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Tom C. Nguyen

Tom C. Nguyen, M.D.

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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic



Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Associate Professor Cardiovascular Surgery - University of Texas Houston
Director of Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
Associate Program Director Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
CTSNet Resident Editor (2008-2012)
CTSNet Adult Cardiac Editor (2014-present)
TSRA President (2012-2013)
RRC/ACGME for Thoracic Surgery (2009-2012)
ACC Surgeons Council
AATS Abstract Committee 2013
ISMICS Program Committee 2014
ACC Championing Aortic Stenosis 2013
ACC Early Career Leadership Council 2013
AATS Education Committee, Resident Representative (2011-2012)
Super Doctors - Texas Monthly 2015
Houston Business Journal Top 40 under 40
Benjy F. Brooks Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award 2017
Course Director for the STS University Minimally Invasive Valve 2018
STS Tech-Con - Program Committee
ISMICS Program Commitee

Other Interests

Mitral Valve Repair
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Structural Heart Disease
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement
Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Education



o  Complex mitral valve repair
o Minimally invasive valve surgery
o  Surgical Simulation and Education
o  Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
o  Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR)
o  Mitral valve disease
o  Left ventricular volume overload
o  Ischemic mitral regurgitation
o  Left ventricular and cardiac mechanics, bioenergetics, physiology, and pathophysiology
o  Passive ventricular constraint for heart failure
o  Transmural left ventricular cardiac and sheet strains, thickening, myolaminar fiber-sheet mechanics 

Additional Educational Information

Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (MD)
Emory University Structural Heart/TAVR Advanced Fellowship
Rice University (B.A)
Columbia Presbyterian Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Stanford Cardiac Surgery Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Stanford University General Surgery Residency