Dr. D.B. Nguyen
is a board-certified radiation oncologist who began treating patients with cancer at the Harold Alfond Center for Cancer Care in June 2018. He is employed by Radiation Oncology Associates. Dr. Nguyen has practiced in the oncology field since 1997 and most recently worked as medical director of the radiation oncology program at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital in Mansfield, OH.
But that's just his clinical side. We knew you'd want to learn more about his personal side. Here's his story!
Dr. Nguyen was awarded a scholarship to Harvard four years after escaping Saigon during the Vietnam War. He learned English from Catholic nuns in refugee camps and, later, from the TV shows Laverne and Shirley and Gilligan’s Island.
After graduating from Harvard magna cum laude with highest honors, Dr. Nguyen was awarded a scholarship to Dartmouth Medical School. He earned a PhD and an MD at Dartmouth; a post-doctoral fellowship at Yale; and a NATO Fellowship in Denmark, where he learned Danish, Norwegian and Swedish. Dr. Nguyen was on the research faculty at Yale before completing his internship and residency in radiation oncology.
Dr. Nguyen is married to Gulimina Mahamuti, a concert pianist who performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and has twin boys, Jules and Verne, who just turned three. He is an inventor with three U.S. Patents, and enjoys giving science and mathematics lectures to the general public, especially on time and time travel. He served on the board of the National Youth Science Foundation.
In Dr. Nguyen’s spare time, he restored an 1888 Chickering grand piano, plays classical music on the guitar and piano, and builds toys out of recyclable materials for his sons.
And he's happy to be part of the outstanding clinical team at the HACCC!
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to be part of, and to contribute to, a top-notch cancer program that brings advanced cancer treatments to the patients in this area.”