Mindie H. Nguyen, MD, MAS
I am originally from South Vietnam and came to the U.S. in 1982. I attended college in Irvine, medical school and internal medicine residency in San Diego, graduate school in clinical research methods in San Francisco, and GI Hepatology fellowship at Stanford, so I am pretty much a Californian. I have been at Stanford since completion of my fellowship in 2002. I take care of patients with liver conditions including pre- and post-transplant patients in my general liver clinic and transplant clinic at Stanford as well as my outreach liver clinics in San Jose and at Chinese Hospital in Daly City. I treasure the trust and relationship I have with my patients, who regularly help remind me of the special privilege I have as their doctor. The core of my research commitment is to identify liver cancer at early stage and to prevent liver cancer and end-stage liver disease, especially in understudied populations, as I have seen too many cases of late presentations that always sadden me deeply. I also wish to help train the next generation of well-informed, well-skilled, and compassionate doctors as well as dedicated and committed educators and researchers. I am very proud of the several generations of students and trainees I have been so lucky to teach and mentor in the past 20 years. I have learned many things from my mentees, from my young high school students to the Assistant and Associate Professors in our group. I love traveling, visiting art museums, watching movies and cooking shows with my daughters.