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Dr. Minh-Doan Nguyen specializes in microsurgical breast reconstruction (DIEP flaps), breast augmentation, breast reduction, and reconstructive microsurgery. Dr. Nguyen completed her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and a fellowship in aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, where she also did research on several aspects of DIEP flap breast reconstruction which can lead to better patient outcomes. She has won several awards for her residency research. Dr. Nguyen is dedicated to advancing the state-of-the-art of breast surgery and offering the best possible outcomes for her patients.

Areas of Specialization

  • Microsurgical breast reconstruction using DIEP flaps
  • Breast augmentation surgery
  • Breast reduction surgery
  • Reconstructive microsurgery


Allegheny College B.S. with Honors in Biochemistry, magna cum laude 1993
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
Ph.D. degree in Microbiology and Immunology 2000
University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
M.D. degree 2002
Southern Illinois University
School of Medicine
Resident, Plastic Surgery 2002-2008
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Peter Jay Sharp Fellow, Aesthetic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery 2008-2009


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, 2007
  • First Place Best Presentation Award, Midwestern Association of Plastic Surgeons, 2004
  • Second Place Best Presentation Award, Third Annual Southern Illinois University Department of Surgery Resident Research Day, 2004
  • Trainee, Medical Scientist Training Program, National Institutes of Health grant, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2000-2001
  • Young Investigator Award, XVIIth International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis, 1999
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Molecular Pathogenesis of Bacteria and Viruses Grant, National Institutes of Health grant, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1998-2000
  • Honorable Mention, Howard Hughes Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Biological Sciences, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Allegheny College, 1992
  • National Science Foundation Scholar, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1992
  • Doane Scholar, Allegheny College, 1990-1991
  • Phi Sigma Iota, Allegheny College, 1990
  • Alden Scholar, Allegheny College, 1989-1993
  • National Merit Finalist, Allegheny College, 1989-1993

Selected Publications

Adesiyun TA, Lee BT, Yueh JH, Colakoglu S, Anderson KE, Nguyen M-D, Recht A. Impact of sequencing of postmastectomy radiotherapy and breast reconstruction on timing and rate of complications and patient satisfaction. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys, June 26, 2010 [Epub ahead of print].

Chen C, Nguyen M-D, Bar-Meir E, Hess PA, Lin SJ, Tobias AM, Upton J, Lee BT. Effects of vasopressor administration on the outcomes of microsurgical breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg 65:28-31, 2010.

Lee BT, Chen C, Nguyen M-D, Lin SJ, Tobias AM. A new classification system for muscle and nerve preservation in DIEP flap breast reconstruction. Microsurgery 30:85-90, 2010.

Lee BT, Yeuh J, Nguyen M-D, Lin SJ, Tobias AM. Computer-based learning module increases shared decision making in breast reconstruction. Ann Surg Oncol 17:738-743, 2010.

Benham AB, Nguyen M-D, Moran SL, Serletti JM. TRAM flap breast reconstruction for patients with advanced breast disease. Ann Plast Surg 50:567-71, 2003.

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