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Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH

Giang T. Nguyen, MD, MPH Physician

Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical Director, Penn Family Care
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Vietnamese

Dr. Nguyen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Family Medicine

Programs & Services:

  • LGBT Health
  • Primary Care
    • Family Medicine

Board Certification:

  • Family Medicine, 2003

Conditions & Treatments:

  • adolescent medicine
  • alternative lifestyles
  • lesbian, gay and bisexual health (LGBT)
  • LGBT health
  • male sexual dysfunction
  • newborn medicine
  • pap smear
  • pediatric physicals (camp)
  • pediatric physicals (school)
  • pediatric physicals (sports)
  • primary care - adult gynecology
  • primary care - arthritis
  • primary care - asthma
  • primary care - benign prostatic hypertrophy (PBH)
  • primary care - breast exam
  • primary care - cardiac risk reduction
  • primary care - cholesterol
  • primary care - chronic obstructure pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • primary care - congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • primary care - contraception
  • primary care - coronary artery disease
  • primary care - diabetic care
  • primary care - gastroesophageal
  • primary care - gay and lesbian
  • primary care - geriatrics
  • primary care - headache
  • primary care - HIV care
  • primary care - hypertension
  • primary care - impotence
  • primary care - lipid disorders

Clinical Interests

Primary care medicine, Asian American health, preventive health, immunization, culturally competent care, LGBT health, colposcopy, electronic medical records (EPIC Hyperspace).

Practice Locations and Appointments

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Graduate School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Family Physicians, National American Association for Cancer Research, National American College Health Association, National American Medical Association, National American Medical Student Association, National American Medical Student Association, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School chapter, Local American Pain Society, National American Public Health Association, National American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP), National Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, National Committee on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual People in Medicine at RWJMS, Local Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, International Greater Philadelphia Albert Schweitzer Fellows Program, Local National Advisory Council, Asian and Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network (APINCSN), National National Association of Asian American Professionals, National North American Primary Care Research Group, International Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Philadelphia Academy of Family Physicians, Local Philadelphia County Medical Society, Local Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM), National


Dr. Nguyen is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Research Interests:

Asian immigrant and refugee health, public health communication, community-based participatory research/CBPR, cancer control, health disparities, HIV prevention, language access, health literacy, global health

Selected Publications:

Nguyen GT, Shungu NP, Niederdeppe J, Barg FK, Holmes JH, Armstrong K, Hornik RC.: Cancer-related information seeking and scanning behavior of older Vietnamese immigrants J of Health Communication 15 (7): 754-768,2010.

Cronholm PF, Mao JJ, Nguyen GT, Paris RT: A dilemma in male engagement in preventive services: Adolescent males' knowledge and attitudes toward testicular cancer and testicular self-exam American Journal of Men's Health 3 (2): 134-140,2009.

Nguyen GT, Ashfaq H, Pham T-VH.: Health information in Vietnamese American print media: Results of a content analysis Am J of Health Promotion 25 (2): 122-125,2010.

Levy JD, Nguyen GT, Nguyen ET: Factors influencing the receipt of hepatitis B vaccination and screenings in Vietnamese Americans J of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 21 (3): 851-861,2010.

Nguyen GT, Hsu L, Kue KN, Nguyen T, Yuen, EJ.: Partnering to collect health services and public health data in hard-to-reach communities: A community-based participatory research approach for collecting community health data Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 4 (2): 115-20,2010.

Nguyen GT, Leader AL, Hung WL.: Awareness of anti-cancer vaccines among Asian American women with limited English proficiency: An opportunity for improved public health communication J of Cancer Education 24 (4): 280-283,2009.

Nguyen GT, Wittink MN, Murray GF, Barg FK: More than just a communication medium: What older adults say about television and depression Gerontologist 48 (3): 300-10,2008.

Nguyen GT, Barg FK, Armstrong K, Holmes JH, Hornik RC.: Cancer and communication in the health care setting: experiences of older Vietnamese immigrants, a qualitative study. Journal of General Internal Medicine 23 (1): 45-50,2008.

Nguyen GT, Bellamy SL: Cancer information seeking preferences and experiences: disparities between Asian Americans and Whites in the Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS) Journal of Health Communication 11 Suppl 1 : 173-80,2006.

Teitelman AM, Stringer M, Nguyen G, Hanlon AL, Averbuch T, Witkoski Stimpfel A.: Social cognitive and clinical factors associated with HPV vaccine initiation among urban, economically disadvantaged women Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing 40 (6): 691–701,2011.

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Academic Contact Info

3535 Market Street
Suite 100

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-0803
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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