Mike M. Nguyen

Associate Professor of Clinical Urology

Areas of treatment:

Urologic preventive medicine
Kidney stone disease
Kidney cancer
Prostate cancer
Ureteropelvic obstruction/pyeloplasty
Robotic/minimally invasive surgery
General urology


  • Urology


  • Department of Urology


  • English

Mike M. Nguyen, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Clinical Urology

Practicing location:

  • Keck Medicine of USC – 1808 Verdugo Blvd.

About this doctor:

Dr. Nguyen obtained his undergraduate education at UCSD and medical school and urology residency training at UC Davis. He completed a fellowship in robotic and laparoscopic urologic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Nguyen was the director of minimally invasive urologic surgery at the University of Arizona for five years before he joined the faculty of USC in 2013. Dr. Nguyen specializes in the prevention of urologic diseases and promotes wellness in his patients and offers active surveillance for prostate and kidney cancers in patients who are good candidates for a less aggressive treatment approach. At the same time, he also has extensive experience in the latest robotic and minimally invasive approaches for patients who are best treated surgically including robotic kidney-sparing partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, and robotic prostatectomy for prostate cancer. He also is an expert in the treatment and prevention of kidney stone disease. He conducts research in several areas including prostate cancer prevention, kidney cancer evaluation, and the prevention of kidney stone disease. He runs the popular www.kidneystoners.org website for kidney stone patients. Dr. Nguyen has over 40 peer-reviewed articles in the urologic literature and is a reviewer for several urology journals. He was recently selected to be a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Cancer Prevention Committee from 2015-2018.

Philosophy of care:
As an academic urologist, I believe that providing the best urologic care means offering both state-of-the art surgical approaches and innovative prevention and wellness interventions for improving and maintaining urologic health. I also believe in empowering patients with the latest evidence based medicine information and strive to approach each patient interaction with compassion and respect in order to earn trust as a partner in improving urologic health


Bachelor of Science, University of California at San Diego, 1996
Doctor of Medicine, University of California at Davis, 2000
Master of Public Health, University of California at Los Angeles, 2011


University of California at Davis, Surgery, 2000-2002


University of California at Davis, Urology, 2006


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Advanced Laparoscopic and Robotic Urological Surgery, 2007


American Board of Urology

Professional society memberships:

American Urologic Association
Western Section of American Urologic Association
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Endourological Society


Faculty Teaching Award, Division of Urology, University of Arizona, 2011
Resident Research Teaching Award, Division of Urology, University of Arizona, 2010
Alumni Association Scholarship Award, University of California at Davis, 1996