Angelica M Mendoza
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Structural Heart Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgical Education
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Nguyen specializes in complex adult cardiac, minimally invasive valve surgery, and mitral repair. He has extensive experience in TAVRs with over 1000 implants and minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery.
He is the Director of Minimally Invasive Valve surgery and Associate Program Director for the cardiothoracic surgery training program. His research interests encompass TAVR, valvular heart disease, and surgical simulation/education with prior grants from the NIH, TSFRE, and AHA. Dr. Nguyen regularly presents at national/international meetings and has received numerous research and teaching awards. He was the past President of the TSRA, resident editor of CTSNet, and member of the ACGME/RRC. Additionally, he is the editor several surgical textbooks. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling and volunteered as a surgeon in Africa (Asmara, Eritrea) for 6 weeks. Recently, he was a recipient of the Houston Business Journal's top 40 under 40 award.
Undergoing cardiac surgery can be a daunting, but Dr. Nguyen wants to assure patients his commitment to clinical excellence and patient care. His practice philosophy is compassion, patience, and availability. Contact him anytime and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
Click here to learn more about the natural history and treatment options for aortic stenosis, including TAVR and minimally invasive valve surgery.