Dr. Quyen Nguyen, MD

Dr. Quyen Nguyen, MD

Neurotology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Quyen Nguyen, MD is a neurotology specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. She graduated from Washington University St Louis in 1999 and specializes in neurotology.Read her story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • Health Net
  • Medicaid
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Top Care Areas

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Bell's Palsy
more than 92% of peers
Ear Disorders
more than 88% of peers
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
more than 83% of peers

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Dr. Nguyen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Nguyen "Quyen T. Nguyen, MD, PhD, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon. Dr. Nguyen has clinical expertise in the fields of otology and neurotology/ skull-base surgery. Her main focus is in cochlear implants and facial nerve surgery. She is also expert in the evaluation and medical and surgical treatment of problems related to the ear, including exostosis (“surfer’s ear"), tympanic membrane perforations, ossicular chain problems, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, single-sided deafness, Ménière’s disease, and acoustic neuromas. As an associate professor in the Department of Surgery, she trains surgeons during their fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen’s basic science research focuses on the development of fluorescently labeled biological probes to help surgeons during surgery. In collaboration with Dr. Roger Tsien (Nobel Prize, Chemistry 2008), she is working on the development of Fluorescent Guided Surgery (FGS) with Live Molecular Navigation (LMN), also known as “color-coded surgery". Their collaborative work has been highlighted in by several high profile media sources including Nature Research Highlights, Nature Science BusinessXchange, Nature Cancer Reviews, The Economist, and Technology Review (MIT). Dr. Nguyen is fellowship trained in neurotology/skull-base surgery and board-certified in otolaryngology - head and neck surgery. "


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1  Specialties

  • Neurotology

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurotology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*
  • Otolaryngology
    Accredited by: American Board of Otolaryngology*

29  Conditions Treated

8  Procedures

  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Cochlear Implant Insertion
  • Ear Surgery
  • ENT Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington University St Louis
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • UCSD Healthcare
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • UCSD Healthcare
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nguyen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nguyen to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Nguyen's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Nguyen is fantastic! She is a very skilled surgeon that I would highly recommend without reservation!
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I don't appreciate what happened during my visit last week. I waited 2 hrs before the doctor . A resident Dr. was sent in to the exam room to appease me and apologize for the long wait. She to me to another room to perform a quick procedure. I complained of pain but wasn't taken seriously. I...more
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This doctor operated on a lymph extraction on my skull and took cartilage without consent. The documents signed clearly stated the surgery would admit ONE lymph removal and without consent she removed a cluster of THREE. I am now very sick and would like everyone to know this doctor is not...more
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