About CalOptima

Alexander Nguyen, M.D.

Resident Physician

Alex Nguyen

Alexander Nguyen, M.D., is a resident physician in psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. He serves as a delegate for the medical center’s Committee of Interns and Residents to advocate for fair wages, benefits and working conditions for physicians. In 2014, Dr. Nguyen was one of 21 recipients nationwide to receive the American Medical Association’s Physicians of Tomorrow Award for his strong commitment to working with underserved and low-income populations. Inspired by his mother’s long battle with multiple sclerosis and witnessing her struggle with navigating the complex health care system, Dr. Nguyen hopes to advocate for easier accessibility to resources and cost-effective care for patients as he sits on the CalOptima Board in the seat reserved for a family member of a CalOptima member. Dr. Nguyen earned his master’s degree in public health at University of Southern California and his medical degree from University of California, Davis. He was appointed a CalOptima Director in August 2016.

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