Education and Training















Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Southern California Center for Sports Medicine,
Long Beach Memorial Hospital
Long Beach, CA
8/2007 – 7/2008

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore
Bronx, New York
7/2003 - 6/2007


General Surgery,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York
7/2002 - 6/2003

Medical School:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA
8/1997- 6/2002


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor of Science, Cell and Molecular Biology

  • California Physician's and Surgeon's License, 2007 - present

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Associate Reviewer, 2007-present

  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Associate Reviewer, 2007-2008

  • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Associate Reviewer, 2007-2008merican

  • Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002 – present

  • Medical Society of the State of New York 2002 – 2007

  • UCSD Alumni Association 2002 - present

  • UCLA Alumni Association 1997 – present

Honors and Awards
  • GTE Academic All-American, Second Team, 7th Western Section, UCLA 1997

  • Pac-10 Gold Medal, UCLA: Award given to one UCLA student-athlete in recognition of both academic, athletic, and community leadership, 1997

  • NCAA Leadership Conference Participant, Orlando, FL, 1997

  • NCAA 1997 Post-Graduate Scholarship Finalist

  • NCAA Division I UCLA Mens' Volleyball Championships 1995 & 1996

  • NCAA Division I UCLA Mens' Volleyball Runner-Up 1994 & 1997

  • NCAA Four-Year Varsity Letterman, UCLA Mens' Volleyball 1993-1997

  • ALSAM Academic Advancement Program Pre-Health Scholarship, UCLA, 1997

  • Distinguished Leadership Award, UCSD School of Medicine, 2001 Departmental

  • Honors, Dept of Cell and Molecular Biology, UCLA, 1997

  • Avoiding and Managing Complications in Meniscus Repair: Complications in Knee and Shoulder Surgery: Prevention, Management and Treatment Options for the Sports Medicine Orthopedist. Trong B. Nguyen, MD, P.R. Kurzweil, MD. Long Beach, CA. Southern California Center for Sports Medicine (to be published by Springer-Verlag Publishing Co., in Fall 2008)

  • Non-union of a Medial Clavicle Fracture: A novel technique for operative fixation. Trong B. Nguyen, MD, Jim MacDougall, MD, Peter Kurzweil, MD. Long Beach Memorial. In progress.

  • Prevalence Survey of Injuries in Athletes Participating in the Sport of Dog Agility. Trong B. Nguyen, MD, I. Martin Levy, MD, M. Hossack, MD, Dept of Sports Medicine, Albert Einstein/Montefiore Dept of Orthopaedics. Selznick Project, 2006.

  • Analysis of the Muscle Architecture of the Supraspinatus Muscle following rotator cuff tear using a Laser Diffraction apparatus. Trong B. Nguyen, MD, Richard Lieber, PhD, Donald Fithian, MD, UCSD School of Medicine, 2001-2002.

  • "An Alternate Reality": Video documentary of the use of "club drugs" (ecstasy, gamma-hydroxybutyrate, and ketamine) among adolescents. Principal Investigator/Producer/Editor. Advisor: Dr Larry Friedman, Dept of Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics, UCSD.

  • Effects on fibrinogen levels, a known independent risk factor in coronary heart disease, from participating in the Ornish program of diet, exercise, and stress management.Dr. Mimi Guarneri, Dept. of Interventional Cardiology, Scripps Greene Torrey Pines, CA.

Teaching Appointments/Presentations
  • Orthopaedic Emergencies: Primer for the Primary Care Physician, Grand Rounds Presentation, Dept of Family Medicine, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, April 2008.

  • Physical Examination of the Knee and Ankle: Grand Rounds Presentation, Family Medicine Dept., Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. November, 2007

  • Anterior Knee Pain Syndrome: Grand Rounds Presentation, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Jan, 2006.

  • Multiple Chondromas: Diagnosis and Treatment. Grand Rounds Presentation, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Jan, 2006.

  • Fibrosarcomas: Diagnosis and Treatment. Grand Rounds Presentation, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Dec, 2006.

  • Teaching Assistant, Human Anatomy Course, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 2001

Continuing Medical Education:
  • San Diego Shoulder Course, La Jolla, California, June 2008

  • Arthroscopic Association of North America, Elbow and Wrist Arthroscopy Course, Chicago, Illinois, June 2008

  • Kerlan-Jobe Ankle Arthroscopy Lab, Los Angeles, California, June 2008

  • Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference, San Francisco, California, March 2008

  • National Articular Cartilage Course for Sports Medicine Fellows, Carlsbad, California, December 7-9, 2007

  • Shoulder Surgery Controversies, Newport Beach, California, September 2007

  • Miller's Colorado Orthopaedic Courses, Westminster, Colorado, May 2007

  • Maine Orthopaedic Review Course, Colby, Maine, June 2007

  • Orthopaedic Basic Science Review Course, New York, New York, May 2007

  • Team Physician, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Mens' and Womens' Basketball, Long Beach, CA, 2007-2008

  • Team Physician, Wilson High School Football, Long Beach, CA, 2007-2008

  • Team Physician, Pacifica High School Football, Garden Grove, CA, 2008-present

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Alumni Committee, Resident Coordinator and Newsletter Editor, Albert Einstein/Montefiore Dept of Orthopaedics, 2003-2007

  • Annual AIDS WALK Fundraiser 2003, 2004

  • Medical Student Volunteer, Downtown San Diego Free Clinic, 2000

  • Starter for USA Volleyball "B" Team, 1999 Pan American Games

  • Olympic Try-outs, USA National "A" Team, Mens' Volleyball, 1999

  • Volunteer, Steering Committee, UCSD School of Medicine, 1998

  • UCLA NCAA Mens' Varsity Division I Volleyball, 4-year Letterman: 1993-1997

  • Field Coordinator, Community Outreach for Prevention and Education, Santa Monica Homeless Shelters, UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital, 1996-1997

  • UCLA Urology Clinic Volunteer, 1995-1996

    • Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery

    • Sports Medicine

    • Hip Arthoroscopy

    • ACL Reconstruction

    • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair

    • Shoulder Instability Repair

    • Meniscus Tears

    • Arthritis Diagnosis and Treatment Joint Reconstruction (Knee, Shoulder, and Hip Replacement)

    • Tendon and Ligament Reconstruction

    • Tennis Elbow

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    • Fracture Care and Surgery

    • Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopaedics