Department of Surgery Faculty
Patrick Nguyen, MD, FACSAssociate Professor
Director, Surgery Medical Clerkship
Division: General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
American Board of Surgery
MD, University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, 2004
BA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 2000
Other Postgraduate Training:
2008-2009 - Chief Resident - General Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
2005 to 2008- Resident, General Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
2004-2005 - Internship, General Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
Research interests: Surgical education
Dr. Nguyen is interested in the care and treatment of all General Surgical diseases and conditions, including hernias, breast, and abdominal problems which involve the colon, intestine, liver, gallbladder, appendix, as well as benign and malignant skin lesions. Dr. Nguyen has training and experience in the minimally invasive treatment of most general surgical conditions and routinely performs diagnostic upper and lower endoscopies as well.
Biosketch: Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Microbiology in 2000. He completed medical school in San Antonio in 2004 and his five years of General Surgery Training in San Antonio in June 2009. Dr. Nguyen was awarded numerous teaching awards during his training and joined the faculty upon completion of training.
As an Assistant Professor in Surgery he has led the expansion of the General Surgery Service at UT Medicine Westover Hills, the site our satellite multidisciplinary practice. He serves in a number of leadership roles to include Chief of Surgical Services at Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills, Director of the Surgery Clerkship for the School of Medicine, and Physician Liaison for the Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills Computerized Order Entry and Informatics Team. Dr. Nguyen is fluent in French, Vietnamese, and some Spanish.
Willis RE, Richa J, Oppeltz R, Nguyen P, Wagner K, Van Sickle KR, Dent DL. Comparing three pedagogical approaches to psychomotor skills acquisition. Am J Surg. 2012 Jan;203(1):8-13. Epub 2011 Nov 16.
October 2010, Elderly Patients and the General Surgeon, presented at the Division of Community Geriatrics, Department of Family and Community Medicine, UTHSC at San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.
August 2010, Benign Diseases of the Gallbladder, presented at the Department of Surgery Grand Rounds UTHSC at San Antonio School of Medicine, San Antonio, Texas.
June 2010, Diverticulitis: Is Elective Surgery Indicated in the Young After 1 Episode of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis, 36th Annual J. Bradley Aust Surgical Society, San Antonio, Texas.
April 2010, "Benign Diseases of the Gallbladder" presented at the south Texas Regional Family Medicine Grand Rounds, San Antonio, Texas.
March 2007, Nguyen P, MD, Bingener J, MD, Sirinek K, MD. Delayed Duodenal Ulcer Healing With Micro Coil Extravasation. Presenting at the 59th Annual Meeting of The Southwestern Surgical Congress, Rancho Mirage, California.
American College of Surgeons
Association for Academic Surgery
Association for Surgical Education
Honors and Awards:
2014, Texas Rising Stars
2012, Texas Rising Stars
2010, San Antonio Magazine 'Best Doctors'
2010 Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Award, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
2010 Inducted as Associate into UTHSCSA Academy of Master Teachers
2009 Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Award, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
2008 Outstanding Resident Teacher Award, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
2008 Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Award, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
2008 J. Bradley Aust Society Travel Fellowship to Bordeaux, France, May
2007 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
2004 Intern of the Year, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio
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