John E. Connolly Professor and Chair of Surgery at University of California Irvine School of Medicine and Associate Director of the UCI Digestive Health Institute
Dr. Ninh T. Nguyen is the John E. Connolly Professor and Chair of Surgery at University of California Irvine School of Medicine and Associate Director of the UCI Digestive Health Institute. Dr. Nguyen received his MD from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX. He completed his general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL and completed fellowships in surgical oncology and minimally invasive surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Nguyen is a past president of the ASMBS (2014) and served as the ASMNS representative of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Advisory Counsel for the American Board of Surgery. During that time, he was instrumental in the development of the ACS Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN) and its quality improvement program – the MBSAQIP. As the ASMBS representative for the GI Surgery Advisory Council (GISAC) of the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Nguyen was instrumental in development of the focus practice design (FPD) for metabolic bariatric surgery. Dr. Nguyen is also pas-president of the North American Chapter of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and the Southern California Chapter of the ACS.
Dr. Nguyen is on the editorial board for the Journal of the American College of Surgeons and Annals of Surgery. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Surgical Associate. Dr. Nguyen has been the principal investigator on numerous research grants and has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Nguyen serves as editor for 5 books including the ASMBS Textbook fo Bariatric Surgery which is considered as the authoritative text for bariatric surgery. He received the Golden Scope of Young Researcher Awarded for SAGES in recognition of significant contribution to research in laparoscopic surgery. He was the recipient of the Master Educator Award in 2016 by the ASMBS Foundation. In 2019, recognized for his accomplishments and contribution to the field of bariatric surgery, he was the recipient of prestigous ASMBS Outstanding Achievement Award.