About Me

Get to know Dr. Audrey Nguyen

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Audrey Nguyen

I  have been passionate about art and artistry since childhood, and I found the perfect career to apply my passions through the privilege of providing the art and science of plastic surgery to my patients. 

I graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering. I attended the UC Irvine School of Medicine and graduated first in my class. I was given the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Graduating Student and The Department of Surgery Award for my outstanding performance during medical school in addition to being inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. I completed my residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UC San Francisco (UCSF), a top tier training program for plastic surgeons. 

Early in my training, I won first place in the surgical skills lab competition. At UCSF, I learned the breadth and depth of plastic and reconstructive surgery. I was also the resident lead for the Botox and Injectables Free Clinic where I learned and taught this skill to my peers. I have been nominated for the Honor Roll multiple years in a row for the premiere women in surgery group called the Muriel Steele Society at UCSF. I have had excellent training at UCSF, where I continue to volunteer as a cosmetic and plastic surgery clinical instructor. I currently provide plastic and reconstructive surgical care at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, where I am honored to serve the veterans of our country.


The Art of Plastic Surgery

Publications & Illustrations

I have extensive research experience with multiple publications in academic journals and textbooks. I have focused on understanding how the worlds of art and plastic surgery overlap. Studying this relationship is important to providing the best care and results to patients and improving education for future plastic surgeons.

I was given a prestigious grant from the Plastic Surgery Foundation and the Association for Surgical Education for my research titled, “Overlapping Worlds of Art and Plastic Surgery: Implications for Surgical Training”, which has also led me to complete a Master of Art in Education at UC Berkeley.

I am also a medical illustrator and have published works in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and illustrated “Personalized Breast Care: Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Cancer and Reconstruction”, a patient-centered book about breast care and reconstruction.

Complementary passions for the art of plastic surgery and compassionate patient care have joined me to the person and practice of Dr. James Romano, who has been a mentor since my training. We work together to provide the highest quality plastic surgery. 

Art by Audrey Nguyen

When Art Influences Plastic Surgery

Dr. Audrey Nguyen

My Approach

I am committed to the highest standards of patient care and plastic surgery. I believe in developing a strong relationship with my patients in order to best serve their needs and desires.

Furthemore, I am committed to the art and science of plastic surgery and believe that the best results come from a combination of technique, knowledge of patient anatomy, and artistry.

My goal is to achieve excellence with a natural aesthetic and elegance while matching the patients’ desires to what is surgically possible so that they can radiate from the inside out. I look forward to meeting you.

Patient Testimonials