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Thanh T Nguyen, MD

Medical Director of:
English, Vietnamese (working proficiency)
Service: Neurology
Pediatric Neurology
Board Certifications:
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology
Areas of Clinical Interest:
General child neurology-seizures, epilepsy, headaches, movement disorders, cerebral palsy, tics, brain malformation; stroke, weakness, neuro-critical care

Fellowship: Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (2012)
Residency: Children's National Medical Center (2009)
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine (2006)
Undergraduate: Loyola University of New Orleans (2002)

Awards & Recognition:

Top Doctors, Northern Virginia Magazine (2024)
Top Doctors, Washingtonian (2022, 2023)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Rao VK, Haridas A, Nguyen TT, Lulla R, Wainwright MS, Goldstein JL. Symptomatic cerebral vasospasm following resection of a medulloblastoma in a child. Neurocrit Care. 2013 Feb;18(1):84-8

Nguyen TT, Hussain E, Grimason M, Goldstein J, Wainwright MS. Neurogenic pulmonary edema and acute respiratory distress syndrome in a healthy child with febrile status epilepticus. J Child Neurol. 2013 Oct;28(10):1287-91

Millichap JJ, Nguyen T, Ryan ME. Teaching neuroimages: prenatal MRI of muscle-eye-brain disease. Neurology. 2010 Jun 1;74(22):e101

Patient Reviews:
"Dr. Nguyen was kind and compassionate, she listened carefully and answered all our questions. She asked to see if there was anything else we needed of her. She was very competent, and I would highly recommend Dr. Nguyen."

"The staff while we were checking in and checking out were incredibly friendly and kind. Dr. Nguyen was very professional, answered all our many questions, and spent ample time with us. She gave us a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment options moving forward." 

"We absolutely loved Dr. Nguyen. She's been a pleasure to work with. We can't thank her enough for her help and support in the last 2 years. Thank you!" 

Service: Neurology
Where did you grow up?
New Orleans, LA
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I have wanted to be a doctor since I was a young child to help and care for other people. I chose pediatric neurology because of my interest in neuroscience and the developing brain. I love working with children and helping them grow up healthy and strong.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I have been practicing as a pediatric neurologist since 2012. I like the diversity of families in the area, supportive network of colleagues, and abundance of amenities that meet the interests and lifestyle of my family.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
When I am not taking care of patients, I enjoy spending time with my family, trying new restaurants, and going to the beach.
Describe your proudest accomplishment as a provider and/or in your personal life:
One of my proudest moment was when I diagnosed a child with a rare disease that had a treatment. She was able to walk after starting treatment. The patient’s diagnosis also helped her older sibling with the same disorder who lived in another country without access to same healthcare.
If you weren’t a doctor, what profession would you most likely be doing and why?
I would probably be a pastry chef and learn to make French pastries and cakes to help families celebrate their special moments.
Personal Sketch:

Married, 2 children (boy-girl twins), loves boiled crabs and pastries, easy going