Dr. Nguyen grew up in northern Virginia and graduated from Langley High School in 1984. He attended Harvard college and majoring in Biological Science. During his study in college, he completed a research thesis in molecular biology, and graduated summa cum laude. In addition, he was elected to the Harvard chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in 1988. After college, he continued with his studies at Harvard Medical School. While in medical school, he published research on the effects of platelets on endothelial derived relaxing factor, a key component in arteriosclerotic disease. He also defended his research thesis and graduated cum laude. After eight years in the Massachusetts cold, he left for sunny Los Angeles. He completed a residency in neurological surgery at UCLA medical center. As a resident at a premier neurosurgical center, Dr. Nguyen participated in many complex surgeries of the brain and spine. He is board-certified in Neurosurgery.
He is in a busy, wide-ranging neurosurgery group practice in Fairfax, Virginia, dealing in cranial and spinal diseases with both adult and pediatric patients. His special interests within neurosurgery include stereotactic radiosurgery, pituitary diseases, brain tumors, skull base approaches, minimally invasive approaches, neuroendoscopy, and functional/stereotactic procedures. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and of its trauma, tumor and functional and stereotactic sections.
Dr. Nguyen has privileges at Inova Fairfax, Inova Fair Oaks, and Reston Hospital Center. At Inova Fairfax, a busy level 1 trauma center and tertiary referral hospital, he sits on the cancer, neuroscience, cerebrovascular and peer-review committees. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery for George Washington University Medical School and commits time to the clinical teaching of residents. He was cited in consecutive surveys by the Consumers’ Checkbook (www.checkbook.org) as one of the Washington area’s top doctors in the 2002-03 and 2006-07 publications.
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