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Physician Profile

Ken D. Nguyen, MD

Serving Patients in
San Gabriel
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(626) 898-4560

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inSite Digestive Health Care is proud to announce its newest location in San Gabriel, CA, with physicians Dr. Ken D. Nguyen and Dr. Tim Chen!

About Dr. Ken D. Nguyen

Dr. Ken D. Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States with his family at a young age. A native of Los Angeles, he grew up in the San Gabriel Valley area and attended San Gabriel High School. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and cell biology. He received his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Nguyen then returned to Los Angeles where he completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He completed his specialty fellowship training in Gastroenterology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. After completing his training, Dr. Nguyen once again returned to Los Angeles and co-founded Pacifica Digestive Health – a member of inSite Digestive Health Care.

In his free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashlee. They enjoy cooking, watching movies, and traveling together.

Treatment Philosophy

“I believe that gastroenterology, as well as medicine in general, should be practiced with compassion and understanding of each patient’s individual preferences, values, and cultural beliefs. Not every treatment option is right for every patient. Therefore, as physicians, we need to take time to listen to our patients to understand their goals and values. Only then we can be better physicians in providing the most personalized care for our patients.”

Specialties and Services

Colonoscopy

Upper Endoscopy

Video Capsule Endoscopy

Small Bowel Enteroscopy

Bravo pH Study

Colon Cancer Screening

Screening and Management of Gastric Cancer in Asian Population

Advanced Liver Disease (Viral Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Fatty Liver Disease)

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

American College of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterological Association

Professional Publications

Almario, C. V., Chey, W., Kaung, A., Cynthia, W., Fuller, G., Reid, M., Nguyen, K. D., . . . Spiegel, B. M. R. Computer Algorithm Outperforms Physician-Documented History of Presenting Illness (HPI): Results of a Blinded Comparison. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jan;110(1):170-9.

Anderson, J. M., Nguyen, K. D., Kaung, A., & Leung, F. W. Unsedated colonoscopy: patient characteristics and policy change analysis in the US Veteran population. Journal of Interventional Gastroenterology. 2014 Apr;4(2):35-39.

Anderson, J. M., Nguyen, K. D., Kaung, A., & Leung, F. W. Unsedated colonoscopy: patient characteristics and policy change analysis in the US Veteran population [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), May 2014, Chicago, IL, USA.

Goel, G., Li, D., Levy, A., Nguyen, K. D., Yan, X., Yang, S., . . . McGovern, D. P. B. The Role of Genetic Variation and C-reactive Protein (CRP) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at Digestive Disease Week (DDW), May 2014, Chicago, IL, USA.

Kaung, A., Nguyen, K. D., Rajaram, A., Zakowski, P., Tran, T. T., & Sundaram, V. The impact of nutritional status on infections in liver cirrhosis [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting 2014, Nov 2014, Boston, MA, USA.

Lee, G. J., Lu, P. H., Hua, X., Lee, S., Wu, S., Nguyen, K., . . . Thompson, P. M. Depression Predicts Progressive Brain Atrophy in Mild Cognitive Impairment: An ADNI study [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2011, July 2011, Paris, France.

Lee, G. J., Lu, P. H., Hua, X., Lee, S., Wu, S., Nguyen, K., . . . Thompson, P. M. Depressive symptoms in mild cognitive impairment predict greater atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease-related regions. Biol Psychiatry, May 2012. 71(9), 814-821. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.12.024

Nguyen, K. D., Anderson, J. M., Kaung, A., & Leung, F. W. Unsedated colonoscopy: patient characteristics and policy change analysis in the US Veteran population [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at UCLA CURE Digestive Disease Research Center Annual Meeting and Poster Session, March 2014, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Nguyen, K. D., Jacobs, J., Cao, W., Chak, E., Cohen, H., & Leung, F. W. Water Exchange Colonoscopy for Evaluation of Severe Ulcerative Colitis: A Case Series [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

Nguyen, K. D., Kaung, A., Patel, A. V., Kittleson, M., Friedman, M., Guindi, M., . . . Tran, T.T. High Prevalence of Nodular Regenerative Hyperplasia in Patients with End-Stage Heart Failure and Outcomes after Cardiac Transplantation [Abstract/Poster]. Presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) Liver Meeting 2014, Nov 2014, Boston, MA, USA.

Nguyen, K., Sundaram, V., & Ayoub, W. S. Atypical Causes of Cholestasis. World J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jul 28;20(28):9418-26.

Office Location

Pacifica Digestive Health
207 S. Santa Anita St. Suite P-15
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Phone: (626) 898-4560