How Dr. Nguyen Stands Out

, How Dr. Nguyen Stands OutDr Romano is pleased to introduce his patients to Audrey Nguyen, MD. He has worked with her for years in his capacity as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCSF and is delighted that they will contribute together the latest state-of-the-art insights and techniques to the practice. Working together they will always create the goal of the best and most compassionate plastic surgery care and education to all patients.

 

EDUCATION AND TRAINING
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Advanced Fellowship

Health Professions Education Evaluation and Research

2021 – 2023
University of California Berkeley

Master’s of Art, Education, Candidate 2022

2021 – 2022
University of California San Francisco

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency

2014 – 2021
University of California Irvine, School of Medicine

M.D., Graduated with Honors

2010 – 2014
University of California, Los Angeles

B.S. Bioengineering, Magna Cum Laude

2005 – 2009
WORK EXPERIENCE  
San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Plastic Surgeon

2021 – Present
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Associate of James Romano, MD

Plastic Surgeon

2021 – Present
HONORS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT  
Honor Roll

Muriel Steele Society, UCSF

2021
Honor Roll

Muriel Steele Society, UCSF

2020
First Place, Surgical Skills Lab Competition

UC San Francisco, Surgical Skills Center, Department of Surgery

  • Awarded to the first-year resident with best overall performance and speed of multiple tasks testing surgical skills
2015
Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduating Student

UC Irvine School of Medicine

  • Awarded to the graduating student who has distinguished him/herself through both academic achievement and contributions to the School of Medicine community
2014
The Department of Surgery Award

UC Irvine School of Medicine

  • Department award for outstanding performance by a graduating student
2014
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 2013 – Present
Engineering Achievement Award for Student Welfare

Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Los Angeles

  • Awarded for involvement in and dedication to multiple organizations that encouraged student interests and wellbeing
2009
Alan Wood Scholar

Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Los Angeles

  • Awarded for academic achievement in engineering and involvement in and dedication to extracurricular activities, public service, and student welfare
2008 – 2009
Betsey and Alfred Ingersoll Scholar

Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science, Los Angeles

  • Awarded for academic achievement in engineering and involvement in and dedication to extracurricular activities, public service and student welfare
2007 – 2008
RESEARCH AWARDS
Principal Investigator, ASE/PSF Combined Research Grant Program (Award ID 627051, A134330) Overlapping Worlds of Art and Plastic Surgery – Implications for Surgical Training
  • The Plastic Surgery Foundation, $14,680
  • Co-Principal Investigator: Patricia O’Sullivan, EdD, Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine.
  • Responsible for: Study design, conducting primary interviews, data analysis, grant management and manuscript preparation
10/1/2019 – 9/30/2021
Research Fellow, Research Allocation Program (Award ID 7504385)

Postoperative Management of Groin Flaps for Vascular Coverage

  • University of California San Francisco, $40,000
  • Principal Investigator: Scott Hansen, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, UCSF Medical Center
  • Responsible for: enrolling and recruiting patients, overseeing follow up and data entry, grant management, and data analysis
2/1/2017 – 1/31/2019
Co-Investigator, Resident Research Funding Award

