Oklahoma native Andrew Nguyen, MD is a pediatrics resident at The University of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Andrew grew up in Oklahoma City and graduated from Westmoore High School, and went on to follow in his parents’ footsteps and attend the University of Oklahoma in Norman. There, he graduated with a degree in Microbiology, with minors in Spanish Language and History of Science. During this time, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, where he was able to observe how access to health care, the built environment, and access to fresh and healthy foods can affect overall health. He was a member of Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, where he led multiple service projects to improve access to healthy foods and youth leadership advocacy at a local urban garden.
Andrew graduated medical school at the University of Oklahoma College Of Medicine, where he continued his focus on community service by volunteering at multiple free clinics through the OU Community Health Alliance and serving on executive committee for OU Health Science Center Big Event, the university’s official day of community service. During his pediatrics rotation, he saw the multiple rewards of working with children and knew that any career without pediatric patients would not be fulfilling to him.
Andrew has been a life-long Sooner fan with multiple generations of his family attending OU. In his free time, he enjoys going to football games in Norman and Thunder games in Oklahoma City where his family currently resides, and watching Real Madrid soccer. He enjoys travel and experiencing the history and culture of countries around the world, and loves to try new and unique foods from San Juan to Sydney.