Dr. Vo Nguyen, MD is a nephrology specialist in Olympia, WA and has been practicing for 32 years.
He graduated from Universite De Liege, Faculte De Medecine in 1978 and specializes in nephrology and internal medicine


CURRICULUM VITAE

PERSONAL DATA:


  • Address: 3525 Ensign Rd, NE, Suite K,Olympia, WA 98506
  • Phone: 360-413 8122
  • E-mail: [email protected]

EDUCATION:


College and Medical School:   

  • Université de Liège 1978
  • Faculté de Médecine
  • Liège, Belgium

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:


  • Residency in Internal Medicine (1981-1984): Wright State University Dayton, Ohio
  • Fellowship in Nephrology (1984-1986): University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:


  • Lecturer in Medicine (1986-1987): University of Michigan Medical Center,  Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine (1987-1989):  Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Private practice (1989-1991): TriState Nephrology, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1991-now: Memorial Nephrology Associates, Olympia, Washington 98506
  • 2001-2005: Medical Director, Olympia Market, Renal Care Group of the Northwest
  • 2005-current:  Medical Director, Olympia Market, Fresenius
  • Member, Vascular Access Quality Improvement Project (QIP) Committee
  • Pacific Northwest Renal Network 16-2002 till present
  • Member, CMS National Vascular Access Improvement Initiative Workgroup 2003 and Leadership Group (Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative)
  • Member, the CMS ESRD Clinical Practice Measures (CPM) Vascular Access Technical Expert Panel 2007
  • Consultant, DOPPS study

CERTIFICATION:


  • Medical Licensure: State of Washington
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, ABIM-Subspecialty of Nephrology

HONORS AND AWARDS:


  • Resident Teacher of the Year, Wright State University, 1984
  • Mary Kirkpatrick Fellowship Award, University of Michigan, 1985

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:


  • American Society of Nephrology
  • International Society of Nephrology
  • American Medical Association
  • Washington State Medical Society
  • Vascular Access Society (Europe)
  • Société Francaise de l’Abord Vasculaire
  • Renal Physician Association

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS:


Workshops in AV Fistula creation: Doppler Mapping and Strategies to create 90% AVF

  • ESRD Network 16 2002-2009: Olympia, WA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, Portland, OR,  Corvallis, OR, Salem, OR, Boise, ID, Anchorage, AK, Lewistown, MT.
  • ESRD Network 2, New York City, October 2004
  • ESRD Network 3, Iselin, NJ, November 2004
  • ESRD Network 15, Reno, NV, Jan 2004
  •  Las Vegas, NV, Jan 2004
  • ESRD Network 9-10, Chicago, IL, June 2004
  • ESRD Network 11, Milwaukee, WI, October 2006
  • ESRD Network of Texas, Dallas, TX, February 2008
  • Mountain-Pacific QIO, Billing, Montana October 2009
  • ESRD Network of Texas, Houston, TX, January 2010

SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS:


Society Meetings:

  • The 2003 American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.  Oral presentation: Successful Multidisciplinary Interventions for AV Fistula Creation: The experience by the Pacific Northwest Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program.
  • Lecture at the 2003 American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA: Doppler Mapping for AVF creation
  • Lecture at the 2003 University of Utah Dialysis Research Foundation meeting, Park City, UT: How to get 90% AVF
  • Lecture at the 2004 Annual Dialysis Conference, San Antonio, TX:  In the trenches: A successful Fistula Improvement Project
  • Lecture at the  Renal Care Group Sixth Annual Medical Conference, Tuczon, AZ, May 2003.  How to get 90% AVF
  • Lecture at the  2004 Society for Vascular Surgery Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA: Optimizing the Practice and Management of AV Access
  • Lecture at the 2005 Annual Dialysis Conference, Tampa, FL: Vessels Mapping for AV Fistula creation in Children
    Lecture at the 2005 American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA:
  • Clinical Symposium on Vascular Access: How to cooperate with your surgeons
  • Lecture at the  2005 National Kidney Foundation of Southeast Texas, Houston, TX: AVF Fistula Creation

