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Texas Medical Center

General Surgery
Phone: 832-355-1400


6701 Fannin Street
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77030

Nhu Thao Nguyen Galvan, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Division of Abdominal Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Transplantation 2017
Baylor College of Medicine Residency General Surgery 2015
Emory University School of Medicine Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2008
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Masters Masters of Public Health 2008


N. Thao N. Galván, M.D., specializes in adult and pediatric liver and kidney transplantations.

After earning her B.S. from Emory University with highest honors, Dr. Galván completed her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. During that time, she obtained her Master in Public Health degree, focused on international health and organizational policy, from Tulane University. She completed her general surgery residency in the research track at Baylor College of Medicine. During her residency Dr. Galván was awarded a CPRIT fellowship supporting her two-year research study on the genomics of hepatocellular carcinoma. Dr. Galván subsequently completed a two-year multi-organ transplant fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine under the guidance of John A. Goss, MD, professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Abdominal Transplantation.

Dr. Galván is the author of numerous articles in the areas of solid organ transplantation outcomes and surgical technique in transplantation. Her current interests include the economics of solid organ transplantation, and her research project on additive biomanufacturing and collaborative translational research was recently funded.


Organization Name Role
American Medical Association Member
American Society of Transplant Surgeons Member
Association of Academic Surgeons Member

Selected Publications

Nguyen NT, Cotton RT, Harring TR, Guiteau JJ, Gingras MC, Wheeler DA, O'Mahony CA, Gibbs RA, Brunicardi FC, Goss JA. "A Primer on a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Bioresource Bank using the Cancer Genome Atlas Guidelines: Practical Issues and Pitfalls." World J Surg.

Harring TR, Guiteau JJ, Nguyen NT, Cotton RT, Gingras MC, Wheeler DA, O'Mahony CA, Gibbs RA, Brunicardi FC, Goss JA. "Building a Comprehensive Genomic Program for Hepatocellular Carcinoma." World J Surg.

Nguyen NT, Harring TR, Goss JA, O’Mahony CA. "Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases and Orthotopic Liver Transplantation: The US Experience." Int J Hepatol.

Nguyen NT, Vierling JM. "Acute Liver Failure." Curr Opin Organ Transplant.

Nguyen NTT Harring TR, Liu H, Goss JA, O’Mahony CA. "Transplanting Whole Livers from Donors Less than 6 Kilograms—is it prudent?." J Surg Res.

Covington K, Donehower LA, Creighton C, Slagle BL, Goss JA, Nguyen NTT, Gibbs RA, Wheeler D et al.. "Viral Subtypes in Hepatocellular Carcinoma are Associated with Different Mechanisms of WNT/CTNNB1 Alteration." Cancer Research.

Nguyen NTT, Harring TR, Liu H, Goss JA, O’Mahony CA. "Biliary Reconstruction in Pediatric Liver Transplantation: A Case Report of Biliary Complications and Review of the Literature." J Liver.

Yoeli D, Galvan NT, Ashton DJ, Kumm KR, Kueht ML, Witte ED, Miloh TA, Cotton RT, Rana A, O’Mahony CA, Goss JA. "Portosystemic shunt as a bridge to liver transplantation in infants: A comparison of two techniques." Pediatr Transplant. Pubmed PMID: 28295949.

Kumm K, Galván NTN, et al.. "Are Drowned Donors Marginal Donors? A Single Pediatric Center Experience." Pediatric Transplantation.

Rana A, Kueht M, Desai M, Lam F, Miloh T, Moffett J, Galván NT, Cotton R, O’Mahony C, Goss J. "No Child Left Behind: Liver Transplantation in Critically Ill Children." J Am Coll Surg. Pubmed PMID: 28167225


Awards & Honors

Women of Excellence
Baylor College of Medicine
The Women of Excellence Project seeks to recognize Baylor woman faculty, staff, students and trainees who exemplify excellence as well as Baylor’s other values of respect, integrity, innovation and teamwork.

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