Bio


Twitter: @reece_nguyen & @LGBTQIAnesth

Dr. Reece-Nguyen [he/him] is a board-certified general and pediatric anesthesiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Hospital where he serves as a diversity, equity, and inclusion leader in his department, throughout Stanford Medicine, and at the National level as Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and as a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists National Committee on Professional Diversity.

As a cisgender gay man, Dr. Reece-Nguyen understands the importance of LGBTQIA+ advocacy work and the ever-increasing need for improved LGBTQIA+ medical education, focusing specifically on the value of gender-affirming perioperative care. In his role as the Medical Director of the Gender Recognition and Affirmative Care through Education (GRACE) Team at Stanford Children’s Hospital, Dr. Reece-Nguyen’s work promotes perioperative education, quality improvement, and research efforts aimed at improving the healthcare experience for all transgender and gender-diverse adolescents. His clinical focus is ensuring all transgender and gender-diverse patients have an affirming and positive experience throughout their perioperative hospital stay.

The American Society of Anesthesiologists chose Dr. Reece-Nguyen for their Member Spotlight highlighting his work with gender-affirming perioperative care and LGBTQ+ mentoring: https://community.asahq.org/blogs/emily-cowan1/2022/06/20/member-spotlight-dr-travis-reece-nguyen

Dr. Reece-Nguyen passionately supports mentorship and sponsorship of medical trainees (especially LGBTQIA trainees) and was chosen as a National Advisory Board Member for both the Medical Student Pride Alliance (@MSPA_National) as well as Inside the Match (@Inside_TheMatch), a social media phenomenon that provides resources and support for medical students across the nation that are navigating the residency match process. Within the Stanford Medical School, Dr. Reece-Nguyen also serves on the Diversity Advisory Panel for Admissions as well as the Committee on Performance, Professionalism, and Promotion. Dr. Reece-Nguyen is also involved with numerous pathway programs concentrating on diversity recruitment and mentorship starting in high school (through his partnership with Project Lead The Way) all the way through attending recruitment and support.

Dr. Reece-Nguyen is a member of the World/US Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH/USPATH), American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality, and serves as the LGBTQIA+ Liaison for Stanford Department of Anesthesiology.

Clinical Focus


  • Anesthesia
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Transgender Healthcare
  • Gender-Affirming Perioperative Care
  • Global Health Equity
  • LGBTQIA Medical Trainee Burnout
  • LGBTQIA Medical Mentorship

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Medical Director, Gender Recognition and Affirmative Care through Education (GRACE) Program (2022 - Present)
  • Stanford Medical School, Committee member, Committee on Performance, Professionalism, and Promotion (2022 - Present)
  • Diversity Curriculum, Co-Director, Stanford Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship (2021 - Present)
  • Diversity Advisory Panel, Stanford School of Medicine, Office of MD Admissions (2020 - Present)
  • Diversity Co-Leader, Division of Pediatric Anesthesiology, Stanford Department of Anesthesiology (2020 - Present)
  • Global Health Equity Leadership Council, Division of Global Health Equity, Stanford Anesthesia (2020 - Present)
  • Steering Committee member, Stanford's Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Program (2020 - Present)
  • Perioperative Lead, Gender Recognition and Affirmative Care through Education (GRACE) Team (2020 - 2022)

