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Short Bio

Dr. Nguyen is a practicing non-invasive cardiologist and an Associate Professor of Medicine with secondary appointments in Radiology and Biomedical Physics. She received her MD from UCLA, did her internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins, and completed a general cardiology fellowship at UCLA.  She served as a research fellow in the advanced cardiovascular imaging section at the National Institutes of Health and returned to UCLA as faculty.

Research Projects

As an early career investigator, Dr. Nguyen's research focuses on the development, translation, and application of cardiovascular imaging techniques. She co-directs a cardiovascular imaging research lab. Her grant-funded work focuses on development of iron oxide enhanced MRI techniques in ischemic, vascular, and congenital heart disease. She collaborates with data scientists on the use of imaging data for advancement of precision medicine. Her work also explores methods to integrate wireless technology with traditional models of healthcare delivery. Her scientific work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Veterans Health Administration.






Dr. J.Paul Finn
Medical Board Certifications
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 2000
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, 1989
Hammersmith Hospital, 1988
Hammersmith Hospital, 1986
University College Hospital Galway, 1983
University College Hospital Galway, 1982
University College Hospital Galway, 1982
University College Hospital Galway, 1982
St. Vincent's Hospital, 1980
University College Hospital Galway, 1979
National University of Ireland, Galway, MD, 1978





Group Members 

Graduate Students
Fadil Ali, B.S.
Chang Gao, B.S.
Zhengyang Ming, B.S.