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Dr. Thuy Tran is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who specializes in surgical oncology.

Thuy Tran, MD


Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

cutaneous malignancies, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, retroperitoneal sarcoma, soft tissue sarcomas, soft tissue tumors

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  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • Board eligible
  • English
  • Vietnamese
Medical School
University of California San Diego School of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
Stanford University Medical CenterPGY 2 Clinical Year
Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterAnesthesiology
University of Illinois College of MedicineGeneral Surgery
City of Hope National Medical CenterComplex General Surgical Oncology
Stanford University Medical CenterResearch Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, UCI School of Medicine
  • Member — American College of Surgeons
  • Member — Association for Academic Surgery
  • Member — Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Member — Society for Melanoma Research
  • Member — Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
  • Member — Association of Women Surgeons
  • Member — Surgical Outcomes Club
Awards and Recognition
  • Fellow of the Year, 2021 — City of Hope
  • Conquer Cancer Merit Award, 2017 — American Society of Oncology
  • Steve Sotsky Pancreatic Cancer Research Award, 2016 — Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
More Information

Dr. Thuy Tran is a board-certified UCI Health surgeon who is fellowship trained in surgical oncology.

Her clinical interests include melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and other cutaneous malignancies, as well as soft tissue tumors and soft tissue sarcomas.

Tran earned her medical degree at the UC San Diego School of Medicine. She completed an internship in general surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship in surgical oncology at Stanford University's School of Medicine. Next, she completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, followed by fellowship training in complex general surgical oncology at City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, Calif. 

She is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts in prestigious journals such as Annals of Surgery, JAMA Surgery and the Annals of Surgical Oncology. She also has presented her research at national and international conferences, including the American Surgical Association, Pacific Coast Surgical Association, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Western Surgical Association. Her research interests include surgical clinical trials, health disparities and gaps in the care delivery, as well as patient-reported cancer outcomes.

Tran, who is also fluent in Vietnamese, sees patients in Orange, Laguna Hills and Yorba Linda.

UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729
UCI Health — Costa Mesa
1640 Newport Blvd.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-999-2400
Fax: 844-965-9446
UCI Health — Laguna Hills
23961 Calle de la Magdalena, Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Phone: 949-238-4100
Fax: 866-251-1363
UCI Health — Yorba Linda
18637 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Phone: 714-790-8600
Fax: 714-779-8003