DoctorsAnnie Nguyen, MD

Annie Nguyen, MD

Title: Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Assistant Director of Cornea & Refractive Surgery Fellowship

Department: Ophthalmology

Clinical Specialty: Cornea, External Disease, Refractive Surgery, and Anterior Uveitis

Treatment Expertise: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Corneal Transplantation, Collagen Cross Linking, Anterior Uveitis, and Dry Eye Treatment

Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology

Languages: English, Vietnamese

Location: Los Angeles, Arcadia

Research Topics:

Dry eyes
Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery
Resident and fellow education

Biography and Education


Annie Nguyen, MD, a native Southern Californian, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University Honors Program at California State University Fullerton. Opportunities presented themselves on the East Coast where she broadened her horizons as she seized opportunities to obtain her medical degree from Harvard University and ophthalmology residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She returned home to California to complete fellowship training in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at USC Roski Eye Institute.

The foundation for her approach to health care has been firmly laid to rely upon effective communication, endless quest for knowledge, constant skill refinement, and unwavering patient advocacy as she strives to provide exceptional patient care, contribute to the education of medical students, residents, and fellows, and further knowledge through clinical research.

Outside of work, Dr. Nguyen enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, cooking and baking, playing sports, arts and crafts, and playing with her dog.


  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 2014
  • BS, Biochemistry and Psychology, Cal State University, Fullerton, 2010


  • Preliminary Medicine, UC California Irvine, 2014-2015


  • Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, 2015-2018


  • Cornea, External Disease & Refractive Surgery, University of Southern California, 2018-2019


Professional society memberships:

  • Cornea Society, 2018 – present
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2016 – present
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2016 – present
  • Women in Ophthalmology, 2015 – present
  • American Medical Association, 2010 – present
  • American Medical Women’s Association, 2010 – present
  • American Chemical Society


  • ARVO Travel Grant, 2017
  • Summer Research Grant, Veteran Affairs, 2012
  • Miles D. McCarthy Health Professions Award, CSU Fullerton, 2010
  • Outstanding Chemistry Student Award, American Chemical Society, 2010
  • Summa Cum Laude, CSU Fullerton, 2010
  • Alumni Scholarship, CSU Fullerton, 2009
  • Doris A. Howell Research Scholar Award, Howell Foundation, 2009
  • Exceptional Research Opportunities Program Grant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2009
  • James A. Diefenderfer Scholarship, CSU Fullerton, 2008
  • Research Experiences for Undergraduates Grant, National Science Foundation, 2008
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Scholar, 2007
  • Golden Key International Honor Society Scholar, 2006
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholar, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2006