Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MBA, has been appointed associate chair for digital health systems in the Department of Surgery (DoS). In this newly created role, Dr. Nguyen will be accountable for the design and implementation of the electronic health record and other information systems across the DoS.
Dr. Nguyen will both lead and enable digital practice innovation with the goals of increasing practice efficiency and safety, enabling practice growth through novel patient management interactions and optimizing the DoS provider-facing presence in eCare.
In addition, Dr. Nguyen will advise the various Brigham Health (BH) IT committees and work with DoS faculty members and leadership to continually evolve our information systems in a progressive manner.
Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MBA
Associate Chair for Digital Health Systems, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Louis L. Nguyen, MD, MPH, MBA, is a vascular surgeon and the director of vascular surgery clinical and outcomes research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). In addition, he is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the clinical lead for surgery at Partners eCare.
Dr. Nguyen received his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and his business degree at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Chicago, IL. He then completed a general surgery residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at BWH and masters of public health at Harvard T.H. Chan School Public Health. He is board certified in vascular surgery.
Dr. Nguyen’s clinical interests include the treatment of venous disease and thoracic outlet syndrome, being recognized for innovations in imaging and treatment algorithms for primary and recurrent TOS. His funded research is in the field of health economics and the study of socioeconomic factors on provider decisions and patient outcomes. He also mentors young researchers on analytical methods for large databases.
A recognized leader in health services research and outcomes implementation, Dr. Nguyen has held several leadership roles, including chair of the Society for Vascular Surgery’s (SVS) comparative effectiveness research committee, member of the SVS Governing Council for the Patient Safety Organization and SVS liaison to the American College of Surgery National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, where he led the creation of the vascular database modules. His informatics work includes design of clinical workflows and EHR systems that promote safe, effective, and high value care across a large healthcare network.