Dana Nguyen


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Family Medicine
Chair of the USUHS Family Medicine Department
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Operational Medicine/Military Readiness
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Faculty Development Fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011

Residency, Family Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC, 2005

Medical Doctorate (MD), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 2002

Bachelor of Science (BS), United States Military Academy, West Point, 1997


LTC Dana Nguyen is a 24-year military veteran and U.S. Army Family Physician. She was raised in Battle Creek, Michigan, where she enjoyed the smell of corn flakes from the cereal factories across town, and played multiple sports at Gull Lake High School. She spent her undergraduate years at the United States Military Academy focused on leadership, academic studies, and playing collegiate softball. Dana earned her MD at the Uniformed Services University in 2002 and then transitioned to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina to complete her Family Medicine residency training, serving as a Chief Resident during her third year. After marrying her medical school sweetheart, Chuck, they moved to Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri to practice full-scope Family Medicine for the first several years after residency training. Dana also served as the Chief of the Department of Family Medicine and deployed to OEF with the 10th Mountain Division while assigned to GLWACH. Following her love of teaching and mentoring, Dana returned to Ft. Bragg to serve for five years as the Associate Program Director in the Army’s largest Family Medicine residency program. She also completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She transitioned back to USU in 2014 where she humbly serves as faculty in the Departments of Family Medicine and Military and Emergency Medicine. She invests her time in the professional and personal development of the next generation of military physicians and in teaching about patient-centered care. Her academic research is focused in the areas of military medicine, education, and resiliency. She additionally serves as the Army representative on the Joint Programmatic Review Panel to the DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Ee JS, Berry-Caban CS, Nguyen DR, Boyd M, Bennett N, Beltran T, and Williams M. Soldiers’ perspectives of insomnia behavioral treatment in a primary care setting. J Sleep Disord Manag. 2016;2:012.

Nguyen DR, Busey BR, Stackle ME, et al. Implementation of a transition of care coordinator at a military treatment facility. The United States Army Medical Department Journal. 2016 Jan-Mar:47-52.

Newsome JK, Nguyen DR. Cryptococcal meningitis caused by cryptococcus neoformans in an immunocompetent soldier. Military Medicine. 2014 Sep; 179(9):e1059-61.

Nguyen DR, Ee JS, Berry-Caban C, Hoedebecke K. The effects of military deployment on early child development. The United States Army Medical Department Journal. 2014 Oct-Dec:81-6.

Nguyen DR. Illness in a redeployed soldier. Military Medicine. 2007 May; 172(5):541-3.