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Trong B. Nguyen, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

Trong B. Nguyen, MD, FAAOS received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, in La Jolla, California (currently ranked 14th in the US News and World Report for Best Medical Schools). During training, Dr. Nguyen took time off from medical school to pursue his dream of competing in the Olympics. At the Pan American Games in 1999, in Winnipeg, Canada, he held a starting position on the US Men’s Indoor National Volleyball Team. Competing against the best volleyball players in the world, his team made it to the Finals all

four years. They won two National Titles in 1995 and 1996 and were Runner-ups in 1994 and 1997. Trong Nguyen finished his undergraduate career as a Pac-10 Gold Medal finalist and was selected as a GTE Academic All-American in 1997. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology.

After medical school, he completed his residency training in New York, at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine - Montefiore Medical Center program, where he excelled in the specialty of orthopaedic surgery. His training focused on joint reconstruction, fracture care and surgery, spine surgery and musculoskeletal oncology. Soon after, Dr. Nguyen decided to return to his native Southern California to sub-specialize in sports surgery and the care of athletes. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Joint Reconstruction at the ACGME - Accredited Southern California Center for Sports Medicine in Long Beach, California. There he trained with world-renowned orthopaedic surgeons including former President of the AAOS,

Dr. Douglas Jackson; well-published and world-renowned shoulder and elbow specialist, Dr. David Morrison, and internationally-recognized, Dr. Peter Kurzweil. He was the team physician for Cal State Long Beach men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the team physician for Wilson High School's Football team. Dr. Trong Nguyen is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and holds the proud distinction of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS).

He has reviewed numerous journal publications, including The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Research and the Journal for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and has several articles that are pending publication. Dr. Nguyen has always had an affinity for sports and athletics, and maintains an active lifestyle. His other interests include basketball, mountain climbing, camping, scuba diving, kayaking, tennis, golf, and art. You can learn more about Dr. Trong Nguyen, by going to Trong B. Nguyen, MD, FAAOS.

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Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS

Orthopaedic Oncologist Surgeon

Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS, MBA, is board certified in orthopedic surgery with expertise in musculoskeletal oncology, complex joint reconstructive surgery, and anterior hip replacement. He is Assistant Director of Orthopedic Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Sam Oschin Cancer Center. Dr. Allison was Assistant Director of the USC Center for Orthopaedic Oncology at the USC Norris Cancer Hospital, and formerly the Assistant Director of Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Division

of Orthopaedic Oncology. He is a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy and the president of the USC Graduate Orthopaedic Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. As an orthopaedic oncologist, Dr. Allison is a recognized leader in malignant problems of the musculoskeletal system, including soft tissue and primary sarcomas of the bone, invasive metastatic bone cancer, and invasive skin cancers of the back, pelvis, shoulder girdle, and extremities.

Dr. Allison is one of a handful of surgeons who performs the direct anterior approach to hip replacement. He also holds a U.S. patent for a retractor system that facilitates the anterior approach to hip arthroplasty. Dr. Allison’s goal is to help surgeons perform this anterior approach by training them in this minimally invasive

technique. For more information about Dr. Allison’s patented invention, go to Orthopedic Retractor System. Dr. Allison has authored 15 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 book chapters on orthopaedic surgery. He is also a frequent guest speaker at orthopaedic society meetings on the topic of orthopaedic conditions and has presented numerous abstracts.

A cum laude graduate of Southern Methodist University, Texas, with a B.A. in biochemistry, Dr. Allison earned combined graduate medical and business administration degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and Rice University Graduate School of Management respectively. He received postgraduate training at the University of Southern California (USC) in a combined orthopaedic and general surgery internship, an orthopaedic surgery residency and a musculoskeletal oncology fellowship. To learn more about Dr. Daniel Allison, his work and his innovations, go to Daniel C. Allison, MD, FACS.

