Tuyen (Tom) C. Nguyen, MD
- Clinical Interests:
- Complex adult cardiac, minimally invasive valve surgery, mitral repair
- Board Certification:
- American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2002
Stanford School of Medicine, 2010
Columbia University, 2012
Emory University Hospital , 2013
Tom Nguyen, MD, has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery involving the aortic or mitral valve.
Undergoing cardiac surgery can be a daunting, but Dr. Nguyen wants to assure his patients of his commitment to clinical excellence and patient care. His practice philosophy is compassion, patience and availability. If you send him an email, you can be assured you’ll get a personal response.
Dr. Nguyen is the director of minimally invasive valve surgery and associate program director for the cardiothoracic surgery training program. He has received numerous research and teaching awards. He lectures nationally and internationally and hosts a course for other surgeons to visit and learn minimally invasive surgery. He is also an expert in TAVR, which is a transcatheter aortic valve implantation, having performed more than 1500 implants. He is one of a handful of surgeons credentialed to teach others how to perform TAVR through the groin.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and has volunteered as a surgeon in Africa (Asmara, Eritrea) for six weeks.
He was the past president of the TSRA, resident editor of CTSNet, and member of the ACGME/RRC. Additionally, he is the editor several surgical textbooks. Recently, he was a recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s top 40 under 40 award and the Benjy F. Brooks Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award 2017.
His research interests encompass minimally invasive valve surgery, TAVR, and surgical simulation/education with prior grants from the NIH, TSFRE, and AHA.
Sees Patients At
- UT Physicians Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery – Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin St, Suite 2850
Houston, TX 77030