Sunday, July 25
Bac Tien Nguyen, MD
Berkeley Eye Center
Glaucoma Specialist and Ophthalmologist
Education and Training
Dr. Nguyen attended the University of California, Los Angeles as a prestigious Regents’ Scholar, earning his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. After graduating summa cum laude from UCLA, Dr. Nguyen went on to earn his medical degree at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.
Dr. Nguyen relocated to Houston and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine. After residency, he went on to complete a Glaucoma Fellowship at the Stanford University School of Medicine Byers Eye Institute.
Upon his return to Houston, Dr. Nguyen joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, specializing in glaucoma. He quickly rose to the position of Deputy Chief of Service for Ophthalmology at Ben Taub General Hospital, helping lead the ophthalmology service at the largest county hospital in Harris County. Dr. Nguyen distinguished himself both as a clinician and as an educator, while also conducting multiple clinical trials. He has given numerous lectures educating the eye care community, and his award-winning surgical education videos have been selected by experts in the field to help train ophthalmologists on the latest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. In recognition for his accomplishments in education and patient care at Baylor, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the Taub Notch Teacher Award and the Early Career Faculty Award for Excellence in Patient Care.
Dr. Nguyen is recognized both nationally and internationally for his expertise in glaucoma and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. He is one of only 80 glaucoma specialists worldwide invited to be a faculty member of the Interventional Glaucoma Congress. The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery continues to invite him to lecture and train ophthalmologists in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery at their national meetings.