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Shafagh Monazzam, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Reconstructive Hip Surgery

Dr. Shafagh aka “Shan Monazzam” is fellowship-trained, board-certified medical doctor, and practicing orthopaedic surgeon, licensed in the State of California. He specializes in hip and knee replacements and is specially trained in robotic assisted total and partial knee surgeries, anterior hip replacements and complex joint revisions surgeries. His experience included working in the Hip Fracture Protocol Committee and St. Mary Long Beach Co-Management Committee. Dr. Monazzam completed both his undergraduate and medical school at the

University of California San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine in 2010. While in San Diego, Dr. Monazzam dedicated his efforts to provide free, high-quality Orthopedic health care to the underserved communities. He became the founder and manager of both Orthopaedic and Physical Therapy Free Clinics at UCSD (Student-Run).

Continuing his post graduate training at UCSD as a Surgical Intern, he later dedicated two years to research at Rady Children's Orthopedics & Scoliosis Center. His focus involved establishing the scientific basis of how complex hip abnormalities develop. Dr. Monazzam furthered his career as an Orthopaedic ER Consult Physician at the University of California Davis where he completed his Orthopaedic Residency in 2018 and received the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Resident Paper Award.

Dr. Shan was invited to participate in the Adult Reconstruction (Joint Replacement) Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He worked with Dr. Henry Finn (a world-renowned

primary and revision Orthopedic surgeon) and Dr. Hue Luu (a leading expert in robotic assisted joint replacements).

Having attended various Orthopaedic Association conferences across the United States, Dr. Shan Monazzam has become a well-known speaker on the national stage, researcher and author of multiple subjects in orthopedics.

Shan Monazzam grew up in Southern California, is fluent in 3 languages - English, Farsi, and Spanish and comes from a family of medical professionals. His parents, Physical Therapist Jafar Monazzam, and Director Sheepa Seekaroudy established South Gate Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Center in 1994. They instilled the idea of providing quality care in areas with the greatest need. Dr. Shan Monazzam completed his training and came back home with his wife Alicia Monazzam NP, to follow in his parents’ footsteps in establishing Advanced Care Orthopedics in the community they had been serving for more than 25 years.

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Hai T. Nguyen, MD

Medical Doctor Pain Management

The treatment of pain is an important medical specialty. Dr. Hai T. Nguyen, a board certified medical doctor, pain management specialist is highly trained and motivated to bring you the relief you need. He started his education over 20 years ago at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in Denver, Colorado in 1997. Soon after graduation, he had his first Surgery Internship at the Navy Medical Center in San Diego, California in 2001. In 2002, Hai Nguyen began service in the Armed Forces as a Medical Officer for the Navy Medical Center. He was a Battalion

Surgeon for the Marines in Twentynine Palms, CA. In the military, he went on two combat deployments to Iraq, 14 months total. Dr. Nguyen established the 1st and 2nd Echelon of Trauma Care during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From the battlefield to the medical field, Dr. Nguyen found his passion in helping those that were suffering from deep physical pain. His research and studies took him to various institutions that would expand his knowledge and experience in this specialized field.

In 2005 Dr. Hai T. Nguyen did an Anesthesia Residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, New Jersey. He followed that in 2008 with a fellowship at the Cornell Tri-Institution Pain Fellowship: Hospital for Special Surgery, The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. In 2009, Dr. Nguyen completed his final formal training in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Clinic Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship. He later moved to Southern California.

He was Attending Anesthesiologist & Pain Mgmt. Physician at St. Joseph’s Hospital & CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA.

A board certified physician Dr. Hai T. Nguyen holds numerous certifications and licenses including Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomat of American Board of Pain Management & Diplomat of National Board of Echocardiography Advanced and Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology Pediatrics and is a certified Fluoroscopy X-Ray Supervisor and Operator.

Hai T. Nguyen, M.D. is a member of various societies including the Spine Intervention Society, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and the Society of Pain Practice Management. He is also a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the California Society of Anesthesiologists. For more information about Dr. Nguyen, go to Hai T. Nguyen, MD.

