Phuong D. Nguyen, MD

Phuong D. Nguyen, MD

Phuong D. Nguyen, MD, is an attending surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Vascular anomalies, Facial palsy, Microtia and ear anomalies, Congenital skin lesions, Facial trauma (bony and soft tissue), Craniofacial reconstruction, Wound healing
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care, Lancaster
Phone: 215-590-2208

Background

Dr. Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  Dr. Nguyen completed his graduate studies at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, followed by full general surgery training at the New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital in New York City where he served as the academic chief resident.  Following this, he completed a plastic surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center working with famed craniofacial surgeon Dr. Henry Kawamoto, and subsequently trained at the renowned Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada in pediatric craniofacial surgery.

Dr. Nguyen primarily is interested in all aspects of pediatric plastic surgery, with a practice focusing on facial palsy, facial trauma, vascular anomalies, microtia and ear anomalies, and congenital lesions.  He has traveled internationally to learn additional innovative techniques from facial palsy expert Dr. Daniel Labbe and ear reconstruction expert Dr. Francoise Firmin.  In addition, Dr. Nguyen has introduced a procedure to restore corneal sensation to children at CHOP, working in tandem with oculoplastic surgery. He is also highly engaged in both clinical and basic science research, having served a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery, with interest in tissue engineering, stem cell regeneration, and improving clinical outcomes in facial palsy, facial trauma, and vascular anomalies.   He presents regularly at both national and international meetings.

Dr. Nguyen is also highly active in international mission work, focusing on cleft lips and palates.  He frequently volunteers with Operation Smile as well as other humanitarian organizations, and has traveled to Vietnam, Nepal, India, Peru, and Guatemala, amongst others.  Dr. Nguyen primarily sees patients at CHOP and also has privileges at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Internship

General Surgery - New York University Medical Center, New York, NY

Residency

Plastic Surgery - University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA (Chief Resident)
General Surgery - New York University Medical Center, New York, NY (Chief Resident)

Fellowship

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery - The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Post-doctoral Research Fellowship - New York University Medical Center Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York, NY

Board Certification

Plastic Surgery
Surgery

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Surgeon

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Stem cell derived neural regeneration
Facial palsy outcomes and cortical plasticity
Facial trauma protocol and outcomes
Vascular anomalies

Publications

Papers

2016

Zhang Q.Z, Nguyen P.D., Xu Q., Park W., Lee S., Furuhashi A., Le A.D. Neural progenitor-like cells induced from human gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem cells regulate myelination Schwann cells in rat sciatic nerve regeneration. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016 Sept.

Nguyen PD, Caro MC, Smith DM, Tompson B, Forrest CR, Phillips JH. Long-term orthognathic surgical outcomes in Treacher Collins patients. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 2016 Mar; 69(3); 402-8.

2015

Isaac KV, Koenemann J, Fukasawa R, Qian D, Linhares A, Saber NR, Drake J, Nguyen PD, Forrest CR, Phillips JH.  Optimization of cranio-orbital reshaping: application of a mathematical model. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. July 2015. 26(5) e416-9.

Lai L.H., Hui B.K., Nguyen P.D., Yee K.S., Martz M.G., Bradley J.P., Lee J.C.  “Lateral incisor agenesis predicts maxillary hypoplasia and le fort I advancement surgery in cleft patients.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan; 135(1):142e-8e

2014

Galanis C., Nguyen P., Koh J., Roostaeian J., Festekjian J., Crisera C. “Microvascular lifeboats: a stepwise approach to intraoperative venous congestion in DIEP flap breast reconstruction.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul; 134(1):20-7

Nguyen P.D., Herrera F.A., Roostaeian J., Da Lio A.L., Crisera C.A., Festekjian J.H. “Career satisfaction and burnout in the reconstructive microsurgeon in the United States.” Microsurgery. 2014 May 9

Allen R.J. Jr., Soares M.A., Haberman I.D., Szpalski C., Schachar J., Lin C.D., Nguyen P.D., Saadeh P.B., Warren S.M.  “Combination therapy accelerates diabetic wound closure.” PLoS One. 2014 Mar 20;9(3):e92667

2013

Li A., Yoon A., Vardanian A., Nguyen P., Sacks J., Gordon C., Jarrahy R.  “Patient rankings: why patient feedback should affect our delivery of care but not our pay.” Bull Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov;98(11):22-3

Canders C.P., Nguyen P.D., Festekjian J.H., Rudkin G.H. “Case Report: Treatment of a lower extremity lymphocele with intraoperative lymphatic mapping.” Eplasty. 2013 Nov 7;13:e57

Allen R.J. Jr., Canizares O. Jr., Scharf C., Nguyen P.D., Thank V., Saadeh P.B., Coleman S.R., Hazen A.  “Grading lipoaspirate: is there an optimal density for fat grafting?” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Jan;131(1):38-45

Abstracts

2014

Kao K.K., Lai L.H., Hui B.K., Nguyen P.D., Martz M.G., Bradley J.P., Lee J.C. “Lateral incisor agenesis predicts maxillary hypoplasia and le fort I advancement surgery in cleft patients.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1):8-9

Segovia L.A., Jarrahy R., Taub B., Nguyen P., Siegel N., Ward R., Cuellar J., Hubbard T.R. “Surgical anthropology and global craniofacial screening and care: preliminary lessons learned.” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4 Suppl 1): 110

Yee K.S., Nguyen P.D., Andrews B.T., Lee J.C., Bradley J.P. “Decreased secondary bone grafting but poorer midface growth after primary alveolar cleft repair with gingivoperiosteoplasty and rhBMP-2. [Abstract]” Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Apr; 133(4 Suppl):975

Books

Chapters
2016

Nguyen P.D., Smith D.M., Forrest C.R.  “Craniosynostosis”.  Principles and Practice of Pediatric Plastic Surgery. Ed: Bentz, Bauer, Zuker. 2nd edition. London: Ch 24. 595-647. CRC Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1482241372

Smith D.M., Nguyen P.D., Forrest, C.R.. “Secondary Cleft Rhinoplasty”. Secondary Rhinoplasty.  Ed: Rohrich, Ahmad. 1st edition. CRC Press, 2016. ISBN-13: 978-1626236783

2015

Nguyen P.D. “Congenital Hand”. Plastic Surgery Review. Ed: Lakin, G.E. Ch 39. 237-246. Thieme Publishing. 2015.