Honors & Awards


  • Alwin C. Rambar-James B.D. Mark Award for Excellence in Patient Care - Award Nominee, Stanford Healthcare system (2022)
  • Faculty of the Year, Stanford Pediatric Anesthesiology Division (2021)
  • Resident Educator of the Year, University of Washington (2018)
  • Traveling Fellowship Award Recipient, Society for Education in Anesthesia, Health Volunteers Overseas (2017)
  • Medical School Tutor of the Year, UTHSCSA (2013/2014)
  • Distinction in Medical Research, UTHSCSA (2014)
  • Member, Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (2014)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member - National Committee on Professional Diversity, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) (2022 - Present)
  • National Chair - Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2022 - Present)
  • National Vice-Chair - Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2020 - 2022)
  • Member - Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2018 - Present)
  • National Advisory Board Member, Inside the Match (@Inside_TheMatch) (2021 - Present)
  • National Advisory Board Member, Medical Student Pride Alliance (2022 - Present)
  • Diversity Advisory Panel - member, Stanford School of Medicine, Office of MD Admissions (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2018 - Present)
  • Member, World Professional Association for Transgender Health (2020 - Present)
  • Member, United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (2020 - Present)
  • Member, International Anesthesiology Research Society (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) (2021 - Present)
  • Member, Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) (2014 - Present)
  • Member, Health Volunteers Overseas (2017 - Present)
  • Member (former Traveling Fellow), Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA) (2017 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2018 - Present)
  • Member, World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) (2018 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency: University of Washington Dept of Anesthesiology (2018) WA
  • Internship: University of Washington Dept of Anesthesiology (2015) WA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Pediatric Anesthesia (2020)
  • Board Certification, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2020)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesia (2019)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Anesthesiology Fellowships (2019) CA
  • Medical Education: Joe and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT San Antonio (2014) TX
  • Fellowship, Stanford University - Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Pediatric Anesthesiology (2019)
  • Residency, University of Washington, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (2018)
  • MPH, University of Texas - School of Public Health, Global Health (2014)
  • MD, University of Texas - Health Sciences Center - San Antonio (UTHSCSA), Medicine (2014)
  • BS, Centenary College of Louisiana, Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology (2008)

Community and International Work


  • Project Lead the Way, Director of Education

    Partnering Organization(s)

    National Project Lead the Way organization, and California House of Representatives

    Populations Served

    Under-Represented Minorities in Medicine

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD)

    Topic

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in th medical field

    Populations Served

    Current Stanford residents and fellows

    Location

    Bay Area

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • SAFE Pediatric Anesthesiology

    Topic

    Global Pediatric Anesthesiology education

    Partnering Organization(s)

    World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA)

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research Interests


  • Diversity and Identity
  • Gender Issues
  • Professional Development
  • Race and Ethnicity

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


1) Reece-Nguyen T, Jimenez N. Language Diversity and Disparities in pediatric Perioperative Care: a Pediatric Anesthesiology Perspective. AAP News. 2022;43(3)

2) Reece-Nguyen T, Lee H, Garcia-Marcinkiewicz A, Szolnoki J, Fernandez A, Mukkamala S, Lalwani K, Deutsch N, Jimenez N. Assessing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia: a Mixed Methods Approach. (Under review)

3) Reece-Nguyen T, Vinson A, Afonso A. Burnout, Mental Health, and Workplace Discrimination in LGBTQIA Anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology Clinics. (In Press)

4) Murray A, Reece-Nguyen T, Caruso T. Integrated diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum into pediatric anesthesia fellowship training: Another step forward. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2021; 00:1-2. DOI: 10.1111/pan.14385

5) Vinson, A, Lopez-Betancourt R, Reece-Nguyen T, Staffa S, Afonso A. Burnout in US Attending Anesthesiologist Members of the LGBTQIA Community. Anesthesia and Analgesia. (Under Review)

6) Strand N, Gomez D, Kacel E, Morrison E, St. Amand C, Vencill J, Pagan-Rosado R, Lorenzo A, Gonzalez C, Mariano E, Reece-Nguyen T, Narouze S, Mahdi L, Chadwick A, Kraus M, Bechtle A, Kling J. Care for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Patients: A Primer and Call to Action for Anesthesiologists and Pain Medicine Specialists. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. (Under Review)

7) Prevalence of NPO violations resulting in surgical/procedural cancellations in underrepresented populations: Quality Improvement Co-Investigator; Stanford site Director. Ongoing national, multicenter data collection

8) Cost, Benefit, Risk Analysis, and the Ethics of Pediatric Preoperative Pregnancy Testing Policies: Quality Improvement project analyzing rates of positive pregnancy testing, age distribution, surgical specialty, cost/benefit analysis, OR delays. Planning to use findings in new QI project, publish results.

