Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of GI Surgery
University of California Irvine School of Medicine
Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen is a board-certified UC Irvine Health surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive gastroesophageal surgery and bariatric surgery. He pioneered the development of laparoscopic esophagectomy and gastrectomy for the treatment of esophagogastric pathology and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity.
Nguyen is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association for Academic Surgery, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Surgical Association. In 2002, he received the Golden Scope Young Researcher Award from SAGES, in recognition of significant contribution to research in laparoscopic surgery.
He is also past president of the ASMBS and serves as the ASMBS representative on the Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Council for the American Board of Surgery. He is currently the president of the North American Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and is on the editorial board for Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Surgical Endoscopy and Annals of Surgery. He has been the principal investigator on numerous research grants and has published more than 250 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Nguyen earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Tex. He completed a residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, Fla, followed by fellowships in surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Penn.