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Curriculum Vitae

Nam X. Nguyen, M.D.




CURRICULUM VITAE


A. PERSONAL INFORMATION


Name Nam X. Nguyen, MD


Business Address Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

Keck School of Medicine, USC

Division of Pediatric Surgery

4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS#100

Los Angeles, CA 90027


Business Telephone (323) 361-7662

Business Fax (323) 361-3534


Citizenship USA

Email Nanguyen@chla.usc.edu


B. EDUCATION


University Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

B.S., Chemistry and Math, 1987


Medical School Creighton University School of Medicine – M.D.

Omaha, Nebraska, 1987-1991


Residency Resident, Department of Surgery

Creighton University School of Medicine, 1991 – 1993

Omaha, Nebraska

Resident, Department of Surgery

University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 1994 – 1997

Albuquerque, NM

^ Research Training Laparoscopic Research

Creighton University School of Medicine, 1993 – 1994

Omaha, NE

Fellowship Fellow, Department of Pediatric Surgery

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1997 – 1999

Pittsburgh, PA


Licensure California


Certification Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2000


General Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 1998

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), expires 2011, number available upon request


Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), expires 2011


Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator, 2010


^ C. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND


Academic and Professional Appointments

  • Teaching Assistant, Creighton University, Department of Chemistry, 1984 – 1987

  • Teaching Assistant, Creighton University, Department of Mathematics, 1984 – 1987

  • Chemist, Missouri Waste Treatment Plant, Omaha, NE, 1986 – 1989

  • Proctor, Advanced Laparoscopic Course, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1993 – 1994

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 1999 – September 2005

  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 1999 – September 2005

  • Surgical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, University of California, Irvine

Medical Center, 2000 – September 2005

  • Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center/Miller Children’s Hospital, 2001 – Present

  • Attending Pediatric Surgeon, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, September 2005 - Present

  • Associate Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, September 2005 - Present

  • Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, September 2005 - Present


Certification and Educational Courses:

  • Thoracoscopic Sympathectomy Course: For the Treatment of Hyperhidrosis, Medical City Hospital, Dallas, TX

  • Surgical Treatment of Anorectal Malformations, Schneider Children’s Hospital, Manhasset, NY



Honors and Awards

  • Nominated, Golden Apple Award as Best Resident, Creighton University COM, 1982 – 1983

  • Pi Mu Epsilon – Mathematics Honor Society, 1985 – 1987

  • Academic Achievement Award, Creighton University, 1986

  • Magna cum laude, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1987

  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of New Mexico, 1995

  • Critical Care Outstanding Surgeon of the Year, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1999

  • Numerous Applause Awards for Excellent Service and Patient Care, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Department of Pediatric Surgery, 2001 – Present

  • Specialist of the Month, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, December 2002

  • Director’s Award for Support of Pediatric Education, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA, Department of Pediatrics, August 2004

  • Nominated for 2005 Excellence in Health Care Award, Memorial Hospitals, March 2005

  • Nominated for “Best Doctors,” 2007

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 2009


Community Outreach

  • Volunteer, The Refugee Program, Lincoln, NE, 1986 – 1987

  • Volunteer, Teaching Vietnamese Language, Lincoln, NE, 1987

  • Volunteer, Francis House for the Indigent, Omaha, NE, 1987 – 1988

  • Medical Mission to Vietnam with Intraplast, Inc., 1999


Committee Membership

  • Student Board of Government Representative, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, 1987 – 1991

  • Chairman, Medical Student Curriculum Committee, Creighton University1988 – 1989

  • Representative, Student Board Finance Committee, Creighton University, 1989 – 1990

  • Board Member, Nhan Hoa, 1999 – 2001

  • Co-Chairman, Pediatric Tumor Board, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 1999 – September 2005

  • Moderator, Surgical Section, March of Dimes, Newport Beach, CA, 2001

  • Vice-Chair, Executive Board Nhan Hoa Comprehensive Medical Center, Westminster, CA, 2001 – Present

  • OR Efficiency/Access Task Force, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, 2004 – September 2005

  • Member-at-Large/Steering Committee Member, Medical Executive Committee, Miller Children’s Hospital, 2004 – Present

  • OR Expansion Committee, Miller Children’s Hospital, 2004 – Present

  • Radiology Task Force, Miller Children’s Hospital, 2004 – Present

  • Protocol Approval Sub-Committee, Miller Children’s Hospital, 2005

  • Miller Children’s Hospital Leadership Committee, January 2008 - Present

  • CareLine Directors Committee, Committee Director, Miller Children’s Hospital, January 2008 - Present


^ D. SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP



  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

        • Candidate, American Board of Surgery

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

        • American Medical Association

        • American Society of General Surgeons

        • Children’s Oncology Group (COG)

        • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)

  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)

        • Vietnamese American Medical Association


E. ^ INVITED LECTURES AND TEACHING RESPONSIBILITES


  1. “Management of Near Death Episodes after Tracheal Esophageal Fistula.” American Academy of Pediatrics, New Orleans, LA. 1997.

