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 the acting Vice-Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee of the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia.

As a cisgender gay man, Travis 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. Travis’ work promotes perioperative education and research efforts aimed at improving the healthcare experience for all transgender and gender-diverse adolescents. He provides anesthesia for all patients ages 0-25, and has expertise in caring for transgender and gender-diverse adolescents/young adults for any surgery type. 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 Inside The Match, a social media group providing resources and support for medical students across the nation that are navigating the residency match process. Dr. Reece-Nguyen is involved with 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


  • 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)
  • Perioperative Lead, Gender Recognition and Affirmative Care through Education (GRACE) Team (2020 - Present)
  • Steering Committee member, Stanford's Leadership Education in Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Program (2020 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • 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 Advisory Board Member, Inside the Match (2021 - Present)
  • National Vice-Chair - Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2020 - 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)
  • Member - Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (2018 - 2020)

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

  • World Pediatric Project Anesthesia Education

    Topic

    Global pediatric anesthesia education

    Partnering Organization(s)

    World Pediatric Project (WPP)

    Location

    International

    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) Burnout, Mental Health, and Workplace Discrimination in LGBTQIA Anesthesiologists: First author, narrative review, reference document.
Approved and awaiting publication.

2) Burnout in US Attending Anesthesiologist Members of the LGBTQIA Community: middle author, awaiting approval

3) Providing culturally agile, inclusive, and medically appropriate care for transgender and gender diverse people seeking care in pain medicine and during the perioperative period: Contributing author, narrative review. Manuscript in process - Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Pain Medicine

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

5) 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.

6) Nationwide demographic survey for analysis of diversity, equity, and inclusion within SPA national membership: First Author. Society for Pediatric Anesthesia Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: data analysis and manuscript preparation

Graduate and Fellowship Programs


  • Pediatric Anesthesia (Fellowship Program)

All Publications


  • 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