Phuong D. Nguyen, MD
Pediatric Plastic Surgery
- Clinical Interests:
- Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Craniofacial Surgery, Cleft Surgery, Facial Reanimation, Orthognathic Surgery, Facial Trauma, Head and Neck Reconstruction, Global Surgery
- Board Certification:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
University of Minnesota Medical School, 2004
New York University Medical Center, 2011
University of California Medical Center, 2014
The Hospital for Sick Children, 2015
Dr. Phuong Nguyen believes in building long, trusting relationships with his patients. By including caregivers in the decision-making process, he prioritizes quality of care and a positive patient experience. He understands the responsibility to his patients as their physician. He ensures that his patients can reach out to him by being available and accessible in case they have questions or concerns. Dr. Nguyen treats patients of all ages, from infants to seniors.
During his previous two residencies, Dr. Nguyen trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at some of the top medical schools in the nation. He is also fellowship-trained in pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery.
Dr. Nguyen believes in global accessibility to care and has spent more than 15 years traveling on missions performing reconstructive surgeries around the world.
To continue his growth, Dr. Nguyen maintains professional memberships in numerous organizations such as the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is recognized as a Fellow by the ACS for meeting their rigorous standards on education, training, surgical competence and ethical standards. He is also a Fellow for the AAP and affirms his commitment to learning and advocacy for children.
Since 1997, Dr. Nguyen has written and performed music in several rock bands. He is the currently the front man, lead singer and guitarist for Help the Doctor, a band based in Los Angeles. He also has a penchant for food, and has cooked professionally in a fine dining restaurant and now enjoys traveling the world with his wife exploring some of the tastiest local cuisines.
2018 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Junior Faculty Pilot Grant: “3D printed nerve conduits to restore facial nerve function in a porcine model using gingival-derived mesenchymal stem cells”
2018 Plastic Surgery Foundation/American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (PSF/ACAPS) Combined Pilot Research Grant: “Examining Craniofacial Defect Prevalence in Vietnam Using Text Message Data Entry”
2017 American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) Research Grant; Bernd Spiessl Award: “Human Gingiva-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells enriched with Induced Neural Crest Stem-Like Cells as Bio-Ink for 3D Scaffold-free Nerve Construct in a Facial Nerve Injury Model”
2017 Junior Resident Annual Faculty Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania Division of Plastic Surgery.
2017 Paul Black Young Investigator Award for Basic Science Research; “Induced Neural Progenitor-Like Cells from Human Gingiva-Derived Mesenychmal Stem Cells Regulate Myelination of Schwann Cells in Rat Sciatic Nerve Regeneration”. American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association, 74th Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO.
2016 Plastic Surgery Foundation/Operation Smile International Scholar
2012 American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) Resident Scholar
2012 Operation Smile Regan Fellowship
2011 Teacher of the Year, Chief Resident, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center
2010 Academic Chief Resident, General Surgery, New York University Medical Center
2009 Young Investigator Award – “Mediators of Increased Apoptosis in Stressed Diabetic Fibroblasts: p53 control of Bax and Bcl-2” Wound Healing Society 19th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
2008 Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) Grant – “Breast reconstruction in a university-based public hospital: a prospective analysis of patient-reported outcomes”
2008 Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (PSEF) Basic Research Grant – “Prevention of Radiation Skin Fibrosis by knockout of MMP-2, -9”
2007 General Surgery Resident Teacher of the Year, New York University Medical Center
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS MEMBERSHIPS:
Plastic Surgery Research Council.
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics.
Fellow, American College of Surgeons.
American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.
American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.
Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons.
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
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