Faculty Profile

Duc Nguyen

Duc Q. Nguyen, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Telephone: 404.778.5289

Email: duc.nguyen@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2008


  • WellStar Kennestone Hospital

  • Atlanta VA Medical Center

  • Emory University Hospital Midtown

  • Emory University Hospital

  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, Class of 1994

  • General Surgery Residency, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1994-2003

  • Research Fellowship, Cardiovascular Surgery Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 1997-2001

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, 2003-2006

  • Fellowship in Mechanical Assist Devices and Heart and Lung Transplantation; Heart, Lung and Esophageal Surgery Institute; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA; 2006-2007

Current Organizational Memberships

  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

  • Owen Wangansteen Surgical Society

Clinical Interests

  • Mechanical assist devices, heart failure

  • Heart and lung transplantation

  • Robotic cardiac surgery

  • Aortic surgery

  • Minimally invasive coronary/hybrid revascularization

  • Off-pump coronary revascularization

  • Valvular surgery

Research Interests

  • Heart and lung preservation

  • Myocardial recovery

  • Mechanical assist devices