Lahn Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Faculty, Department of Pediatrics


Dr. Lahn Nguyen is a Complex and Palliative care pediatrician. She received her DO from Des Moines University College of Medicine. After medical school she took a transitional year at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. Dr. Nguyen completed her residency in Pediatrics in Brooklyn, NY at the Coney Island Hospital, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and Kings County Hospital in 2019. Dr. Nguyen graduated from one of the largest Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship programs in the USA at UTHSCSA in San Antonio, TX in the Summer of 2020.

Dr. Nguyen spent her formative years growing up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota before moving to Des Moines, IA where she received her BA in Biology and History from Drake University. Her professional interests are rooted in the cultural aspects of medical care, the exploration of successful medical education practices and a passion for ethics. In her downtime Dr. Nguyen enjoys reading, quilting projects, hiking, and time with family and friends. She added a new dog, Brady to her family in 2020.

Research Summary

Dr. Nguyen is interested in medical education and cultural aspects of care as it relates to complex care and chronic illness. 


DO, Des Moines University College of Medicine, Des Moines, IA

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Residency in Pediatrics,
Suny Downstate Health Sciences University
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Residency in Pediatrics,
Department of Pediatrics Coney Island Hospital, Health and Hospitals Corporation
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Fellowship in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care,
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, Texas, United States



Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Academic Office Building
2450 Riverside Ave S AO-301
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Contact

Lynn Wodziak
Administrative Phone: 612-626-2602
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