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Wendy K.Y. Ng, MD, FRCS, FACS

Plastic Surgeon, Reconstructive & Hand Surgery

Wendy K.Y. Ng, MD, FRCS, FACS, is a board-certified medical doctor and surgeon in plastic and reconstructive surgery. She has an additional certificate of qualification/ subspecialty certificate in hand surgery. Dr. Ng is fully licensed to independently practice plastic surgery in province of Ontario, Canada and in the States of Arizona and California, USA. She is currently a practicing Plastic Surgeon in California, for the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC); St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange; Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach; Spinal Cord Injury, Tibor Rubin Long Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center; and Long Beach Memorial Medical

Center. Dr. Ng was recently the Asst. Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, Asst. Program Dir. of Residency Program in Plastic Surgery, Co-Director of Hand Surgery and Dir. of Medical Student Plastic Surgery Education at the University of California Irvine.

In 2009 Wendy Ng obtained her Doctor of Medicine degree from Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Western Ontario, Canada. She obtained a RCPSC in Plastic Surgery from McMaster University Division of Plastic Surgery, Hamilton, ON, Canada in 2015. Dr. Ng later moved to Arizona and was invited to the Fellowship of Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Program in 2016, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine & Center for Orthopedic Research & Education (CORE Institute).

As a medical doctor for over 15 years, Dr. Wendy Ng’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have been found to be consistent with the highest standards established in the medical profession. She has been

indoctrinated as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, in the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, and in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Some of her professional affiliations include: RCPSC Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, CPSO College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, ABPS American Board of Plastic Surgery, CMA California Medical Association, and MBC Medical Board of California.

Dr. Wendy Ng shares her skills and talents to help those less fortunate on mission trips to third world nations such as Hebron Hospital N.G.O., Cambodia.

She has also performed Microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan. Through her career, Dr. Ng has conducted clinical research and has written numerous articles as an author and contributing editor in medical journals and publications. She's made countless surgical oral presentations and spends much of her time teaching and training medical students in UCI Medical Laboratories.

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Vu Thanh Nguyen, DPM

Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Wound Care Specialist

Dr. Vu Nguyen was raised in Southern California and studied in the University of California Irvine. Afterward he attended medical school at Western University of Health Science College of Podiatric Medicine. He then completed residency at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, in foot and ankle reconstructive surgery and later in Podiatric reconstructive foot and ankle surgery at New York College of Podiatric Medicine/Metropolitan Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is exceptionally skilled in treating his patients with compassion, empathy, respect, and concern. He has also

helped patients gain maximum pain relief by integrating minimally invasive techniques, medication management, and functional restoration.

As a Partnering Podiatrist with the Royal Podiatry Group, in New York, and also the Deloor Podiatry Group, Dr. Vu Nguyen treated aspects of podiatry: palliative care, wound care, routine diabetic foot care, and sport injuries. Dr. Nguyen performed thousands of surgeries on foot and ankle pathologies. He treats a wide variety of conditions ranging from ingrown toenails to arthroscopic procedures of the foot and ankle. His interests include foot and ankle fractures, bunion and toe surgery, custom orthotics, fungal nails, heel pain, nerve pain, wound care, and diabetic foot examinations.

He is bilingual in English and Vietnamese and speaks basic conversational Spanish. Dr. Nguyen approaches each patient as an individual, with a unique set of needs and goals. He's committed to taking time to understand the circumstances

presented by each patient, and to use that information to create a customized treatment plan aimed at improving their quality of life.

His goal is for you to leave his office feeling confident and empowered to get back on your feet. Putting your best foot forward.

Dr. Nguyen’s hospital affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, NY; Maimonides Medical Center, NY; Hudson Regional Hospital, NJ, and Bayonne Medical Center, NJ.

He continues to be involved in research throughout his Professional Medical career and maintains professional memberships with the American Podiatric Medical Association and the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgery.

Dr. Vu Nguyen is active in sports as a lifestyle. In addition to his professional achievements, his hobbies include hiking, soccer, photographing, and spending time with his family.