Dung Nguyen

Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Breast reconstructive surgeon, Cosmetic plastic surgeon, Plastic surgeon


Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Biography


Dr. Dung H Nguyen is currently the Director of Breast Reconstruction at the Stanford Women’s Cancer Center and the Director of Adult Plastics Clinic at Stanford Healthcare. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and highest academic honor and distinction from U.C. Davis. She earned a Pharm.D degree from U.C.S.F. School of Pharmacy and a MD degree from U.C.S.D. She then did a residency in general surgery and a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center. She further completed a fellowship in microsurgery from Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, one of the largest reconstructive surgery centers in the world. She was recruited to Stanford from Cedar Sinai Medical Center in 2012, and is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University.

Dr. Nguyen specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery, surgical treatment of lymphedema including vascularized lymph node transfer and lymphaticovenous anastomosis, and complex tissue reconstruction utilizing microsurgery and supermicrosurgery. She also has interest in cosmetic surgery, including facial rejuvenation and body contouring procedures.

In addition to her clinical commitment, Dr. Nguyen has basic science and clinical research interests in lymphedema and breast reconstruction. She has published articles in peer review journals, presented at national and international professional meetings and has authored book chapters in various plastic surgery textbooks. She also enjoys volunteering on overseas medical missions and participating in medical charity activities.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (2004) CA
  • Residency: Univ of Southern CA/LACplusUSC Medical Center (2010) CA
  • Residency: Univ of Southern CA/LACplusUSC Medical Center (2007) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (2012)
  • Board Certification, Board of Pharmacy, CA (2003)
  • Fellowship, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan, Microsurgery (2011)
  • Residency, USC, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (2010)
  • Residency, USC, General Surgery (2007)
  • M.D., UCSD School of Medicine, CA (2004)
  • Pharm.D., UCSF School of Pharmacy, CA (2000)

Honors & Awards
  • Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford University (2017)
  • Innovation Grant for Breast Reconstruction, Stanford Women's Cancer Center (2016)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director of Adult Plastics Clinic, Stanford Healthcare (2016 - Present)
  • Director of Breast Reconstruction, Stanford Women's Cancer Center (2012 - Present)

Publications

Specializing In

Practice Locations


Lymphedema Surgery Center Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6004

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Lymphedema Surgery Center South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(408) 426-4900

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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-9868

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Stanford Cancer Center South Bay San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(833) 444-7622

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Advanced Wound Care Center Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 721-8800

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(408) 426-4900

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

1000 Welch Road, Suite 100

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-7001

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Breast Cancer Program in San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

2589 Samaritan Drive

San Jose , CA 95124

(650) 498-6000

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Patient Ratings

(278 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.7/5

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4.8/5
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4.8/5
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4.8/5
Listens
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4.7/5
Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
CP efforts to include in decisions
5.0/5
Clear Communication
CP spoke using clear language
4.9/5
Time Spent
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4.7/5
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3.9/5
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Patient Reviews

(46 reviews)

Dr. Nguyen is exceptional. I traveled from Denver to have her operate on me. I am forever fortunate to have her as my surgeon.
I was there for my ports to be removed following breast reconstruction surgery. We chatted a few minutes and they got started right away and played country music for me.
Absolutely would recommend.
My doctors were excellent.
Dr. Nguyen saw me without an appointment and Dr. Tsai asking her to. This was SUPER helpful. Streamlined our treatment plan, and mad me feel cared for!
I have had such a lovely experience working with Dr. Nguyen.
Saw Dr. Nguyen. She's very good at providing info.
Dr. Nguyen is very thorough, great at explaining options, and very good at listening to my goals for my condition/health.
I've recommended Dr. Nguyen to quite a few people.
Dr. Nguyen is always caring, informative, and professional.
She was by far one of the very best dr.'s that I've ever seen - She's my hero.
Practical advice was lacking all questions were answered with more surgery suggested.
I'm very pleased to have Dr. Nguyen as my surgeon.
Dr. Nguyen and her resident are very professional, kind, well spoken, and clearly very knowledgeable. She is a unusual to find a specialist who ticks all these boxes.
All staff was very knowledgeable.
This was the most thorough and friendly visit I have ever experienced!
I liked that they were very attentive.
I was charged double for 10 min. visit.
There were no medications given yet. Dr. Nguyen is so wonderfully, beautifully, kind and courteous. She makes me feel so comfortbale and that all things considered are effortless. She's amazing! Truly.
Dr. Nguyen is so caring, kind & knowledgeable. I have extreme respect for her. I am without fail 100% confident under her care.
Dr. Ngyuen took plenty of time explaining my care options and put her recommendations into place. I look forward to our future appointments concerning my best outcome. I trust her completely.
Dr. Nguyen is great!
MD was outstanding!
Dr Nguyen is definitely a key player in my "village". I am thankful to have her on my team!
Very thorough exam with plenty of time to answer my questions.
Excellent care!! This was my first time at Stanford and am impressed with the care! I will return.
Dr. Nguyen is great, very knowledgeable. She is in too much demand. You should clone her!
Dr. Nguyen always spends plenty of time with me. She is willing to answer ALL my questions.
MD fellow was especially helpful.
Very competent dr. and will recommend her to all patients that I know and can use her expertise.
Good experience.
I have already told my friends & relatives about Dr. Dung - she's the nicest doctor I have encounter - so lucky to be her patient -
Good experience!
Excellent.
I had made it clear BEFORE the appointment and to the assistant on day of appt. that this was my first consult of any kind on Lipedema. had not been evaluated. Provider told me only case looked typical & I was a good candidate for surgery. Did not stage disease until asked. Provided no alternatives to surgery, gave me no percentages re: risks.
All good.
I appreciate the kindness & care given by Dr. Nguyen - pre-surgery - the day of surgery - and post op. She is a smart, kind & gentle woman. I would recommend her to anyone.
She explained everything in great detail - I hardly had any questions!
Dr. Nguyen was very passionate about her job. It really was the deciding factor for me. I knew she will do an excellent job.
Dr. Nguyen is very busy. She takes time to answer questions & tries not to push you. She does need to keep her schedule.
Dr. Nguyen and her staff, especially Anne Marie are the best! They ALWAYS go out of their way to help me.
I have good experience with doctor and her team. They are professional and excellent care provider.
Would recommend her for conditions other than the one I came with (facial surgery/eyes).
Some details of surgery given by provider the day before came as complete surprise. Very little information to surgery after care was given prior to surgery. Felt ill prepared for supplies to have on had, or surgery, after effects. Had to ask for prescriptions for arm garments. Felt very unprepared & not supported afterwards.
Initial visit dr. seemed good, but won't know for several months if result is good. Can't recommend until get results.
Dr. Nguyen is a very gentle, compassionate caregiver.

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