Western University of Health Sciences’ sixth annual East West Scholarship Dinner will take place Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Hilton San Gabriel, 225 W. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, Calif. 91776. Reception and registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with dinner following at 7:30 p.m.

The East West Scholarship Dinner raises money to provide 30 scholarships each year to WesternU students in several programs, including graduate nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy, physician assistant, optometry, podiatric medicine, dental medicine and veterinary medicine. Applicants from all ethnic backgrounds are selected based on academic excellence, community service and financial need.

The 2012 honoree is College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific alumnus Anthony Hoang-Xuan, DO ’91.

Dr. Hoang-Xuan completed a one-year internship in Internal Medicine at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas following his graduation from COMP. He was selected and trained as a United States Army Flight Surgeon and served at various overseas assignments before being selected to be the very first recipient of a prestigious Joint Service assignment as a U.S. Army officer at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego for his dermatology residency.

At his dermatology residency graduation, Dr. Hoang was awarded the Alfred W. Hollander Award from the Naval Medical Center, San Diego for being the most outstanding and best teaching resident.

Dr. Hoang has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology since 1998 and was successfully recertified in 2007.

Major Hoang’s two most treasured awards from his 10 years of active duty service with the U.S. Army were the Department of Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Most Outstanding Staff Teacher by the Madigan Army Medical Center in 2001.

In June 2001, after fulfilling his volunteer active duty service in the Army, Major Hoang was given an honorable discharge and went home to Orange County, California. He joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group in Fontana and eventually became a partner dermatologist in 2004.

In 2007, Dr. Hoang decided to strike out on his own to provide dermatology care and consulting to the osteopathic community in the Inland Empire. He established a private dermatology practice in the Chino Hills area.

Dr. Hoang serves as a dermatology consultant for the Osteopathic Medical Board of California and the Chino Valley Medical Center – a COMP-affiliated residency training program. Dr. Hoang is training third-year Family Medicine physicians from CVMC in the specialty of dermatology.

For East West sponsorship opportunities or ticket information, please call Danielle Roane in University Advancement at 909-469-5580, or e-mail droane@westernu.edu. For more information, please call Rocki Marquez in Special Events at 909-469-5439, or e-mail rmoreno@westernu.edu. Deadline to RSVP is April 6, 2012.