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Binh N. Trinh, M.D., Ph.D.

Binh N. Trinh, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery

Contact Information

Academic Office
500 Parnassus Ave. , MUW 405, Box 0118
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: 415-514-0262
Tel: 415-353-4145 (Lung Transplant Program) 
Tel: 415-885-3882 (Thoracic Oncology Program)
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University of California, Irvine, B.S., Biochemistry, 1996
University of California, Irvine, B.S., Chemistry, 1996
USC Keck School of Medicine, Ph.D., 2003
USC Keck School of Medicine, M.D., 2005
  • Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Intern, General Surgery, 2005-06
    Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Resident, General Surgery, 2005-07, 2009-11                                                                                                                   Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Chief Resident, General Surgery, 2011-12                                                                                                           University of California, San Francisco, Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2012-13                                                                                                                                                                   University of California, San Francisco, Chief Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2013-15
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2004-05                                                                                                                            USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2007-09                       
    Program Affiliations:
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology Program, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Lung Transplantation, UCSF Heart and Lung Transplantation Program
    San Francisco Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) Lung Transplantation Bronchioloalveolar Carcinoma (BAC) Carcinoid Tumors Chest Wall Tumors Esophageal Cancer Esophagectomy Lung Metastases Lung Volume Reduction Surgery Robotic Thoracic Surgery Malignant Mesothelioma Mediastinal Masses Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Sarcomas Small Cell Lung Cancer Thymoma & Thymic Carcinoma Tracheal Tumors Hyperhidrosis
  • Minimally invasive surgery
    Inflammation in lung carcinogenesis
    Clinical outcomes research
    Discovery of novel therapeutic targets in in thoracic malignancies
    Early Cancer Detection and Screening
    Lung cancer epigenetics and biomarkers
  • Vietnamese
Dr. Binh Trinh is surgeon who specializes in surgery of the lung and chest. He is a member of the Lung Transplant Program at UCSF Medical Center. He treats patients with tumors of the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, mediastinal tumors and mesothelioma and benign conditions such as lung volume reduction surgery for emphysema, hyperhidrosis, diaphragmatic hernia and tracheal stenosis. He has interest in less painful minimally invasive approaches including video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and robotics application. His research background include the role of DNA methylation in cancer, cancer early detection, and prognosis for lung and esophagus.
Dr. Trinh earned dual medical degrees from a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles. He went on to complete his General Surgery residency at LAC/USC followed by a Cardiothoracic Surgery fellowship at UCSF. He joined the staff at UCSF in 2016. He is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American Medical Association.
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  1. DeBolt CL, Gao Y, Sutter N, Soong A, Leard L, Jeffrey G, Kleinhenz ME, Calabrese D, Greenland J, Venado A, Hays SR, Shah R, Kukreja J, Trinh B, Kolaitis NA, Douglas V, Diamond JM, Smith P, Singer J. The association of post-operative delirium with patient-reported outcomes and mortality after lung transplantation. Clin Transplant. 2021 05; 35(5):e14275. View in PubMed
  2. Maheshwari JA, Kolaitis NA, Anderson MR, Benvenuto L, Gao Y, Katz PP, Greenland J, Wolters PJ, Covinsky K, Hays SR, Kukreja J, Calabrese DR, Venado A, Shah RJ, Leard LE, Trinh B, Huang CY, Glidden D, Kleinhenz ME, Golden JA, Sutter N, Tietje-Ulrich G, Criner RN, Arcasoy SM, Christie JD, Diamond J, Singer JP. Construct and Predictive Validity of Sarcopenia in Lung Transplant Candidates. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 09; 18(9):1464-1474. View in PubMed
  3. Tsou S, Chen J, Brzezinski M, Hays S, Leard L, Singer JP, Trinh B, Kukreja J. Lung transplantation from swimming pool drowning victims: A case series. Am J Transplant. 2021 06; 21(6):2273-2278. View in PubMed
  4. Kukreja J, Tsou S, Chen J, Trinh BN, Feng C, Golden JA, Hays S, Deuse T, Singer JP, Brzezinski M. Risk Factors and Outcomes of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as a Bridge to Lung Transplantation. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Winter; 32(4):772-785. View in PubMed
  5. Chapman HA, Wei Y, Montas G, Leong D, Golden JA, Trinh BN, Wolters PJ, Le Saux CJ, Jones KD, Hills NK, Foster E, Oldham JM, Linderholm AL, Kotak P, Decaris M, Turner S, Song JW. Reversal of TGFβ1-Driven Profibrotic State in Patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis. N Engl J Med. 2020 03 12; 382(11):1068-1070. View in PubMed
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