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Dennis Nguyen, MD

Undergraduate: University of California, Irvine (Biological Sciences)

Medical School: UC, San Francisco. 2011

Hometown: Irvine, California

Dennis Nguyen

Research Interests

Craniofacial

Selected Publications

Carter JT, Nguyen DC, Roll GR, Ma SW, May LW. Predictors of Long-Term Outcome After Laparoscopic Esophagomyotomy and Dor Fundoplication for Achalasia. Arch Surg. 2011 Sep;146(9):1024-8.

Ghosh TD, Skolnick GB, Nguyen DC, Sun H, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Woo AS. Calvarial Thickness and Diploic Space Development in Children with Sagittal Synostosis as Assessed by Computed Tomography. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 May;25(3):1050-5.

Sachanandani NS, Nguyen DC, Skolnic GB, Woo AS, Patel KP. Anatomical study quantifying maneuvers to increase nasal tip projection. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sept

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS, Kane AA, Smyth MD. Endoscopic-Assisted Treatment of Sagittal Craniosynostosis and Calcified Cephalohematoma. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Nov;25(6)2127-9.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Huang AH, Smyth MD, Woo AS. Are Endoscopic and Open Treatments of Metopic Synostosis Equivalent in Treating Trigonocephaly and Hypotelorism? J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jan;26(1):129-34.

Nguyen DC, Chang ST, Raptis C, Menias CO, Zhou G, Wang-Gillam A, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM, Fields RC. Natural History of Preoperative Subcentimeter Pulmonary Nodules in Patients with Resectable Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: a Retrospective Cohort Study. Ann Surg. 2015 May;261(5):970-5.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Skladman R, Grames LM, Stahl MB, Marsh JL, Woo AS. Progressive Tightening of the Levator Veli Palatini Muscle Improves Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Early Outcomes of Primary Palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul;136(1)131-31.

Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Comparison of Direct and Digital Measures of Cranial Vault Asymmetry for Assessment of Plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Sep;26(6):1900-3.

Dvoracek LA, Skolnick GB, Nguyen DC, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Woo AS, Patel KB. Comparison of Traditional versus Normative Cephalic Index in Patient with Sagittal Synostosis: Measure of Scaphocephaly and Postoperative Outcome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sept;136(3):541-8.

Parikh RP, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Woo AS. Surgical Site Infections in Pediatric Plastic Surgery: Risk Factors and Implications for Quality Improvement from a Nationwide Assessment of 11,656 Operations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):120.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. A New Technique to Improve Velopharyngeal Dysfunction by Combining the Radical Intravelar Veloplasty and Overlapping Intravelar Veloplasty for Primary Palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb 15 (In Press).

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Reply: Progressive Tightening of the Levator Veli Palatini Muscle Improves Velopharyngeal Dysfunction in Early Outcomes of Primary Palatoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar;137(3):644e.

Nguyen DC, Shahzad F, Snyder-Warwick A, Patel KB, Woo AS. Transcaruncular Approach for Treatment of Medial Wall and Large Orbital Blowout Fractures. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2016 Mar;9(1):46-54.

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Harvey AA, Patel KB. An Alternative Method of Intermaxillary Fixation for Simple Pediatric Mandible Fractures. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Mar;74(3)582.e1-8.

Han HR, Nguyen DC, Bruc BS, Skolnick GB, Yarbrough CK, Naidoo SD, Patel KB, Kane AA, Woo AS, Smyth MD. Characterization of Complications Associated with Open and Endoscopic Craniosynostosis Surgery at a Single Institution. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2016 Mar;17(3):361-70.

Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Nguyen DC, Patel KP, Woo AS. Evidence for Use of Frontozygomaticus and Contralateral Eurion as Hand-Caliper Landmarks for Assessment of Deformational Plagiocephaly. J Craniofac Surg. (In Press)

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Um GT, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Anatomical Study of the Intraosseous Pathway of the Infraorbital Nerve. J Craniofac Surg. (In Press)

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Parikh RP, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. Five Surgical Maneuvers on Nasal Mucosa Movement in Cleft Palate Repair – a Cadaver Study. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. (In Press)

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Parikh RP, Woo AS. Improving Results in Closed Nasal Reduction: An Algorithm for Reducing Secondary Deformity. Plast Reconstr Surg. (In Press)

