Lee Nguyen, Pharm.D., APh, BCPS, BCIDP

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Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor
School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
B.S., University of California, Irvine, Biology
Pharm.D., University of California, San Francisco
Pharmacy Practice Residency, University of California, San Francisco
Infectious Diseases Specialty Residency, University of Southern California
Phone: 949.824.5953
Email: l.nguyen@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
Berk Hall
802 W. Peltason
Mail Code: 4625
Irvine, CA 92617
Research Interests
Infectious Diseases, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Clinical Pharmacy, Evidence-based Practice, Outcomes Research, Resistance, Pharmacist
Previous Appointments:
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Faculty in Residence - Infectious Diseases Pharmacist, St. Jude Medical Center
Faculty in Residence - Internal Medicine Pharmacist, Loma Linda University Medical Center
Awards and Honors
Favorite Professor Quote Award (2016), Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Favorite Professor Quote Award (2015), Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Preceptor of the Year (2009), Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Short Biography
Dr. Lee Nguyen is an infectious diseases pharmacist with a passion for antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacy education. Dr. Nguyen established an antimicrobial stewardship program at St. Jude Medical Center years prior to regulatory requirements mandating the change. The program was one of the first to be spotlighted by the California Department of Public Health’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program Project and he has served as a mentor to other hospitals developing their stewardship programs. Dr. Nguyen is able to merge his two passions of pharmacy education and antimicrobials stewardship by including relevant clinical cases in his courses and through mentorship in quality improvement/research projects related to antimicrobials. Dr. Nguyen and his students have presented outcomes-based research at national and international infectious diseases meetings. In addition to student mentorship, Dr. Nguyen has mentored pharmacy practice residents on their research projects as well as provide guidance as the academic residency coordinator. A fulfilling part of the profession is being able to serve as a resource for colleagues, healthcare providers, residents, and students.
Book Chapters
Chan, A, Nguyen, L. “Febrile Neutropenia.” Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice, Sixth Edition, Marie Chisholm-Burns, et al. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 2022. Chapter 99.

Heintz B, Nguyen L. Book Chapter. Infectious Diseases, RxPrep’s 2013 Course Book for NAPLEX® Pharmacist Licensure Exam

Nguyen L. Book Chapter. Infectious Diseases, RxPrep’s 2012 Course Book for NAPLEX® Pharmacist Licensure Exam
Peer Reviewed Publications
Anwar K, Nguyen L, Nagasaka M, Ou SI, Chan A. Overview of Drug-Drug Interactions Between Ritonavir-Boosted Nirmatrelvir (Paxlovid) and Targeted Therapy and Supportive Care for Lung Cancer. JTO Clin Res Rep. 2023 Feb;4(2):100452. doi: 10.1016/j.jtocrr.2022.100452. Epub 2022 Dec 17.

Tio MC, Shafi T, Zhu X, Kalantar-Zadeh K, Chan A, Nguyen L. Traditions and innovations in assessment of glomerular filtration rate using creatinine to cystatin C. Curr Opin Nephrol Hypertens . 2023 Jan 1;32(1):89-97.

Ng DQ, Dang E, Chen L, Nguyen M, Nguyen M, Samman S, Nguyen T, Cadiz C, Nguyen L, Chan A. Current and Recommended Practices for Evaluating Medication Safety Using Electronic Health Records: A Systematic Review. JACCP. Accepted DOI: 10.1002/jac5.1524.

Truong W, Hidayat L, Bolaris M, Nguyen L, Yamaki J. The Antibiogram: Key Considerations for its Development and Utilization. JAC Antimicrob Resist. 2021 May 25;3(2):dlab060. doi:10.1093/jacamr/dlab060.

Yamak J, Peled H, Mathews S, Park D, Firoozi M, Smith K, Nguyen L. Seroprevalence of novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 at a community hospital emergency department and outpatient laboratory in northern Orange County, California. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2020 Nov 23:1-5.

Yamaki J, Nguyen L. A brief evaluation of vancomycin loading doses and nephrotoxicity in the elderly population. Infectious Diseases. Jun 2020. doi.org/10.1080/23744235.2020.1784998.

Nguyen L, Shah N, Cadalin G, Lumintaintang L, Breen M, Yamaki J. Assessing vancomycin per pharmacy in elderly patients over the age of 74 years. Journal of Contemporary Pharmacy Practice. 2018. 65(2):8-14.

Kim TE, Shankel T, Reibling E, Paik J, Wright DJ, Buckman M, Wild K, Ngo E, Hayatshahi A, Nguyen L, Denmark K, Thomas T. Health care students interprofessional critical event/disaster response course. Am J Disaster Med. 2017. 12(1):11-26. DOI:10.5055/ajdm.2017.0254.

Lumintaintang L, Shah N, Cadalin G, Dang A, Nguyen L. Evaluating clinical outcomes and antimicrobial prescribing associated with multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in pulmonary versus non-pulmonary infections. ACCP Virtual Poster Symposium. Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Jun;37(6):e38-e70. DOI: 10.1002/phar.1964.

Nguyen L, Gavaza P, Zough F, Hong L. Evaluating the impact of early initiation of combination rifaximin therapy in hepatic encephalopathy patients: A pilot study. California Pharmacist. California Pharmacist. 2016, 63(4): 30-35.

Nguyen L, Gavaza P, Kang A, Nguyen A, Hoang L, Ta N. A community hospital antimicrobial stewardship program's assessment of prolonged infusion piperacillin-tazobactam for Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia. California Pharmacist. 2016. 63(2): 24-29.

Nguyen L, Gavaza P. Evaluating the clinical outcomes associated with a modified prolonged infusion piperacillin-tazobactam protocol: A pilot study. Cogent Medicine (2015), 2: 1069933.

Nguyen A, Tran U, Garcia N, Le A, Nguyen L. Evaluating the effect of a levofloxacin formulary restriction protocol on urinary tract infections within a community hospital antimicrobial stewardship program. ACCP Abstract. Pharmacotherapy. 26 May 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/phar.1606

Kang A, Ta N, Hoang L, Lestari C, Nguyen L. Assessing clinical outcomes of prolonged infusion piperacillin-tazobactam utilization in patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia at a community hospital. ACCP Abstract. Pharmacotherapy. 26 May 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/phar.1606

Kang A, Garcia N, Sud B, Nguyen L. Cronobacter sakazakii bacteremia in a 76-year-old woman: a case report. International Journal of Medicine and Pharmacy. June 2015, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-4.

Peled H, Nguyen LH. Comments on the outcomes of prothrombin complex concentrates in warfarin-associated intracranial hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care. 2014 Oct;21(2):369-70.

Hsu DI, Nguyen M, Nguyen LH, Law A, Wong-Beringer A. A multicenter study to evaluate the impact of timing of caspofungin administration on outcomes of invasive candidiasis. J Antimicrob Chemother 2010 Aug;65(8):1765-70.

Wong-Beringer A, Nguyen LH, Lee M, Shriner KA, Pallares J. An antimicrobial stewardship program with a focus on reducing fluoroquinolone overuse. Pharmacotherapy. 2009 Jun;29(6):736-43.

Nguyen LH, Hsu DI, Ganapathy V, Shriner K, Wong-Beringer A. Reducing empirical use of fluoroquinolones for Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections improves outcome. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2008 Mar;61(3):714-20.
Professional Societies
Infectious Diseases Society of America
European Society of Clin Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists
American College of Clinical Pharmacy
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
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