Hao Nguyen, MD, PhD

Genitourinary cancer specialist

Dr. Hao Nguyen is a urologic oncologist at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He specializes in the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer and other genitourinary cancers. He performs open, robotic, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries.

Nguyen earned a bachelor's degree in molecular cell biology from UC Berkeley in 1999. To further his training as a physician scientist, he then joined the M.D.–Ph.D. program at Boston University School of Medicine's Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. He completed his general surgery and urologic surgery training at UC Davis, followed by a fellowship in urologic oncology at UCSF, under the guidance of Dr. Peter Carroll and Dr. Maxwell Meng. At the end of his fellowship, Nguyen joined the faculty at the UCSF Department of Urology, where he is an assistant adjunct professor.

Nguyen has authored more than 25 peer-reviewed scientific articles and book chapters and has been invited to present his research findings at national conferences. In 2015, he received the prestigious Department of Defense Physician Research Training Award to continue his research on how cancer cells are able to survive cancer treatments via a mechanism known as the stress response. His hope is that his findings will lead to new treatments that target this response.

Nguyen is an active member of the American Urological Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Clinics

Prostate Cancer Center
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Medical Oncology Phone: (415) 476-4616
Surgical Oncology Phone: (415) 353-7171
Medical Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7107
Surgical Oncology Fax: (415) 514-6195

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Urologic Surgical Oncology Clinic
1825 Fourth St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-7171
New Patient Fax: (415) 514-6195
General Fax: (415) 353-7093

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Hao Nguyen

Education

Boston University School of Medicine 2007

Residencies

UC Davis Medical Center, General Surgery and Urologic Surgery 2013

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Urologic Oncology 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nguyen HG, Conn CS, Kye Y, Xue L, Forester CM, Cowan JE, Hsieh AC, Cunningham JT, Truillet C, Tameire F, Evans MJ, Evans CP, Yang JC, Hann B, Koumenis C, Walter P, Carroll PR, Ruggero D. Development of a stress response therapy targeting aggressive prostate cancer. Sci Transl Med. 2018 May 02; 10(439).
  2. Spratt DE, Zhang J, Santiago-Jiménez M, Dess RT, Davis JW, Den RB, Dicker AP, Kane CJ, Pollack A, Stoyanova R, Abdollah F, Ross AE, Cole A, Uchio E, Randall JM, Nguyen H, Zhao SG, Mehra R, Glass AG, Lam LLC, Chelliserry J, du Plessis M, Choeurng V, Aranes M, Kolisnik T, Margrave J, Alter J, Jordan J, Buerki C, Yousefi K, Haddad Z, Davicioni E, Trabulsi EJ, Loeb S, Tewari A, Carroll PR, Weinmann S, Schaeffer EM, Klein EA, Karnes RJ, Feng FY, Nguyen PL. Development and Validation of a Novel Integrated Clinical-Genomic Risk Group Classification for Localized Prostate Cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2018 Feb 20; 36(6):581-590.
  3. Garcia-Reyes K, Nguyen HG, Zagoria RJ, Shinohara K, Carroll PR, Behr SC, Westphalen AC. Impact of Lesion Visibility on Transrectal Ultrasound on the Prediction of Clinically Significant Prostate Cancer (Gleason Score 3 + 4 or Greater) with Transrectal Ultrasound-Magnetic Resonance Imaging Fusion Biopsy. J Urol. 2017 Sep 20.

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