Margaret P. Nguyen, MD
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Margaret P. Nguyen, MD


Dr. Margaret Nguyen earned her bachelor's degree at Northwestern University and received her medical degree at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She completed her pediatric residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining UCLA in 2016, Dr. Nguyen completed her fellowship training in Neonatology at the University of Texas in Houston where she studied genomic mutations in neural tube defects in infants and carried out quality improvement projects on I-PASS. She is board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's research interests include crisis management simulation, medical education, and quality improvement. She provides inpatient clinical care at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, and Centinela Hospital in Inglewood. She is the co-medical director at Centinela Hospital.




Medical Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2018
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2013


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 2016


Pediatrics, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, 2013


MD, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, 2010

Hospital Affiliations



  1. Wang F, Nguyen M, Qin FX, Tong Q. SIRT2 deacetylates FOXO3a in response to oxidative stress and caloric restriction. Aging Cell. 6(4):505-14, August 2007.
  2. Nguyen MP, Lupo PJ, Northrup H, Morrison AC, Cirino PT, Au KS. Maternal gene-micronutrient interactions related to one-carbon metabolism and the risk of myelomeningocele among offspring. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology. 2016 Jul 7.


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