Dr. Michael Nguyen is a highly regarded expert in sports injuries and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He also specializes in advanced shoulder reconstruction including minimally invasive rotator cuff repairs, instability repairs and shoulder replacement.
Born and raised in North Texas, Dr. Nguyen was very active in soccer and track. In high school, he played for the nationally-ranked Dallas Texans soccer club and participated in the U.S. Soccer Olympic Development Program. Dr. Nguyen graduated with highest honors from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He then attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he graduated near the top of his class. His orthopedic surgery training was performed at The University of California, Irvine Medical Center where he won multiple national and international awards for his patient care as well as his research. From there, he was accepted to the prestigious Stanford Medical Center for subspecialty fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee and hip. During his time at Stanford, Dr. Nguyen participated as one of the team physicians for the San Francisco 49ers, as well as multiple different Stanford sports teams including football, basketball, soccer and volleyball. He has extensive experience taking care of athletes at all levels.
Dr. Nguyen is licensed in the state of Texas and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine; the Arthroscopy Association of North America; and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine. He also participates as an instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America, where he teaches other orthopedic surgeons from around the world looking to perfect their surgical skills.
In his free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys spending time with his wife and three boys, playing soccer, running, CrossFit, traveling, and being outdoors. He serves as the team physician for Birdville High School and Denton Guyer High School. He covers multiple athletic events and covers the Friday Night Injury Clinic at Texas Orthopedic Specialists where injured athletes can be evaluated after a game during football season to help expedite treatment and return to play.