Lan Vu, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Pediatric Surgeon
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital San Francisco

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Curriculum Vitae

  • 1998, UC Berkeley, B.A., Biochemestry
  • 2003, UC San Francisco, M.D., Medicine
  • 2010, UCSF Medical Center, Surgery
  • 2012, Texas Childrens Hospital, Pediatric Surgery
  • Advanced Laparoscopy
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Biliary Surgery
  • Birth Defects
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
  • Endocrine and Biliary Surgery
  • Fetal Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Intestinal Rehabilitation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Global health
  • Surgically-correctable birth defects


Dr. Lan Vu is a pediatric surgeon at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. Her research interests include studying outcomes for children with surgically-correctable birth defects. Her interest in global health includes establishing sustainable collaborations with countries in Southeast Asia. She is an assistant professor in the UCSF Department of Surgery.

Born in Vietnam, Dr. Vu immigrated to the United States in 1981.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from UC Berkeley (1998) and graduated from UCSF Medical School in 2003.  During her time as a medical student, she spent a year as a research assistant with Dr. Hanmin Lee in the Division of Pediatric Surgery at UCSF and worked as a domestic violence counselor in the Asian Women's Shelter in San Francisco.

Dr. Vu finished her general surgery residency at UCSF in 2010. During her residency, she completed a two-year pediatric surgery research fellowship and received a master's degree in Clinical Research at UCSF. She returns to UCSF after completing her pediatric surgery training at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas.