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Associate Professor, Department of Surgery


Dr. Nguyen was raised in the San Francisco bay area. He graduated from UCLA and UC Davis. He completed his General Surgery Residency and Fellowship training in Laparoscopic Surgery / Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mount Sinai and has been in New York since 2001.


Dr. Nguyen's interests are in minimally invasive operations for abdominal and gastrointestinal disorders. He has published in all aspects of surgery including laparoscopic surgery for inflammatory bowel disease, surgical weight loss, abdominal hernias, and intestinal and colorectal malignancies. In addition, surgical education is a primary interest as he is the associate director of the department's Surgical Simulation and Education Center. He also directs the Surgery Residency's Surgical Skills Training Course. He is also a physician leader for Mount Sinai's Electronic Medical Record Implementation.

Clinical Interests 



Laparoscopic Surgery

Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgery

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Antireflux Surgery (Nissen Fundoplication)

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair


Morbid Obesity

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

Diverticular Disease

Colon Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gallbladder Disorders

Stomach / Gastric Cancer


Education and Training 


University of California, Los Angeles


Medical School

University of California, Davis



Mount Sinai Medical Center.  

New York, NY



Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Honors and Awards 

2017 New York Magazine Best Doctors

2016 New York Magazine Best Doctors

2015-17 Castle Connelly Best Doctors in America

2013 Faculty Council Award

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


2010 Medical Student Teaching Award, Surgery

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


2008 Young Investigators Award

World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery


2008 3rd Place Best Fellow Presentation, SAGES


2007 Achievement Award, Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons


2006-8 Posters of Distinction, Annual Meetings, SAGES


2006 Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Honorable Mention


2005 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


2001 UC Davis Mortin Levitt Research Award


1997 UC Davis Predoctoral Research Fellowship


1996 UCLA Phi Beta Kappa


1996 UCLA Department of Biochemistry Highest Honors

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