Education and Training















Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction Surgery
Southern California Center for Sports Medicine,
Long Beach Memorial Hospital
Long Beach, CA

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore
Bronx, New York


General Surgery,
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York

Medical School:

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
School of Medicine
La Jolla, CA


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, 2007-2008

  • 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, FAAOS; 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, FAAOS; 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, FAAOS; I. Martin Levy, MD; M. Hossack, MD; Dept of Sports Medicine, Albert Einstein/Montefiore Dept of Orthopaedics. Selznick Project, 2006.

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

  • See: OSSP Center

    • 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