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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
Email: [email protected]
Assistant: [email protected] 
Lung Transplant Program
400 Parnassus Ave., 5/F, Suite 501, Box 0115
San Francisco, CA 94143
Tel: 415-353-4145
Fax: 415-353-4166
Thoracic Surgery & Oncology Clinic
1600 Divisadero St., 4th Floor, Box 1674
San Francisco, CA 94115
Clinic: 415 -885-3882
Fax: 415-353-7151
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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. Nguyen A, Chen J, Isaza E, Panchal N, Deiter F, Hoover J, Trinh B, Hays SR, Golden JA, Singer JP, Brzezinski M, Greenland JR, Kukreja J. Biofire pneumonia panel in lung donors: faster detection but limited pathogens. Transpl Infect Dis. 2023 Aug; 25(4):e14091. View in PubMed
  2. Odisho AY, Liu AW, Maiorano AR, Bigazzi MOA, Medina E, Leard LE, Shah R, Venado A, Perez A, Golden J, Kleinhenz ME, Kolaitis NA, Maheshwari J, Trinh BN, Kukreja J, Greenland J, Calabrese D, Neinstein AB, Singer JP, Hays SR. Design and implementation of a digital health home spirometry intervention for remote monitoring of lung transplant function. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2023 06; 42(6):828-837. View in PubMed
  3. Isaza E, Santos J, Haro GJ, Chen J, Weber DJ, Deuse T, Singer JP, Golden JA, Hays S, Trinh BN, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Intercostal Nerve Cryoanalgesia Versus Thoracic Epidural Analgesia in Lung Transplantation: A Retrospective Single-Center Study. Pain Ther. 2023 Feb; 12(1):201-211. View in PubMed
  4. Le NTA, Nguyen HLT, Trinh BN, Dang HH. Sjögren-Larsson syndrome caused by novel mutations in ALDH3A2 gene. Int J Dermatol. 2023 01; 62(1):e2-e4. View in PubMed
  5. Trinh BN, Brzezinski M, Kukreja J. Early Postoperative Management of Lung Transplant Recipients. Thorac Surg Clin. 2022 May; 32(2):185-195. View in PubMed
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