Raised in Houston, Texas, Dr. Nguyen received her Bachelors in Biology and Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed a combined PGY-1/PGY-2/MS Health-Systems Pharmacy Administration (HSPA) residency program at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and obtained a Master of Science (MS) in Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Houston College of Pharmacy.
After residency, she obtained a hybrid administrative and clinical position at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as their Internal Medicine/Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI) Clinical Pharmacy Specialist. Some of her responsibilities include implementing a patient-centric pharmacy practice model and participating in evaluation of outcomes, EHR development, and clinical practice. Working with her team, she has been leading the efforts to develop a pharmacy-driven comprehensive transitions of care program. In addition, she is the primary preceptor for Transitions of Care rotation. She has been involved with various professional organizations at a local, state, and national level. She is also a Board member of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy Alumni Association.
Overall, she has strong interests in clinical management, patient safety/process improvement, and public health. Dr. Nguyen plans to integrate these interests to optimize quality of patient care, empower patients, and promote interprofessional collaboration to enhance the practice of our profession. Some of her hobbies include hiking and traveling.