Dr. Phuong Nguyen earned his medical degree from the University of Minnesota and completed residencies in general surgery and plastic surgery at New York University School of Medicine and UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, respectively. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric craniomaxillofacial surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dr. Nguyen treats patients of all ages from infants to seniors, with a focus on the pediatric population. He builds long, trusting relationships with his patients by including patients and caregivers in the decision-making process and is available to patients in case they have questions or concerns. Clinically, he performs the gamut of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with a concentration on craniofacial, cleft, orthognathic (jaw), and facial reanimation surgery.
Recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Surgeons for meeting their rigorous standards on education, training, surgical competence and ethical standards, Dr. Nguyen is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and affirms his commitment to learning and advocacy for children. To continue his professional growth, Dr. Nguyen maintains memberships in numerous organizations such as the Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American College of Surgeons (ACS), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, the American Society of Craniofacial Surgery, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Nguyen believes in global accessibility to care and has spent more than 15 years traveling on missions performing reconstructive surgeries around the world.
Away from his practice, Dr. Nguyen has written and performed music in several rock bands. He is the currently the front man, lead singer and guitarist for Help the Doctor, a band based in Los Angeles. He also has worked as a chef and enjoys traveling the world with his wife to explore local cuisines.