Our Values

Our Operating Principles

Vanguard Skin Specialists was founded in the summer of 2009. Dr. Vinh Chung began the practice with a vision to make it the center of excellence in Colorado for the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

Having trained at Harvard and Emory, Dr. Chung wants to achieve the same standards of premier medical care in southern Colorado. Vanguard Skin Specialists strives to provide the standard of care found in a major medical center, but in an environment that is accessible, warm, and welcoming to patients.

Vanguard has a set of core operating principles that guide the practice:

  • We are passionate about delivering the best medical care and patient experience possible
  • We go the extra mile to take care of our patients
  • We are professionals who act with integrity, at all times
  • We create a positive working environment, where we operate as one team and never let another team member fail
  • We partner with other community doctors to ensure patients receive coordinated and thorough care
  • We make a positive impact on our patients, our community, and the world at large

Charitable Giving

An important expression of our values is our charitable giving program. We believe in giving generously and abundantly to those who are in need, and we find joy in doing so. We consider it a privilege to partner with organizations that help the community and world at large.

World Vision

Since our founding in 2009, Vanguard Skin Specialists has partnered with World Vision, the world's largest Christian humanitarian organization that serves poverty-stricken and oppressed children, families, and communities in over 100 countries. The scope of World Vision’s assistance ranges from healthcare to clean water to education to child protection. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, ethnicity, or gender.

Dr. Vinh Chung is personally grateful for World Vision's work, as he and his family were rescued by World Vision from the South China Sea when they fled Vietnam as boat people.

Vanguard supports projects to provide clean water in Rwanda and to combat child sex trafficking and abuse in Cambodia. We have made a long-term commitment to these communities with the hope and belief that we will see a difference in our lifetime.

Learn more about one of World Vision’s projects in this video: The Chung’s Trip to Cambodia

We believe that we can change the world. We would be so excited if you would join us! For more information on World Vision, please go to www.worldvision.org.

We also run Team World Vision (www.teamworldvision.org) every year. Run with us!

Team World Vision 2016



Vanguard Team World Vision, 2016

Volunteering in the Community

We are proud to volunteer and support organizations in our community.

Glass Slipper Ball

Glass Slipper Ball


Walk4Water

Walk4Water


Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event


Give Thanks Campaign

Give Thanks Campaign

Clara MediSpa

Aesthetic Medicine

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