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Phuong D. Nguyen, MD

Phuong D. Nguyen, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Nguyen is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Plastic Surgery Program

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 2016
  • Surgery, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Blepharoplasty - Eyelid Lift
  • Bone Grafting
  • Brow Lift
  • Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Craniofacial Implants
  • Deviated Septum
  • Ear Pinning Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
  • Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
  • Facial Contouring Surgery
  • Facial Implants
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Nerve Grafts
  • Facial Surgery
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Jaw Deformities
  • Jaw Fractures (Mandible and Maxilla Fracture)
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Health (LGBT)
  • Maxillofacial Reconstruction
  • Nasal Surgery
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Orbital Surgery
  • Orbital Trauma
  • Pediatric Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vascular Malformations

Description of Clinical Expertise

Facial Palsy, Facial Trauma, Craniofacial Reconstruction, Orthognathic Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Gender Confirmation, Facial Feminization, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Vascular Anomalies, Ear Deformities

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: NYU Langone Medical Center
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: University of Toronto Affiliated Hospitals


American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association, National American College of Surgeons, National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Craniofacial Surgeons (Member, Web Team Committee, 2017-present), National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Nguyen is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Lancaster General Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Facial Palsy, Neural Stem Cells, Facial Trauma, Vascular Anomalies

Selected Publications:

Wes AM, Naran S, Sun J, Mazzaferro D, Xu W, Nguyen P, Whitaker LA, Bartlett SP, Taylor JA: The Whitaker Classification of Craniosynostosis Outcomes: An assessment of inter-rater reliability Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 140 (4): 579e-586e,2017.

Giordano, R: Blessed to be alive Philadelphia Inquirer : A1, 6,2017.

Zhang QZ, Nguyen PD, Xu Q, Park W, Lee S, Furuhashi A, Le AD: Neural progenitor-like cells induced from human gingiva-derived mesenchymal stem cells regulate myelination of Schwann cells in rat sciatic nerve regeneration Stem Cells Translational Medicine 6 (2): 458-470,2017.

Smith DM, Nguyen PD, Forrest CR: Secondary cleft rhinoplasty Secondary Rhinoplasty by the Global Masters : 672-701,2017.

Nguyen PD: Stress relief: How I joined a band and learned to love my life as resident Plastic Surgery Resident 6 : 6-9,2017.

Nguyen PD, Smith DM, Forrest CR: Craniosynostosis Principles & Practice of Pediatric Plastic Surgery 2 (24): 595-647,2016.

Nguyen PD, Caro MC, Smith DM, Tompson B, Forrest CR, Phillips JH: Long-term orthognathic surgical outcomes in Treacher Collins patients Journal of Plastic Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery 69 (3): 402-408,2016.

Isaac KV, Koenemann J, Fukasawa R, Qian D, Linhares A, Saber NR, Drake J, Forrest CR, Phillips JH, Nguyen PD: Optimization of cranio-orbital remodeling: Application of a mathematical model Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 26 (5): e416-419,2015.

Lai LH, Hui BK, Nguyen PD, Yee KS, Martz MG, Bradley JP, Lee JC: Lateral incisor agenesis predicts maxillary hypoplasia and Le Fort I advancement surgery in cleft patients Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 135 (1): 142e-148e,2015.

Nguyen PD, Herrera FA, Roostaeian J, Da Lio AL, Crisera CA, Festekjian JH: Career satisfaction and burnout in the reconstructive microsurgeon in the United States Microsurgery 35 (1): 1-5,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Colket Translational Research Building, Room 9030

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 590-2209
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)