Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Board Certification in
Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Board Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FRCSC/AAOS)
Certified Independent Medical Legal Examiner (ABIME) & Health Law (Osgoode)
Medical Legal Expert Consultant - CMPA (Canadian Medical Protective Association)
DESS(c) Master's Degree / Insurance Medicine & Medicolegal Expertise
Diplomate Sport & Exercise Medicine (CASEM)
Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Shoulder,Elbow & Knee Surgery
Medical Director / Urgent Sports Injury, Rehab & Fracture Clinic
Master of Science / Clinical Epidemiology
Adjunct Clinical Professor - McMaster University
2489 Bloor Street West, Suite 102. Toronto, ON. M6S 1R6
Dr. Duong Nguyen trained at one of the most respected orthopaedic surgical programs in Canada, at the University of Western Ontario, where he worked with international leaders who specialize in shoulder, elbow and knee arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery.
He then pursued further subspecialty training and was awarded the Charles S. Neer Sports Medicine Fellowship in Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgery from Columbia University / New York Hospital. Dr. Nguyen practiced subspecialty Orthopaedic Surgery in North Carolina for several years prior to returning home to Toronto where he continues in his area of subspecialization: Sports Medicine / Arthroscopic Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Surgery.
Improving patient care through research is an important part of Dr. Nguyen’s practice. He has been recognized for his numerous achievements, including the research award for Best Clinical Paper by the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the PAIRO award for outstanding leadership and dedication to medical education. He was nominated for the Charles S. Neer Research Excellence Award by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons society for his research on computer assisted shoulder surgery and the Mel Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research for his work on advanced shoulder reconstruction. He completed a Master's degree in Clinical Epidemiology / Health Research Methodology at McMaster University focusing on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and optimizing surgical outcomes for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions.
Dr. Nguyen recently won the J.C. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Sport Medicine Research given by the Sport Medicine Section of the Ontario Medical Association for the best paper at the annual SportMed 2016 meeting, combining originality with basic science or clinical work in sports medicine. His research on ACL injuries was highlighted for press release at the 2016 annual meeting of the AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine) in Colorado Springs and appeared in the news (DrDuongNguyen in the news).
Triple board Certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine, the American Board of Independent Medical Legal Examiners (4th & 6th edition AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment), and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine, Dr. Nguyen is an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, an active member of the Canadian Academy of Sport & Exercise Medicine, the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Ontario Medical Association, the American Orthopaedic Association, the Medical-Legal Society of Toronto (MLST), the Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators (CSME), the North Carolina Medical Society, the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, the Arthroscopic Association of North America, the American College of Sports Medicine, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, the International Federation of Sports Medicine, the International Cartilage Repair Society, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the American Shoulder & Elbow Society.
Dr. Nguyen is commonly asked to be an expert witness in Medico-Legal cases. He obtained his Health Law Certification from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2018.
He is currently completing his second Master’s Degree in Insurance Medicine and Medicolegal Expertise (DESS - thesis) at the University of Montreal.
In 2007, Dr. Nguyen was recognized as an Emerging Leader of the American Orthopaedic Association by Dr. Louis U. Bigliani. He continues to be actively involved in research, reviewing articles as a member of the editorial board of several academic journals (Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Orthopedics, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy & Related Surgery and the American Journal of Sports Medicine). He is a member of the Standard Setting Committee of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) Sports Medicine Sub-specialty Certificate Exam and a member of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Abstract Review Task Force.
Dr. Nguyen is an Adjunct Clinical Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. He teaches sports medicine to orthopaedic surgeons in training from the University of Toronto as well as primary care / sports medicine physicians from McMaster University. He is also a certified Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor for physicians & surgeons at St-Michael's Hospital & Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is an instructor for the Osler Institute / American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Examination Review.
Dr. Nguyen volunteers regularly as a sports medicine doctor at numerous sports events in Canada and is an orthopaedic surgery / sports medicine consultant for regional and national athletic organizations.
He lives in Toronto with his family. They enjoy soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, and skiing as well as traveling.