Binh Trinh, MD, PhD

Lung surgeon

Dr. Binh Trinh is a surgeon specializing in the lung and chest. He treats patients with different types of tumors of the chest, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors and mesothelioma. He also treats non-cancerous conditions such as emphysema, hyperhidrosis, diaphragmatic hernia and tracheal stenosis. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery and robotics applications.

His research background includes the role of DNA methylation in cancer, early cancer detection, and prognosis for lung and esophagus cancers.

Trinh earned dual degrees from a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He went on to complete his general surgery residency at USC, followed by a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at UCSF. He joined the staff at UCSF in 2016. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Medical Association. He is an assistant professor at UCSF.

 

Clinics

Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-4145
Fax: (415) 353-4166

Hours: Thursday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (exact times vary depending on number of physicians in clinic)

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology
1600 Divisadero St., Fourth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1705
Phone: (415) 885-3882
Fax: (415) 353-7151

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

Board Certification

Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Binh Trinh

Additional Languages

Vietnamese

Education

Keck School of Medicine of USC 2005

Residencies

Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center, General Surgery 2012

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery 2015

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Campan M, Weisenberger DJ, Trinh B, Laird PW. MethyLight and Digital MethyLight. Methods Mol Biol. 2018; 1708:497-513.
  2. Choi IS, Yu K, Kim J, De Guzman E, Weisenberger DJ, Oghamian S, Kim HJ, Lee KH, Carroll C, Trinh BN, Kim M, Houshdaran S, Laird PW, Jones PA, Warburton D, Liang G, Koh CJ. Alterations in deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) methylation patterns of Calca, Timp3, Mmp2, and Igf2r are associated with chronic cystitis in a cyclophosphamide-induced mouse model. Urology. 2013 Jul; 82(1):253.e9-15.
  3. Campan M, Weisenberger DJ, Trinh B, Laird PW. MethyLight. Methods Mol Biol. 2009; 507:325-37.
  4. Weisenberger DJ, Trinh BN, Campan M, Sharma S, Long TI, Ananthnarayan S, Liang G, Esteva FJ, Hortobagyi GN, McCormick F, Jones PA, Laird PW. DNA methylation analysis by digital bisulfite genomic sequencing and digital MethyLight. Nucleic Acids Res. 2008 Aug; 36(14):4689-98.
  5. Byun HM, Choi SH, Laird PW, Trinh B, Siddiqui MA, Marquez VE, Yang AS. 2'-Deoxy-N4-[2-(4-nitrophenyl)ethoxycarbonyl]-5-azacytidine: a novel inhibitor of DNA methyltransferase that requires activation by human carboxylesterase 1. Cancer Lett. 2008 Aug 08; 266(2):238-48.
  6. Kim M, Trinh BN, Long TI, Oghamian S, Laird PW. Dnmt1 deficiency leads to enhanced microsatellite instability in mouse embryonic stem cells. Nucleic Acids Res. 2004; 32(19):5742-9.
  7. Trinh BN, Ong CN, Coetzee GA, Yu MC, Laird PW. Thymidylate synthase: a novel genetic determinant of plasma homocysteine and folate levels. Hum Genet. 2002 Sep; 111(3):299-302.
  8. Trinh BN, Long TI, Nickel AE, Shibata D, Laird PW. DNA methyltransferase deficiency modifies cancer susceptibility in mice lacking DNA mismatch repair. Mol Cell Biol. 2002 May; 22(9):2906-17.

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