Mechanisms of Facial Fracture in the Homeless at an Urban Level I Trauma Center

  • Clinical and Translational Science Institute, UCSF, $2000
  • Principal Investigator: Jason Pomerantz, M.D., Division of Plastic Surgery, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.
  • Responsible for: Study design, data collection and analysis, manuscript preparation
11/27/2017 – 12/31/2018
PUBLICATIONS  
Peer-Reviewed  
Nguyen AB, Rosser M, Hansen SL. Mycotic aneurysm of the distal radial artery after cardiac catheterisation. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Jul 22;14(7):e241506. PMID: 34301699.
Nguyen A, Alcon A, Parmeshwar N, Rogine C, Kim EA. A Technique for Optimizing Symmetry in Gender-affirming Mastectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Jun 15;9(6):e3622. PMID: 34150422; PMCID: PMC8205222.
Nnamani Silva O, Nguyen A, Hoffman W. Craniectomy with Microvascular Flap Reconstruction in a patient taking Infliximab for Vasculitis. BMJ Case Reports. 2020 Dec 9;13(12):e238614. PMID: 33298502
Nguyen A, Grimes B, Neuhaus J, Pomerantz J. A Cross-Sectional Study of the Association between Homelessness and Facial Fractures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. June 2019; 7(6):e2254. PMID: 31624672
Masoomi H, Clark EG, Paydar KZ, Evans GR, Nguyen A, Kobayashi MR, Wirth GA. Predictive risk factors of free flap thrombosis in breast reconstruction surgery. Microsurgery. 2014 Nov; 34(8):589-94. PMID: 24665051
Khoshab N, Michelle L, Nguyen A, Vyas R, Paydar K. Interactive Ipad-based Patient Education in Breast Reconstruction Planning. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open. 2020 Oct 9;8(9S):139-140. PMCID: PMC7553485
Hurvitz KA, Olaya WA, Nguyen A, Wells JH. Evidence-based medicine: Abdominoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May; 133(5):1214-21. PMID: 24776552
Non-Peer Reviewed
Gruber RP, Moshrefi S, Nguyen A. Commentary on: The Combined Use of Spread Flap and Asymmetric Spread Graft in Crooked Nose. Aesthetic Plast Surg. (Accepted for Publication)
Gruber RP, Nguyen A, Moshrefi S. Invited Discussion on: Hyaluronic Acid Filler in the Treatment of Drooping Tip-Anatomical Concepts and Clinical Results. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2020 Sep 11. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32918094
Wirth GA, Mowlds D, Guidotti P, Salibian A, Nguyen A, and Paydar K. Acellular dermal matrix fenestration and their effect on breast shape. European Journal of Plastic Surgery. 2015;38:267-272.
Books and Chapters
Rimler J, Nguyen A, Evans GR. Postoperative Care. In: Wei FC, Mardini S, eds. Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery. 2nd ed. 2017. Toronto, Canada: Elsevier, 348 -356.
Nguyen A, Lane K, and Wirth GA. “A Guide to Family and Friends”. Personalized Breast Care: Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Cancer and Reconstruction. Eds. Wirth GA, Lane K, and Paydar K. 2015. Irvine: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
Lin JL, Gangnes R, Nguyen A, and Wong B. “Fat Grafting,” Chapter XXIII. Synopsis of Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Ed. Mohamed L. Elsaie. 2013. Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers, 353-369.
Other Publications
Nguyen A (Illustrator). Personalized Breast Care: Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Cancer and Reconstruction. Eds. Wirth GA, Lane K, and Paydar K. 2015. Irvine: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.
PRESENTATIONS
Podium
Nguyen A, Duong D, O’Sullivan P. “Overlapping Worlds of Art and Plastic Surgery: Implications for Surgical Training.” Oral Research Presentation at American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons: 9th Annual Winter Meeting. Austin, TX. February 2022.
Nguyen A, Diaz A, Xu X, Hoffman W. “Sphincter Pharyngoplasty for Velopharyngeal Insufficiency: Experience with Three Adult Patients.” Oral Research Presentation at Plastic Surgery: The Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, September 29, 2018.
Nguyen A, Alcon AW, Wang EW, Holland MC, Hoffman WY, El-Sayed IH, Kim EA. “Free Flap Reconstruction in Complex, Extended Orbital Exenteration Defects.” Oral Research Presentation at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. May 2018.
Nguyen A, Wang ED, Xu X, Bauer SR, Lin WC, Irwin CS, Terry MJ, Young DM, Sbitany H, Hansen SL, Kim EA. “A Pragmatic Approach on the Timing of Lower Extremity Reconstruction with Free Tissue Transfer”. Oral Research Presentation at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Santa Monica, CA. May 28, 2016.
Poster
Nguyen A*, Song S*, Rosser M, Steiner G, Kim E. “Perceptions of a Novel Virtual Education Platform: How Plastic Surgery Education Has Progressed During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Poster Presentation American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons: 9th Annual Winter Meeting. Austin, TX. February 2022.
Lapidus J, Nguyen A. “Recidivism Amongst Facial Fracture Patients: Analysis of a Level I Trauma Center Registry.” Virtual Quickshot Presentation at the 16th Annual Academic Surgical Congress. February 2, 2021.
Khoshab N, Michelle L, Nguyen A, Vyas R, Paydard K. “Interactive iPad-based Patient Education for Breast Reconstruction Planning.” Virtual Oral Research and Technology Session Presentation at 88th Annual Plastic Surgery: The Meeting. October 9, 2020.
Nguyen A, Wang E, Wong A, Balkin D, Wong L, Holland M, McGrath M. “PSOAR: Plastic Surgery Optimization of Analgesia Requirements.” Poster Presentation at 4th Annual UCSF Health Improvement Symposium. San Francisco, CA, May 30, 2019.
Nguyen A, Grimes B, Neuhaus J, Pomerantz J. “Facial Fractures in Homeless Patients at an Urban Level I Trauma Center.” Poster Presentation at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA, November 12, 2018.
Ghole S, Nguyen A, Jafari M, Mills S, Carmichael J, Stamos M, Pigazzi A. “Going beyond the air leak test – Our initial experience with a new grading system utilizing flexible endoscopy for the intraoperative evaluation of rectal anastomoses.” Poster Presentation at UCI Translational Research Day. Irvine, CA. June 2013.
PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
UCSF School of Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Confidential Advisor 2021 – Present
Annual Meeting Educational Program, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Committee Member 2020 – Present
Resident Curriculum Development, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Committee Member 2020 – Present
UCSF Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Administrative Chief Resident
  • Chief resident responsible for organization and management of all resident schedules. Responsibilities include stewardship of duty hours, prioritization of resident education, and determining appropriate resident coverage of surgical cases at all sites
2020 – 2021
Muriel Steele Society, UCSF, Wellness Committee Member
  • Society dedicated to promoting and supporting women surgeons. On committee that supports wellness through social events, thought-provoking journal clubs, and personal health-related activities
2019 – Present
Quality Improvement Committee, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCSF 2018 – 2020
Resident Cosmetic Injectables Clinic, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, UCSF

