About Dr. Tea Nguyen

  Rescue pups Mulder (Schnauzer-Poodle) & Scully (mixed Cairn Terrier) at their first experience of ocean living in Santa Cruz County

Dr. Tea Nguyen is a Foot, Ankle and Wound Specialist in Santa Cruz County. She provides comprehensive medical and surgical care and is fellowship trained in healing diabetic foot wounds. 

Dr. Tea was born in Utah from humble beginnings, raised in California, then went on an adventure after college from UC San Diego to the midwest for podiatry school in Iowa, onto Michigan for surgical training, and a year for fellowship training in Texas then finally came back to California with her amazing husband, Dr. Paul Nguyen (general surgeon)

Dr. Tea enjoys traveling, meeting people, sharing stories, food, and life experiences with others. As a dancer in high school, she saw the importance of good "feet fitness" that has allowed her to walk, play, dance, and travel. She is also actively involved with community fairs, residency training, and research that keeps her abreast in evidence based medicine.


Undergraduate Degree: B.S. Human Biology, University of California, San Diego

Medical School: Des Moines University, College of Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, Iowa

Surgical Residency: 3 years Foot & Rearfoot Reconstructive Surgery at St John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren, Michigan

Fellowship Training: 1-year University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center & Parkland Hospital, Plastic Surgery Dept, Dallas, Texas

Medical Memberships: 
American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (AACFAS)
American Microsurgical Orthoplastic Society (AMOS)
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA)
Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC)
California Podiatric Medical Association (CPMA)