Vincent D. Nguyen, D.O.

Program Director, CARES/Palliative Care Program, Board Certified in Family Practice

Family Medicine
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About Vincent D. Nguyen, D.O.

Dr. Vincent Nguyen, D.O., is a Board Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Specialist with Board Certifications in Geriatrics and Family Medicine. He earned his Medical Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 1992.

He currently serves as the Program Director of CARES, a palliative service at Hoag, providing clinical and administrative oversight in the inpatient and post-acute settings. He is also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Vincent Nguyen was the Medical Director of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Services at Monarch HealthCare for over five years. During his tenure, he developed the post-acute service in the Skilled Nursing Facility settings, implemented a training program for mid-career physicians in the art of Hospice and Palliative Medicine through UC Irvine, and developed a home-based palliative care service.

Dr. Nguyen was a recipient of a four-year grant from the California Health Care Foundation to champion the POLST implementation in Orange County. He currently co-chairs the Orange County POLST Coalition to advance this effort.

His interests outside of medicine include weekend retreats and golfing with his three daughters.


Board Certification

  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Geriatric Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Practice - Family Medicine/OMT
  • American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Medical Education - Western University of Health Sciences (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)
  • Internship - College Medical Center/Pacific Hosp. of Long Beach (Family Practice)
  • Residency - College Medical Center/Pacific Hosp. of Long Beach (Family Practice)


  • Hoag Physician Partners