Peter Nguyen (DO)
Peter Nguyen, DO is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, California, Class of 2015, and completed his psychiatry residency training at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington DC in 2020. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside, California.
Dr. Nguyen is dedicated to the advancement of his field through research and education. He has volunteered at local community clinics during his undergraduate studies and served for a year with AmeriCorps teaching at-risk youth. He was motivated to work in the field of psychiatry because he wanted to be part of the solution to the problem of healthcare disparities among the underserved population especially minorities. He has participated in many research projects at the University of California-Riverside, University of California-Los Angeles, San Diego State University, and City of Hope Beckman Research Institute. During residency, he presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and led a QI project at the VA Medical Center, fulfilling critical criteria in JCOA accreditation.
Dr. Nguyen is highly interested in teaching medical students and psychiatry residents. He gives a lecture series called “Practical considerations for addiction disorders” with a focus on changing the conversation and stigma around patients with substance use disorders for future doctors. He has also served as the regional vice president of the resident union, the Committee of Interns and Residents, advocating for resident and medical student rights.