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Minh D. Truong was born in Da Nang, Viet Nam, in 1964 and grew up in Saigon. In 1979, four years after the unification of Viet Nam under the socialist rule, Minh and his family left the country by boat in search of freedom, disguised as ethnic Chinese. He spent four months in a refugee camp on Pulau Buton, Indonesia, before coming to Montreal, Canada, where he subsequently undertook and completed his medical studies at McGill University. After two years of residency in Family Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital, he practiced in the emergency room of a 250-bed hospital for 10 years. In late 2004, he moved on to a home care program at a Montreal CLSC (Community Health Care Centre). He also has a private practice in an ethnically diverse neighbourhood of central Montreal.