Meet Dr. Tran

Dr. Tran | Newport Beach Plastic SurgeonBoard-Certified by both The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tran practices all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with a specialized interest in breast reconstructive and cosmetic surgery.

Her academic excellence and humanitarian service began at an early age, and won her the University of California Regents’ Scholarship to attend the #1-ranked public university: UC Berkeley. She graduated, with Honors and a B.A. in Molecular & Cell Biology in just three years. Dr. Tran then went on to UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she was inspired by the mentors and patients she met during her clinical rotations to pursue postgraduate training in the reconstructive surgical care of breast cancer patients. After completing the full General Surgery residency at UC San Francisco-Fresno, Dr. Tran was accepted to the prestigious Multidisciplinary Breast Surgery Fellowship at Yale University, where she learned the complete 360o care for the breast cancer patients. Dr. Tran then continued her education and further honed her surgical skills in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Tulane University, where she trained under one of the pioneers of DIEP (deep inferior epigastric perforator) flap breast reconstruction. She was also mentored by several world-renown leaders in cosmetic plastic surgery, who taught her that a firm foundation in reconstructive techniques and strong grasp of anatomy are essential in achieving the best cosmetic results. Dr. Tran’s understanding and utilization of this principle guide her to achieve excellent cosmetic results for the patients in her practice.

Throughout all her education and training, Dr. Tran participated in numerous basic science and clinical research projects; presented her work at national meetings; and published in well-respected journals including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Furthermore, philanthropic pursuits continued to be a priority in her life via numerous fundraising and grants review activity, i.e. for Susan G. Komen Foundation, as well as providing free breast exams to underserved women and working with UCI breast surgeons to ensure indigent/uninsured women are given the same reconstructive options and standard of care as all other women in our community.

Dr. Tran seamlessly integrates compassionate bedside manner, up-to-date evidence-based medicine, artistic vision, and exceptional skills in providing individualized treatment plans to optimize outcomes for all her patients.

  • Cosmetic Breast Surgery
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Mastopexy
    • Reduction Mammoplasty
    • All types of revision breast surgeries
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Post massive weight loss body contouring
    • Mastopexy with autoaugmentation
    • Panniculectomy
    • Circumferential body lift
    • Thigh lift
    • Brachioplasty
  • Breast Reconstruction
    • Prosthetic (Implant)
      • Immediate permanent implant reconstruction
      • Immediate or delayed reconstruction
        • Staged with expanders then permanent implants
        • Permanent expandable implants
    • Autologous
      • Primary reconstruction or implant/radiation failure salvage
        • Perforator Free Flap Reconstruction (DIEP)
        • Pedicled Flap Reconstruction (Latissimus Dorsi)
        • Musculocutaneous Free Flap Reconstruction (TRAM)
  • Post Skin Cancer Reconstruction
    • Rotation and/or advancement flaps
    • Skin grafts
  • Head and Neck Reconstruction
    • Locoregional and free flap reconstruction
  • Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
    • Component Separation (ie in giant ventral hernia)
  • Chest Wall Reconstruction
    • Pectoralis, VRAM, omental flaps, etc
  • Lower Extremity Salvage Procedures
    • Muscle Rotation flaps
    • Free flaps

Hospital & Outpatient Surgery Center Affiliations:

  • UCI Medical Center
  • Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
  • Hoag Hospital Irvine
  • Hoag Outpatient Surgery Center, Newport Beach
  • Pacific Surgery Center, Newport Beach
  • Newport Beach Surgery Center, Newport Beach

Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) 1/25/2010
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery 12/31/2013
  • Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons 10/04/2015

Licensure

  • State of California, Medical Board of California.
    License # A93755. Issued 01/06/2006. Valid through 1/31/2020

Education

  • 8/1996-
    5/1999
    B.A. Molecular and Cell Biology with Emphasis in Neurobiology, UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA
  • 9/2000-
    6/2004
    M.D., University of California San Diego School of Medicine La Jolla, CA
    Independent Study Project Mentor: Marek K. Dobke, M.D. (Associate Professor of Surgery & Head, Division of Plastic Surgery)
    MD Thesis: "Breast Aesthetics: Do All Asian Women Have the Same Beauty Preferences?"
  • 6/2004-
    6/2005
    General Surgery Intern; University of California San Francisco-Fresno Fresno, CA
    Program Director: Steven N. Parks, M.D. (Professor & Chairman UCSF-Fresno Dept of Surgery)
  • 7/2005-
    6/2008
    General Surgery Resident; University of California San Francisco-Fresno Fresno, CA
    Program Director: Steven N. Parks, M.D. (Professor & Chairman UCSF-Fresno Dept of Surgery)
  • 7/2008-
    6/2009
    Chief Resident; University of California San Francisco-Fresno Fresno, CA
    Program Director: Steven N. Parks, M.D. (Professor & Chairman UCSF-Fresno Dept of Surgery)
  • 7/2009-
    6/2010
    Norma Lies Mitchell Interdisciplinary Breast Fellow; Yale University, Department of Surgery New Haven, CT
    Program Director: Baiba J. Grube, MD, MS FACS (Associate Professor of Surgery)
  • 7/2010-
    6/2012
    Plastic & Reconstructive Fellow; Tulane University, Department of Surgery New Orleans, LA
    Program Director: David Jansen, MD (Associate Professor & Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery)

