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Dr. Tuyen Nguyen MD

Dr. Tuyen Nguyen MD

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-5100


Dr. Nguyen specializes in minimally invasive valve surgery, complex adult cardiac surgery, and mitral repair. He has extensive experience in minimally invasive surgery involving aortic or mitral valve repairs. He lectures nationally and internationally and hosts a course for other surgeons to visit and learn minimally invasive techniques. He is also an expert in TAVR, having performed more than 2400 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.

He is the Chief of Cardiac Surgery for McGovern Medical School Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department, Director of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, and Associate Program Director for the cardiothoracic surgery training program. His 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. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and volunteered as a surgeon in Africa (Asmara, Eritrea) for 6 weeks. Recently, he 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.

We have a robust Telemedicine program and you can get a consultation from the comfort of your own home (no traffic, no parking, no crowds) whether you live in Houston or in another state/country.

Undergoing cardiac surgery can be daunting, but Dr. Nguyen wants to assure patients his commitment to clinical excellence and patient care. His practice philosophy is compassion, patience, and availability. You can learn more about Dr. Nguyen by listening to the Podcast here. 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 on Aortic Stenosis


Dr. Nguyen on Mitral Regurgitation


Click here to see Dr. Nguyen discussing heart and valve repair on Great Day Houston.

Click here to learn more about TAVR, an innovative, minimally invasive treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis.


  • Society of Throacic Surgeons
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
  • International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgery Society 


  • AATS Abstract Committee 2013
  • AATS Education Committee, 2011-2012
  • TSRA President 2012-2013
  • ISMICS Program Committee 2014
  • ACC Early Career Leadership Council
  • ACC Championing Aortic Stenosis Initiative
  • STS Table Instructor: TAVR/TEVA (STS 49th Annual Meeting)
  • RRC/ACGME Resident Member for Thoracic Surgery, 2009-2012
  • CTSNet Associate Editor
  • Manuscript Reviewer: Annals of Thoracic Surgery; Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Heart Valve Disease; European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • ACC Abstract Reviewer 2018
  • Course Director: STS University Minimally Invasive Valve 2018
  • STS Tech Con Program Committee 2018


  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award by Stanford Medical Students
  • Finalist for the Resident Award for Exemplary Teaching by the American College of Surgeons
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Stanford University
  • Chief Resident, Columbia University
  • Johnson & Johnson Physician Scholar in International Health (Eritrea, Africa)
  • Vivian Thomas Young Investigator Award Finalist – AHA 2007
  • Bay Area Society of Thoracic Surgery (BASTS) Research Award (2007)
  • Stanford Department of Surgery Research Award (2007)
  • Thoracic Surgery Foundation Research Endowment (TSRFE) Research Grant
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) LRP Research GrantAmerican Heart Association (AHA) Medical Student Grant
  • American Legions Texas Boys State (2002)
  • 2014 Houston Business Journal top 40 under 40 award
  • CTS Net Roundtable Moderator – Barcelona, Spain, March 2016
  • Benjy F. Brooks, M.D. Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award, May 2017
  • Super Doctors - Texas Monthly, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ISMICS Robert Emery Young Investigator Award (Finalist), 2016
  • ISMICS Best Manuscript Award for 2016
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC) Section Awards 1st Place - Transcatheter Heart Valve Handbook
  • 2018 Houston Business Hournal Healthcare Heroes - Outstanding Health Care Practitioner

Physician Details

Medical Education
Johns Hopkins University, 2002
Internships & Residency
Stanford University School of Medicine, 2010
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia Campus, 2012
Emory University School of Medicine - GME, 2013
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Barker, Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp

In The News

Dr. Nguyen In The News

Dr. Tom Nguyen, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon with Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute-Texas Medical Center, discusses heart attacks and coronary artery bypass surgery.

April 2017


July 2016


Videos of Dr. Nguyen

Larry's Story - Minimally Invasive Surgery to Repair Heart Valve
During a visit with his cardiologist Larry was diagnosed with aortic stenosis. Larry was then referred to Memorial Hermann affiliated cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Dr. Tuyen (Tom) Nguyen.

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