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Patrick Nguyen, MD, General Surgery, San Antonio, TX, University Health / UT Health Science Center at San Antonio


General Surgery San Antonio, TX

Associate Professor, Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, San Antonio

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  • Dr. Patrick Nguyen is a general surgeon in San Antonio, TX and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System, University Health System and the Surgery Center of Westover Hills. He received his medical degree from University of Texas at San Antonio Medical School and has been in surgical practice since 2009. He also speaks multiple languages, including French, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is experienced in gallbladder surgery, hernia surgery to include umbilical, incisional, inguinal, ventral and recurrent hernias. He has expertise in open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine
    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 2004 - 2009
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    The University of Texas Health Science Center at San AntonioClass of 2004

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2008 - 2025
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Super Doctor
  • Texas Rising Star Super Doctors, 2012-2014
  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2007
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Comparing three pedagogical approaches to psychomotor skills acquisition  
    Willis RE, Richa J, Oppeltz R, Nguyen P, Wagner K, Van Sickle KR, Dent DL., American Journal of Surgery, 1/1/2012


  • Gastrointestinal tract incidentalomas - interesting findings at the time of a laparoscopic right colectomy for colon cancer 
    Texas Surgical Society Semi-Annual Meeting, Texas Surgical Society, Austin, TX - 9/1/2015
  • Running out of Time”: The Effect of Proximity of Overnight Call to National Board of Medical Examiners Surgery (NBME) Examination Scores. 
    Annual Combined Meeting of the ASE, APDS, and ARCS, Association for Surgical Education, Seattle, WA - 4/1/2015
  • Feedback in Medical Student Education 
    UTHSCSA Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, San Antonio, TX - 2/2015
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  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain Design A Case 
    Nguyen P, Electronic/Web Publication
  • Mid-Epigastric Pain Design A Case 
    Nguyen P, Electronic/Web Publication
  • Successful Implementation of Clinical Information Technology 
    Gellert, GA, Hill V, Bruner K, Maciaz G, Saucedo L, Catzoela L, Ramirez R, Jacobs WJ, Nguyen P, Patel L, Webster SL,., 698-715


  • Section Chief - General Surgery, Medical Staff Leadership - Christus Santa Rosa Westover Hills Hospital 2019 - Present
  • Chair of Surgical Services - CSR Westover Hills Hospital, Physician leadership 2011 - 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French, Spanish, Vietnamese

Hospital Affiliations