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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

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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. Andriotti T, Goralnick E, Jarman M, Chaudhary MA, Nguyen LL, Learn PA, Haider AH, Schoenfeld AJ. The Optimal Length of Stay Associated With the Lowest Readmission Risk Following Surgery. J Surg Res. 2019 Jul; 239:292-299.

2. Zerhouni YA, Krupka DC, Graham J, Landman A, Li A, Bhatt DL, Nguyen LL, Capatch K, Concheri K, Reich AJ, Wilson N, Weissman JS. UDI2Claims: Planning a Pilot Project to Transmit Identifiers for Implanted Devices to the Insurance Claim. J Patient Saf. 2018 Nov 21.

3. Changoor NR, Pak LM, Nguyen LL, Bleday R, Trinh QD, Koehlmoos T, Learn PA, Haider AH, Goldberg JE. Effect of an equal-access military health system on racial disparities in colorectal cancer screening. Cancer. 2018 Sep 15; 124(18):3724-3732.

4. Scully RE, Nguyen LL. Defining Postoperative Opioid Needs Among Preoperative Opioid Users-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jul 01; 153(7):690.

5. Schaumeier MJ, Hawkins AT, Hevelone ND, Sethi RKV, Nguyen LL. Association of Treatment for Critical Limb Ischemia with Gender and Hospital Volume. Am Surg. 2018 Jun 01; 84(6):1069-1078.

6. Scully RE, Schoenfeld AJ, Jiang W, Lipsitz S, Chaudhary MA, Learn PA, Koehlmoos T, Haider AH, Nguyen LL. Defining Optimal Length of Opioid Pain Medication Prescription After Common Surgical Procedures. JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 01; 153(1):37-43.

7. Chaikof EL, Dalman RL, Eskandari MK, Jackson BM, Lee WA, Mansour MA, Mastracci TM, Mell M, Murad MH, Nguyen LL, Oderich GS, Patel MS, Schermerhorn ML, Starnes BW. The Society for Vascular Surgery practice guidelines on the care of patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Vasc Surg. 2018 01; 67(1):2-77.e2.

8. Scully RE, Arnaoutakis DJ, DeBord Smith A, Semel M, Nguyen LL. Estimated annual health care expenditures in individuals with peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2018 02; 67(2):558-567.

9. Adesoye T, Kimsey LG, Lipsitz SR, Nguyen LL, Goodney P, Olaiya S, Weissman JS. Geographic variation in Medicare and the military healthcare system. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Aug 01; 23(8):e259-e264.

10. Lipsitz S, Fitzmaurice G, Sinha D, Hevelone N, Hu J, Nguyen LL. One-Step Generalized Estimating Equations with Large Cluster Sizes. J Comput Graph Stat. 2017; 26(3):734-737.