Nancy Thi Nguyen, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Nancy Thi Nguyen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

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Gynecology Oncology

Gynecologic Cancer

Robotic Surgery

Locations and Contact

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Gynecologic Oncology Clinic
4501 X Street
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Phone: 916-734-5959

Additional Numbers

Clinic Fax


Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Nguyen is invested in learning about her patient’s complete needs during their care. She believes that in addition to the available medical treatments, cancer care should take into account her patient’s social situation as well as the familial and/or cultural beliefs that may influence their cancer treatment journey. Her practice focuses on patient advocacy and prioritizes patient education as she strives for patients to feel supported and empowered to make informed decisions about their cancer care.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nguyen is a gynecologic oncologist who specializes in the comprehensive care of patients with ovarian, uterine, cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers. She is skilled in performing gynecologic cancer surgeries and the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques including laparoscopy and robotic surgery. Her expertise includes the use of chemotherapy and novel targeted therapies in the treatment of gynecologic cancers. She strives to provide access to evidence-based medical care for her patients while focusing on their individual cancer care needs.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Nguyen’s research focuses on health services and clinical outcomes-based research. She has an interest in evaluating practice patterns and methods used in gynecologic oncology practices to assess the potential clinical impact in cancer care. She also has interest in clinical trials recruitment.


Gynecologic Oncology

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.S., Physiological Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles CA 2008

Medical School

M.D., Oregon Health & Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland OR 2014


Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA 2014-2015


Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland CA 2015-2018


Gynecologic Oncology, UC Davis, Sacramento CA 2019-2022

ASCO Conquer Cancer GlaxoSmithKline Oncology Endowed Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2021

J.G. Moore Award for Best Basic Science Presentation by a Resident or Fellow, Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, 2021

Association of Northern California Oncologists Travel Award, 2020

Outstanding Resident Award in Medical Student Education, UCSF School of Medicine, 2018

Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeon Resident Achievement Award, 2018

Nguyen NT, Zhao X, Ponzini M, Wilson M, Leiserowitz G, Brooks RA. Time to completion of radiation treatment in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva and the impact on survival. Gynecol Oncol. 2022 Sep 22:S0090-8258(22)01838-8. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2022.09.018. Epub ahead of print. PMID:36154760.

Lentz SE, Salyer CV, Dontsi M, Armstrong MA, Hoodfar E, Alvarado MM, Avila M, Nguyen NT, Powell CB. Comparison of two Lynch screening strategies in endometrial cancer in a California health system. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Jul;158(1):158-166. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.04.692. Epub 2020 May 6. PMID:32386910. 

Nguyen NT, Alabaster A, Simmons S, Weintraub Ritterman M, Powell CB. Opportunistic Salpingectomy Techniques at the Time of Cesarean Delivery: A Retrospective Cohort Study. J Clin Gynecol Obstetrics. 2019:8(3):70-76. doi:10.14740/jcgo574.

Nguyen NT, Merchant M, Ritterman Weintraub ML, Salyer C, Poceta J, Diaz L, Zaritsky EF. Alternative Treatment Utilization Before Hysterectomy for Benign Gynecologic Conditions at a Large Integrated Health System. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2019 Jul-Aug;26(5):847-855. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2018.08.013. Epub 2018 Aug 28. PMID:30165183.

Aloisi A, Casanova JM, Tseng JH, Seader KA, Nguyen NT, Alektiar KM, Makker V, Chiang S, Soslow RA, Leitao MM Jr, Abu-Rustum NR. Patterns of FIRST recurrence of stage IIIC1 endometrial cancer with no PARAAORTIC nodal assessment. Gynecol Oncol. 2018 Dec;151(3):395-400. doi:10.1016/j.ygyno.2018.09.021. Epub 2018 Oct 2. PMID:30286945.

Cizek SM, Nguyen NT, Zaritsky E, Weiss E. Combined Chest and Pelvic Surgery for Transgender Patients in an Integrated Health Care Setting. International J Transgenderism. 2017;18(4):382-388. doi:10.1080/15532739.2017.1359725.

Coleman CA, Nguyen NT, Garvin R, Sou C, Carney PA. Health Literacy Teaching in U.S. Family Medicine Residency Programs: A National Survey. J Health Commun. 2016;21 Suppl 1:51-7. doi:10.1080/10810730.2015.1131774. PMID:27043758.

Gorman MC, Orme KS, Nguyen NT, Kent EJ 3rd, Caughey AB. Outcomes in pregnancies complicated by methamphetamine use. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Oct;211(4):429.e1-7. doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2014.06.005. Epub 2014 Jun 4. PMID:24905417.