The Brains of the Operation
Dr. Nguyen guided the care of Michael Jackson, who was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. Dr. Nguyen surgically removed the tumor that had been affecting Jackson's ability to walk and use his left arm.
Board Certified Neurological Surgeon
Dr. Ben L. Nguyen currently serves as one of the principal surgeons at Atlantic Brain and Spine, in addition to serving as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine since 2009 and as an External Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study at George Mason University since 2007. He is also the Co-medical director of the Inova Fairfax Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program and the Medical Director of the Inova Neuro-Oncology Program (INOP).
Dr. Nguyen began practicing medicine in 1999 as a member of the medical staff at Fair Oaks Hospital, Reston Hospital, and Fairfax Hospital, and still retains privileges at Fairfax. Dr. Nguyen has also practiced at Loudon Hospital since 2011.
Following his summa cum laud graduation from Harvard, Dr. Nguyen attended Harvard Medical School for the purpose of obtaining his medical degree. Dr. Lim then went on to complete a surgical internship and neurosurgery residency, at the UCLA Medical Medical Center, in addition to serving as Chief Resident at the West Los Angeles VA Medical, the Harbor-UCLA Medical, and UCLA Medical Centers in three consecutive years.
Dr. Nguyen currently serves on the Neurosurgery Peer Review Committee at Inova Fairfax, and has previously been an invaluable part of the Trauma, Cancer, Cerebrovascular, Inova Cancer Oversight, and Neuroscience Chair Search Committees. Dr. Nguyen has also served as a member of the Brain Tumor Institute Task Force, and was the Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at George Washington University from 2002 to 2011. Dr. Nguyen has been honored three times as a "Consumer's Checkbook" Top Doctor, named a top-rated doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, and recieved the prestigious Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association.