David D Tran, M.D.

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David Tran, MD, PhD, attended Le Hong Phong Magnet High School in Saigon. He went to North Seattle Community College from 1992-1994. He received his B.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Washington in 1996. He was awarded a Ph.D. in immunology in 2003. He received his M.D. degree from the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in 2005. He completed an internal medicine residency at the Washington University School of Medicine in 2007 and a hematology-oncology fellowship, including neuro-oncology, in 2011. Dr. Tran has been an assistant professor at the Washington University School of Medicine since 2012.

Dr. Tran has received many honors and awards. They include the Mallinckrodt Foundation Award, the Unites States Department of Defense Concept Award, the American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award and the Pardee Foundation Scholar Award.

Dr. Tran’s research has focused on the role of epithelial mesenchymal transition in cancer metastasis and dormancy. He currently has multiple grants, including a K08 grant from the NIH. He is the principal investigator on a national study of laser interstitial therapy in the treatment of recurrent malignant brain tumors. Dr. Tran has many national/international publications and presentations.

Since joining the University of Florida department of neurosurgery in 2015, he has become an integral part of the UF Health neurosurgery brain tumor program committed to the cure of malignant brain tumors.


Fellowship - Hemtology and Oncology
Washington University

Residency - Internal Medicine
Washington University

Medical Degree
Mayo Medical School

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine