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Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD practices Surgery and ENT/Head and Neck in La Jolla

Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

ENT/Head and Neck (Primary Specialty)
Otology & Neurotology / Skull-Base Surgery
Hearing & Balance Disorders
Facial Nerve Disorders
Practice Locations
UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices
9350 Campus Point Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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About Quyen Nguyen, MD, PhD
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Quyen T. Nguyen, MD, PhD, is a board certified head and neck surgeon. Dr. Nguyen has clinical expertise in the fields of otology and neurotology/ skull-base surgery. Her main focus is in cochlear implants and facial nerve surgery.

She is also expert in the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of problems related to the ear, including exostosis (“surfer’s ear"), tympanic membrane perforations, ossicular chain problems, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, single-sided deafness, Ménière’s disease, and acoustic neuromas.

As an associate professor at UC San Diego Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, she trains surgeons during their fellowship.

Dr. Nguyen’s basic science research focuses on the development of fluorescently labeled biological probes to help surgeons during surgery. In collaboration with Dr. Roger Tsien (Nobel Prize, Chemistry 2008), she is working on the development of Fluorescent Guided Surgery (FGS) with Live Molecular Navigation (LMN), also known as “color-coded surgery". Their collaborative work has been highlighted in by several high profile media sources including Nature Research Highlights, Nature Science BusinessXchange, Nature Cancer Reviews, The Economist, and Technology Review (MIT).

Dr. Nguyen is fellowship trained in neurotology/skull-base surgery and board certified in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery.

To make an appointment with Dr. Nguyen, please call 858-657-8590.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see ENT / Head and Neck.
For more information, see Surgical Services.
Medical Degree
Washington University, School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Board Certifications
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Clinical Expertise Areas
Cochlear Implants
Facial Nerve Disorders
Implantable Hearing Devices
Skull Base Surgery
My Videos
Quyen Nguyen: Color-Coded Surgery
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