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

Clinics I work with

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Fetal Treatment Center

Fetal Treatment Center

San Francisco / Oakland

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Pleasanton / San Mateo / San Ramon...

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Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

Intestinal Rehabilitation Program

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Greenbrae / San Ramon / Walnut Cre...

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Surgery Clinic

Surgery Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / Brentwood / Fremont / San Ramon / Walnut Creek

"There is a difference between being a smart doctor and a good doctor...."

Fetal surgery firsts

The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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