Hien Huy Nguyen, M.D.
- Chief of Infectious Diseases, VA Northern California Health Care System
Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests and patient care work include transplant and general infectious diseases, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, drug resistant infections, and travel medicine.
Dr. Nguyen's research interests include quality healthcare delivery models, electronic health records and secondary use of data, ventilator associated pneumonia, and sepsis.
M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 1997
B.A., UCLA and UC Riverside, Los Angeles CA 1993
Internship: UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2000
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2002
American Board of Internal Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease,
American College of Physicians
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Honors and Awards
Chief of Staff Award for EMR Implementation, 2008
UC Davis Chief Resident, 2001
Graduated cum laude, with Honors, 1994
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Hood-Medland EA, Stewart SL, Nguyen H, et al. Health System Implementation of a Tobacco Quitline eReferral. Appl Clin Inform. 2019;10(4):735?742.
Polage CR, Gyorke CE, Kennedy MA, Leslie JL, Chin DL, Wang S, Nguyen HH, et al. Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era. Journal American Medical Association Internal Medicine. 2015;175(11):1792?1801.
Pollack CV Jr, Nguyen HH, Ford WT Jr, et al. Acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI): practice guidelines for management and care transitions in the emergency department and hospital. J Emerg Med. 2015;48(4):508?519.
Perez SL, Paterniti DA, Nguyen HH, et al. Characterizing the Processes for Navigating Internet Health Information Using Real-Time Observations: A Mixed-Methods Approach. J Med Internet Res. 2015;17(7):e173. Published 2015 Jul 20.
Nguyen HH, Gyorke CE, Kennedy MA, et al. Overdiagnosis of Clostridium difficile Infection in the Molecular Test Era. Journal American Medical Association Internal Medicine. 2015;175(11):1792?1801.
Halilovic J, Christensen CL, Nguyen HH. Managing an outpatient parenteral antibiotic therapy team: challenges and solutions. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2014;10:459?465. Published 2014 Jun 18.
Gultepe E, Green JP, Nguyen H, Adams J, Albertson T, Tagkopoulos I. From vital signs to clinical outcomes for patients with sepsis: a machine learning basis for a clinical decision support system. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(2):315?325.
Brown J, Nguyen HH, Cohen SH. A pain in the neck: thyroid abscess. Am J Med. 2014;127(3):e5?e6.
Meehan J, Jamali AA, Nguyen H. Prophylactic antibiotics in hip and knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91(10):2480?2490.
Rakoczy KS, Cohen SH, Nguyen HH. Derivation and validation of a clinical prediction score for isolation of inpatients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2008 Oct;29(10):927-32.