Vu H. Nguyen, MD, PhD, FAAD

Dr. Vu H. NguyenDr. Vu Nguyen was valedictorian of his high school in Kenner, Louisiana. He completed his undergraduate degree from Tulane University under full scholarship, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Nguyen completed medical school, internship, dermatology residency, and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Nguyen specializes in skin cancers, medical and surgical dermatology, and dermatopathology. His honors include the World Congress Educational Fund Task Force Scholarship and the Albert Kligman Fellowship. He has provided lectureships at national and international meetings, and authored multiple articles pertaining to skin basic science and disease.

Dr. Nguyen practiced dermatology and dermatopathology at Scripps Clinic and then Mission Internal Medical Group/Mission Hospital prior to starting his own dermatology and dermatopathology practice at Carlsbad and Vista Dermatology.

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Dermatology
  • Subspecialty certification in dermatopathology by both the American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Pathology

Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Dermatology

Personal Background

When not at work, Dr. Nguyen raises show dogs. He shares his life with two Grand Champion Newfoundlands and a Polish Lowland Sheepdog.


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