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Faculty:  


Tam Nguyen, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Audiology, Speech and Hearing Science

 

  

Patient Appointments:
ENT Clinic: 806-743-4115
Clinic Location:
ENT Clinic: Pavillion 4th Floor

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Education:

  • Fellowship(s):
    Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery and Advanced Rhinology, Rush University, Chicago, 2004-2005
    Otology and Neurotology, Northwestern University, Chicago, 2003-2004
  • Residency:
    Otolaryngology residency: Wayne State University, Detroit, 1998-2003
  • Medical School:
    Wayne State University, Detroit, 1998

Certifications:

The American Board of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, 2005

Research:

Recent Funding:

T. Nguyen, S. Zupancic, and A. Dentino and D. Lie. Fall dynamics and prevention using both accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. Combined Grant from Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Dept. of Surgery

T.Nguyen, S. Zupancic and D. Lie. Electro-Cochleagraphy in portable headset sensors: a pilot study. Grant from Texas Instruments

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Publications and Presentations:

Peer Reviewed Publications:

Lie D., Das V., Hu W., Liu Y. and Nguyen T., A Low-Power CMOS Analog Front-End IC with Dual AC/DC-Coupled Paths for Bio-Sensing, accepted for J. of Biosensors, 2013

Hu W., Liu Y., Nguyen T., Lie D. and Ginsburg B., An 8-bit Single-Ended Ultra-Low-Power SAR ADC with a Novel DAC Switching Method and Counter-Based Digital Control Circuitry. Accepted for IEEE Trans. Circuits and Systems, 2013

Hu W., Liu Y, Das V., Schecht C., Nguyen T., and Lie D., An Ultra-Low Power Interface CMOS IC Design for Biosensor Applications, Invited Paper, IEEE Comm., 2012

Nguyen T., Zupancic S, and Lie D., Engineering Challenges in Cochlear Implantation, IEEE Mag. Special Issues in Biomed. Engr., IEEE CASS Mag., 2012

Nguyen T., Physician and Circuits and Systems Engineer: a Personal Perspective, IEEE Mag. Special Issues in Biomed. Engr., IEEE CASS Mag., 2012

Mane S., et al., A Novel Use of RFID Technology for the Reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infection, IEEE Comm. Mag., 2011

Hu W., Lu T., T. Nguyen and D. Lie, Ultralow-Power Analog Front-End Circuits and System Design for an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), IEEE CSA;LiSSA 2011

Hu, W. Lie, D.Y.C. Kakade, M.U. Ichapurapu, R. Mane, S. Lopez, J. Li, Y. Li, C. Banister, R.E. Dentino, A. Nguyen, T. Zupancic, S. Griswold, J. An intelligent non-contact wireless monitoring system for vital signs and motion detection. 2010 International Conference on System Science and Engineering (ICSSE). 1-3 July 2010. Pp 190 -194.

Scientific Presentations:

Vighnesh Rudra Das, Donald Y.C. Lie, and Tam Nguyen.; A Fully Integrated Low Noise CMOS Instrumentation Amplifier Design for Low-Power Biosensors, IEEE 57th International MWSCAS, 2014

B. Nukala, T. Nguyen, D. Y. C. Lie, et al. Evaluating Optimal Placement of a Wireless Gait Analysis Sensor for Balance Disorders; World Congress on Biomechanics (WCB), Boston, 2014

B. Nukala, A. Rodriguez, J. Tsay, T. Nguyen, S. Zupancic, and D.Y.C. Lie. Evaluating Optimal Placement of Real-Time Wireless Gait Analysis Sensor with Dynamic Gait Index (DGI) CISTI, Barcelona, 2014

T. Hall, G. Dominguez, J. Tsay, A. Boothby, J. Lopez, T. Nguyen and D.Y.C. Lie Robust Phased Array Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring in an Office Cubicle Setting, Proc. 1st International Conference on Intelligent Green Building and Smart Grid (IGBSG 2014), Taipei, 2014

