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Dr. Binh Trinh specializes in surgeries of the lung and chest. He cares for patients with various tumors of the chest, including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors and mesothelioma. He also treats noncancerous 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.

Trinh's research has explored the role of DNA methylation (a specific change to DNA that affects gene expression) in cancer, early cancer detection, and prognosis for lung and esophageal cancers.

Trinh earned dual degrees from a combined medical and doctoral program at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). He went on to complete his general surgery residency at USC, followed by a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at UCSF. He joined the staff at UCSF in 2016.

Trinh is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Medical Association.

  • 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

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages


Clinics I work with

Lung Transplant Program

400 Parnassus Ave., Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

Thoracic Surgery and Oncology Clinic

See both of our San Francisco locations.

My reviews


Overall Experience
47 Ratings
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
45 Ratings
The provider spent enough time with me
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