My ultimate goal is to understand how and when hypertension should be treated to improve renal health of children at risk for significant renal and cardiovascular morbidity.
My current research is focused on the role of hypertension in the development and progression of kidney disease in children with diabetes mellitus. Since diabetes and hypertension are the most common causes of cardiovascular and kidney disease among adults, hypertensive children with diabetes mellitus represents a vulnerable population at risk to develop substantial morbidity and mortality.
I am currently building a study cohort evaluating how often hypertension is missed in children with diabetes, what the prevalence of white coat hypertension is in children with diabetes, and what the cardiovascular consequences are of missed hypertension in children with diabetes. By concentrating on high risk children, I hope to identify the optimal management strategy for hypertension in children.
M.D., Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia PA 1999
M.A.S., UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2008
B.S., UC San Diego, La Jolla CA 1994
Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda CA 2003
UC San Francisco, San Francisco CA 2007
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Heart Association
American Society of Pediatric Nephrology
Honors and Awards
Rookie of the Year Award, UCDMC, 2010
National Institute of Health, Pediatric Loan Repayment Program, 2006
Pediatric Resident Teaching Award, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2002
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Resident Research Grant, 2001
AAP Resident Travel Award, 2001
Loma Linda University Pediatric Research Grant, 2000
Provost Honors, University of California, San Diego, 1994
Select Recent Publications
Winnicki E, Dharmar M, Tancredi DJ, Nguyen S, Butani L. Effect of BMI on allograft function and survival in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany). 2018.
Lee Y, Winnicki E, Butani L, Nguyen S. A 27 Month Old Boy with Polyuria and Polydipsia. Case Reports in Pediatrics. 2018:4. doi:10.1155/2018/4281217.
Say D, Starnes T, Matsukuma K, Nguyen S. Gastrointestinal Bleeding after Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome: A Report of Drug-Associated Granulation Tissue Polyps. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition. 2018;67(5):e102–e104.
Winnicki E, Butani L, Nguyen S. Chronic Kidney Disease, Piyush Gupta, PSN Menon, Siddarth Ramji, Rakesh Lodha, (ed). Textbook of Pediatrics for Postgraduates. 2nd Edition, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers. 2018:2046-2049.
Nguyen ST. Hypertension, Drs. Michael D. Cabana, Paul Brakeman, et al, (ed). The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018.
Nguyen ST. Proteinuria, Drs. Michael D. Cabana, Paul Brakeman, et al, (ed). The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018.
Nguyen ST, Yang J. Hematuria, Drs. Michael D. Cabana, Paul Brakeman, et al., (ed). The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult, 8th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2018.
Nguyen ST, Kuang-Yu J. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Drs. Maha Najeeb Haddad, Stephanie Nguyen, and Erica Winnicki, (ed). Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease: From Diagnosis to End-Stage Disease, Springer. 2018.
Winnicki E, Lee M, Brakeman P, Stephanie Nguyen S. Hemodialysis, Drs. Maha Najeeb Haddad, Stephanie Nguyen, and Erica Winnicki, (ed). Adolescents with Chronic Kidney Disease: From Diagnosis to End-Stage Disease, Springer. 2018.
Lee Y, Butani L, Glaser N, Nguyen S. Resolution of Graves' Disease After Renal Transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. 2016;20(4):590-593.