Minhhuyen T. Nguyen, MD, AGAF, FACP

Minhuyen Nguyen, MD, AGAF

Clinical Locations

Primary Location

Fox Chase Cancer Center
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19111


Professor, Department of Medicine

Director, Clinical Gastroenterology

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 2021

Language(s) Other than English


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


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


  • 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


Judy Tomarchio


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



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.


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  • 5.0
    April 12, 2021
    Incredible Dr. Nguyen is wonderful and knowledgeable. [...]
  • No Star Ratings Available March 22, 2021
    I was treated like her family's member and she took her time to explain any doubt I have in mind. I am very confident in her expertise and kindness as a true doctor to patient. Thank you Dr Nguyen
  • No Star Ratings Available March 17, 2021
  • No Star Ratings Available March 07, 2021
    Dr. Nguyen was very patient with me, put me at ease and took time to listen to me. I didn't feel like my appointment was rushed.
  • 5.0
    March 01, 2021
  • No Star Ratings Available January 20, 2021
    Doctor was very thorough and explained in understandable terms.
  • 5.0
    December 27, 2020
  • 5.0
    December 24, 2020
    Dr. MINHHUYEN NGUYEN was wonderful; very careful, caring and an asset to Fox Chase!
  • 4.5
    October 30, 2020
    I trust Dr. Nguyen with my life!
  • 5.0
    August 05, 2020
    Very good experience - professional caring.
  • 5.0
    August 04, 2020
    [...] Dr. was very kind and overall was excellent.
  • 5.0
    July 01, 2020
    good interaction
  • 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.

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