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 C Nguyen, MD, specializes in complex adult cardiac, minimally invasive valve surgery and mitral repair. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery involving the aortic or mitral valve repairs. He is also an expert in TAVR, having performed more than 2000 implants and actively involved with transcatheter mitral trials. He is one of a handful of surgeons credentialed to teach others how to perform TAVR through the groin and interested in the least invasive approach to address complex problems.
Undergoing cardiac surgery can be a daunting, but Dr. Nguyen wants to assure patients 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. Contact him if you have any questions.
Dr. Nguyen is also the director of minimally invasive valve surgery, associate program director for the cardiothoracic surgery training program and a recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s top 40 under 40 award, the Benjy F. Brooks Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award 2017, Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Teaching Award, and the Houston Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award. He also received a first-place award from the American College of Cardiology for co-editing a transcatheter handbook.
Dr. Nguyen was a recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s top 40 under 40 award, the Benjy F. Brooks Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award 2017, Arnold P. Gold Humanism and Teaching Award, and the Houston Business Journal Healthcare Heroes Award. He also received a first-place award from the American College of Cardiology for co-editing a transcatheter handbook.
Dr. Nguyen’s research interests encompass minimally invasive valve surgery, TAVR, and surgical simulation/education with prior grants from the NIH, TSFRE, and AHA. Dr. Nguyen has received numerous research and teaching awards. He was the past President of the TSRA, resident editor of CTSNet, and member of the ACGME/RRC. Additionally, he is the editor of several surgical textbooks and lectures nationally and internationally. He also hosts a course for other surgeons to visit and learn minimally invasive techniques.
In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and has volunteered as a surgeon in Africa (Asmara, Eritrea) for six weeks.
Memorial Hermann HVI Video
- UT Physicians Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery – Texas Medical Center
6400 Fannin St, Suite 2850
Houston, TX 77030