The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Department of Neurology
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
Dr. Thien Nguyen received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He then completed an internship in medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency in neurology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He went on to complete a fellowship in neuromuscular and neurophysiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
Now an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Nguyen focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular and demyelinating diseases. The collective experience from multiple sclerosis, inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies, and heritable demyelinating diseases suggests that axonal degeneration accounts for a significant portion of the neurologic deficits in patients afflicted with these disorders. Dr. Nguyen’s laboratory focuses on delineating the molecular mechanisms governing axonal degeneration in demyelinating and dysmyelinating disorders, so that neuroprotective strategies can be discovered. One promising neuroprotective agents is myelin-associated-glycoprotein (MAG), which Dr. Nguyen’s lab has shown to robustly prevent axonal degeneration in a variety of neural injury paradigms. Such promising neuroprotective agents identified in the laboratory can then be tested in future clinical trials in a 'bench-to-bedside' manner to prevent axonal loss.
Dr. Nguyen currently sees patients in the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center located in Baltimore on Fridays.
- American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry