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Lan Vu, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery

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  • 1998, UC Berkeley, B.A., Biochemestry
  • 2003, UC San Francisco, M.D., Medicine
  • 2010, UCSF Medical Center, Surgery
  • 2012, Texas Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Birth Defects
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Endocrine and Biliary Surgery
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Global health
  • Surgically-correctable birth defects

Dr. Lan Vu is a pediatric surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her research interests include studying outcomes for children with surgically-correctable birth defects. Her interest in global health includes establishing sustainable collaborations with countries in Southeast Asia. She is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery.

Born in Vietnam, Dr. Vu immigrated to the United States in 1981.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley (1998) and graduated from UCSF Medical School in 2003.  During her time as a medical student, she spent a year as a research assistant with Dr. Hanmin Lee in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF and worked as a domestic violence counselor in the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco.

Dr. Vu finished her general surgery residency at UCSF in 2010. During her residency, she completed a two-year pediatric surgery research fellowship and received a master's degree in Clinical Research at UCSF. She returns to UCSF after completing her pediatric surgery training at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Most recent publications from a total of 13
  1. Vu LT, Vittinghoff E, Nobuhara KK, Farmer DL, Lee H. Surgical site infections in neonates and infants: is antibiotic prophylaxis needed for longer than 24 h? Pediatr Surg Int. 2014 Jun; 30(6):587-92. View in PubMed
  2. Cheng PJ, Vu LT, Cass DL, Hicks MJ, Brandt ML, Kim ES. Endoscopic specimen pouch technique for removal of giant fibroadenomas of the breast. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Apr; 47(4):803-7. View in PubMed
  3. Vu LT, Baxter-Lowe LA, Garcia J, McEnhill M, Summers P, Hirose R, Lee M, Stock PG. HLA-DR matching in organ allocation: balance between waiting time and rejection in pediatric kidney transplantation. Arch Surg. 2011 Jul; 146(7):824-9. View in PubMed
  4. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Jelin EB, Bratton BJ, Townsend TC, Nobuhara KK. Outcomes of multigestational pregnancies affected by congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Sep; 45(9):1753-8. View in PubMed
  5. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Keller RL, Bratton B, Lee H, Farmer D, Harrison M, Miniati D, Mackenzie T, Hirose S, Nobuhara K. Long-term surgical outcomes in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: observations from a single institution. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jan; 45(1):155-60; discussion 160. View in PubMed
  6. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Lee H, Farmer DL. Conflicts in wound classification of neonatal operations. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1206-11. View in PubMed
  7. Muhajarine N, Vu LT. Neighbourhood contexts and low birthweight: social disconnection heightens single parents risks in Saskatoon. Can J Public Health. 2009 Mar-Apr; 100(2):130-4. View in PubMed
  8. Jancelewicz T, Vu LT, Shawo AE, Yeh B, Gasper WJ, Harris HW. Predicting strangulated small bowel obstruction: an old problem revisited. J Gastrointest Surg. 2009 Jan; 13(1):93-9. View in PubMed
  9. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Lee H, Farmer DL. Determination of risk factors for deep venous thrombosis in hospitalized children. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun; 43(6):1095-9. View in PubMed
  10. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Laurent C, Shaw GM. Increasing prevalence of gastroschisis: population-based study in California. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 152(6):807-11. View in PubMed
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