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Dr. Christina Nguyen, MD.

Dr. Nguyen is a dedicated neurologist with a focus on movement disorders, committed to providing exceptional patient care, advancing medical knowledge, and mentoring the next generation of medical professionals.

Dr. Nguyen's journey towards becoming a leading authority in neurology began with a strong foundation in medical education at Ross University School of Medicine, followed by extensive postgraduate training. She completed a rigorous Neurology Residency at VCU in Richmond, VA, where she gained comprehensive experience in EEG and epilepsy monitoring, EMG-guided chemodenervation for focal dystonia, and nerve blocks for chronic headaches, among other specialized techniques.

Furthering her expertise, Dr. Nguyen pursued a Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at UCLA, specializing in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the nerves, muscles, and neuromuscular junction. During her fellowship, she became proficient in nerve conduction studies (NCS)/electromyography (EMG) for diagnosing various neuropathies, radiculopathies, myopathies, and motor neuron diseases, alongside techniques such as muscle/nerve biopsy interpretation.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed by the California Medical Board, Dr. Nguyen's commitment to excellence is evident through her numerous certifications, awards, and professional memberships. Fluent in Vietnamese, she ensures effective communication with diverse patient populations, fostering trust and understanding.

Dr. Nguyen's dedication extends beyond patient care to education and research. She actively engages in teaching activities, sharing her knowledge with medical students and residents on various neurological topics. Additionally, she has contributed to research projects focusing on mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, music therapy's effects on procedure tolerability, and quality improvement initiatives in patient safety.

Recognized for her exceptional contributions, Dr. Nguyen has received numerous accolades, including the highest Rite scores during her residency and graduation with highest honors from Ross University of Medicine.

At the heart of Dr. Nguyen's practice is a commitment to providing personalized, evidence-based care to each patient she serves. With her expertise, compassion, and dedication to advancing neurological science, Dr. Christina Nguyen is shaping the future of neurological care and making a meaningful impact on the lives of her patients and the medical community as a whole.

 Dr. Truong was the founder of the Parkinson's and Movement Disorders program at the University of California, Irvine and left in 1997 to form the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Institute. Together with his dystonia patients, Dr. Truong founded the National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association, for which he served as chairman of the medical advisory board from 1990 to 1997. He is currently Honor Board member for the organization. He was a Medical Advisor for the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association from 1990 until 1998. He is at present the medical director of the American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center in Orange County and Long Beach.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Nguyen enjoys educating others about neurology, stroke, and comprehensive healthcare. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. At UCLA and VCU, Dr. Nguyen presented various topics, such as neurological procedures, stroke education, quality improvement, and neurological complications. She strives to improve resident education at VCU through her membership of the Educational Board for Neurology Residency.

Dr. Christina M. Nguyen is very committed to the local community. Born and raised in Fountain Valley, California, she hopes to utilize her cultural and medical background to provide the best quality care for her patients.

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