Lecture at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Société Française de l’Abord Vasculaire, Ajacio, Corsica, France: 

  • ISTULA FIRST: The National Vascular Access Improvement Initiative (NVAII): La Réforme des abords vasculaires aux Etats-Unis
  • Lecture at the 2005 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting, Washington DC:
  • How to get 90% AVF rate in the United States.
  • Lecture at the First Western Canadian Vascular Access Meeting, Canmore, Alberta, 2006:
  • How to get 90% AVF, Challenges and Doppler Mapping for AVF creation
  • Lecture at the University of Davis, CA, April 2006, Vascular Access Workshop
  • Lecture at the Fifth International Congress of the Vascular Access Society, Nice, France,
  • June 2007: From the Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program in the Pacific Northwest
  • to Fistula First Initiative: The National Reform in Vascular Access in the US
  • Lecture at the Northwest Renal Society, University of Washington May 2007, Vascular Access Workshop
  • Lecture at the 2007 Vascular Access Symposium at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Politics and Logistics of AV fistula creation
  • Lecture at the 2007 National Kidney Foundation of Mississipi meeting, Jackson, MI. Vascular Access
  • Symposium
  • Lecture at the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Renal Networks Forum Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD February 2008
  • Lecture at the Fresenius Annual Medical Director Meeting Vascular Access  lecture, April 2008 Dallas, TX
  • Lecture at the  University of Michigan Renal Division Vascular Access Research Conference June 2008,
  • Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lecture at the DOPPS Vascular Access Research , June 2008, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Lecture at the British Columbia Nephrology Day September 2008

Lecture at the 2009 National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting, Dallas, TX:

  • Lecture at the 2010 Annual Dialysis Conference, Seattle, WA March 2010
  • Lecture at the 6th International Meeting of the Vascular Access Society, Tours, France June 2010
  • Lecture at the Mayo Clinic Renal Division, Rochester, MN-December 2010

Lecture at the 2011 Controversies and Update in Vascular Surgery, Paris, France:

  • Fistula First, Fistula Immaturity, le Bon, la Brute, le Truant
  • Lectures at the Seventh Congress of Vascular Access Society, Istanbul, Turkey 2011-
  • Multidisciplinary Approach to Vascular Access Improvement,
  • Fistula First Breakthrough Change Concepts,
  • Do we need AV graft surveillance?
  • Creation of secondary AVF from failed AV grafts
  • Lecture at the Third Swedish Vascular Access Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden 2012-
  • Role of nephrologist in AVF creation, and
  • When to contact vascular surgeon?
  • Lecture at the 34 th International Symposium Charing Cross “Controversies and Vascular & Endovascular
  • Update, London, England 2012: 90% AVF in high risk population. Role of nephrologists

Lecture at the 2013 Annual Dialysis Conference, Seattle, WA March 2013:

  • Clinical monitoring of AVF, and
  •  Is DOQI guidelines for AVF too low?

Lecture at the 2014 Vascular Access Society Basic Course, Antalya, Turkey:

  • Clinical monitoring of AVF and Liberal use of AVF in elderly patients.
  • Lecture at the 2014 Controversies and Update in Vascular Surgery, Paris, France. Le Roi Dollar et la politique des abords vasculaires aux USA
  • Lecture at the 9th Annual Meeting of Vietnamese Nephrology Society in Saigon 2016
  • Lecture at the University of Washington-Renal Division-July 2017
  • Lecture at St. Louis University -Renal Division-October 2017
  • Lecture at the University of Alabama in Birmingham-Renal Division-November 2017

COMPLETED PUBLICATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS:


Peer Reviewed

1. Nguyen, V., Rehan, A., Swartz, R. : Enterocutaneous fistula: A complication of an unused column-disk device.  erit. Dial. Bull. 5:207, 1985.