Franco MJ, Nguyen DC, Phillips BZ, Mackinnon SE. Intraneural Median Nerve Anatomy and Implications for Treating Mixed Median Nerve Injury in the Hand. Hand. (In Press)

Salehi A, Ott K, Skonick GB, Nguyen DC, Kane A, Woo AS, Patel KB, Smyth MD. Neosuture Formation after Endoscopic-Assisted Craniosynostosis Repair. J Neurosurg Pediatr. (In Press)

Dlouhy B, Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Hoben G, Skolnick GB, Naidoo S, Woo AS, Smyth MD. Endoscopic-Assisted Management of Sagittal Synostosis – Wide Vertex Suturectomy and Barrel Stave Osteotomies versus Narrow Vertex Suturectomy. J Neurosurg Pediatr. (In Press)

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Current Management of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. (In Press)

Yen DW, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Patel KB, Grames LM, Woo AS. A Comparison of the Need for Speech Therapy Following Two Palatal Repair Techniques. Annals of Plastic Surgery. (In Press)

Skladman R, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Patel KB, Grames LM, Woo AS. Adult Quality of Life Post Cleft Palate Repair: A Comparison of Two Techniques. J Craniofac Surg. (Accepted)

Nguyen DC, Woo AS, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Yu J, Naidoo SD, Patel KB. Comparison of Resorbable Plating Systems: Complications During Degradation. J Craniofac Surg. (Accepted)

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Patel KB. Anthropometric Outcome measures in Patients with Metopic Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. (Submitted).

Farber SJ, Yu JL, Nguyen DC, Woo AS. Fenestration of Solid Orbital Implants: Reducing Retrobulbar Hematoma Rate. J Craniofac Surg. (Accepted)

Parikh RP, Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Woo AS. Risk Factors for Postoperative Complications After Surgical Correct of Craniosynostosis: A Nationwide Analysis of 1357 Intracranial Procedures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):40.

Patel KB, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD. Evaluation of a Patient with Metopic Synostosis Treated Using Cranial Orthosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 (Suppl)

Yu JL, Nguyen DC, Chaiyasate K, Woo AS. Single Z-Plasty versus Double-Opposing Z-Plasty: A Cadaveric Study of Palatal Lengthening. J Craniofac Surg. (Revision)

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Awad MM, Woo AS. Robot-Assisted Cleft Palate Repair – A Feasibility Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 (Suppl)

PRESENTATIONS
Nguyen DC, Huh N, Wong ND. Association of Arterial Stiffness with Novel Risk Factors and Measures of Subclinical Disease. UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program 2004. Oral Presentation.

Nguyen DC, Jagust W. Cerebrovascular disease as a mediator of inflammation and cognitive dysfunction. UCSF Heart and Vascular Symposium 2007. Oral Presentation.

Baxi S, Nguyen DC, Butcher B. Problems in poly-pharmacy. Society of Hospital Medicine. 2010

Nguyen DC, Chang ST, Raptis C, Menias CO, Gongfu Z, Wang-Gillam A, Linehan DC, Hawkins WG, Strasberg SM, Fields RC. Natural history of pre-operative subcentimeter pulmonary nodules in patients with resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a retrospective cohort study. Poster Presentation. American Society of Clinical Oncology – GI Conference 2013.

Nguyen DC, Patel K, Skolnick G, Grames L, Stahl M, Woo AS. Progressive tightening of the levator veli palatini muscle during intravelar veloplasty improves speech results in primary palatoplasty. Accepted for Short Oral Presentation. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 93rd Annual Meeting 2014. Oral Presentation.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Skolnick GB, Stahl MB, Grames LM, Woo AS. The effect of secondary palatoplasty on velopharyngeal lateral wall motion. American Association of Plastic Surgeons 94th Annual Meeting 2015. Oral Presentation.

Nguyen DC, Patel KB, Parikh RP, Skolnick GB, Woo AS. Five Surgical Maneuvers on Nasal Mucosa Movement in Cleft Palate Repair – a Cadaver Study. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2015. Oral Presentation.

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Awad MM, Woo AS. Robot-Assisted Cleft Palate Repair – A Feasibility Study. American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association 2016. Oral Presentation.

Patel KB, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD. Evaluation of a Patient with Metopic Synostosis Treated Using Cranial Orthosis. American Society of Plastic Surgeons – The Meeting 2016. Oral Presentation.