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Lucia Nguyen, MD | Surgeon
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Lucia Nguyen, MD



American Board of Surgery



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UT Health RGV Surgery & Women's Specialty

614 Maco Drive, Harlingen, TX. 78550

PHONE: (956) 296-7000 | FAX: (956) 440-9801

Services & Treatments

Laparoscopic Surgeries (open or robotic)

  • Cholecystectomies
  • Endoscopies
  • Colectomies
  • Ostomy reversals
  • Hernia repairs
  • Wound debridement and closures
  • Appendectomies


Lucia Nguyen, MD, is an assistant professor of Surgery in the division of Trauma Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care at The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. She completed her residency training in General Surgery at Baylor Scott and White Memorial Health Center. She left the hill countryside of Texas to the saguaro lands of Tucson Arizona for fellowship training in Trauma Surgery, Acute Care Surgery and Surgical Critical care at the 2-year AAST accredited program at the University of Arizona.  

Dr. Nguyen is currently on the Editorial board of the Trauma Surgery Acute Care Open and the Committee of Community Engagement as part of the Eastern Association of Surgery of Trauma. Her surgical interests are quality improvement, outcomes research, survivorship, and surgical innovation. Clinical interests include traumatic chest wall and abdominal wall reconstruction, video-assisted thoracic surgery, biliary disease, and perforated diverticulitis. She will work on enhancing the acute care surgery program through developing evidence-based protocols to improve the quality of care in this critically ill patient population.  

Education & Training

Medical School:
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2016)
San Antonio, TX

General Surgery Residency (2021)
Baylor Scott & White Memorial, Temple, TX

Surgical Critical Care (2022) 
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ 


Acute Care Surgery (2023)
University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ


Honors & Awards

  • (2022) American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, Arizona Chapter, 2nd Place in Regional Trauma Paper Competition
  • (2022) Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society "Excellence in Research" award
  • (2019) American College of Surgeons Leadership and Advocacy Summit Scholarship
  • (2016) Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • (2010) Beta Beta Beta Biology Honors Society, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • (2010) Alpha Chi Honors Society, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • (2005) Phi Eta Sigma Honors Society, University of Texas at Austin