Khang “Karl” T. Nguyen, MD

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Dr. Khang T. Nguyen is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in Hand Surgery. Dr. Nguyen’s practice offers a full scope of plastic, reconstructive, and hand procedures. He has particular expertise diagnosing and treating traumatic facial and hand injuries as well as performing microvascular procedures. In addition to performing reconstructive breast surgery, he treats common hand conditions such as trigger fingers, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts, tendon lacerations, fractures, and hand infections.

Dr. Nguyen completed his undergraduate education with a distinction of Magna Cum Laude at the University of Florida. He earned his medical degree at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine with high honors. He successfully completed the five-year training program in General Surgery at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina. Following residency training, He pursued a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery fellowship at the University of California San Diego. During his two- year fellowship, Dr. Nguyen presented his research at several state, national, and international meetings, including the California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), and the International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ICAPS). Dr. Nguyen has published his research in Clinics of Plastic Surgery and The American Surgeon.

Dr. Nguyen has been in private practice in San Diego since 2008. He currently holds active medical staff privileges at Sharp Memorial, Scripps Memorial, and Scripps Encinitas Hospitals. Dr. Nguyen performs his surgeries both at the hospitals and at an accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. He performs his outpatient surgeries at Innovative Surgery Center in Sorrento Valley. Dr. Nguyen’s patients value the center’s convenience, its relaxing pre and post-op facilities, and the concierge service model that provides more personalized, private care than possible in big hospital settings.


University of California, San Diego, Plastic Surgery Fellowship - 2007

Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, General Surgery Residency - 2005

Orlando Regional Healthcare, General Surgery Internship - 2000

University of Florida College of Medicine, MD - 1999

Hospital Affiliations

Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego

Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Languages Spoken