2. Nguyen, V. D., Swartz, R.D., Reynolds, J., Wilson, D., Port, F.K.: Successful Treatment of Pseudomonas peritonitis during continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Amer. J. Nephrol. 7: 38-43, 1987

3. Nguyen, V. D., Messana J.M., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: Importance of adenosine triphosphate in phospholipase A2 induced rabbit renal proximal tubule cell injury. J. Clin. Invest. 82: 1098-1105, 1988.

4. Messana J.M., Cieslinski D.A., Nguyen, V. D., Humes H. D.: Comparison of the toxicity of the radiocontrast agents, iopamidol and diatrizoate, to rabbit renal proximal tubule cells in vitro. J. Pharmacol. Exp Therapy 244: 1139-1144, 1988.

5. Humes H. D, Nguyen, V. D., Cieslinski D.A., and Messana J.M. The role of free fatty acids in hypoxia-induced injury to renal proximal tubule cells. Am J. Physiol. : F688-F696, 1989.

6. Nguyen, V. D., Nagelberg H., Agarwal B. : Acute Interstitial Nephritis associated with Cefotetan Therapy. Amer. J. of Kidney Diseases 16: 259-261, 1990

7. Vo D. Nguyen, C Griffith and Lynn Treat. Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Increasing AV Fistula Creation. Nephrology News & Issues 17 (7), p 54-61, 2003

8. Vo D. Nguyen, C Griffith and Lynn Treat et al. Successful Multidisciplinary Interventions for Arterio-Venous Fistula Creation by the Pacific Northwest Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvements. J. Vascular Access 8: 3-11, 2007

9. Vo Nguyen, Lynn Treat, Chris Griffith, and Kevin Robinson. Creation of secondary AV Fistulas from failed Hemodialysis Grafts: The role of routine vein mapping. J. Vascular Access 2007; 8: 91 – 96

10. C. Griffith, K. Robinson, V.D. Nguyen A guideline misguided: a review of the 2006 KDOQI Guideline on surveillance/monitoring and prophylactic angioplasty of hemodialysis grafts J Vasc Access 2008; 9: 111 – 112 2
11. V.D. Nguyen, C.N. Griffith, J. Reus, C. Barclay, S. Alford, L. Treat, M. Hanthorn, L. Ball, L. Lawson, M. Ledeen, J. Buss Successful AV fistula creation does not lead to higher catheter use: the experience by the Northwest Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program. Four years follow-up J Vasc Access 2008; 9: 260 – 268

12. Ken Abreo et al. Is there a need to mandate access surveillance in the dialysis clinic? Nephrology News & Issues 17 (7), p 30-32, June 2010

13. Vo D. Nguyen, and Lynda K. Ball Exceeding KDOQI AV Fistula Target at Northwest Renal Network 16. Is 80-90% AV Fistula rate achievable? Seminar in Dialysis 27 (6) E66–E70,2014

14. Vo D. Nguyen, Chris N. Griffith. Repeated mappings of arm veins by physical examination: role of nephrologists in the selection of suitable veins for AV fistula surgery. J Vasc Access 2017; 18 (2): e11-e14

15. Vo D Nguyen. La dialyse à domicile aux Etats Unis : Opportunité manquée-Underutilization of Home Dialysis in the United States: Missed opportunities for quality improvement. www.bdd.rdplf.org Bulletin de la Dialyse à domicile. Volume 1, n° 2, Septembre 2018 . https://doi.org/ 10.25796/bdd.v1i2.46

Non-Peer Reviewed

1. Humes H. D,  Hunt D.A., and Nguyen, V. D. : Role of high energy phosphates and phospholipids in cell injury. Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Phosphate  Metabolism, S. G. Massry, pp   3-7, 1986.

