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Duc Minh Nguyen, M.D.

Duc Minh Nguyen, M.D.

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4.9out of 5
271 Ratings
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Vietnamese


Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Arthritis of the Shoulder, Arthritis of the Wrist, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Injuries, Hand Conditions, Hand Fractures, Hand Surgery, Rotator Cuff Injuries, Shoulder Fractures, Sports Injuries, Sports Injuries to the Shoulder, Surgery of the Hand, Tennis Elbow, Wrist Fracture more

Research Interests

basilar thumb arthritis; wrist dislocations and instability; wrist and upper extremity fractures; elbow injuries; biomechanics; arthritis more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Howard County

Appointment Phone: 443-997-2663
10700 Charter Drive
Suite 205
Columbia, MD 21044 map


Duc Nguyen, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon with expertise in a variety of hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions affecting children and adults. He specializes in treating patients with arthritis, dislocations, fractures, stiffness and other problems in the joints of the arm and hand, as well as biceps and triceps injuries. He is experienced in minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and other surgical techniques.

Dr. Nguyen believes in partnering with patients to help them understand their conditions and treatment options, so that together they can make an informed decision about the treatment plan. He focuses on evidence-based treatments, including cutting-edge surgical techniques, that help minimize impact on healthy tissues and improve recovery of function and return to activity.  

An assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Nguyen completed his medical degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, followed by an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Ryder Trauma Center. He trained as a hand and upper extremity orthopaedic fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center under the mentorship of Mark Baratz and several other renowned faculty members. 

Dr. Nguyen’s research interests include basilar thumb arthritis, wrist dislocations and instability, and wrist and upper extremity fractures. He co-authored multiple publications on these topics and presented his research at national conferences. He is also involved in teaching and improving resident education with contributions to various textbooks. more


  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (2015)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Jackson Memorial Hospital (2020)


  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2021)

Board Certifications

  • Pending/Scheduled (Orthopedic Surgery)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Nguyen DM, Boden AL, Allen MK, John T, Knoll GM, Dodds SD. Limited Temporary Wrist Arthrodesis of the Wrist Using a Dorsal Spanning Plate for Perilunate Dislocations. Journal of Wrist Surgery. Manuscript submitted; October 2020

Nigh ED, Emerson CP, To D, Barnhill S, Rizzo MG, Nguyen DM, Ugarte A, Muñera F, Greif DN, Jose J, Dodds SD. Extensor Tendon Entrapment on Computed Tomography Imaging of Distal Radius Fractures. J Wrist Surg. 2020 Apr;9(2):129-135. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3402424. Epub 2019 Dec 24. PMID: 32257614.

Yakkanti RR, Nguyen DM, Paraliticci G, Pretell-Mazzini JA. Aggressive Osteolytic Process with Diffuse Soft Tissue Mass in a Patient with a Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopedics and Rheumatology. Manuscript accepted; October 2020.

Kaplan JRM, Aiyer A, Nguyen DM, Vulcano E, Buller LT, Sheth P, Jean J. Subfibular Impingement: Current Concepts, Imaging Findings, and Management Strategies. Current Orthopedic Practice Jan/Feb 2019.

Hasan K, Nguyen DM, Conway SA. Benign Bone Tumors When They Co-Exist With Common Orthopedic Conditions. Journal of Knee Surgery. April 2019. PMID: 30650443.

Activities & Honors


  • Radiation Oncology Research Scholarship Award, University of Maryland, 2014
  • Radiation Oncology Summer Research Fellowship, University of Maryland, 2012
  • Office of Student Research Summer Research Training Program Award, University of Maryland, 2012
  • Medical Student Research Day Oral Presentation, 3rd Place, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2012
  • Medical Student Research Day Oral Presentation, 1st Place, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 2011


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

    Fellow Member

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Extensor Tendon Entrapment on Computed Tomography Examination of Distal Radius Fractures.
    E-Poster Presentation, American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS) Annual Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (01/08/2020)
  • Temporary Limited Arthrodesis Using a Dorsal Spanning Plate in Perilunate Dislocations
    Poster Presentation, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2019, Las Vegas, NV (03/14/2019)
  • Temporary Limited Arthrodesis Using a Dorsal Spanning Plate in Perilunate Dislocations
    Poster Presentation, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) 73rd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (09/13/2018)
  • Operative Repair of Perilunate Dislocations with Dorsal Spanning Plate Augmentation
    Presentation, 34th IWIW, International Wrist Investigators Workshop Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (09/12/2018)
  • The Majority of Osteoporotic Individuals Are Not Meeting Vitamin D and Calcium Intake Recommendations: an NHANES Study
    Poster Presentation, American Orthopaedic Association Annual Leadership Meeting, Boston, MA (06/01/2018)

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

  • 4.9 Provider Explained Things Clearly
  • 5.0 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 4.8 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 4.9 Provider Showed Respect
  • 4.9 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.9 Overall Rating by Patient


4.9 out of 5 (271 Ratings, 64 Comments)
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