Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD, is board-certified in both Vascular Surgery and General Surgery and is an associate professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. After completing her General Surgery training at the University of Maryland, she moved on to the Massachusetts General Hospital for a clinical and research fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery under the direction of Dr. Richard Cambria. In addition to the traditional areas of vascular diseases, her Vascular Surgery fellowship specifically focused on complex aortic surgery via both endovascular and the traditional open approach. Her clinical interests are thoracic/thoracoabdominal aneurysms repair, renovascular, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular diseases.
Dr. Nguyen is also a surgical scientist. She has extensive basic science research experience in cardiovascular diseases, from heart and lung transplant immunology, spinal cord ischemia, to muscle regeneration after acute limb ischemia. She has presented at multiple national/international meetings and has published numerous peer-review papers in these fields. Her research focus at George Washington University is angiogenesis/vasculogenesis in the context of wound healing in diabetic patients. Her clinical interests in complex vascular surgery, her love for basic science, along with the joy of teaching residents and medical students, drive her decision to follow the path of academic medicine.