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Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MBA, MPH
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Associate Director, Center for Surgery and Public Health

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
Vascular Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

Research Narrative:

Dr. Louis Nguyen is faculty in the Department of Surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  He is also the Associate Director of the BWH’s Center for Surgery and Public Health and Senior Investigator at the University of Chicago’s Center for Population Economics, led by Nobel laureate Robert Fogel.

Dr. Nguyen received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his business degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.  He then completed his General Surgery residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (Washington University in St. Louis), Vascular Biology research fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston, and his Vascular Surgery clinical fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School).  During his clinical fellowship, he also earned a graduate degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Nguyen’s research is in outcomes translational research where he combines clinical outcomes with economic analysis.  His focus is on quantitative modeling of complex socioeconomic factors and interactions in patient care.  He is the recipient of an NIH K23 Patient-Oriented Research and Career Development grant to study the effects of diabetes on outcomes after peripheral vascular angioplasty and stenting.  His unique education and experiences allow him to bring medical expertise to health economics research and to bring econometric analytical techniques to medical research.

Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests are in vascular and endovascular surgery.  He utilizes a combination of modalities to diagnose and treat cerebrovascular disease, aneurysmal disease, peripheral vascular disease, varicose vein disease, and thoracic outlet syndrome.


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Kimsey L, Olaiya S, Smith C, Hoburg A, Lipsitz SR, Koehlmoos T, Nguyen LL, Weissman JS. Geographic variation within the military health system. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Apr 13; 17(1):271.

2. Arnaoutakis DJ, Scully RE, Sharma G, Shah SK, Ozaki CK, Belkin M, Nguyen LL. Impact of body mass index and gender on wound complications after lower extremity arterial surgery. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar 01.

3. Nguyen LL, Smith AD, Scully RE, Jiang W, Learn PA, Lipsitz SR, Weissman JS, Helmchen LA, Koehlmoos T, Hoburg A, Kimsey LG. Provider-Induced Demand in the Treatment of Carotid Artery Stenosis: Variation in Treatment Decisions Between Private Sector Fee-for-Service vs Salary-Based Military Physicians. JAMA Surg. 2017 Mar 01.

4. Ho KJ, Devlin PM, Madenci AL, Semel ME, Gravereaux EC, Nguyen LL, Belkin M, Menard MT. High dose-rate brachytherapy for the treatment of lower extremity in-stent restenosis. J Vasc Surg. 2017 Mar; 65(3):734-743.

5. Hyder JA, Reznor G, Wakeam E, Nguyen LL, Lipsitz SR, Havens JM. Risk Prediction Accuracy Differs for Emergency Versus Elective Cases in the ACS-NSQIP. Ann Surg. 2016 Dec; 264(6):959-965.

6. Zogg CK, Jiang W, Chaudhary MA, Scott JW, Shah AA, Lipsitz SR, Weissman JS, Cooper Z, Salim A, Nitzschke SL, Nguyen LL, Helmchen LA, Kimsey L, Olaiya ST, Learn PA, Haider AH. Racial disparities in emergency general surgery: Do differences in outcomes persist among universally insured military patients? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May; 80(5):764-75; discussion 775-7.

7. Jalbert JJ, Nguyen LL, Gerhard-Herman MD, Kumamaru H, Chen CY, Williams LA, Liu J, Rothman AT, Jaff MR, Seeger JD, Benenati JF, Schneider PA, Aronow HD, Johnston JA, Brott TG, Tsai TT, White CJ, Setoguchi S. Comparative Effectiveness of Carotid Artery Stenting Versus Carotid Endarterectomy Among Medicare Beneficiaries. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 May; 9(3):275-85.

8. Adler JT, Yeh H, Markmann JF, Nguyen LL. Temporal Analysis of Market Competition and Density in Renal Transplantation Volume and Outcome. Transplantation. 2016 Mar; 100(3):670-7.

9. Smith AD, Hawkins AT, Schaumeier MJ, de Vos MS, Conte MS, Nguyen LL. Predictors of major amputation despite patent bypass grafts. J Vasc Surg. 2016 May; 63(5):1279-88.

10. Smith AD, de Vos MS, Smink DS, Nguyen LL, Ashley SW. Text paging of surgery residents: Efficacy, work intensity, and quality improvement. Surgery. 2016 Mar; 159(3):930-7.