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Maria Nguyen-Chen

Maria Nguyen-Chen, MD UTMB Health Provider

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    Specialties: Pediatrics - General
    Primary Care
    Languages: English
    Vietnamese
  • UTMB Health Pediatric and Adult Primary Care, Alvin
    • 2020 East Highway 6
      Alvin, TX 77511
    • Phone: (281) 585-2530
    • Fax: (281) 585-3819
  • Dr. Maria P. Nguyen joined the UTMB Pediatric Community Based Clinics in 2001. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston after earning her doctor of medicine from Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned two bachelor's degrees from the University of California at Irvine, one in biology and one in psychology.

    Dr. Nguyen is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Nguyen's passion is to provide high quality and compassionate medical care.

    She has special interests in asthma management and adolescent medicine.

    Her dedication to educating medical students earned her the following honors: UTMB Community Preceptor Award in 2012 and Teacher of Distinction (TOP DOC) Award in 2019 and 2012.

    Dr. Nguyen is fluent in both English and Vietnamese.

  • Medical/Professional School:

    Saint Louis University School of Medicine - St. Louis, MO, MD, 1998

    Internships:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 1999

    Residencies:

    Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, TX, 2001


    Certifications:

    American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics

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