  2. “Management of Renal Tumors in Children.” Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - September 1999.

  3. “Current Management of Hirschsprung’s Disease.” Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, Fountain Valley Hospital, Fountain Valley, CA - December 2, 1999.

  4. “What’s New in Pediatric Surgery?” Prospect Medical Group, Grand Rounds, Orange, CA - May 10, 2000.

  5. “Current Concepts and Management of Wilms’ Tumor.” Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - June 1, 2000.

  6. “Special Considerations in Pediatric Thoracic Trauma.” Trauma Conference, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - December 21, 2001.

  7. “What’s New in Pediatric Surgery?” Pediatric Surgery, Grand Rounds, Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA - April 5, 2002.

  8. “Roles of Pediatric Surgery in Children.” Grand Rounds Presentation, Universal Care Medical Group - May 15, 2002.

  9. “Advances in Pediatric Surgery.” Grand Rounds Presentation, Medical Community, Garden Grove, CA - June 13, 2002.




  1. “Management of Hirschsprung’s Disease in the 21st Century.” Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds Presentation, Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA - August 2, 2002.

  2. “The Role of Thoracoscopic Surgery in Children.” Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA - August 1, 2003.

  3. “The Role of Thoracoscopic Surgery in Children.” Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds Presentation, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - February 12, 2004.

  4. “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Children.” Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds Presentation, Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, CA - August 20, 2004.

  5. “Techniques for Laparoscopic Fundoplication.” Department of Surgery, Annual Basic and Advanced Laparoscopic Training Course, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - October 29, 2004.

  6. “The Role of Thoracoscopic Surgery in Children.” Visiting Professorship, Grand Rounds, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, NM - March 4, 2005.

  7. “Treatment of Hirschsprung’s in the 21st Century.” Department of Surgery, Grand Rounds Presentation, University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Orange, CA - October 20, 2005.

  8. “International Advanced Course on Pediatric Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery.” Guest speaker and instructor, Central Children’s Hospital in Ha Noi Viet Nam - October 2007.

  9. “Modern Approach to Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias: The Role of Minimally Invasive Surgery.” Co-Moderator, Oral Presentation. Pediatric Surgical Section, American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA - January 2008.


^ F. BIBLIOGRAPHY


PEER REVIEW ARTICLES


  1. Nguyen NX, Camps J, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ. Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy. Annales Chirurgiae et Gvnaecologiae. 1994;83:109-116.

  2. Nguyen NX, Camps J, Fitzgibbons Jr RJ. Laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh technique in inguinal hernia repair. Seminars in Laparoscopic Surgery. McKernan JB (editors). WB Saunders, Co., Philadelphia, PA.1994, June;1(2):105-115.

  3. Camps J, Nguyen NX, Annibali R, Fitgibbons Jr RJ. Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy: The transabdominal techinques. International Surgery. Jan/March 1995;80 (1):18-25.

  4. Fitzgibbons Jr RJ, Rybert A, Ulualp KM, Nguyen NX, et al. An alternative technique for management of choledocholithiasis found at laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Arch Surg, 1995;130:638-642.

  5. Fitzgibbons RJ, Jr, Camps J, Cornet DA, Nguyen NX, Litke BS, Annibali R, Salerno GM. Laparoscopic inguinal herniorrhaphy: Results of a multi-center trial. Ann Surg, Jan., 1995, 221(1):3-13.




  1. Nastanski F, Nguyen NX. A case of identical small intestinal atresias in a set of monoamniotic, monochorionic twins. Acta Chirurgica Austriaca, 2002, Vol. 34, Supplement 181.

  2. Jimenez J, Emil S, Podnos Y, Nguyen NX. Annular pancreas in children: A recent decade’s experience. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2004;39: 1654-1657.

  3. Taylor M, Emil S, Nguyen N, Ndiforchu F. Emergent versus urgent appendectomy in children: A study of outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2005;40(12):1912-5.

  4. Abadir J, Emil S, Nguyen N. Abdominal foregut perforations in children: A ten year experience. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 2005;40(12):1903-7.

  5. Nguyen T, Zainabadi K, Bui T, Emil S, Nguyen N. Thoracoscopic repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula: Lessons learned. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, Part A, 2006;16(2):174-8.

  6. Lugo B, Malhotra A, Guner Y, Nguyen T, Ford H, Nguyen NX. Thoracoscopic versus open repair of tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, Part A. 2008 Oct;18(5):753-6.

  7. Guner YS, Chokshi N, Aranda A, Ochoa C, Qureshi FG, Nguyen NX, Grikscheit T, Ford HR, Stein JE, Shin CE. Thoracoscopic repair of neonatal diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, Part A, 2008 Dec;18 (6): 875-80.

