Tom C. Nguyen

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas at Houston, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Heart and Vascular Institute, Houston, TX, USA

Dr. Nguyen specializes in complex adult cardiac, minimally invasive valve surgery, and mitral repair.  He has extensive experience in TAVRs with over 1000 implants as well as minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery.  He has also been actively involved with transcatheter aortic and mitral valve replacement trials.

He is the Director of Minimally Invasive Valve surgery and Associate Program Director for the cardiothoracic surgery training program.  His research interests encompass TAVR, valvular heart disease, and surgical simulation/education with prior grants from the NIH, TSFRE, and AHA.  Dr. Nguyen regularly presents at national/international meetings and has received numerous research and teaching awards.  He was the past President of the TSRA, resident editor of CTSNet, and member of the ACGME/RRC.  Additionally, he is the editor several surgical textbooks.  In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and volunteered as a surgeon in Africa (Asmara, Eritrea) for 6 weeks.  Recently, he was a recipient of the Houston Business Journal's top 40 under 40 award.