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Thiennu Vu


Physician-scientist who loves puzzles and brain teasers

Dr. Thiennu Vu is a pulmonologist who provides consultation and treatment for adults with lung diseases.

Vu earned her medical and doctoral degrees through the UCSF Medical Scientist Training Program. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Diego, and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF.

Vu is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

  • Education

    UCSF, PhD, 1990

    UCSF School of Medicine, 1991

  • Residencies

    UC San Diego, Internal Medicine, 1994

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care, 1997

  • Board Certifications

    Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I love medicine and science, and consider them inextricably linked in the quest for cures and better treatments, ultimately elevating care for patients.

Where I see patients (2)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    142 Ratings
    About our process
    Sep 08, 2023
    Extremely grateful to have such a thorough Dr she knew my Med hx from years ago. UCSF had excellent Drs. I love they communicate to each dept I see hematology liver and pulmonary.Ny pulmonologist Is very knowledgeable caring!
    Aug 18, 2023
    Very professional knowledgeable and compassionate patient caring
    Aug 12, 2023
    Dr. Vu spent an hour with me to get my history and answer my questions. I very much felt she was a partner in my care.
    Jul 10, 2023
    Very convenient coordinating with answers to any questions that I may have had.
    May 28, 2023
    May 04, 2023
    Feb 21, 2023
    Not just the doctor but there assistant of the doctor was amazing too. So calm so patient and just a great listener.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Very interactive discussion with Dr Vu and felt I benefitted very much from her expertise. I feel confident in her recommendations for follow-up
    Feb 18, 2023
    Beings we do not have pulmonologist it is comforting to be with UCSF
    Jan 30, 2023
    The rudest person I have encountered at UC. No regard for others time. Only squeezed out a perfunctory apology after being scolded.
    Jan 16, 2023
    Dr Vu is terrific.
    Dec 05, 2022
    Dr. Vu sorted out an issue I had been wrestling with for more than a year in just two visits. I love Dr. Vu. She listens and understands.
    Nov 28, 2022
    Explained some of the things I didn't understand
    Oct 16, 2022
    Dr Vu does not seem to be a good communicator. In general her speech is hesitant and she seemed to wait for ME to describe my situation to which she would respond. She told me I would receive a container for a sputum test. When I asked for directions for its use she said there were none. When 4 containers arrived with no directions I had to contact her through MyChart to ask how to proceed. At that point she responded that there WERE in fact directions...quite specific ones at that with more supplementary information. Dr Vu seemed to be unfamiliar with what she was prescribing or just wanting to get off the call!!?
    Oct 15, 2022
    I was expecting to talk about my long COVID symptoms but they only scheduled me with Pulmanologist. I already have a pulmonary dr and she could not provide and help.
    Oct 14, 2022
    Good experience.
    Sep 30, 2022
    Unbelievable care!
    Sep 13, 2022
    Dr. Vu was very caring and had a good understanding of my medical records and previous history. She ordered tests for me which were able to be scheduled to be performed in just a couple of weeks which is great.
    Aug 08, 2022
    She is very caring and listen to my concerns. Trying all ways to treat my symptoms. Always ask my opinion on her plan of treating me.
    Jul 04, 2022
    Superior health provider. I was very impressed and Felt so comfortable with Dr V. She helped me alot. I can't reach her by email to let her know the pharmacy won't fill the prescription. I have to call the pharmacy and the office next week.
    Apr 30, 2022
    Recommended cat scan xray and stress testAs follow up
    Apr 11, 2022
    She is clearly top of her field. She was great.
    Apr 09, 2022
    An amazing doctor.
    Apr 08, 2022
    Dr. Vu is a great pulmonologist. She is very knowledgeable and explained the CAT scan to me.