On any given Sunday morning, you can catch Dr. Linh Dan Nguyen running with her siblings along Huntington Beach. To date she has run fourteen marathons up and down the California coast, in Vegas, and most recently in Paris, France. Born in Vietnam, she and her family came to the U.S. when she was just seven years old, during the Vietnam War. After a brief time in Chicago, Dr. Nguyen’s family moved to sunny Southern California and Dr. Nguyen became interested in her science classes and wanted to become an astronaut. However, when motion sickness became a problem, her mother suggested she become a doctor. Dr. Nguyen took her mother’s advice and never looked back.
In 1989, Dr. Nguyen graduated Magne Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology. She attended medical school across the country at Albany Medical College but then made the decision to transfer to USC School of Medicine “because New York was too cold.” Dr. Nguyen received the Senior Resident Research Award while completing her residency at UCI Medical Center and was Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 1997 to 2000. Desiring a private practice atmosphere in 2000, Dr. Nguyen joined The Women’s Health Center with Dr. Beverly Sansone (whom she met during her residency).
Currently Dr. Nguyen raises her two sons in Orange County and finds herself busy with Cub Scouts and homework. When she’s not training for marathons, she’s busy spending time with her eighteen nieces and nephews.
- Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Diplomate, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Obstetrics & Gynecology