James Nguyen MD



M.D., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 2012

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
Molecular and Cell Biology – Neurobiology emphasis

Research Fellowships:

Undergraduate research fellow, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 2004-06
Psychopharmacological study investigating the cognitive benefits of GABA-inhibiting agents on Ts65Dn mouse models of Down syndrome.

Undergraduate research fellow, The Parkinson’s Institute, Sunnyvale, CA, 2006-08
Clinical project investigating the effect of asymmetric onset on the course and severity of Parkinson’s disease. Clinical project investigating the role of a motor movement disorder quantification procedure using the Motus System.

Medical student research fellow, University of Virginia, 2009-2012
Translational research project investigating the inhibitory effect of chemotherapeutic agent temozolomide on pituitary adenoma cell lines. Multiple clinical projects investigating the role of Gamma Knife radiosurgery in treating a variety of brain tumors, including meningiomas, hemangioblastomas, arteriovenous malformations, and paragangliomas.

Research Interests:

Tumor, Radiosurgery
Recent Publications from US National Library of Medicine and PubMed


University of California, Berkeley:
Honor student, 2003-2007
National Society of Collegiate Scholars, 2004
Golden Key International Honour Society, 2006
Phi Beta Kappa honor society, 2007
Sigma cum laude, 2007

University of Virginia:
Integra Foundation Neurosurgery Summer Research Scholarship, 2009