Dung Nguyen, MD, Pharm.D

Dung Nguyen, MD, Pharm.D

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

Bio:   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.
4.7 out of 5
67 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Breast Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Cosmetic Surgery Clinic

Stanford Cancer Center South Bay

Stanford Women's Cancer Center

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6004
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Advanced Wound Care Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in San Jose

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic in Palo Alto

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: University of California San Diego School of Medicine (2004) CA
  • Board Certification: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Plastic 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)
4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.7

Recommended to others

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

All good.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

She explained everything in great detail - I hardly had any questions!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Nguyen was very passionate about her job. It really was the deciding factor for me. I knew she will do an excellent job.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Nguyen is very busy. She takes time to answer questions & tries not to push you. She does need to keep her schedule.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Nguyen and her staff, especially Anne Marie are the best! They ALWAYS go out of their way to help me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I have good experience with doctor and her team. They are professional and excellent care provider.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Would recommend her for conditions other than the one I came with (facial surgery/eyes).

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Initial visit dr. seemed good, but won't know for several months if result is good. Can't recommend until get results.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Nguyen is a very gentle, compassionate caregiver.

4.7 out of 5
67 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

All good.

SHC Patient, May 2016

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.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

She explained everything in great detail - I hardly had any questions!

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Nguyen was very passionate about her job. It really was the deciding factor for me. I knew she will do an excellent job.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Nguyen is very busy. She takes time to answer questions & tries not to push you. She does need to keep her schedule.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Nguyen and her staff, especially Anne Marie are the best! They ALWAYS go out of their way to help me.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

I have good experience with doctor and her team. They are professional and excellent care provider.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Would recommend her for conditions other than the one I came with (facial surgery/eyes).

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Initial visit dr. seemed good, but won't know for several months if result is good. Can't recommend until get results.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Nguyen is a very gentle, compassionate caregiver.