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Thao Nguyen, MD, PhD


Thao Nguyen, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Thao Nguyen, MD, PhD specializes in Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease.
Cardiology / Cardiovascular Disease
Language Spoken
English, French, Vietnamese
Hospital Affiliation
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 267-7765 CCU
(310) 825-2554 Administrative office
(310) 825-6713 Laboratory
Fax Number
(310) 206-5777 Administrative office

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Coronary Care Intensive Care Unit
7 North CCU
757 Westwood Plaza, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Cardiology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007 - 2011
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005 - 2007
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2004 - 2005
MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004
Angina, Arrhythmia, Atherosclerosis, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Cholesterol, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, General Cardiology, Hypertension, Ischemia
Research Interest
Areas of interests: Mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias; gene therapy
Approaches: Cellular and tissue electrophysiology; optical mapping
Additional Information
With a research focus on ion channel biophysics, Dr. Thao P Nguyen received both of her graduate and medical degrees from the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Upon completion of her internal medicine training with the Osler Medical Service of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, she pursued a dual cardiology and postdoctoral basic science research fellowship in the Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program at UCLA. She then joined the Division of Cardiology Faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine.

Enhancing her primary clinical interest in cardiac intensive care, her research focuses on cardiac electrophysiology, arrhythmias, fibrosis, and gene therapy. She is an active member of an interdisciplinary group of cardiovascular scientists led by Dr. James N Weiss, Chief of Cardiology, combining mathematical and experimental biology. She holds several memberships in several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the Biophysical Society, where she serves in the organizing Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women.

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