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Minhhuyen T. Nguyen, MD, AGAF, FACP

Minhuyen Nguyen, MD, AGAF

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111

About

Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Clinical Gastroenterology

Colorectal and SI Cancer TRDG Member

Esophagus, Pancreas, and Liver Cancer TRDG Member

Treatment Focus

Prevention and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and other Liver Cancer; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Risk Assessment; Assessment and Reduction; Women's Gastrointestinal Health; Parenteral and Enteral Nutritional Support 

Key Awards

Philadelphia Magazine Top Docs 2020
Gastroenterology

Language(s) Other than English

Vietnamese

Treatment Philosophy

I joined the staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center in 2002 after several years of practice in Center City. As one of just a few female gastroenterologists practicing in the area, I have extensive clinical experience with gastroenterology-oriented women's health issues, in addition to general gastroenterology consultative services, which include cancer screening, inflammatory bowel disease and nutritional disorders. I have a special interest in the treatment of patients with a variety of liver diseases, especially viral hepatitis B and C. I manage one of the largest hepatitis B clinics in the region. I believe in accurate diagnosis and timely treatment of patients with active viral hepatitis in order to prevent the progression to end-stage liver disease and the development of liver cancer.

To help patients follow their treatment plans, I emphasize patient education. I believe that the more my patients know about their illnesses, the more likely they are to stay with the prescribed course of treatment. I also try to learn as much as possible about my patients' backgrounds, beliefs and values in order to help guide them in choosing the approach that works best in their daily lives. In daily patient care, I have learned that this is exactly where the science and the art of medicine meet. I also believe that clear communication between patients and my office staff is crucial. I encourage my patients to participate in their care and to not be afraid to ask questions in person or by phone. My staff is trained to respond to patients as if they are part of our families. Besides patient care, I maintain an active role in clinical and translational ("bench-to-bedside") research, participating in several multi-center research projects. 

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • Fellow, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, New England Medical Center Hospitals, Boston, MA
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1987

Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology 

Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 

Honors & Awards

  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2018-20
  • America's Top Doctors®, 2017
  • Best Doctors in America®, 2013-14
Patient Stories

Judy Tomarchio

Sarcoma

Judy Tomarchio

Sarcoma

Judy Tomarchio didn't spend her honeymoon lying on a beach or cruising the Mediterranean. Instead, the South Philadelphia native found herself on the operating table at Fox Chase. In 2007, Judy, who was 54, was being treated for leiomyosarcoma, a rare kind of cancer of the soft tissue that can arise from smooth muscle cells anywhere in the body. "We moved the wedding up so we'd be married before the surgery," recalls Judy. "My Dave was with me from day one - he was my rock."

Judith Bernstein

Breast Cancer;  Lung Cancer;  Lymphoma;  Skin Cancer;  Thyroid Cancer

Judith Bernstein

Breast Cancer;  Lung Cancer;  Lymphoma;  Skin Cancer;  Thyroid Cancer

As a person who has been diagnosed and treated for various types of cancer, I can say with certainty:  Run, don’t walk, to Fox Chase Cancer Center. I have given this piece of advice more times than I can count because I know that where you begin your cancer treatment really does matter.

Research Profile

Research Interests

Viral Hepatitis and Reduction

Ratings

175 PATIENT SATISFACTION REVIEWS

Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more.

OVERALL RATING

4.9 / 5.0

RATINGS BREAKDOWN

  • 4.8
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.8

38 PATIENT COMMENTS

  • 5.0
    June 25, 2020
    Dr. Nguyen is up front with her plans for goal of remission. She takes the time to explain things and answer my questions.
  • 5.0
    June 25, 2020
    Doctor Nguyen is the best doctor. She is caring and smart. She looks at the whole picture. The endoscopy unit was very kind and respectful to me.
  • 5.0
    June 18, 2020
    Overall experience was excellent.
  • 5.0
    May 29, 2020
    I had a telephone conference due to the Covid19. I think it went well!
  • 5.0
    May 28, 2020
    Wonderful doctor & staff especially during COVID-19! Thank you!
  • 5.0
    May 14, 2020
    all good and quick
  • 5.0
    May 05, 2020
    telemedicine visit worked very well and was more time effective than in-office visits.
  • 5.0
    April 26, 2020
    This was a phone visit - it went well.
  • 5.0
    April 23, 2020
    Dr. Nguyen is a very competent doctor and very friendly -
  • 5.0
    April 20, 2020
    Concerning it was a phone visit, I think it went very well.
  • 5.0
    March 17, 2020
    Very well satisfied with care from Dr. [...]
  • 5.0
    January 24, 2020
    Where you go does matter. i love my doctors at Fox Chase especially Dr. Nyugen and her staff. This hospital saved my life [...]
  • 5.0
    January 21, 2020
    Dr. Nguyen is excellent!
  • 5.0
    January 20, 2020
    Dr. Nguyen & her team of nurses were incredibly kind and truly cared for me physically & emotionally. I've met so many amazing nurses & doctors at FCCC. I'm in great hands! Thank you!
  • 5.0
    January 15, 2020
    I always felt welcome during my visits.
  • 5.0
    January 05, 2020
    Always friendly and professional
  • 3.5
    November 10, 2019
    Receptionist at desk impatient. Otherwise provider was good and translator was great.
  • 5.0
    November 05, 2019
    Everybody on the colonoscopy team (from front desk clerk to all the nurses, aides, and anesthesiologists were friendly and made my time there enjoyable. Dr. Nyguen is awesome!
  • 4.4
    October 30, 2019
    Dr. Nguyen was very good. I wish a little more explanation and conservation after the procedure was explain although it was in my discharge form.
  • 5.0
    October 13, 2019
    Dr. Min. Nguyen listens to me about my concerns about myself/family. [...]
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