Kien Vuu, MD— popularly known as Doctor V—is an assistant professor of Health Sciences at UCLA, speaker, media expert, founder of VuuMD Performance and Longevity, and best-selling author of Thrive State: Your Blueprint for Optimal Health, Longevity, and Peak Performance. Dr. V has been practicing medicine for over 14 years and combines his knowledge as a doctor with his personal experiences overcoming chronic disease.
Dr. V has survived remarkable odds to be here today. As an infant refugee, he survived dysentery, living on a boat for eight months when his penniless parents traveled to America. As an adult, he struggled with diabetes and high blood pressure, until an encounter with a patient changed his life and set him on a new course.
Dr. V was first trained in Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology and became an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of disease using state-of-the-art medical imaging and non-invasive surgery. Dissatisfied with the disease-based model of modern medicine, Dr. V sought out additional training with world experts in nutrition, personal development, spirituality, as well as performance and longevity medicine. He also pursued fellowship training and board certification by the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Today, Dr. V directs a concierge practice to help his clients optimize their health and rediscover their unique contributions to the world through time-tested, science-driven protocols that combine ancestral wisdom and modern medicine. Dr. V’s clientele includes corporate and professional athletes, physicians, c-suite executives, as well as known celebrities and TV personalities.
When not working with clients, Dr. V is a health media expert and speaker, sharing knowledge to raise health consciousness on various platforms, including ABC News, TEDx, The Doctors, and Access Hollywood.