Wang J., Tran R, Cordero J. and Nguyen T., Epithelial Inclusion Cyst of the Hypopharynx, Triological Society 117th Annual Meeting COSM, Las Vegas, 2014

Saadeh C., Cordero J. and Nguyen T., Oncocytic Parathyroid Adenoma Presenting as Primary Hyperparathyroidism: a Case Report and Review of Literature, North Texas ACS, 2014

Nukala B., Rodriguez A., Tsay J., Nguyen T., Zupancic S. and Lie D., Evaluating Optimal Placement of a Wireless Gait Analysis Sensor for Balance Disorders, WRS, 2014

Das V., Tsay J., Boothby A., Nguyen T. et al, Accurate and Continuous Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring Using Phased Array Antennas in a Clutter-Free Anechoic Chamber, 35th International Conf. IEEE Conf. Engr. in Medicine and Biology Society, Osaka, Japan, Jul. 2013

Rodriguez, A., Tsay, J., Zupancic, S., Wang, J., Nguyen, T., Zahner, C., Gait Analysis Using a Body Worn Sensor. American Academy of Audiology: AudiologyNow! Convention, Anaheim, CA, 2013

Wang J., Cordero J., Tran R. and Nguyen T., Epithelial Inclusion Cyst in the Hypopharynx: a Rare Case, Annual Meeting, ACS North Dallas Chapter, 2013

Liu Y., Lie D., Hu W. and Nguyen T., An Ultralow-Power CMOS Transconductor Design with Wide Input Linear Range for Biomedical Applications, IEEE_ISCAS _2012

V. Das, A. Boothby, R. Hwang, T. Nguyen. J. Lopez and D. Lie, Antenna evaluation of a non-contact vital signs sensor for continuous heart and respiratory rate monitoring, IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems ( BioWireleSS), pp. 13-16, 2012

Hu W., Nguyen T., Liu Y., and Lie D., Ultralow-Power analog front-end circuits and systems design for an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, Proc. IEEE-NIH Life Science Systems and Applications Workshop, Bethesda, 2011

Jacob J., T. Nguyen, et al., A Fall Detection Study on the Sensors Placement Location and a Rule-Based Multi-Thresholds Algorithm, IEEE FUZZY, 2011, Taiwan

Hu W., Lu T., T. Nguyen and D. Lie, Ultralow-Power Analog Front-End Circuits and System Design for an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), IEEE CS_ LiSSA, 2011

D. Lie, R. Ichapurapu, S. Jain, J. Lopez, R. Banister, T. Nguyen and J. Griswold, A 2.4 GHz non-contact biosensor system for continuous monitoring of vital signs, Telemedicine Techniques and Applications, G. Graschew and S. Rakowsky (Ed), proceedings, InTech, 2011

Hu W., Lie D., Kakade U., Banister R., Nguyen T. et al.: An intelligent non-contact wireless monitoring system for vital signs and motion detection, Proc. Of the 2010 IEEE ICSSE, Taiwan, 2010

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  Personal Interests  

I was an electrical engineer for 10 years before attending medical school with a B.S.E.E and M.S.E.E from Univ. of Michigan and Univ. of Maryland. I was fascinated by Cochlear implantation technologies from the beginning and had picked otolaryngology as my interested field of practice. I am board certified and a fellow of the American Academy of Otolarylngology-Head and Neck Surgery. My other interests include marathon (Marine Corps, London, Toronto, Chicago completed), piano, jazz and classical music, mountain biking, and flying.

  Clinical Interests  
  Educational Interests  

My career goal is to develop a comprehensive department here at Tech. My research interest is in applying mathematical modeling to solving bio-engineering problems, in colloboration with the Math. Dept. at Texas Tech. Other areas of interest to me are: Auditory physiology, IC neuroprosthesis, cochlear implant, brainstem implant, gene therapy, and knowledge-based genetic analysis for microarrays and clinical trials.

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