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

Associate 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, McFarland C, Bratton B, Lee H. Closer Look at the Nutritional Outcomes of Patients After Primary Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Aug; 65(2):237-241.
  3. 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.

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