Ton is a MD/JD/LLM candidate at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Houston Law Center with a passion for internal medicine and addressing the social determinants of health through action, leadership, and writing. He sits on the AMSA Board of Trustees as the Secretary and has been on the board since 2017. Previously, he served as an Editorial Advisory Board member and subsequently the Student Editor of The New Physician publication, and his passion for writing has led to over 40 articles on KevinMD.com and Doximity. He also served as the Vice President for Membership from 2019-2020.
He is a Summa cum laude graduate of the University of Houston. There, he is a co-founder of the first Texas public university Campus Kitchen Chapter where he helped win $10,000 in seed funding by competing at the Clinton Global Initiative University through the Resolution Project Social Venture Challenge at the University of Miami and through competitive grant proposals.
At UH, he was one of ten U.S. students, selected out of 300 applicants, to participate in the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy in France. Prior to entering medical school, he was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for his 1000 hours of service in volunteer and leadership capacities at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.
Outside of academics, he is a pianist and 3rd degree black belt and instructor in Taekwondo and Hapkido and enjoys weight lifting and running.