Lan Vu, MD

Fetal and pediatric surgeon

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, Vu immigrated to the United States in 1981. She earned her medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine. Her time as a medical student included a year as a research assistant to Dr. Hanmin Lee in the UCSF Division of Pediatric Surgery. During this time, she also worked as a domestic violence counselor in the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco.

Vu finished her general surgery residency at UCSF. During her residency, she completed a two-year pediatric surgery research fellowship and received a master's degree in clinical research. She completed her pediatric surgery training at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

Clinics

Fetal Treatment Center
1855 Fourth St., Second Floor, Room A-2432
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (800) 793-3887
Fax: (415) 502-0660

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

Board Certification

Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery
Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

More about Lan Vu

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2003

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Surgery 2010

Fellowships

Texas Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Surgery 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Chumfong I, Lee H, Padilla BE, MacKenzie TC, Vu LT. Esophagoesophagopexy technique for assisted fistulization of esophageal atresia. Pediatr Surg Int. 2018 Jan; 34(1):63-69.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Vu LT, Nobuhara KK, Lee H, Farmer DL. Conflicts in wound classification of neonatal operations. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun; 44(6):1206-11.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Vu LT, Farmer DL, Nobuhara KK, Miniati D, Lee H. Thoracoscopic versus open resection for congenital cystic adenomatoid malformations of the lung. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jan; 43(1):35-9.
  13. Kramar M, Vu L, Whitson JT, He YG. The effect of intravitreal triamcinolone on intraocular pressure. Curr Med Res Opin. 2007 Jun; 23(6):1253-8.
  14. Vu LT, Luce J, Knudson MM. Image of the month--leiomyosarcoma of the breast. Arch Surg. 2006 Dec; 141(12):1263-4.

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