Thomas Xuan Nguyen, MD


Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Thomas grew up in Marina, California and graduated from Seaside High School. He then went to UC Davis where he majored in Exercise Biology. Interested in sports, anatomy, and surgery, he decided to pursue Orthopedic Surgery during his early years of medical school at Howard University. He completed his General Surgery internship at Charleston Area Medical Center/West Virginia University followed by Orthopedic Surgery residency at Howard University Hospital. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Detroit Medical Center in 2021. He is excited to be back to serve the community in which he was raised.

His surgical interests are hip arthroscopy, total arthroplasty (shoulder, knee, and hip), ACL reconstruction, meniscus repairs, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability, patellofemoral instability, knee cartilage restoration, sports injuries, and general Orthopedics. He has provided sports team coverage for high school football, minor league baseball and professional soccer. He has published peer reviewed articles and a chapter book. He enjoys research, reading, and writing to enhance the Orthopedic literature. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, J. Robert Gladden Orthopedic Society, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. His hobbies are tennis, golf, working out, martial arts, fishing, scuba diving, and playing the piano.

Contact Information

  • Office: 831-657-0111







Areas of Interest

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine


Year joined staff: 2021


Charleston Area Medical Center-West Virginia University 2020
Howard University Hospital


Detroit Medical Center