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Department of Internal Medicine

Hien Huy Nguyen, M.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

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. His research interests include quality healthcare delivery models, electronic health records and secondary use of data, ventilator associated pneumonia, and sepsis.


Associate Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Acute Infections Management Service
Medical Director, Electronic Health Records


Hospitalist, Infectious Diseases, Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine


Infectious Diseases

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
Infectious Diseases Clinic
4860 Y St., Suite 0101
Sacramento, CA 95817
Driving Directions
Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.D., UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, 1997
B.A., UCLA and UC Riverside, Los Angeles, California, 1993


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1998


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2000


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 2002

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2000
American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2003

Professional Memberships:

American College of Physicians
Infectious Diseases Society of America

Select Honors and Awards:

Chief of Staff Award for EMR Implementation, 2008

UC Davis Chief Resident, 2001

Graduated cum laude, with Honors, 1994

Select Recent Publications:

Joseph Rencic and Hien Nguyen. A Young Man with Progressive Dysarthria. SGIM Forum, 32(11): 8,13. 2009.

Meehan J, Jamali AA, Nguyen H. Prophylactic antibiotics in hip and knee arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 91(10):2480-90. 2009.

Bernstam EV, Hersh WR, Johnson SB, Chute CG, Nguyen HH, Sim I, Nahm M, Weiner M, Miller P, DiLaura RP, Athey BD, Scheuermann RH, Anderson N, Starren JB, Harris PA, Cole C, Smith JW, Barbour E, Silverstein JC, Krusch DA, Nagarajan R, and Becich MJ. Synergies and distinctions between computational disciplines in biomedical research: Perspective from the clinical and translational science award programs. Academic Medicine, 84(7): 964-970. 2009

Carini S, Pollock BH, Lehmann HP, Bakken S, Barbour EM, Gabriel D, Hagler HK, Harper CR, Mollah SA, Nahm M, Nguyen HH, Scheuermann RH, Sim I. Development and evaluation of a study design typology for human research. AMIA Annual Symposium Proceedings, Nov 14: 81-5. 2009.

Fernandez Y Garcia E, Nguyen H, Duan N, Gabler NB, Kravitz RL. Assessing Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects: Are Authors Misinterpreting Their Results. Health Services Research, Nov(19):[Epub ahead of print]. 2009.

Huang H, Cohen SH, King J, Monchaud C, Nguyen HH, and Flynn N. Injecting drug and community associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 60: 347-350. 2008.

Rakoczy KS, Cohen SH, and Nguyen HH. Derivation and validation of a clinical prediction score for isolation of inpatients with suspected pulmonary tuberculosis. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemilogy, 29(10): 927-932. 2008.

Leigh JP, Gillen M, Franks P, Sutherland S, Nguyen HH, Steenland K, and Xing G. Cost of needlestick injuries and subsequent hepatitis and HIV infection. Current Medical Research and Opinions, 23(9):2093-2105. 2007.

Keenan CR, Nguyen HH, and Srinivasan M. Electronic medical records and their impact on resident and medical student education. Academic Psychiatry, 30(6): 522-527. 2006.

Asmuth DM, Nguyen HH, Melcher GP, Cohen SH, and RB Pollard. Treatments for Hepatitis B. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 39:1353-1362. 2004.

Nguyen HH and J Solnick. Acute infection with hepatitis C virus can cause dilated cardiomyopathy. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, 11(9): 558-560. 2002.

Nguyen HH, Solnick JV. A Case of Acute Hepatitis C and Dilated Cardiomyopathy. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice 11(9): 1-3, 2002.

To see if Hien Huy Nguyen is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).