Dr. Tran graduated at the top of his medical school class, before arriving at UCSF, where he completed both his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology and fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. After his fellowship, Dr. Tran joined the UCSF Faculty as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Principal Investigator at the Center for Regenerative Medicine, where he became a leading clinical researcher in ovarian insufficiency, endometriosis, and stem cell research. Dr. Tran is board certified physician in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Dr. Tran’s research focus mirrors his clinical interest in premature ovarian failure, endometriosis, and azoospermia. He was the first to generate primordial germ cells from women and men with premature germ cell failure to investigate possible cures for these patients.
Dr. Tran also discovered and patented a procedure allowing physicians and scientists to use sperm stem cells to treat male infertility. This “first of its kind” experimental procedure was recognized with the Society of Male Reproduction and Urology Scholar Award and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) Scientific Prize Paper winner 2015.
When not in the clinic or lab, Dr. Tran enjoys spending time traveling, hiking, and reading.
Education & Training:
University of California, Irvine. B.S.
University of Nevada, Reno. Ph.D
University of Iowa. MD
University of California, San Francisco-Residency in OB/GYN
University of California, San Francisco-Admin Chief Resident
University of California, San Francisco-Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
University of California, San Francisco-Assistant Professor
Certified da Vinci SI Robot-Assisted Surgery
Training Supervisor (ABB) in Embryology and Andrology
Research and Awards:
Campuswide Honors in Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Excellence in Research Award, University of California, Irvine
Glenn Whiddett Biomedical Award and Scholarship, University of Nevada, Reno
Edward Heath Award for Outstanding Research, University of Iowa
American Society of Gene Therapy Travel Award
Research Distinction Track Award, University of Iowa College of Medicine
Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine, University of Iowa
Margaret Rouse Akin Award for outstanding research, academic, and clinical performance in the field of Gynecology Oncology, University of Iowa
American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) Surgery Award
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Research Scholarship
Pacific Coast Reproductive Society Val Davajan Fellow In-Training Award
Society of Male Reproduction and Urology Scholar Award
ASRM Scientific Prize Paper Winner
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