About Us

Tony Nguyen, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialist for The CORE Institute®

Tony Nguyen, MD

Tony Nguyen, MD, is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine and trauma.

Dr. Nguyen completed a Sports Medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  During this time, he served as team physician for athletic teams across the state of Texas, including the Houston Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamos, as well as the collegiate teams at the University of Houston.

Previously, Dr. Nguyen graduated from an orthopedic residency at Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in addition to an AO Trauma fellowship program at the Innsbruck University Clinic for Trauma, in Austria. Dr. Nguyen began his residency at Wayne State University Orthopedics in Detroit, Michigan, developing his skills in advanced microsurgical techniques and operative fracture management. While in Detroit, he assisted in treating various injuries sustained on the Detroit Pistons Basketball team and in the community. Dr. Nguyen graduated with a medical degree from George Washington University. He began his education at the University of Virginia, receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with Distinction in Biology. Dr. Nguyen excelled in his studies, earning him induction into honor societies including the Phi Eta Sigma, Golden Key, and National Collegiate Scholar. He also served as the Kluge Children’s Rehabilitation Center Activities Coordinator, providing services for a wide range of pediatric problems and disabilities through inpatient and outpatient departments.

Dr. Nguyen is a member of various professional organizations including the American Medical Association (AMA), Texas Medical Association (TMA), Orthopaedic Research Society, and Harris County Medical Society. He is also a candidate member for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. In his free time, Dr. Nguyen enjoys traveling, sports, mentoring minority youths, and sharpening his proficiency in Spanish and Vietnamese.

Research & Experience

Areas of Specialty 

Orthopedic Sports Medicine (Adult and Youth)
Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy


Baylor College of Medicine 
Houston, Texas 
Sports Medicine Fellowship

Innsbruck University Clinic for Trauma
AO Trauma Fellowship

Wayne State University Orthopaedics
Detroit, Michigan

George Washington University
Washington, DC
Doctor of Medicine

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
Bachelors of Arts, Distinction  in Biology

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified

Honors and Awards

University of Virginia 
Phi Eta Sigma

Golden Key

National Collegiate Scholar

Mason Memorial Scholarship 

Professional Memberships and Societies

American Medical Association, Member
Texas Medical Association, Member

Orthopaedic Research Society, Member

Harris County Medical Society, Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Candidate Member
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Candidate Member

Sports Medicine Experience

Baylor University Sports Medicine Fellowship
Team Physician for University of Houston, North Shore High School, and the Houston Texans, Astros, Rockets, Dynamo

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Team Physician for Brush High School and the Baldwin-Wallace College Wrestling Tournament

Wayne State University
Participated in evaluating and treating professional basketball players of the Detroit Pistons 


Arizona Sports Medicine Society. Comparing Protocols on Post-Op ACL Reconstructions. October 2010.

Community Service

George Washington School of Medicine
Schools Without Walls Tutoring, 2002

University of Virginia
John Jane Brain Injury Center, 1998-2000
Habitat for Humanity, 1998-2000

Volunteer, Fairfax Hospital, 1996-2000