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Lan Vu


Fetal and pediatric surgeon

Dr. Lan Vu is a pediatric surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her research interests include outcomes for children with surgically correctable birth defects. Her interest in global health includes establishing sustainable collaborations with countries in Southeast Asia.

Born in Vietnam, Vu immigrated to the United States in 1981. She earned her medical degree from UCSF. 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 earned a master's degree in clinical research. She completed her pediatric surgery training at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston.

  • Education

    UCSF School of Medicine, 2003

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Surgery, 2010

  • Fellowships

    Texas Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Surgery, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Surgery, American Board of Surgery

    Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    86 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2022
    Dr. Vu takes her time during our visit. She answers all my questions and very knowledgeable when it comes to the plan of care for my child.
    Nov 17, 2022
    Very good care
    Nov 03, 2022
    Dr Vu is awesome and caring. Answered questions and put us at ease.
    Aug 17, 2022
    very satisfied
    Aug 11, 2022
    Everything was very good and this is the best clinic in San Francisco for my son.
    Jul 20, 2022
    The mission bay facility does not have adequate ADA doors. The actual clinic hallways do not. Hard with strollers.
    Jul 20, 2022
    Very nice.
    Jun 22, 2022
    Great experience!
    Jun 16, 2022
    All good!
    May 26, 2022
    Love every minute of it!
    May 12, 2022
    We had a good experience at UCSF.
    Feb 17, 2022
    Feb 09, 2022
    Amazing and life-changing.
    Jan 26, 2022
    It's been positive with this provider
    Jan 05, 2022
    Everyone's attention is very good.
    Oct 06, 2021
    We have had a multitude of experiences at several different hospitals and UCSF is always wonderful. The staff consistently treats my son as a person and not a patient. They are kind and courteous and will patiently answer all of my questions.
    Jul 14, 2021
    Jun 09, 2021
    Fantastic medical team and top notch care! Thank you!!!
    Jun 01, 2021
    The wait to check in was pretty lengthy- it looked like there was only one person for multiple clinics. I hope this is an uncommon staffing issue.
    May 13, 2021
    It was great to have all the practitioner, the dietician and everybody in one place and easily available during the meeting. But the meeting did start about 20 to 25 minutes later than expected. So, therefore, I had to end it short, because of another commitment and not everything that covered, so that's about it.
    May 13, 2021
    Love all UCSF staff

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