Dr. Thao P. Nguyen received M.D. and Ph.D. degrees upon graduation from the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Pennsylvania. She then trained in Internal Medicine on the Osler Medical Service at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Subsequently, she completed clinical cardiology and postdoctoral research fellowships in the UCLA Specialty Training and Advanced Research (STAR) Program and was recruited to the Division of Cardiology Faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Dr. Nguyen melds her primary clinical interest in cardiac intensive care with her graduate training in ion channel biophysics to lead a basic and translational research program investigating fundamental mechanisms of cardiac
arrhythmias. Her current research focuses on the arrhythmogenic mechanisms stemming from myocardial remodeling and fibrosis with the goal to conceive novel therapeutic strategies to prevent arrhythmias in these common clinical settings. As a member of the UCLA Cardiovascular Theme and Cardiovascular Research Laboratory, Dr. Nguyen is a contributing Principal Investigator of a number of synergistic and interdisciplinary team science efforts at the frontiers of cardiac arrhythmia research.
Dr. Nguyen is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, the American Physiological Society, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, and the
Biophysical Society, for which she serves in the organizing Committee on Professional Opportunities for Women.