Bio


Twitter: @reece_nguyen

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.

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) Program 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.

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 pipeline 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


  • 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)
  • 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

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


  • 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