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About Khai H. Nguyen, MD, MHS

Khai Nguyen, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine doctor and geriatrician who specializes in caring for older adults. He provides primary care to patients, with an emphasis on health maintenance, disease prevention, treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and preservation of function. As a geriatrician, Dr. Nguyen aims to keep seniors healthy and high functioning as they transition through the stages of aging. His expertise includes providing therapeutic and rehabilitative care for conditions or health concerns that are common among the elderly such as frailty, falls, incontinence, memory and cognitive problems, and medication-related side effects. He also has expertise in end of life care and advance care planning.

Dr. Nguyen is clinical services chief of Senior Medicine at UC San Diego Health, where he oversees efforts to help ensure quality patient care and provides leadership management of clinical functions and staff.

As a former instructor in the Division of Geriatrics, Dr. Nguyen has taught internal medicine residents and geriatric medicine fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has coauthored numerous abstracts and was a speaker at the 2015 annual meeting of the National Association of Managed Care Physicians.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Nguyen was the medical director of VITAS Healthcare and Hospice. He was also a geriatric home-based primary care physician at VA Healthcare System San Diego, and a physician in the Department of Continuing Care Services at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.

Dr. Nguyen completed a fellowship in geriatric medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. He earned his medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Nguyen also holds a master's degree in health policy and certification in health finance and management from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is board certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine, and holds the hospice medical director certification (HMDC) credential.

Dr. Nguyen is a member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

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For more information on primary care for seniors, see Geriatric Medicine.

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UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Residency

  • Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla, CA

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • Vietnamese

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-06-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Eldercare
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Senior Health
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted