December 9, 2019

New Physician Spotlight: Nhue Do


Nhue Do, MD, has joined Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins. He began seeing patients on Oct. 1.

Nhue Do, MD

“We welcome Dr. Do as the fourth surgeon in our growing Pediatric Heart Institute, joining a team dedicated to high quality care for infants and children with cardiac disease spanning the full spectrum of complexity,” said David Bichell, MD, William S. Stoney Jr. Professor of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Children’s Hospital. “We look forward to working with Dr. Do as an exceptional technical surgeon and an innovative and collaborative colleague on our dedicated team.”

Do’s clinical interests and expertise include congenital cardiothoracic surgery, transplantation and mechanical support, and adult congenital heart surgery. His research interests include outcomes improvement, tissue engineering, and innovative data analytics.

He has worked with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons to develop refinements of risk adjustment schema, public reporting, and transparency. Currently, he is collaborating with computer scientists to develop applications of machine learning for quality improvement in congenital cardiac surgery.

“Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is a premier center for congenital heart disease care in the Southeast region,” said Do. “Vanderbilt is also an education, basic science and clinical research powerhouse where all three areas are integrated,” he said.

Do is a graduate of the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.  He trained at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard University specializing in general surgery with a postdoctoral fellowship on transplantation. He then completed a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by a fellowship in congenital cardiothoracic surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Patients can be referred to Dr. Do by calling the Heart Surgery Program, 615-936-5500.


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