Graduate and Fellowship Programs


  • Pediatric Anesthesia (Fellowship Program)

All Publications


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia: a Mixed Methods Assessment. Paediatric anaesthesia Reece-Nguyen, T. L., Lee, H. H., Garcia-Marcinkiewicz, A. G., Szolnoki, J., Fernandez, A. M., Mukkamala, S., Lalwani, K., Deutsch, N., Jimenez, N. 2023

    Abstract

    Leadership of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia created the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee in 2018 to prioritize diversity work. The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia-Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee implemented a baseline survey of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership in 2020 to assess demographics, equity in leadership, inclusivity, and attitudes toward diversity work. The Society for Pediatric Anesthesia plays a significant role in shaping the future of pediatric anesthesiology and in supporting our diverse pediatric patients.This study is an IRB-exempt, cross-sectional survey of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership. Quantitative analysis provided descriptive statistics of demographics, practice characteristics, and involvement within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. Qualitative thematic analysis provided an in-depth assessment of perceptions of diversity, challenges faced, and prioritization of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.Out of 3,242 Society for Pediatric Anesthesia members, 1,232 completed the survey representing 38% of overall membership. Respondents were 89.2% United States members, 52.7% female, 55.7% non-Hispanic White, 88.6% heterosexual, 95.7% non-military, 59.2% religious, and 2.1% have an Americans with Disabilities Act recognized disability. All major United States geographical areas were represented equally with 71% practicing in urban areas and 67% in academic settings. Ethnic/racial minorities were more likely to be international medical graduates (p<0.001). Among United States members, 41.5% report being fluent in a language other than English, and 23.5% of those fluent in another language are certified to interpret. Compared to men, women are less likely to be in leadership roles (p<0.003), but we found no difference in participation and leadership when stratified by race/ethnicity, geography, international medical graduate status, or sexuality. Racial/ethnic minorities (p<0.028), women (p<0.001), and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer members (p<0.044) more frequently hold lower academic rank positions when compared to white, heterosexual, and male members. Half of respondents were unsure whether diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges existed within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia while the other half demonstrated opposing views. Among those who reported diversity, equity, and inclusion challenges, the themes centered around persistent marginalization, the need for more inclusive policies and increased psychological safety, and lack of leadership diversity.Compared to the diversity of the pediatric population we serve, there are still significant gaps in demographic representation within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. As well, there is no consensus among Society for Pediatric Anesthesia membership regarding perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in pediatric anesthesia in the United States. Among those who reported diversity challenges, opportunities for the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia and Anesthesiology Departments to better support minoritized members included bolstering workforce diversity efforts and awareness via more inclusive policies, improved psychological safety, and increasing diversity in leadership. If pediatric anesthesiology is like other specialties, gaining consensus and improving diversity in the workforce might advance pediatric anesthesia innovation, quality, and safety for children of all backgrounds in the United States.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/pan.14642

    View details for PubMedID 36715575

  • Current challenges faced by transgender and gender-diverse patients and providers in anesthesiology. International anesthesiology clinics Reece-Nguyen, T. L., Tollinche, L., Van Rooyen, C., Roque, R. A. 2023; 61 (1): 26-33

    View details for DOI 10.1097/AIA.0000000000000384

    View details for PubMedID 36480647

  • Burnout, Mental Health, and Workplace Discrimination in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual Anesthesiologists. Anesthesiology clinics Reece-Nguyen, T., Afonso, A. M., Vinson, A. E. 2022; 40 (2): 245-255

    Abstract

    Increasing attention is being paid to both anesthesiologist well-being and commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Sexual minorities (ie, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual [LGBTQIA] communities) face many challenges in society and the workplace, including mental health conditions, discrimination, and increased risk for burnout. In this review, we outline the current state of mental health conditions and burnout in sexual minority individuals, discrimination and harassment faced both in society and the workplace, and steps that workplaces can take to become more inclusive and welcoming.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.anclin.2022.01.002

    View details for PubMedID 35659398

  • Integrated diversity, equity, and inclusion curriculum into pediatric anesthesia fellowship training: Another step forward. Paediatric anaesthesia Murray, A., Reece-Nguyen, T., Caruso, T. J. 1800

    View details for DOI 10.1111/pan.14385

    View details for PubMedID 34971019

  • In reply: Regional anesthesia catheter tunnelling: a simpler approach. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie Reece-Nguyen, T., Lin, C., Tsui, B. C. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s12630-019-01555-w

    View details for PubMedID 31848982

  • A retrograde tunnelling technique for regional anesthesia catheters: how to avoid the skin bridge. Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie Lin, C. n., Reece-Nguyen, T. n., Tsui, B. C. 2019

    View details for DOI 10.1007/s12630-019-01505-6

    View details for PubMedID 31617068