Thao-Linh T. Nguyen, D.P.M

dsteveDr. Thao-Linh Nguyen was born in Vietnam and came to America at the age of five. Thao-Linh was raised in the sunflower state Kansas. There she attended the University of Kansas and became a loyal fan of the Kansas Jayhawks basketball. Thao-Linh spent most of her spring and winter breaks on service trips to help the community including Teach for America in Chicago, clearing forest trails in Mukwanago, painting homes damaged by Katrina, providing assistance to people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and teaching English in a Mexico orphanage. She became interested in podiatry because it was a field that allowed her to help people get back on their feet so that they can live their life to the fullest potential without hindrance from their own foundation of transportation.

Thao-Linh currently resides in Long Island. When not seeing patients, Thao-Linh enjoys hiking, exercising, sewing, cooking for church’s events, and of course, enjoying a good cup of coffee with an excellent novel.

RESIDENCY TRAINING

NYU Winthrop Hospital – Mineola, NY 2014 – 2017

  • Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Resident PGY3 Chief Resident
  • Well rounded 36 months PMSR/RRA program with special emphasis on clinical experience, limb salvage, and advanced wound healing

Education

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine – Cleveland, OH  2010 – 2014

  • Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS  2006 – 2010

  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Chief Resident 2016 – 2017

  • Supervised Winthrop hospital residents, Jamaica hospital residents, and rotating students’ assignments, rotations, surgeries, and clinic patient management
  • Initiated resident run academic rounds and organized monthly lecture presentation by attendings
  • Was a teaching mentor to other residents and students, organized skills workshop and conducted weekly presentations of complicated podiatry cases
  • Innovated and integrated electronic medical, academic, and surgical scheduling for the department of podiatry
  • Implemented an effective inpatient census for efficient rounding and hand-offs
  • Collaborated with multiple hospital departments to facilitate podiatric coverage

Veterans With A Mission (VWAM) – Medical Mission to Vietnam 2013

  • Student Doctor
    • Provided primary and podiatric care to patients in villages of Vietnam including full history and physical, diagnosis and treatment, health education, nutrition, and language interpretation

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine

  • Student Tutor for the following courses 2011 – 2014:
    • Gross Anatomy, Lower Extremity Anatomy, Biochemistry, NBPME Part I, and Pathology
  • American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (Student Organization)
    • Vice President 2012 – 2013
      • Organized and assisted in Podiatric Medicine Skills Workshop and Introduction to Clinic Workshop
      • Assisted in Physical Diagnosis workshop
    • Director of Local Affairs 2011 – 2012
      • Organized preparatory workshops including Introduction to Clinical Rotations Workshop and Palpations Workshop

LICENSE & CERTIFICATIONS

New York State Podiatric License 2016 – 2019
Illinois Temporary Podiatric License 2016 – 2017
Advanced Cardiac Life Support – American Heart Association – Current
Basic Life Support – American Heart Association – Current
National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part III 2015
National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part II 2014
National Board of Podiatric Medical Examiners Part I 2012

ADVANCED SURGICAL COURSES

AAFAO Comprehensive Course of Internal Fixation, Trauma, and Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot & Ankle 2017
Podiatry Institute Forefoot Surgical Skills Course 2016

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS)
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine (ACFAOM)

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES

Cleveland and Lorain Food Bank
Garfield Heights Grocery Distribution
All Faiths Food Pantry Grocery Distribution
Project Play at Adoption Network of Cleveland
Cleveland Marathon and Dirty Bird Race volunteer
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Special Olympics aquatic competition assistant
Prepared meals for the underserved community

LANGUAGES

English
Vietnamese

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Hiking, traveling, sewing, cooking, and movies