Huy Nguyen, MD
Career Plans: Vitreoretinal Fellowship, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA
Originally from Yorba Linda, California, Dr. Nguyen graduated cum laude with High Honors from Harvard University in 2010 with a degree in Chemical and Physical Biology, where he received the Thomas T. Hoopes prize for his undergraduate thesis on small molecule inhibitors of Ebola virus. His interest in ophthalmology began as an undergraduate when he worked in a local eye hospital in Patna, India, as a volunteer for Unite for Sight.
He matriculated at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he received an NIH Summer Trainee grant to conduct research in cardiothoracic surgery, leading to a first-author paper in the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. For several years, he also directed a local Hepatitis B initiative in an effort to reach a high-risk population of Asian Americans in New York City.
In 2013, he was one of four students nationwide to be granted a Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Fellowship, and his subsequent research on induced pluripotent stem cell modeling of retinal diseases has led to presentations at ARVO as well as publications in Molecular Therapy, Human Molecular Genetics, and the Journal of Clinical Medicine.
Upon earning his MD in 2015, Dr. Nguyen was recognized with Columbia University's Behrens Memorial Prize, given to a top student entering ophthalmology. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine in 2016 at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital where he was recognized as Preliminary Intern of the Year.