Honors & Awards

  • 10/1/09-
    10/4/09
    Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Achievement Award Recipient; Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Chicago, IL
  • 12/2003Plastic Surgery Sub-Internship Honors, University of California Irvine Medical Center
    Orange, CA
  • 10/2003Plastic Surgery Sub-Internship Honors, University of Southern California, School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
  • 8/2003General Surgery Sub-Internship Honors, UCSD School of Medicine
    La Jolla, CA
  • 2/2003Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship Honors, UCSD School of Medicine
    La Jolla, CA
  • 12/2000Immunology Section Honors, UCSD School of Medicine
    La Jolla, CA
  • 1/97-
    5/99
    Golden Key Honor Society, University of California
    Berkeley, CA
  • 1/97-
    5/99
    Dean’s Honor List, University of California
    Berkeley, CA
  • 8/96-
    5/99
    Regents Scholarship, University of California
    Berkeley, CA
  • 6/96Valedictorian, Magnolia High School
    Anaheim, CA

Supplemental Education

  • 5/12/12-
    5/13/12
    ASMS: Advances in Facial Restoration and Rejuvenation
    New Orleans, LA
  • 5/3/12-
    5/8/12
    The Aesthetic Meeting
    Vancouver, BC
  • 4/15/11-
    4/16/11
    Second International Fat Grafting Forum
    New Orleans, LA
  • 11/06/10-
    11/07/10
    AO Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction
    New Orleans, LA
  • 6/30/10School of Breast Oncology, 28 credits of Category 1 CME
    Online Course
  • 4/28/10Premeeting Course: "Oncoplastic Surgery: Breast Conservation and Strategies for Mastectomy" @ 11th Annual American Society of Breast Surgeons Meeting
    Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/01/09-
    10/4/09
    11th Annual Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium
    Chicago, IL
  • 8/25/09-
    8/27/09
    Ethicon Breast Surgical Oncology Fellows Program
    Cincinnati, OH
  • 7/13/09-
    7/24/09
    Investigative Medicine Program: Introduction to Biostatistics in Clinical Investigation Lecture Course and Computer Laboratory
    Yale University New Haven, CT
  • 7/09/09-
    7/11/09
    Breast Cancer: Current Controversies and New Horizons
    Harvard University Boston, MA

Juried Research Presentations

  • 5/3/12The Aesthetic Meeting: Residents & Fellows Forum
    "The Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix in Periareolar Mastopexy and Augmentation"
    Oral presentation, Vancouver, BC
  • 10/30/09Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Surgeons
    "Oncologic and Reconstructive Considerations in Nipple Areola Sparing Mastectomy"
    Oral presentation, Stamford, CT
  • 5/18/07-
    5/20/07
    Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons 50th Annual Meeting
    "Effects of Diesel Exhaust Chemicals on Skin Flap Survival in a Mouse Model"
    Oral presentation, Indianapolis, IN

Invited Lectures

  • 10/28/11"Overview of Microsurgery"
    Surgery Department Grand Rounds, UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
    Fresno, CA
  • 8/15/11"Flaps, Grafts and Biomaterials"
    Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 7/22/11"Microsurgery"
    Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 2/11/11"Vascular Anomalies"
    Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 10/19/10"Wound Healing"
    Medical Student Clinical Clerkship Lecture, Tulane University School of Medicine
    New Orleans, LA
  • 9/16/10"Nerve Injury & Brachial Plexus"
    Hand Conference Lecture, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 8/19/10"Hand Fractures and Dislocations"
    Hand Conference Lecture, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 7/15/10"Flexor and Extensor Tendons"
    Hand Conference Lecture, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 6/11/10"Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy: Why and How?"
    Surgery Department Grand Rounds, UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
    Fresno, CA
  • 6/05/09"Mentoring Surgeons and Surgical Career Planning"
    Surgery Department Grand Rounds, UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
    Fresno, CA
  • 5/16/08"Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction"
    Surgery Department Grand Rounds, UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
    Fresno, CA
  • 10/31/06"Adrenal Incidentalomas"
    Weekly Resident and Medical Student Lecture, UCSF Department of Surgery, Endocrine Section
    San Francisco, CA
  • 2/17/06"The Role of Surgical Management in Necrotizing Pancreatitis"
    Surgery Department Grand Rounds, UCSF-Fresno Medical Education Program
    Fresno, CA

