Dr. Hoang M. Lawrence Nguyen is a board-certified plastic & reconstructive surgeon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Having completed ten years of surgical training, including training at one of the top plastic surgery training programs in the country, he has acquired extensive experience in performing the most advanced and complex cosmetic, reconstructive, and microsurgical procedures.   He is one of only two plastic surgeons in South Dakota who perform microsurgical free flap breast reconstructions for patients with breast cancer who undergo mastectomy.  Dr. Nguyen believes in combining his strong training foundation with the most advanced and cutting-edge techniques to provide patients with the most outstanding and natural results.   He specializes in facial and body cosmetic surgery, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, fat grafting, transgender surgery, and general cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Nguyen is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, where he teaches and mentors medical students and surgical residents at all levels.  He is also the Medical Director of Vivaz Medical Spa, where he performs a wide spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures, including Fractional CO2 Laser, Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), BBL™ Broadband Light, Laser Hair Removal, Botox®, Facial Fillers, Kybella®, and CoolSculpting®.

He is a Candidate Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the South Dakota State Medical Association, and is an Associate Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
 

CLINICAL PRACTICE
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Sanford USD Medical Center, Sioux Falls, SD
Medical Director, Vivaz Medical Spa, Sioux Falls, SD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Sioux Falls, SD


EDUCATION & POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
Plastic Surgery Residency
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

General Surgery Residency
University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Medical School
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA

Undergraduate
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA


AWARDS & HONORS
American Board of Surgery In-Service Training Examination Award, University of Massachusetts
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Loan Repayment Program Award
Outstanding House Officer Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)
Bud Whipple Memorial Endowed Scholarship, UCSD School of Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Summer Research Training Grant
Weiss Scholarship for Research in Preventive Medicine
University of California Chancellor Service Award
National Mortar Board Honor Society


BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Plastic Surgery


MEMBERSHIPS
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Medical Association (AMA)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
South Dakota State Medical Association (SDSMA)


LANGUAGES
English
Vietnamese
Spanish