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Photo Patrick Nguyen, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor
Director, Surgery Medical Clerkship

Photo Division: General and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Email: nguyenp1@uthscsa.edu

Board Certifications:
American Board of Surgery

Education:
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

Clinical interests:
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.

Publications:
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.

Presentations:
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.

Professional organizations:
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'
Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Award, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio, 2010
Inducted as Associate into UTHSCSA Academy of Master Teachers, 2010
Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Award, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio, 2009
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 2008
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2007
Intern of the Year, Department of Surgery, UTHSC at San Antonio, 2004-2005

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