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Bichchau Michelle Nguyen, MD, MPH
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Meet Bichchau Michelle Nguyen, MD, MPH
Director, Mohs Micrographic Surgery; Dermatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Clinical Focus Areas
Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatology surgery, high-risk squamous cell carcinoma, high-risk basal cell carcinoma, stage 0/I melanoma, skin cancers in organ transplant recipients, patients with history of lymphoma/leukemia or other type of immunosuppression, non-surgical management of basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma including topical and intra-lesional chemotherapy, basal cell nevus syndrome and other genetic predisposition to skin cancers, patients with history of multiple skin cancers, recurrent skin cancers or difficult to manage skin cancers
Research Focus Areas
Clinical guidelines in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, management of high-risk non-melanoma skin cancers, utilization and cost- effectiveness of treatments for skin cancers, healthcare delivery redesign for specialty services, clinical process and outcome measures for skin cancers, quality improvement and patient-centered care
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Locations + Directions
Tufts Medical Center
Biewend Building, 13th Floor
260 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-0156
Fax #: 617-636-8316
Tufts Medical Center Specialty Center - Quincy
1690 Crown Colony Dr.
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone #: 857-403-4600
Honors + Awards
2020, "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine
Dermatology Foundation Patient Directed Research Grant
Women’s Dermatologic Society Academic Research Award
Howard Hughes Medical Research Training Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine Medical Scholar Research Grant
National Institute of Mental Health Research Training Fellowship
Summa Cum Laude- Economics, University of California-Irvine
Magna Cum Laude- Neurobiology, University of California-Irvine
Economics Departmental Award, University of California-Irvine
University of California- Irvine Undergraduate Research Editorial Board
Phi Beta Kappa
Publications + National Presentations
1. Nguyen BT, Schmults CD. “Preoperative evaluations” in Procedural Dermatology, Matthew Avram, Mark Avram, and Desiree Ratner, Eds. (completed, under contract with McGraw Hill Publishing, 2014)
2. Nguyen BT, Schmults CD. Update on Evaluation and Management of High Risk Squamous Cell Carcinomas. (invited, Current Dermatology Reports, 2014)
3. Eberlin KR, Nguyen B, Karia PS, Carter JB, Liang CA, Schmults CD.The Z-advancement flap for reconstruction of lateral nasal tip and medial alar defects. Dermatol Surg. 2014.
4. Goldenberg A, Nguyen BT, Jiang SI. Knowledge, Understanding and Utilization of Preventive Strategies against Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer in Healthy and Immunosuppressed Mohs Surgery Patients. Dermatol Surg. 2014
5. Nguyen BT, Lortscher DN, Lee RA. “Multiple poromas in a bone marrow transplant recipient: A case report.” Dermatol Online J. 2012 Jul 15;18(7):9.
6. Cannella AP, Nguyen BT, Piggott CD, Lee RA, Vinetz JM, Mehta SR A cluster of cutaneous leishmaniasis associated with human smuggling. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Jun;84(6):847-50
7. Beaudry VG, Ihrie RA, Jacobs SB, Nguyen BT, Pathak N, Park E, Attardi LD. “Loss of the desmosomal component perp impairs wound healing in vivo”. Dermatol Res Pract. 2010; 2010:759731. Epub 2010 Jun 23.
8. Nguyen BT, Dusek RL, Beaudry VG, Marinkovich MP, Attardi LD. “Loss of desmosomal protein perp enhances the phenotypic effects of pemphigus vulgaris auto-antibodies” J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Jul;129(7):1710-8.
9. Ihrie RA, Marques MR, Nguyen BT, Horner JS, Papazoglu C, Bronson RT, Mills AA, Attardi LD. “Perp is a p63-regulated gene essential for epithelial integrity”. Cell. 2005 Mar 25;120(6):843-56.
I am a Board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs micrographic and dermatologic surgeon who specializes in the surgical and non-surgical management of high-risk skin cancers and skin cancers in immunosuppressed patients. I completed my medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, residency at University of California-San Diego, fellowship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and Master of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.
I grew up in Vietnam until the age of 12 when my family immigrated to the United States. We have lived in various towns in California, New York, Maryland, and Washington since then. I still speak Vietnamese, though not as well as I’d like, and like to practice with my patients whenever possible.
My professional goal is to provide timely, patient-centered and effective care for patients with skin cancers, particularly those with difficult to manage tumors, multiple tumors or high-risk of developing new tumors in the future. I want to contribute to the redesign of our healthcare system to improve access to care, efficiency of care delivery and clinical outcomes for our patients. My personal goal is live life to its fullest potential and be happy with myself and my family.
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