Dennis Cuu Nguyen, MD, MS

Expertise


Specialty Areas


Craniofacial, pediatric plastic and peripheral nerve surgery

Education


Degrees


Medical School: University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2011

Residency


2019-2020 Chief Resident in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship


2013-2014 Peripheral Nerve Surgery Research Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

2013-2015 Pediatric and Craniofacial Surgery Research Fellowship, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO

2019-2020 Adult Reconstructive / Aesthetic Craniomaxillofacial Surgery Clinical Fellowship, Harvard University Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Professional Memberships


Awards and Honors


2017-2018 & 2018-2019 Best Resident Teacher in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

2011 UCSF – Steinhardt Scholarship

2009 UCSF – Lightowler Scholarship

2008 UC Berkeley – Rodney M. Friedman Memorial Scholarship

2008 UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program Fellowship Grant

2005 Phi Beta Kappa

2005 UCI – Medellas Scholar

2003 UCI – Dean of Students Leadership Certificate

2001 UCI – Golden Key Honour Society

2001 UCI – Governor’s Scholar

Research


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 Oct;134(4S-1)134.

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 Jun;137(6):1059-60

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. 2016 Sep;27(6):1498-500.

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. 2016 Jun;27(4):1094-7.

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. 2016 Jun;69(6):789-95.

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Parikh RP, Woo AS. Improving Results in Closed Nasal Reduction: An Algorithm for Reducing Secondary Deformity. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan;139(1):51- 59.

Franco MJ, Nguyen DC, Phillips BZ, Mackinnon SE. Intraneural Median Nerve Anatomy and Implications for Treating Mixed Median Nerve Injury in the Hand. Hand (NY). 2016 Dec;11(4):416-420.

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. 2016 Aug;18(2):196-200.

Naidoo S, Al-Samkari HT, Nguyen DC, Woo AS. Partial Suture Fusion in Non-Syndromic Single Suture Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. (Submitted)

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. 2016 Dec;25(6):674-678.

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Woo AS, Patel KB. Current Management of Zygomaticomaxillary Complex Fractures. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2016 Nov;9(4):313-322.

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. Mar;78(3):284-288

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. 2017 Jun;28(4):909-914

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. 2017 Jan;28(1):88-92.

Farber SJ, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Patel KB. Anthropometric Outcome measures in Patients with Metopic Craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 May;28(3)713- 716.

Farber SJ, Yu JL, Nguyen DC, Woo AS. Fenestration of Solid Orbital Implants: Reducing Retrobulbar Hematoma Rate. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jan;28(1):248-249.

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.

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)

Nguyen DC, Farber SJ, Skolnick GB, Naidoo SD, Smyth MD, Patel KB, Woo AS. 100 Consecutive Endoscopic Repair of Sagittal Craniosynostosis – An Evolution in Care. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Aug 25:1-9.

Yu JL, Nguyen DC, Chaiyasate K, Woo AS. Single Z-Plasty versus Double-Opposing ZPlasty: A Cadaveric Study of Palatal Lengthening. J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Mar;28(2):343-346.

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

Yen DW, Nguyen DC, Skolnick GB, Patel KB, Smyth MD, Kane AA, Woo AS. Evaluation of Direct Surgical Remodeling of Frontal Bossing in Patients with Sagittal Synostosis. J Craniofac Surg. Accepted May 24, 2019.

Locations


Hospital Affiliations


Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

Patients Seen At


Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, Suite 6G
St. Louis, MO 63110

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
St. Louis, MO 63141

St. Louis Children’s Hospital
One Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Contact


To request an appointment with Dr. Nguyen, please call (314) 362-7388.

Languages

  • English
  • Vietnamese