H. Bryant Nguyen, MD, MS, MBA, CPE
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Honorary member, elected 2024

Dr. Nguyen is Professor of Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Basic Sciences at Loma Linda University in California.  He is the Head of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Hyperbaric, and Sleep Medicine, Director for the Medical Intensive Care Unit, Director of the Advanced Lung Disease Center, as well as the Executive Vice-Chair in Department of Medicine.  He received M.D. degree from the University of California, Irvine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, MI, and went on to complete a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at Loma Linda University. 

His research includes multi-disciplinary critical care delivery, early intervention and novel therapies in severe sepsis, shock resuscitation, hemodynamic monitoring, and biomarkers discovery.  Having co-authored the seminal work on early septic shock management (early goal-directed therapy) in the emergency setting, he led Loma Linda University as one of the earliest adopters of the sepsis resuscitation bundle leading to the CMS SEP-1 core measure for sepsis in the United States. Dr. Nguyen has championed sepsis education and guidelines not only within his own institution, but his list of over 100 publications and dedication to bridging the gap between research and clinical practice has taken him across the country and around the globe.

Recently, Dr. Nguyen found new interest in exploring how healthcare can be improved in developing countries such as Cambodia and Vietnam.  He has completed several medical missions to these regions. He is most excited to show that the care provided by a mobile medical team can improve long-term health for populations without an advanced healthcare delivery system. Locally, he is actively learning and embracing artificial intelligence to efficiently perform his daily work with patient care, teaching, and administrative responsibilities. He is a firm believer that AI will not replace humans, but humans not effectively utilizing AI tools will be replaced.