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Steven (Sen) Nguyen


Family physician
Food lover, K-pop fan and dance enthusiast

About me

Queer | Nonbinary

Pronouns: They | Them | Theirs

Dr. Steven Nguyen, who goes by Sen, is a family doctor who provides comprehensive care for patients of all ages. They aim to forge partnerships with their patients, creating a space where individuals and families feel heard. They have particular interests in trauma-informed care (an approach that takes into account past traumatic experiences), gender-affirming care (treatments that help transgender and nonbinary individuals align their lives with their gender identity), health equity and reproductive health.

Nguyen earned their medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. They completed a residency in family medicine at the University of New Mexico and served as chief resident in their final year. Before coming to UCSF, they worked at a community health center that provides medical care for all patients regardless of ability to pay.

Nguyen is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and World Professional Association for Transgender Health.

  • Education

    University of Virginia, MD, 2016

  • Residencies

    University of New Mexico, Family Medicine, 2019

  • Board Certifications

    Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I believe we can learn from each other's stories and hope to center lived experiences and personal needs to deliver care unique to each patient.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    200 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 27, 2023
    Best Provider For my needs as a Transman
    Nov 03, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen was very prompt in having this call and asked detailed questions and discussed options and was very good. His prescribing medications has helped me tremendously and the conditions are now much better.
    Oct 21, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen is a fantastic doctor they listen to concerns and offer advice/clarifications that help patients know what to do it improve their care
    Oct 10, 2023
    They are the only dr who has ever given me and my problem any energy or concern
    Sep 06, 2023
    They were excellent in all ways. Fantastic healthcare provider that I am happy is in this clinic--a reason for me to continue my care here.
    Aug 25, 2023
    Doctor was up to date with my medical records and concerns. He was patient throughout the session. He listened well and explained effectively proposed options and next steps with clarity. .
    Aug 22, 2023
    Again I cannot express enough that Dr. Nguyen is a very good doctor. He is also the primary care physician for my daughters and son-in-law.
    Aug 20, 2023
    Aug 15, 2023
    Love Dr. Nguyen! They are caring excellent listener and knows their stuff and was very accommodating. Wonderful person.
    Aug 02, 2023
    Jul 28, 2023
    Less so the fault of the provider but UCSF's reliance on outdated standards from the Endocrine Society is ridiculous and I will most likely being choosing to continue my care elsewhere.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen is a wonderful doctor that listens to their patients and explains what is happening in regards to their care
    Jul 27, 2023
    Dr Nguyen has been very accommodating and helpful. They have been helping me to move past the trauma of preventing me from accessing care because they actually make me feel like a human being and do their best to understand and acknowledge my concerns and struggles
    Jul 25, 2023
    They were very attentive and kind.
    Jun 23, 2023
    Dr Nguyen was the best physician I have seen hands down. I have waited 20 years to find a physician that was escorted in trans health issues who would listen and explain who let me feel heard and then work with me in partnership for my health care and program. I cannot express how both appreciative and impressed I was with their knowledge and care shown to me as a new patient. Thank you SO much
    Jun 22, 2023
    Jun 21, 2023
    I thought they were very supportive n echo back my concerns.. It shows they were listening
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen is phenomenal. They was very attentive and answered all of my questions and concerns. They was clear with the medical plan going further and reminded me of how I can contact them should anything arise.
    Jun 10, 2023
    The doctor is very attentive listens and carefully answers questions
    Jun 09, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen is AMAZING. I've never left a doctor visit excited to go back!
    May 22, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen was attentive and listened to all my comments and input regarding my daughter.
    May 13, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen is is a kind skilled practitioner.
    Apr 24, 2023
    The visit was a little short so I didn't get a chance to discuss all of the things that I wanted to discuss but I will follow up later with my questions
    Apr 23, 2023
    Very professional and gentle doing my procedure. There was a lot of care in how my procedure was executed.
    Apr 19, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen is an excellent doctor I'm so happy they are our primary.
    Mar 18, 2023
    Very knowledgeable and attentive
    Mar 17, 2023
    I've struggled with finding comfortable and informative health care as a newly transitioning human so this felt incredible to experience
    Mar 06, 2023
    I came in for trigger injection treatment for my fibromyalgia pain in the front part of my shoulder joint area. The doctor mainly focused on my shoulder muscle connected to my neck. I had mentioned twice that my pain was on the front area of my shoulder. I pointed to him twice. Needless to say he did not treat that area. And I have experienced extreme pain the entire weekend And I am very unhappy. I was excited to receive the trigger point injection therapy for this pain that has been bothering me for months without resolution! The doctor was extremely nice and yes my right shoulder muscle connected to my neck is OK but that was not my primary concern . Now I have to suffer sleepless nights due to the pain and hope I am able to receive treatment where it hurts. Again the doctor was extremely nice but my primary pain was not addressed
    Feb 25, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen was very competent and kind. Pleasant experience
    Feb 19, 2023
    Want to make my primary care
    Feb 16, 2023
    First visit- Easy rapport had obviously reviewed my chart prior to the visit.
    Jan 27, 2023
    I love this clinic
    Jan 24, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen was very attentive to my questions and concerns.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Jan 08, 2023
    Dr. Nguyen was very polite and understanding and they asked useful questions to help me give them all the information they needed for my care. They clearly listened to my concerns and made me feel that my questions and concerns were worth discussing. They were an excellent doctor and I would highly recommend them to most trans people in San Francisco.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Very thorough answered all my questions and concerns am very glad that he will be my primary care physician
    Dec 06, 2022
    The doctor gave me options and asked how I'd like to start. He was very informative.
    Nov 29, 2022
    Dr. Nguyen was very courteous friendly patient and dedicated on the procedure. Thanks doctor!
    Nov 18, 2022
    The doctor was thorough in his understanding of my case
    Nov 01, 2022
    This was the best doctor appointment I have had in many years. He showed interest and concern with every topic went through everything he could at the time and involved me in everything including sharing his screen with me.It was very clear that I was heard and that every topic mattered.
    Oct 31, 2022
    I'm very happy to have our family now under the care of Dr. Nguyen. Transitioning to a new physician with lots of issues and changes happening in my personal health journey recently made me nervous but my consultation couldn't have been better. The patience compassion professionalism and understanding shown made me feel incredibly heard validated and cared for. I look forward to working together to further improve my conditions.
    Oct 29, 2022
    In was nervous about being assigned a brand new doctor after being with my other doctor for year. But after 5 mins I was at ease. My new doctor is great. UCSF keep him please!
    Sep 29, 2022
    Dr was listened and gave me great advise about my health! He checked that all my tests were completed this year. Mammogram Colonoscopy
    Sep 26, 2022
    The doctor listened carefully to my every condition and patiently gave explanations and solutions.
    Sep 07, 2022
    Dr. Nguyen was easy to talk to and listened well to my symptoms. He was patient and attentive.