Service - Professional

  • 10/2009-
    6/2010
    Member of the Susan G. Komen Foundation Grant Review Committee
    Hartford, CT
  • 7/2009-Member of the Yale University School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Breast Tumor Board
    New Haven, CT
  • 7/2007-
    6/2009
    Member of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee; Community Regional Medical Center
    Fresno, CA

Services - Educational

  • 7/11-Resident and Medical Student teaching at Ochsner Medical Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 4/11-
    6/11
    Medical Student teaching at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center
    Baton Rouge, LA
  • 1/11-
    3/11
    Resident and Medical Student teaching at Ochsner Medical Center
    New Orleans, LA
  • 10/10-
    12/10
    Resident and Medical Student teaching at Tulane Hospital & Clinics
    New Orleans, LA
  • 7/09-
    6/10
    Resident and Medical Student teaching during Surgical Oncology and Breast Surgery rotations; Yale University School of Medicine
    New Haven, CT
  • 7/07-
    6/09
    Resident teaching during General Surgery, Trauma, Burns/Plastics rotations; University of California San Francisco-Fresno Medical Education Program, Fresno Community Regional Medical Center
    Fresno, CA
  • 7/04-
    6/09
    Medical Student teaching during General Surgery, Trauma, Burns/Plastics rotations; University of California San Francisco-Fresno Medical Education Program, Fresno Community Regional Medical Center
    Fresno, CA

Services - Lay

  • 10/24/09Sisters Journey 13th Annual Pink Tea Fund Raiser, participant
    Uncasville, CT
  • 10/22/09The Breast Cancer Alliance Hope-Life-Style 14th Annual Luncheon invited guest
    Greenwich, CT
  • 10/08/09"Hope Not Fear" West Haven Breast Cancer Symposium attendee
    West Haven, CT

Administrative Positions

  • 7/2011-
    6/2012
    Manager; Tulane University Resident Cosmetic Clinic
    New Orleans, LA
  • 11/2009-
    6/2010
    Coordinator; Yale University School of Medicine Interdisciplinary Breast Journal Club
    New Haven, CT
  • 8/2009-
    6/2010
    Manager; Clinical Database, Yale University Interdisciplinary Breast Center
    New Haven, CT
  • 7/2008-
    6/2009
    Co-Chief Resident; Department of Surgery, University of California San Francisco-Fresno
    Fresno, CA
  • 6/1998-
    9/1998
    Research Assistant; UCLA Molecular and Medicinal Pharmacology Lab.
    Project: Genetic Markers for Schizophrenia in a Mouse Model
    Los Angeles, CA
    Mentor: Desmond Smith, MD, UCLA Department of Pharmacology

Abstracts

  1. Killelea B, Grube BJ, Rishi MT, Green J, Philpotts L, Tran EJ, Lannin DR. "Is the use of Preoperative MRI Predictive of Mastectomy? 5 Year Experience at a Single Academic Institution." The American Society of Breast Surgeons 11th Annual Meeting. World Journal of Surgical Oncology July 2013
  2. Anand A, Tran EJ, Hansey CP Friedlander PL, Chiu ES. "Oropharyngeal Reconstruction Using Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap: A New Flap Alternative." PRS February 2012
  3. Grube B, Tran EJ, Killelea B, Tavassoli F, Lannin D. Keleifa, S "Contralateral Prophylactic Nipple Sparing Mastectomy for Unilateral Breast Cancer." St. Galen Oncology Conferences 2011. The Breast March 2011
  4. Tran EJ, Jansen D. "The Use of Acellular Dermal Allograft in Periareolar Mastopexy and Augmentation." The Aesthetic Meeting 2012 (abstract presented; manuscript in preparation)
  5. Tran EJ, Grube BJ, Narayan D, Christy CJ, Andrejeva-Wright L, Restifo R, Fusi S, Chicarelli R, Philpotts L, Lannin DR. "Nipple Sparing Mastectomy: Indications, Preoperative Planning and Intraoperative Techniques." The American Society of Breast Surgeons 11th Annual Meeting. (poster presented; manuscript submitted)
  6. Tran EJ, Grube BJ, Cheng D, Kilelea B, Rishi MT, Lannin DR. "Intraoperative Injection of Low Dose 99mTc Sulfur Colloid for Sentinel Node Biopsy: An Aid to Resource Conservation." Society of Surgical Oncology 2010 Annual Cancer Symposium. (poster presented; manuscript submitted)
  7. Grube BJ, Tran EJ, Narayan D, Christy CJ, Price G, Restifo R, Fusi S, Chicarelli R, Lannin DR. "What is the Role of Nipple Sparing Mastectomy?" 90th Annual Meeting of the New England Surgical Society, Newport, RI. (presented)
  8. Shah N, Clack SL, Trautloff T, Tran EJ, Anderson CT. "Influence of the Type of Anesthesia on the Patient's Length of Stay in the PACU of an Ambulatory Surgery Center" 2000 American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting. (presented)