Dr. Do-Nguyen is an integrated cardiothoracic surgery resident at the University of Michigan. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she completed her undergraduate studies in Developmental Psychology and Biomedical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Following her studies, she performed translational research in artificial lung device development at the CMU Cardiopulmonary Bioengineering Lab, where she served as lab manager/technician. She completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she continued to be active in research. She graduated as her class president, founder and leader of multiple student groups, a member of Sigma Sigma Phi and Gold Humanism Honors Societies, the recipient of the Dean’s Award, and the recipient of the Galen S. Young, Sr. DO Award for the graduate with exceptional interest and ability in surgery.
She currently serves as the Chair of the Thoracic Surgery Research Collaborative (formerly Women’s Thoracic Surgery Research Collaborative) to inspire and create opportunities for students and trainees to collaborate with potential mentors and perform research within the field.
Her clinical interests include adult cardiac surgery, specifically valvular heart disease, and her research interests include valve tissue engineering, medical device development, clinical outcomes, and surgical education and mentorship.
She plans to pursue a career in academic adult cardiac surgery.
DO: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
BS: Carnegie Mellon University