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Dr. Michelle Nguyen is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. She graduated from an accelerated 7 year BS/MD program at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Nguyen went on to complete her internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. While at Yale, she participated in the Office of Global Health through volunteering to under-resourced communities. Dr. Nguyen returned to Stanford University School of Medicine to complete her fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology where her area of research was in esophageal diseases and quality metrics in colonoscopy.

Dr. Nguyen has been in private practice since 2004, first working in Santa Cruz as the Chief of Gastroenterology and then as the Internal Medical Subspecialty Head at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. She has served as a Board Member for the Medical Executive Board at Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, and Infusion Site Lead for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Santa Cruz. She transferred her practice to the Palo Alto Division where she had her primary inpatient care at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Nguyen is a member of the ASGE and AGA.

Dr. Nguyen is involved in field research for IBD, EOE, NASH, and is a speaker for Abbvie. She sees inpatients at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, El Camino Hospital Los Gatos, and Regional Medical Center.

Dr. Nguyen is married to an Emergency Medicine physician and has one daughter. She spends many weekends at water polo games watching her daughter play. She is an active member of her Buddhist temple and enjoys meditation and yoga.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Michelle Nguyen is committed to providing individualized, dignified care with shared decision making based on evidenced-based medicine and advanced technology.

Specialties and Services

  • Colonoscopy with advanced polyp resection
  • Upper Endoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal pH studies
  • Small Bowel Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Hepatitis B and C
  • Online Video Visits
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth


  • English
  • Vietnamese

Education & Training

  • Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
  • MD: University of Michigan Medical School

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • Vietnamese Physicians Association of Northern California


  • Los Gatos Office
    14901 National Ave
    Suite 101
    Los Gatos, CA 95032
  • San Jose Office
    200 Jose Figueres Ave
    Suite 170
    San Jose, CA 95116
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases