Khanh P. Nguyen, M.D., M.C.R.

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Khanh Nguyen is a vascular surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery at the OHSU School of Medicine. She is also a staff physician at the Portland VA Medical Center.

She is also a principal investigator leading multiple clinical trials and basic science research projects. She works with hematologists (blood experts) and biomedical engineers to study anticoagulants, venous thrombosis and other vascular disorders. She also has been a provider in OHSU's Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center since it opened in December 2016.

Dr. Nguyen earned her M.D. degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, then completed her residency in general surgery at Loma Linda University in California. She completed a research fellowship in vascular biology at the University of California San Francisco and a fellowship in vascular surgery at OHSU.

Education and training

    • B.A., 1999, Wellesley College
    • M.D., 2006, Tufts University School of Medicine
    • M.C.R., 2019, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Residency

    • General Surgery, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, Calif. 2006-2014
  • Fellowship

    • Vascular Biology Research, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, 2008-2011
    • Vascular Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, 2014-2016

Memberships and associations:

  • Society of Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • American Heart Association
  • Society of Vascular Surgery
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons

Honors and awards

  • International Aortic Summit Fellow Scholarship, 2014
  • American Heart Association – Western States Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • National Institutes of Health – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NIH NRSA), 2008-2010


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Mukhopadhyay S, Antalis TM, Nguyen KP, Hoofnagle MH, Sarkar R. “p53 Activity in the Myeloid Lineage Modulates Venous Thrombus Resolution.” Submitted to Blood 2017 (In Press).
  • Nguyen KP, Perrone KH, Rahman A, Azarbal A, Liem TK, Mitchell EL, Moneta GL, and Landry GL. “The Role of Axillofemoral Bypass in Current Vascular Surgery Practice.” Am J Surgery 2015 May; 211(5): 968-71.  
  • Nguyen KP, Teruya T, Alabi O, Sheng N, Bianchi C, Chiriano J, Dehom S, Abou-Zamzam A. “Comparison of Non-Penetrating Titanium clips versus Continuous Polypropylene Suture in Dialysis Access Creation.” Annals of Vascular Surgery 2016 Jan 21. PMID 26806237.
  • Nguyen KP, McGilvray K, Puttlitz C, Mukhopadhyay S, Chabasse C, Sarkar R. “Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 (MMP-9) Regulates Vein Wall Biomechanics in Murine Thrombus Resolution.” Plos One 2015 Sept 25; 10(9): e0139145. 
  • Hoel AW, Yu P, Nguyen KP, Sui X, Plescia J, Altieri DC, Conte MS. Mitochondrial heat shock protein-90 modulates vascular smooth muscle cell survival and the vascular injury response in vivo. Am J Pathol 2012 Oct; 18(4): 1151-7. PMID 22841823.
  • Nabzdyk CS, Lancero H, Nguyen KP, Salek S, Conte MS. RNA interference-mediated survivin gene knockdown induces growth arrest and reduced migration of vascular smooth muscle cells. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 2011 Nov; 301(5): H1841-9. PMD 21856925.
  • Chiriano J, Abou-Zamzam AM, Nguyen K, Molkara AM, Zhang WW, Bianchi C, Teruya TH. Preoperative Carotid Duplex Findings Predict Carotid Stump Pressure During Endarterectomy in Symptomatic But Not Asymptomatic Patients. Ann Vasc Surg 2010 Nov; 24(8): 1038-1044. PMID 21035695.
  • Saltzman AJ, Choi SW, Dabreo A, Baur WE, Weiss E, Nguyen K, Ishibashi F, Celestin FF, Karia DH, Pandian NG, Karas RH, Waxman S. Endothelial Progenitor Cells Delivered Into the Pericardial Space Incorporate Into Areas of Ischemic Myocardium. Cardiovasc Revasc Medicine 2010 Oct-Dec; 11(4): 241-248. PMID 20934657.
  • McGilvray KC, Sarkar R, Nguyen K, and Puttlitz C. A biomechanical analysis of venous tissue in its normal and post-phlebitic conditions. Journal of Biomechanics 2010 Nov 16; 43(15): 2941-2947. PMID 20864110. 
  • Freeman RB, Mithoefer A, Ruthazer R, Nguyen K, Schore A, Harper A, Edwards E. Optimizing staging for hepatocellular carcinoma before liver transplantation: A retrospective analysis of the UNOS/OPTN database. Liver Transplant. 2006 Oct; 12)10) 1504-1511. PMID 16952174.


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