2. Lynne Treat, RN, Diane Seagrove, RVT, Chris Griffith, MD and Vo Nguyen, MD. Strategies to increase AV fistula use in a community based nephrology practice. National Kidney Foundation Chronic Kidney Diseases Best Practice Newsletter Volume 1 (1)  Jan-Feb 2005

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:


1. Humes H. D, Nguyen, V. D.: Prevention of Acute Renal Failure. In Current Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension, 2nd Edition. R. J. Glassock, Ed. C.V. Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, pp 203-208, 1987

2. Humes H. D, Nguyen, V. D.: Acute Renal Failure and Toxic Nephropathy. In Contemporary Nephrology , Vol. 4. S. Klahr and S. Massry, Ed. Plenum Pub. Corp, New York, pp 401-462, 1987.

3. Nguyen V: Fistula First & Fistula Immaturity: the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly. In Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery 2011, JP Becquemin, Ed. Ed. Minerva Medica. Torino, Italy, pp 153-156, 2011

4. Nguyen V: Should we save private PTFE. In Controversies and Updates in Vascular Surgery 2011, JP Becquemin, Ed. Ed. Minerva Medica. Torino, Italy, pp 161-163, 2011

5. Vo D Nguyen.Assessing the Hemodialysis Patient for Vascular Access- The Essentials of Chronic Kidney Disease- Editor: Steve Fadem- Nova Biomedical, New York. pp 327-337, 2015. Second Edition pp 405-412, 2018

ABSTRACTS, PRELIMINARY COMMUNICATIONS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS


1. Nguyen, V. D. Hunt D.A., Humes H. D. : The injurious effect of exogenoous phospholipase A2 on renal proximal tubule segments. Kidney Int. 29: 307, 1086. Presented at the 1985 Annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, New Orleans, LA

2. Nguyen, V. D., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: Protection of injurious effects of exogenous phospholipase A2 on renal proximal tubule segments by fatty acid free bovine serum albumin. Clin. Res. 34: 699A, 1986. Presented at the May 1986 National meeting of the American Federation for Clinical Research, Washington D.C.

3. Nguyen, V. D., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: ATP-MgC12 protects against the injurious effects of exogenous phospholipase A2 on renal proximal tubule segments. Clin. Res. 34: 604A, 1986. Presented at the May 1986 National meeting of the American Federation for Clinical Research, Washington D.C.

4. Nguyen, V. D., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: Effects of hypoxia on phospholipid and free fatty acid levels in rabbit renal proximal tubule segments. Kidney Int. 31: 372, 1987. Presented at the 1986 Annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, Washington D.C.

5. Messana, J.M., Cieslinski D.A., Nguyen, V. D., White M.D., and Humes H. D.: The non-ionic radiocontrast agent, iopamidol is less toxic to renal proximal tubule segments than the ionic radiocontrast agent, diatrizoate, Kidney Int. 31: 371, 1987

6. Nguyen, V. D., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: Dissociation of hypoxic cell injury from elevated cell calcium levels induced by exogenous ATP-MgCl2 in rabbit renal proximal tubule segments. Clin. Res. 35:553A, 1987.

7. Nguyen, V. D., Messana, J.M., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: Exogenous glutathione supplementation increases cellular glutathione levels of renal proximal tubule segments and prevents hypoxic-induced renal proximal tubule segments injury. Clin. Res. 35:636A, 1987.

8. Nguyen, V. D., Messana, J.M., Cieslinski D.A., and Humes H. D.: Effect of glutathione depletion on hypoxic-induced injury to renal proximal tubule segments. Kidney Int. 33:363, 1988

9. Vo Nguyen, Robert Tomford, Anne Jackson, Chris Griffith. Should we stop revising thrombosed Hemodialysis Grafts. A 2 years experience at Providence St. Peter Hospital Dialysis Program. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 10:214A, 1999.

