Khai Nguyen, MD, MHS is a board-certified physician in internal medicine, geriatrics, and a previous hospice medical director. He provides primary and specialty care to senior patients, with an emphasis on disease prevention, treatment of chronic illnesses/geriatric syndromes and preservation of function.
Dr. Nguyen is the Clinical Services Chief of Geriatric Medicine at UC San Diego Health, where he oversees efforts to help ensure quality patient care and provides leadership management of clinical functions and staff. He also serves as an Associate Medical Director in Population Health – HCC Primary Care Program, and Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine in the UCSD Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology.
Dr. Nguyen’s past leadership and medical experience was serving as the Medical Director of VITAS Healthcare in San Diego, serving as a geriatric home-based primary care physician at VA Healthcare System and a SNF and hospice physician in the Department of Continuing Care Services at Kaiser Permanente San Diego.
Dr. Nguyen completed a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla. He earned his medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, Vermont, and also holds a master’s degree in health policy and certification in health finance and management from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His health policy experience includes past work at CMS Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention where he worked on the Healthy Aging Project. Dr. Nguyen has significant interest and passion for the intersection of health policy and medicine.