Dr. John N. Nguyen

John N. Nguyen, MD

Principal Investigator





Dr. John Nguyen is the director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at the Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center. He also is site director for the Kaiser Permanente Downey sub-site of the University of California, San Diego Pelvic Floor Disorders Network, and the Harbor-UCLA Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship program. He has been engaged in research for more than 20 years. In 2021, he was named the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Physician Researcher of the Year.

Dr. Nguyen is a reviewer for several leading journals, including the International Urogynecology Journal & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery. He also reviews grants for the American Urogynecologic Society PFD Research Foundation. He is the regional physician in charge of the Kaiser Permanente Southern California Pelvic Floor Disorders Committee and co-chaired the Fred Miyazaki National Pelvic Floor Disorders Symposium from 2005 to 2007.

Areas of Focus

  • Urogynecology
  • Reconstructive pelvic surgery


Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts
BA, Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

Honors and Awards

  • Physician Researcher of the Year, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2021
  • Merit Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group, 2001-2014, 2019
  • John E. Gunning Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, Harbor-UCLA, 2002, 2019
  • Top 10% manuscript reviewer, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2002-2004, 2008, 2009