2010

Nguyen P.D., Cohen O.D., Nadler, E.P.  “Arteriovenous Malformations”.  Paediatric Surgery: A Comprehensive Text for Africa.  Ed: Ameh et al.  Ch 112.  Spectrum Publishing.  Global HELP. 2010.  ISBN -13 #978-1-60189-091-7.

Posters and Presentations

2017

Nguyen P.D., Zhang Q., Le A.D. “Induced neural progenitor-like cells from human gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem cells regulate myelination of Schwann cells in rat sciatic nerve regeneration.” American Craniofacial-Cleft Palate Association. Colorado Springs, CO. 2017, Mar 17. (Accepted)

Paliga J.T., Shakir S., Faschan K., Revere K., Rivera T., Katowitz W.R., Nguyen P.D. “Transorbital sural nerve grafting for pediatric neurotrophic keratopathy.” American Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Maui, Hawaii. 2017, Jan 25. (Accepted)

2015

Nguyen P.D., Smith D.M., Forrest C.R., Phillips J.H. “A virtual reality atlas of craniofacial pathology.” 16th International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Tokyo, Japan. 2015, Sept 18.

Nguyen P.D., Smith D.M., Forrest C.R., Phillips J.H. “Quantitative assessment in craniofacial surgery: an objective metric of global shape change.” 16th International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Tokyo, Japan. 2015, Sept 18.

Nguyen P.D., Smith D.M., Forrest C.R., Phillips J.H. “Comparison of CAD/CAM PEEK, HTR, and titanium implants for craniofacial reconstruction in children.” 16th International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Tokyo, Japan. 2015, Sept 16.

Nguyen P.D., Smith D.M., Clausen A., Shen C., Phillips J.H., Forrest C.R.  “Comparison of two techniques for nonsyndromic sagittal craniosynostosis: morphological outcomes.” 16th International Society of Craniofacial Surgery. Tokyo, Japan. 2015, Sept 16.

Nguyen P.D., Smith D.M., Forrest C.R., Phillips J.H. “Comparison of custom CAD/CAM polyetheretherketone versus titanium implants for craniofacial reconstruction in the pediatric population.”Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery” 29th International Congress and Exhibition.  Barcelona, Spain.  2015, June 27.

2014

Nguyen P.D., Lai L.H., Hui B.K., Yee K.S., Martz M.G., Bradley J.P., Lee J.C.  “Maxillary hypoplasia in the cleft patient: contribution of dental agenesis to Le Fort I maxillary advancement.” Longmire Society Research Symposium, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. 2014, March 21

Taub, B., Nguyen P.D., Jarrahy R.   “Cultural awareness and screening in a global surgery setting.” Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA. 2014, February 4. 

Invited Lectures

2016

“Facial trauma: the plastic surgeon’s perspective.” Grand Rounds. Department of Surgery. Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Darby, PA. 2016, Oct 20.

“Vascular anomalies: an update.” Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Delaware County Memorial Hospital. Drexel Hill, PA. 2016, Sept 8.

“Ear deformities.” CHOP Talks CME Lecture Series. Brandywine Pediatrics. Wilmington, DE. 2016, Mar 8.

“Vascular anomalies for the primary care physician.” Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Abington Memorial Hospital. Abington, PA, January 2016.

“IV infiltrates and wound management – a plastic surgeon’s perspective.” CHOP Talks CME lecture Series.  Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Voorhees, NJ, January 2016.

2015

“Vascular anomalies: hemangiomas and vascular malformations.” Grand Rounds. Department of Pediatrics. Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Upland, PA, November 2015.

2014

“Maxillary Hypoplasia in the Cleft Patient: Contribution of Dental Agenesis to Le Fort I Maxillary Advancement.”  Longmire Society Research Symposium, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, March 2014.

“Cultural Awareness and Screening in a Global Surgery Setting.” Academic Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA, February 2014.

Awards and Honors

2016, American Society of Plastic Surgeons/Operation Smile International Scholarship

2012, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) Resident Scholar

2012, Operation Smile Regan Fellowship

2011, Teacher of the Year, Chief Resident, General Surgery

2010-2011, Academic Chief Resident, General Surgery

2009, Young Investigator Award – “Mediators of Increased Apoptosis in Stressed Diabetic Fibroblasts: p53 control of Bax and Bcl-2” Wound Healing Society 19th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX

2007, General Surgery Resident Teacher of the Year

Neal L. and Susan Gault International Study Award, University of Minnesota Medical School

Victor & Robert Vaughn Scholarship, University of Minnesota Medical School

National Merit Scholar

University of Minnesota Presidential Scholarship

Undergraduate Research Opportunities (UROP) Grant

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2015-present, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
 - 2015-present, Education Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2016-present, American Society of Craniofacial Surgery
2016-present, American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
2015-present, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
2012-present, American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
2011-present, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2008-present, American College of Surgeons