Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Cancer > Breast Cancer
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Lymphedema
  • Skin Cancer
  • Facial and Body Rejuvenation

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Director of Breast Reconstruction, Stanford Women's Cancer Center (2012 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:LAC-USC Department of SurgeryCA
  • Board Certification: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2012)
  • Fellowship:Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (2011) Taiwan
  • Residency:USC (2010) CA
  • Residency:USC (2007) CA
  • Medical Education:UCSD School of Medicine (2004) CA

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Motion Analysis for Microsurgical Training: Objective Measures of Dexterity, Economy of Movement, and Ability Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery McGoldrick, R. B., Davis, C. R., Paro, J., Hui, K., Nguyen, D. H., Lee, G. K. 2015; 136 (2): 231e–240e
  • Quantity of lymph nodes correlates with improvement in lymphatic drainage in treatment of hind limb lymphedema with lymph node flap transfer in rats Microsurgery Nguyen, D. H., Chou, P. Y., Hsieh, Y. H., Momeni, A., Fang, Y. D., Patel, K. M., Yang, C. Y., Ko, Y. S., Cheng, M. H. 2015

    View details for DOI 10.1002/micr.22388

  • Using intraoperative laser angiography to safeguard perfusion in nipple-sparing mastectomies. Gland Surgery Journal Dua, M., Bertoni, D., Nguyen, D. H., Meyer, S., Gurtner, G., Wapnir, I. 2015
  • Developing a Lower Limb Lymphedema Animal Model with Combined Lymphadenectomy and Low-dose Radiation. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open Yang, C., Nguyen, D. H., Wu, C., Fang, Y. D., Chao, K., Patel, K. M., Cheng, M. 2014; 2 (3)

    Abstract

    This study was aimed to establish a consistent lower limb lymphedema animal model for further investigation of the mechanism and treatment of lymphedema.Lymphedema in the lower extremity was created by removing unilateral inguinal lymph nodes followed by 20, 30, and 40 Gy (groups IA, IB, and IC, respectively) radiation or by removing both inguinal lymph nodes and popliteal lymph nodes followed by 20 Gy (group II) radiation in Sprague-Dawley rats (350-400 g). Tc(99) lymphoscintigraphy was used to monitor lymphatic flow patterns. Volume differentiation was assessed by microcomputed tomography and defined as the percentage change of the lesioned limb compared to the healthy limb.At 4 weeks postoperatively, 0% in group IA (n = 3), 37.5% in group IB (n = 16), and 50% in group IC (n = 26) developed lymphedema in the lower limb with total mortality and morbidity rate of 0%, 56.3%, and 50%, respectively. As a result of the high morbidity and mortality rates, 20 Gy was selected, and the success rate for development of lymphedema in the lower limb in group II was 81.5% (n = 27). The mean volume differentiation of the lymphedematous limb compared to the health limb was 7.76% ± 1.94% in group II, which was statistically significant compared to group I (P < 0.01).Removal of both inguinal and popliteal lymph nodes followed by radiation of 20 Gy can successfully develop lymphedema in the lower limb with minimal morbidity in 4 months.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/GOX.0000000000000064

    View details for PubMedID 25289315

  • A Novel Approach to the Treatment of Lower Extremity Lymphedema by Transferring a Vascularized Submental Lymph Node Flap to the Ankle. Gynecologic Oncology Cheng, M. H., Huang, J. J., Nguyen, D. H., Saint-Cyr, M., Zenn, M. R., Tan, B. K., Lee, C. L. 2012; 126: 93-98
  • Anatomical Basis and Clinical Application of the Ulnar Forearm Free Flap for Head and Neck Reconstruction. The Laryngoscope Huang, J. J., Lam, W. L., Phil, M., Nguyen, D. H., Wu, C. W., Kao, H. K., Lin, C. Y., Cheng, M. H. 2012; 122 (12): 2670-6
  • Simultaneous Left Maxillary and Right Mandibular Reconstructions Using Split Osteomyocutaneous Peroneal Artery-based Combined Flaps. Head and Neck Nguyen, D. H., Wu, C. W., Huang, J. J., Cheng, M. H. 2011; 10: 1002-5
  • A novel approach to cervical reconstruction using vaginal mucosa-lined polytetrafluoroethylene graft in congenital agenesis of the cervix. Fertility and Sterility Nguyen, D. H., Lee, C. L., Wu, K. Y., Cheng, M. H. 2011; 95 (7): 2433.e5-8
  • Simultaneous Scarless Contralateral Breast Augmentation During Unilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Differentially Split DIEP Flaps. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Huang, J. J., Chao, L. F., Wu, C. W., Nguyen, D. H., Valerio, I. L., Cheng, M. H. 2011; 12 (6): 593e-604e
  • Simultaneous Contralateral Breast Reduction/Mastopexy with Unilateral Breast Reconstruction Using Free Abdominal Flaps. Annals of Plastic Surgery Huang, J. J., Wu, C. W., Lam, W. L., Lin, C. Y., Nguyen, D. H., Cheng, M. H. 2011: 336-42
  • How to Harvest a Fibula Flap in 45 Minutes. Plastic Surgery Pulse News Nguyen, D. H., Lin, C. H. 2011; 3 (2)
  • A Novel Approach to Acute Infection of the Glenohumeral Joint Following Rotator Cuff Repair – A case series. Wounds Dobke, M. K., Nguyen, D. H., Trott, S. A. 2005; 17 (6): 137-140
  • Estrogen Accelerates the Development of Renal Disease in Female Obese Zucker Rats. Kidney International Gades, M. D., Sterns, J. S., van Goor, H., Nguyen, D. H., Johnson, P. R., Kaysen, G. A. 1998; 53 (1): 130-5

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