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Tam Nguyen

Tam Nguyen, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Captain US Army Hospital 6252nd Field Surgeon
Mail Address: 3601 4th St Stop 8312
Lubbock TX 79430-8312


  • Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2016-Present
  • Captain US Army Hospital 6252nd Field Surgeon , US Medical Corps, Army Medical Department US Army Reserve 1997-Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Otolaryngology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 2005-2015
  • Lt. Col., United States Army Madigan Army Medical Center Ft. Lewis, WA 2011-2011
  • Lt. Col. , United States Army 101st Air Assault Division, Ft. Campbell, KY 2006-2006

Post Doctoral Education:

  • Fellowship : Rush University School of Medicine , 2005
  • Residency: Wayne State University School of Medicine , 2003
  • Internship : Wayne State University , 1999


  • PhD Candidate: Texas Tech University ,
  • N: Texas Tech University, 2011
  • MD: Wayne State University, 1998
  • ND: Univ Michigan Ann Arbor, 1992
  • PhD: University of Michigan , 1992

Selected Publications:

  • Nakano, T & Nukala, B & Tsay, J & Rodriguez, A & Nguyen, Tam & Zupancic, S & Lie, D An efficient and robust fall detection system using wireless gait analysis sensor with artificial neural network (ANN) and supporting vector machine (SVM) algorithms. International Journal of Software Innovation (IJSI), 5, 1, 17-29.
  • Hall, T & Lye, DYC & Lopez, J & Banister, R & Nguyen, Tam (2016) A review on the design of non-contract vital signs (NCVS) biosensors for long-term continuous monitoring. Journal of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 7, 4.
  • Nukala, B & Tsay, J & Lie, D & Lopez, J & Nguyen, Tam (2016) Efficient near field inductive wireless power transfer for miniature implanted devices using strongly coupled magnetic resonance at 5.8 GHz. Open J of Applied Biosensor.
  • Rodriguez, A & Zupancic, S & Song, M & Cordero, Joehassin & Nguyen, Tam & Seifert, C (2016) Importance of an interprofessional team approach in achieving improved management of the dizzy patient. J Am Acad Audiol, 00, 1-10.
  • Nukala, B & Nakano, T & Rodrigues, A & Tsay, J & Nguyen, Tam & Zupancic, S & Lie, DYC (2016) Real-time classification of patients with balance disorders vs normal subjects using a low-cost small wireless wearable gait sensor. Latest Wearable Biosensors, 6, 58, 1-22.

Selected Presentations:

  • Overnight Non-Contact Continuous Vital Signs Monitoring Using an Intelligent Automatic Beam-Steering Doppler Sensor at 2.4 GHz Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, Seoul, Korea; June 2017.
  • Excellent wireless power transfer unto tiny coil using 4-coil strongly coupled magnetic resonance (SCMR) for implantable devices and biosensors. International Center for Research and Education in Tourism (ICRET), Austin, Texas; 2016.
  • Gaits classification of normal vs. patients by wireless gait sensor and support vector machine (SVM) classifier. Japan; 2016.
  • Long-term vital sign measurement using a non-contact vital sign sensor inside and office cubicle setting. Engineering Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, Florida; August 2016.
  • A Real-Time Fall Detection System Using a Wearable Wireless Gait Analysis Sensor and a Support Vector Machine Classifier International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU), Japan; 2015.

Selected Contracts and Grants:

  • LNA designs for biomedical applications 2016-
    Awarded by Texas Instruments (TI)

Selected Awards:

  • Certificate of Appreciation for Services Rendered During Operation Inherent Resolves-Iraq, Lieutenant General Stephen J. Townsend, 2016.
  • Commendation Medal for Exemplary Clinical Services Critical to OIR Missions, United States Army, 2016.

Selected Scheduled Teaching:

  • MSIII Maxillofacial Trauma - Fall 2016
  • Department of Audiology and Hearing Sciences and Department of Electrical Engineering: Wearable Biosensors for Fall Detection - 2016
  • Endocrine Surgery (Thyroid and Parathyroid) - 2016
  • MSIII Maxillofacial Trauma - Summer 2016
  • MSIII Maxillofacial Trauma - Spring 2016

Selected Directed Student Learning:

  • Doctoral Advisory Committee Member 2015 - Present

Selected Non-Credit Instruction Taught:

  • Endoscopic Paranasal Sinus and Skull Base Surgery Techniques 2012 - Present
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery 2005 - Present
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery 2005 - Present
  • Combat Injuries Management: Maxillofacial Trauma and Airway Management in Combat Injuries - 2016
Date last updated: 1/21/2018
Research Interests

Auditory physiology, RF and wireless technologies in biomedical engineering, IC neuroprothesis, cochlear implant, novel vestibular implants, bioengineering modeling and head and neck clinical trials.

Clinical Interests

Head and neck surgery, endocrine (thyroid and minimal invasive radioguided parathyroid surgeries), robotic surgeries, image guided skull base and sinus surgeries, maxillofacial trauma and cutanous malignancy reconstructive surgeries, cochlear implantation, BAHA and novice hearing restoration techniques.