New faculty spotlight: Thang Thanh Nguyen, PhD

Thang Thanh Nguyen, PhD

Thang Thanh Nguyen, PhD

Thang Thanh Nguyen, PhD, is a new faculty member at UNMC.

  • Name: Thang Thanh Nguyen, PhD
  • Hometown: Houston, Texas
  • Title and department at UNMC: Assistant professor, UNMC Department of Emergency Medicine

Research/professional) interests: I am primarily interested in finding the nexus between technology and medicine to improve the patients’ overall wellness. I believe the innovative adoption of technology such as AI, 3D printing and open-sourced medicine can end global health disparities.

How I fell in love with emergency medicine: I fell in love with emergency medicine during my time as a volunteer at the Ben Taub General Hospital ER in Houston. It was there that I was able to appreciate the role emergency departments played in the overall wellbeing of patients from all ways of life.


  • PhD, UNMC

Three things people may not know about me:

  • I write and illustrate children’s stories.
  • I am an amateur woodworker.
  • I enjoy training for marathons but dislike running in them.