10. Vo Nguyen, Ronald Ruhl. Generalized Pruritic Cutaneous Reaction to Epogen Alfa. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 10: 319A, 1999

11. Vo Nguyen, Chris Griffith. Successful conversion of dialysis grafts into secondary AV fistula. A Three years experience at Providence St. Peter Hospital Dialysis Program. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 11: 193A, 2000.
selected for presentation at the 2000 Annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, Toronto

12. Vo Nguyen, Chris Griffith, Kevin Robinson. Graft free Hemodialysis Practice is
achievable despite high Patients Co-Morbid Factors in a Community Based Dialysis Program. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 12: 299A, 2001. Selected for poster presentation to the 2001 ASN Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California.

13. Vo D. Nguyen. Higher use of HD fistula is unrelated to the use of HD catheters in the Northwest Renal Network. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 13: 54P, 2002. Selected for poster presentation to the 2002 ASN Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

14. Vo D. Nguyen, R. Tomford, S. Thaler. Surgical Management of HD fistula primary failure. The Experience of the Olympia Renal Care Group Dialysis Program. . J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 13: 55P, 2002. Selected for poster presentation to the 2002 ASN Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

15. Vo D. Nguyen, Chris Griffith, James Reus, Carolyn Barclay, Steve Alford, and Lynn Treat. Successful Multidisciplinary Interventions for AV Fistula Creation: The experience by the Pacific Northwest Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 14: 53A, 2003. Selected for oral presentation to the 2003 ASN Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

16. Vo D Nguyen, Chris N Griffith, James Reus, Carolyn Barclay, Steve Alford , Lynn Treat, Lorabeth Lawson, M Ledeen, James Buss. Successful Multidisciplinary Interventions for AV Fistula Creation: The experience by the Pacific Northwest Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program.3 years follows up J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 16: 260A, 2005. Selected for poster presentation to the 2005 ASN Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

17. Vo D Nguyen, Chris N Griffith, James Reus, Carolyn Barclay, Steve Alford , Lynn Treat, Lorabeth Lawson, M Ledeen, James Buss. Successful AV Fistula Creation does not lead to higher catheter use: The experience by the Pacific Northwest Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program.4 years follows up J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 2006. Selected for poster presentation to the 2006 ASN Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

18. Vo D Nguyen, Chris N Griffith, James Reus, Carolyn Barclay, Steve Alford, Lynn Treat, Martha Hanthorn, Lynda Ball, Lorabeth Lawson, MLedeen, James Buss. 90% AVF should be standard of care in the US: Lessons from the Pacific NW Renal Network 16 Vascular access Quality Improvement Program: 73.9% AVF and still going up. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 2007. Selected for presentation at the 2007 ASN annual meeting in San Francisco.

19. Vo D Nguyen, Chris N Griffith, James Reus, Carolyn Barclay, Steve Alford, Lynn Treat, Martha Hanthorn, Lynda Ball, Lorabeth Lawson, MLedeen, James Buss. Relationship of Timing of Referral of Chronic Kidney Diseases atients (CKDP) to nephrologists to incident AVF in place: Lessons for the NW Renal Network 16 future Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program (QIP). J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 19: 258A, 2008.  Selected for presentation at the 2008 ASN annual meeting in San Francisco.

20. Vo D. Nguyen, Marylou Sahari-Damasou. 30% PD vs. 90% AVF: A strong Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) program helps promote a strong Hemodialysis (HD) vascular access program. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 20:682A; 2009. Selected for presentation at the 2009 ASN annual meeting in San Diego, California

21. V.D. Nguyen. Fistula First Initiative (FFBI) Improves Fistula (AVF) Use, Reduces Catheter Use and Does Not Cause Increased Immature AVF. J. Am. Soc. Nephrol 21:243A, 2010. Selected for presentation at the 2010 ASN annual meeting in Denver, CO

22. Vo D. Nguyen, MD*1, Chad Lennox, Jim Buss and Lynda K Ball, CNN- Exceeding DOQI Fistula Target- Successful Multidisciplinary Interventions for Arterio-Venous Fistula Creation. The Experience by NW Renal Network 16 Vascular Access Quality Improvement Program. J Am Soc Nephrol 23: 268A 2012. Selected for presentation to the 2012 American Society Nephrology Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA