Hospital, where she is involved in several projects surrounding kidney transplantation, specifically immunosuppressive drug therapy, post-surgical complications, and patient education initiatives. Outside of school, she enjoys photography and volunteering at the Royal Ontario Museum where she works with youth in hands-on discovery learning. Emily’s passion for surgery stemmed from being an intern and a teaching assistant during her summers in Stanford’s CSSSI program and she hopes to pursue a medical career in the near future.


University of Toronto


Physiology and Health and Disease (double major)

Extracurricular Activities

  • Clinical research at Toronto General Hospital
  • Hands-on discovery facilitator at the Royal Ontario Museum
  • University of Toronto Run Club Vice President of Community Outreach
  • Blogger for Women in Science and Engineering publication
  • University of Toronto Medicine Youth Summer Program instructor

Fun Facts

  • I can speak 4 languages
  • I run an Instagram account with my friend where we document daily life and events in Toronto
  • I love checking out new cafés!