Resident Coordinator

2018 – Present
Medical Illustrator
  • Illustrating breast anatomy, abdominal anatomy and breast reconstruction options for patient education materials for the breast cancer centers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of California Irvine
2018 – Present
Surgical Skills Elective for Medical Students,  Resident Course Director
  • Designed, organized and conducted an elective course focusing on clinical and technical surgical skills to prepare medical students for their surgery clerkship
2017 – 2018
UC Irvine Surgery Interest Group, President
  • Led board members in a group dedicated to medical students interested in surgical specialties through surgery-centered events and programs including seminars and hands-on sessions.
2013 – 2014
Pals, Coordinator
  • Led a public service program dedicated to building relationships between 20 pediatric patients from the community and their corresponding medical student companion.
2010 – 2012
UC Irvine School of Medicine, Anatomy Tutor 2011 – 2012
UC Irvine CampMed, Camp Counselor
  • Led and mentored a group of five underserved high school students with three UCI undergraduate students at a weekend retreat for students interested in careers in healthcare.
May 2011
UC Irvine School of Medicine, Anatomy Dissection Assistant for Chang S. So, M.D.
  • Performed cadaveric dissections of the back, abdomen, neck, chest, lower and upper extremities for an anatomy class for acupuncturists.
2011
Watts Tutorial Program, UCLA, Board Member
  • Program dedicated to after-school tutoring of middle school inner-city students from Los Angeles, CA. Involved 1-on-1 tutoring and assistance with homework. Students met with the program weekly at UCLA campus. This also included quarterly weekend field trips.
2005 – 2009
Biomedical Engineering Society, UCLA, Vice President
  • Society dedicated to community building, career planning and networking within the Department of Bioengineering. Organized team building activities.
2008 – 2009
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