  8. Nguyen NX. Laparoscopic retrieval of trichobezoar: case report and review of the literature. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2008 Jan.;56(1): 00-00.

  9. Chokshi NK, Guner YS, Aranda A, Petrosyan M, Shin CE, Ford HR, Nguyen NX. Laparoscopic choledochal cyst excision: Lessons learned in our experience. Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2009; 19(1).


^ BOOK CHAPTERS


  1. Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Camps J, Nguyen NX. Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy. In: Current Surgical Therapy, 5th Edition. Cameron JL (editor). Mosby-Year Book, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 1995, 1052-1059.

  2. Camps J, Nguyen NX, Annihali R, Filipi CJ, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy: Current Techniques. In: Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery. Arregui MR, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, McKernan JB, Kathkouda N, Reich H (Editors). Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 1995, 400-408.

  3. Annibali R, Camps J, Nguyen NX, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Prosthetic Materials and Adhesion Formation. In: Principles of Laparoscopic Surgery. Arregui MR, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, McKernan JB, Kathkouda N, Reich H (editors). Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, 1995, 426-434.

  4. Camps J, Nguyen NX, Cornet D, Fitzgibbons RJ Jr. Laparoscopic Transabdominal Preperitoneal Hernia Repair. In: Operative Strategies in Laparoscopic Surgery. Phillips E (editor). Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany, 1995.

  5. Fitzgibbons RJ Jr, Nguyen NX, Camps J, Litke B, Cornet D, Annibali R. Laparoscopic Inguinal Herniorrhaphy Using an Intra-abdominal or Preperitoneal Prosthesis. In: Laparoscopic Surgery. Talamini MA, Gadacz T, Cameron JA (editors), 1996.




  1. Nguyen NX, Cinat M. Vascular Access in the Neonatal and Pediatric Patient. In: Vascular Access: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition. Mosby Yearbook, 2002.


^ ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS


  1. Fitzgibbons RJ, Jr, Nguyen N, Litke, B., Camps, J., et al: Choledocholithiasis found at laparoscopic cholecystectomy: An alternative technique. The Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, Annual Scientific Session, Nashville, TN - April 16-19, 1994.

  2. Hart, RO., Fitzgibbons Jr., Nguyen NX, Camps, N. Laparoscopic vagotomy – physiological consequences of three methods. Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA - May 16, 1994.

  3. Nastanski, F., Nguyen NX. A case of identical small intestinal atresias in a set of monoamniotic, monochorionic twins. International Symposium of Pediatric Surgery, Obergurgl, Austria - January 2002.

  4. Nguyen NX. Management of Hirschsprung’s disease in Modern Era. Fourth International Convention of Vietnamese Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists of the Free World, Anaheim, CA - August 9-11, 2002.

  5. Peck M, Nguyen NX. Management of giant sacrococcygeal teratoma. Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA - January 2003.

  6. Emil S., Jimenez JC., Podnos Y., Nguyen NX. Annular pancreas in children. Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Sydney, Australia - May 2003.

  7. Nguyen NX, Zainabadi K., Emil S. Thoracoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula (video). Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA - January 17, 2004.

  8. Nguyen NX, Zainabadi K., Emil S. Thoracoscopic repair of tracheoesophageal fistula (poster). International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Thirteenth Annual Congress, Maui, HI - May, 2004.

  9. Nguyen NX, Fairbanks T. Usage of recombinant activated factor VII in management of an acutely life-threatening hemorrhage. Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Santa Barbara, CA - January 22, 2005.

  10. Taylor M, Emil S, Nguyen N, Ndiforchu F. Emergent versus urgent appendectomy in children: A study of outcomes. Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - May 2005.

  11. Abadir J, Emil S, Nguyen N. Abdominal foregut perforations in children: A ten year experience. Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - May 2005.

  12. Nguyen NX, Steinmetz B., Lee J., Emil S. Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y Pancreaticojejunostomy (video). International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Fourteenth Annual Congress, Venice, Italy - June 1, 2005.

  13. Nguyen NX. Laparascopic approach for choledochal cyst excision. Poster Presentation. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina -September 2007.




  1. Lugo B., Shin C., Ford H.R., Nguyen NX. Thoracoscopic repair of neonatal diaphragmatic hernia. Two-Institution Experience. Oral Presentation. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 2007.

  2. Lugo B., Shin C., Ford H.R., Nguyen NX. Thoracoscopic vs. open repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula. Oral Presentation. International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Buenos Aires, Argentina - September 2007.

  3. Nguyen NX, Petrosian M., Wang KS., Qureshi F., Stein JE., Ford HR. Subcutaneous permanent stitch is better than temporary stitch in Laparoscopic Gastrostomy tube Insertion. Oral Presentation.

  4. Chokshi NK, Guner YS, Ndiforchu F, Mathis R, Shin CE, Nguyen NX. Combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic esophagectomy and gastric pull-up in a child. JLAST, 2009 Jan. 14. (Epub ahead of print.)






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