Matthew D. Nguyen, M.D.


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Biographical Info

Matthew D. Nguyen, MD, is a board certified fellowship trained ophthalmologist with an interest in cataract surgery, corneal transplant surgery including Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK), refractive surgery, anterior segment surgery, and general ophthalmologic practice. He provides comprehensive eye exams for corneal conditions, cataracts, diabetes, dry eye, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. He is an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicine.

Dr. Nguyen was born in Virginia and grew up in New York and New Jersey. He graduated from Columbia University in New York with a BA in Neuroscience and Behavior. He remained in New York for his MD at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he was awarded the Behrens Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology. He received his ophthalmology residency training at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was given the Distinguished Housestaff Award. Following residency, he completed a cornea fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He was in private practice in the Boston area prior to returning to Cornell.

Dr. Nguyen is currently accepting new patients; appointments can be made by calling (646) 962-2020.

Honors and Awards

• Distinguished Housestaff Award. 2016.
• Award for Excellence in Ambulatory Medicine. 2013.
• The Behrens Memorial Prize in Ophthalmology. 2013.
• AHA Student Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease & Stroke. 2009.
• Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Short-Term Institutional Research Training Grant (T35). 2009.

Board Certifications
American Board of Ophthalmology
Clinical Expertise
Anterior Segment Surgery
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Corneal Disease
Corneal Transplant
Dry Eye Syndrome
Refractive Surgery
Gradual Changes in Vision
Sudden Changes in Vision
Corneal Cross-Linking
Comprehensive Ophthalmology
  • M.D.
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • B.A.
    Columbia University
  • Assistant Attending Ophthalmologist
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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