- University of California, Davis, Bachelor of Science
Western University of Health Sciences, Master of Science
With her 16 years of experience as a Physician Assistant, Professor Stone joined the faculty at Chapman University’s Master of Medical Science Physician Assistant Studies Program as a Clinical Assistant Professor in January 2020. Fluent in Vietnamese, she started her physician assistant career serving the Vietnamese community under a Pulmonologist/Intensivist. Since that first job, Professor Stone has gained experience in many fields of medicine including hematology/oncology, urgent care, general surgery (when she learned to assist with robotic surgery using the DaVinci robots), and dermatology (practicing both medical dermatology and performing cosmetic procedures including different lasers and injections). Professor Stone spent the last 12 years working as a Hospitalist Physician Assistant; in the last 5 years, she worked for Regal Medical Group/Lakeside Medical Group. She not only loves taking care of her hospitalized patients, but she also enjoys educating their family members, guiding patients and their loved ones through some of the most difficult times in their lives. Professor Stone served as an integral part of Regal Medical Group’s Interdisciplinary Team, offering the healthcare provider’s recommendations to a pharmacist, social workers, and case managers, with the goal of providing high-quality care to patients and prevent and reducing ER visits and hospital admissions.
Professor Stone is passionate about sharing her experiences with her PA students. As a professor, she envisions teaching her PA students how to be great healthcare providers as well as how the role of physician assistant fits into the wheel of the whole healthcare industry which encompasses many other roles (including doctors, pharmacists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and nurses). Professor Stone is optimistic about the bright future of the physician assistant career and is grateful to be part of the team to educate the new classes of physician assistants at Chapman University.